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2002 Mazda Protege5

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Base 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (233 reviews )

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Fun and affordable
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By Guntherdriver
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2002 Mazda Protege5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car was a gift for attending an
in-state school, and the money saved
from the lower tuition went to this
purchase. This has been an amazingly
reliable car for all my needs, be it
packing it with people for a night
out, or carrying a load of surfboards.


Best Features

Side restraints, easy lowering rear seats, and sporty handling.


Worst Features

Lower road noise and improve stereo system.


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loved and lost
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By Brandon k
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2002 Mazda Protege5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my first new car and wow,not
what I was expecting. The 2.0 four
cylinder feels more like a six,maybe
thanks to the five speed attached to
it. Handling that feels like a little
sports car, thats what my insurance
company said too. Great audio system
and overall lovability. But like most
cars it couldn't handle black top, but
loved ashalt and black top is where i
wrecked it, thus loved and lost.


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Protege5 Pleasure
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By eldermp
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2002 Mazda Protege5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Although there was an item or two that
needed attention under warranty, none
of it would affect any major
component, just minor stuff. This car
has been wonderful! It is a pleasure
to drive. There is a nice balance
between performance and common-sense-
economy, and it comes almost fully
loaded, right out of the box.


Best Features

I love the convenience of the hatch/wagon configuration. Items stowed in the wagon part are accessible and out of sight. Locking glovebox, a big plus--in this category. Styling in A+, out of this world, definitely the best looking in its class.


Worst Features

The rear-defrost and A/C control buttons are too easy to activate by accident when making other adjustments to the climate controls; also defrost doesn't have an auto, timed shut-off. No interior hatch release available. Red, backlit gages can be hard to read and hard on the eyes.


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can't get enough of the PR-5
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By mom2maniacs
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2002 Mazda Protege5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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WOW! I am so impressed by this car and
would more then recomend it to others.
The handling is great, it has alot of
pickup, and a great stereo. Also, its
small sleak and sporty yet roomy enough
for 5. Go buy
one!!!


Best Features

the automatic/manual drive the stereo system 3 shoulder belts in back seat great safety features (side impact air bags, etc) looks awesome!


Worst Features

well, I have the loaded model so there really isn't anything more I can ask for. I am honestly impressed with this car.


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Fun Protege 5
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By WendyBialek
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2002 Mazda Protege5 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had this car for 2 years....no
problems whatsoever! Extremely fun to
drive, awesome handling, and great
interior which does not look like cheap
and plastic like most cars today. We
bought this over a 2001 Passat so you
can bet the car is great! I'd highly
recommend this car to anyone who loves
to drive and likes sporty suspension. A
9 out of 10 in my mind. My next car
will be a Mazda 6!!


Best Features

Handling by far! The Looks of the car inside and out.


Worst Features

Gets a little bumpy on certain roads. Paint that will not chip easily.


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