After reading some of the less than
steller reviews...I haven't had one
problem with my car which is now
approaching 2 years old. It has been a
great car on long and short trips. I
can always use more power, but the car
performs quite well and better than
other comparible cars. The best thing
about the car is that all the "clones"
drive honda's and toyota's and I have
something more distinctive. I've had
my car modified and even the mechanic
(who normally modifies honda's) said he
didn't realize the Protege's interior
was so nice. Take that honda.