2002 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: High Value budget sports sedan
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2002 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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ES Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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High Value budget sports sedan
By movieye on

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2002 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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In LA, with gas pushing past $2.50 a gallon, I decided to replace my 2000 BMW 325 with something fun to drive but economical. I was delighted to find a 2002 Protege ES with only 8800 miles on it at a Toyota dealership. 5-speed, moonroof, 6-CD stereo - the Protege is a blast to drive - much more responsive than the BMW! I wish it had leather but for the money, I can always add leather later. Great buy. I've seen people complain about its gas mileage, but I'm coming from a premium gas 6-cylinder BMW that drank $40/tank so this is a major improvement.

Favorite Features

Front end styling, dash ergonomics, stock stereo is pretty good, handling, shift is solid

Suggested Improvements

Rear end styling square compared to front, leather option - guess my next car will be the Mazda3!
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