I purchased this car as a left over. Its an ES protege. This car replaces my 2000 Honda Prelude. It's no where as fast as my lude but it holds the road and is as fun to toss around the curves. The transmission and clutch work crisp and silky. The build quality is supurb The red dash lights are cool. this car is better in every respect and faster than a civic ex. This car has plenty of room for my 6'3 body. All around visibility is excellent. Never one problem. consumer reports car and driver and motor trend rate the ES high always above its competitors. All proteges are fully made in Japan. Its a tight car and rides good. The engine sounds good too. Proteges always have A#1 reliability.
The red dash lights engine and transmission compatability.
Seats are firm on long trips. 20 more horsepower. or the mazda 3 2.3 engine