Brought Mazda new and have never regretted it. Fun to drive and a sporty look even after 7 years - I think Mazda made a mistake with the new Protege's - my Progete5 looks better then the new updated versions. Price and reliability are first rate, with good gas mileage and great interior room. Only thing I've replaced are the low profile tires - went up to 205 from 195 - does not change look and tires don't wear out - 195 are expensive to replace and don't wear well and are hard to find.
Interior room, comfort, easy to change oil/filters. Very reliable. Good gas mileage.
Low profile tires. Headlight bulbs (Left side at least) need replacing to often.
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