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2002 Mazda Protege5 Wagon

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Base 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (232 reviews )
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Excellent sporty, versatile subcompact
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By Toivo
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2002 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Mazda wasn't even on my list of cars I considered when I was shopping for one. However, the Mazda dealership was next to the Mitsubishi one, so I stopped there... I test drove the Civic, Focus, Eclipse, Tiburon et al., but there was no contest. The handling of the vehicle is in a class of its own. The ride is firm, precise, sporty. The interior is very attractive, all the materials look and feel very high-class, no cheap plastic. Nice versatility with the form factor. Has needed nothing except for regular oil changes. Standard maintenance very cheap. Seats four adults comfortably.


Favorite Features

Handling, steering wheel and interior.


Suggested Improvements

Adjusted gearing for the manual. It's running too high RPMs at highway speeds. Offer engine immobilizer as an option. More compartments in trunk, slightly better rear seat design for removal.


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Quick hatchback with a lot of room
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By Tetonman
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2002 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had the P5 for about 5 months now and really think it is a great little car. The engine is peppy and with the 5 speed is quick enough for most city and highway driving. Gas mileage is okay (around 27 mpg mixed driving). We have the sunroof and roof rack on and have never noticed the so called whistle like some others have, even going above 75 mph. We really like the room this car has. It is surprising just how much stuff can fit in the cargo area (similar to the Protege Sedan trunk in terms of surprise). We also liked the fact that we could put two car seats in with our seats back and travel in comfort for a 6 hour drive.


Favorite Features

Styling of car is great. We get a lot of compliments about how nice it looks in black. Many people can't believe its a Mazda, others say Zoom Zoom when they see it.


Suggested Improvements

Better stock tires for locations that experience winters with snow. The tires are sport tires that are great on dry road, but a little slippery on wet and snowy roads.


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Zoom Zoom...Cheesy but true!
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By EdmundsFan2003
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2002 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the 2003 P5 last month after 6 months of research. It's exactly what this single gal needs! Got rid of a Miata and Saab for my Protege5 (loaded, w/ leather, roof, 6-disc the works) and couldn't be happier with the price, performance, and handling. Highly recommend this versatile, sporty, and (gasp!) economical ride!!


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Mazda Protege5
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By brent_va
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2002 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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funnest car i've driven. more practicle that i would've thought.


Favorite Features

antilock brakes, sunroof, front & side- airbags, four-wheel disk brakes, and quick. handling is incredible.


Suggested Improvements

more hp for better acceleration at higher speeds.


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Awsome!
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By DJP5
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2002 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love the P5. Great tuner car with above average handling, priced to buy and great styling. A+


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