By iamz on
2002 Mazda Protege5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
With the P5, Mazda gave me the form I was looking for and did not sacrifice function one bit. Some have complained that the 130 horses and 135 ft-lbs of torque tucked under the hood, are not enough. Well, I have not found that to be the case. The torque comes in nice and low and churns out nicely. The handling is near perfect. It seems at times, the harder you push the P5 into a curve, the more stable and flat she becomes.
Style. This car has a beautiful form. Nice carved lines that are bold and yet understated. The interior is just as striking.