2000 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Hard to part with, unbeatable

2000 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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Hard to part with, unbeatable car
By Miatajeff on


2000 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan


My Seventh Mazda, this little ES is a
wolf in sheeps clothing. I love the
conservative styling, the comfortable
interior, the unbeatable handling, the
perfect reliability!
This car has been outstanding, with
nary a problem since new. Cheap to own
and to maintain, a joy to drive, I am
having a hard time parting with it. I
have been looking at new cars and am
going to take a step up to a Volvo, but
I can't bear to part with my Protege!
Suggestions: put Nokian tires on all
fours and the car's foul-weather
handling improves. The only complaint I
can muster is that it is a loud car-
lots of raod noise, but that is minor
compared to its graces.

Best Features

Reliability!!! Handling!!! Comfort, and fun to drive-did I mention reliable?

Worst Features

Quieter, please. The third brake light housing rattles too (I know I am searching here...)I wish Mazda made an upscale all wheel drive car that was a bit bigger than the 6. I will be buying my first non-Mazda if I can part with this car!
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