Used Mazda Protege5 Ratings

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)

    Pros: Handling/performance/comfort.

    Cons: Cargo space can be a tad limiting at times.

    Advice: Get ready to have fun (and yet be practical at the same time)!

    I absolutely love this car! I have had it for about six months. I bought it because I was looking for something that would fit my growing family (4 year old and newborn), but I was NOT going to become the minivan/SUV type of parent. I'm very much a kid at heart, and wanted a car to reflect that. The handling and performance are on a par (or better) as more expensive cars that I have test driven. At times, the cargo space is a bit limiting, but that's a rare occasion. And it looks incredibly cute....it continues to turn heads. I'm a loyal Mazda owner (my most recent was a 90 626), so I know the car is going to be a reliable performer for years to come.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)

    Pros: The handling is fantastic

    Cons: Noise from the open sunroof

    Advice: The options are well worth the extra money

    I 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.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)

    Pros: Handling, Braking, Ride Quality & Appearance

    Cons: The people who stare at my car

    Advice: Order yours today

    Get 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

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)

    Pros: Excellent HVAC.

    Cons: Monthly payments.

    Advice: What took you so long?

    This is my first Japanise car and I absolutly love it. The handeling is outstanding. The fit and finish is refreshing. It's like driving an expanded rubber band, it's so tight. I'm 6'4' and the leg room up front is better than my 2002 Taurus. I have had it for a year (I bought the first one in my city)and I have had not one warrenty issue. As far as power I have more off the line response than the Taurus. It's like driving a Swiss watch, craftsmanship.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)

    Pros: Sporty Styling, High Performance Handling, Mazda Quality

    Cons: Needs a Sportronic transmission like the Eclipse or the Mercedes E320

    Advice: If you want a Mazda and can't wait for the RX8 buy this car.

    Wonderful Car. Fast, Sporty, Drives like a Go-Kart. Fully loaded it's the best car in its class. I traded my 2000 Celica GTS for a Black P5 and couldn't be happier. It's a little underpowered but in the curves it could hang with anything. Only complaints are minor such as wind noise with the roof rack (especiall with the sunroof open) and the stock stereo could put out a little more power but other than that it's a definite must buy.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)

    Pros: Handling.

    Cons: Lack of power.

    Advice: Bother GReddy or JacksonRacing to build a blower for this car

    Cons: Light on power. Could use a supercharger or turbo system. Pros: Easy to drive. Handles very well. Options are as good as any of the competition and price makes this a bargan.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 - (M5)

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: It's a small car / size

    Advice: Not a full time family car

    I just purchased my Protege5 a few days ago and the best way to describe the drive is with a question...When you were a kid, did you ever wish you could drive your HOT WHEELS ? This car will make you believe you are. If you slow down for turns you're missing the fun. This car will make you wish you lived in the hills of California. I know it's new to me but I hate when I get to where I was going. As for the stereo and the cup holders, come on you bought an economy car, enjoy what it does so well, ZOOMS!