2002 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: A perfect 10, and Car and Driv

2002 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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A perfect 10, and Car and Driver Agrees
By Frankpcb on


2002 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


My car is a fully loaded 5 speed with
all the options in sunlight silver
metallic. This is the best looking
compact car on the market, and the only
one still made in Japan, so the quality
and relabilty is first rate. Handles
like a go cart, fast direct steering,
great peformance tires and suspension
tuning, comfortable seats, great gauges
and interior lighting in red. Car is
very quiet at speed, you can barely
hear the engine idle. Fit and finish
are excellent and very up market for a
car in this price range, much nicer
inside (ex version) than civic,
corrola, elantra, lancer, focus etc, I
drove them all.

Best Features

Handling, steering, fit and finish, nice gauges and red lighting at night, style, car is a great looker.

Worst Features

nighttime illumination for the cruise control switches.
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