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2002 Mazda Millenia - PS
Cons: little bumpy at slow speed
Advice: buy nowthis car is a 2002 millena s unbelievabale ride and performance for price of car
2002 Mazda Protege - DX (M5)
Pros: peppy engine with good fuel economy
Cons: seats are a liitle stiff
Advice: If you are considering a Hyundai Elantra, check this vehicle out it only costs about $1,000 more but is much better built and will last a long,long time.Did not test drive, purchased sight unseen thru carsdirect.com
2002 Mazda Protege - LX (M5)
Pros: The sunroof/side impact/abs package is awesome.
Cons: Lack of trunk button on remote. Also, the security system is really sensitive
Advice: Make sure you can handle the legroom in the backSo far I love this car. I have the LX model, the ES was a bit too expensive for what I could get right now. I might have to upload another review, but so far, and that's only a few hundred miles, I really like it. The driver seat adjusts will enough that I can find a good position for my back, as opposed to my Saturn SL2. The only drawback I find so far is no remote trunk button and the cup holders are for cups. No bottled water here. Tight turn and it's out.
2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)
Pros: The handling is fantastic
Cons: Noise from the open sunroof
Advice: The options are well worth the extra moneyI love this car!!!! It looks great, drives fantastic, and for the size of the vehicle has lots of space for me, my girlfriend and our stuff. Price had a lot to do with my decision, and for the price I paid I feel that I have got a very good deal. It is great on gas mileage, even on a short commute. I have had a lot of people ask me about the car, they like the look of it. Other drivers of the P5 have said they love it too, and being a Brit, i love it's European styling.
2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)
Pros: Handling, Braking, Ride Quality & Appearance
Cons: The people who stare at my car
Advice: Order yours todayGet one. How often do you actually see this car. I'm already tired of people calling my car the Matrix. This is the underdog of small wagons. Power isn't everything. This car is fast in curves but not a red light racer. Sure there will be aftermarket parts but right now this car is already a winner
2002 Mazda Tribute - ES V6 (A4) 4x4
Pros: almost everything
Cons: NO POWER LOCKS!!!!!!!!
Advice: GO AHEAD AND GET ONEgreat handleing
2002 Mazda Protege - ES (M5)
Pros: high reving engine
Advice: buy it from a good dealerI bought a 2001 ES 2.0. I have had the car for over a year now and my only compliant is the transmission. I opted for the 5 speed, great speed and handling, but when the temperature gets close to freezing it acts as though I am not using the clutch. I have taken it to the dealer three times and they fixed it once. Three months later same problem. Not to worry I am trading this car in for a jeep liberty. Great car, poor transmission.