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Great ride until you open the windows
By Joe Cool on
2002 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
The Protege rides smooth and has plenty
of low-end power so you don't have to
downshift for every little hill.
But there is a horrible problem when
you open the rear windows. The window
makes a fluttered whistling sound, and
if both rear windows are opened there
is a very loud thumping wind noise that
nearly hurts your ears.
The two most important parts of the
car, aside from having wheels: good
power without excessive noise, and the
manual transmission shifts firmly into
The folks at Mazda should have given
the prototype a test drive with the
sindows down. There is no trunk
release on the remote, which is most
likely to be handy when you are
fumbling a bag ov groceries in one hand.