By g8rforester on
2002 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
As of today I have 54683 miles in less
than two years and not one problem
with the vehicle. I do primarily
highway driving and I change the oil
every 5k. This is the first Mazda I
have owned and it will NOT be the
For an economy car this thing handles
like a dream!! The steering is taught
I find the interior to be great too.
Whether it's the fat steering wheel,
or the seat fabric, or the white
gauges, I like it!!
Better fuel economy would be nice. I
average 25-27 mpg on the highway. The
car runs 3600 rpm at 80 mph in 5th
gear. So, there's a lot of engine
noise and I also think that
contributes to the poor fuel economy.