2002 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: great value and fun

2002 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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great value and fun
By tommy dee on


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


The 2002 Mazda Protege ES was purchased
for my 17 year old daughter to
accomodate her senior year in high
school and evenutally her college
years. The family agreed the looks of
the Protoge were greatly imporved in
2000 and the tight handling of the car
was a welcomed break from our SUVs and
other mid-sized vehicles like a
Chrysler's Sebring Coupe. The interior
room is very comfortable and looks
great. For an economy car loaded up
with a moonroof/side airbags has only
some common features missing compared
to higher priced cars - no trunk remote
and useable console armrest. This is
off-set by getting a fun sporty ride
and its stunning front end styling.

Best Features

Exterior - the front half of the vehicle looks great - better than anything else in its class. Handling and acceleration great. Great seat comfort & interior romminess. Dashboard & center console look good and functional. A pleasure to drive and ride.

Worst Features

Harsh ride at times on rough roads. On a stretch of older freeway a lot of the uneveness of the road comes right through.Road noise is OK at high speed, reducing it would be better. Rear Tailights arn't distinctive. Again, a fun car with minor misses.
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