I really enjoy my Protege and am glad I decided to
purchase it. It has more power than other small
sedans that I've driven, has very reponsive gas and
break input, and handles incredibly well. The
suspension is fairly tight, so you feel bumps more,
but this also makes turning feel more stable. It's a
great car, and I plan on holding onto mine for a
The performance and handling - it makes driving to
the grocery store much more fun :)
The fuel efficiency is pretty good, but I feel like they
could have improved it a bit more - similar to what
they've just done with the Mazda3. It looks like
Mazda took the Protege's best aspects and made
them even better.
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