By bmd8534 on
2002 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my car used almost 4 years ago and love it! It is fun to drive, sporty, and gets pretty good gas mileage. It has enough pep and pick-up for me, but I can see how some people would want more hp. I have had a few problems with it - I've changed the thermostat, replaced both belts after they shredded, and have replaced the brakes twice. But it was a used car and has more than 80K miles on it so I figure it's going to have some problems. Nonetheless, I love my car and am looking into the Mazda 3 for my next car. Mazda delivers on its "zoom zoom" promise.
Stylish, fun to drive, gas mileage
Road noise, bumpy ride, a little scary on very windy days