2002 Mazda Protege5 User Reviews

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    Good Handling — acceleration, braking, handling is very good. The Interior is not cheep good quality and i like exterior. This car it's so fun to drive. This car is the best 2002 car of the year , is good price not to cheep

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: it's good torq

    Cons: support moteur

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    Fun, But Small Problems Are Expensive And Frustrating... — This has been a fun car to drive, however, it has been a pain to do small things like change headlights or the battery. I'm also having some trouble with front alignment and tire wear... I don't expect the lo-pro tires to last forever, but they should make it more than 15,000 commuting miles... This has been an issue with the car rather than the tires unfortunately.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun looking and fun to drive

    Cons: Things that should be easy are tough--headlights, battery...

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    I Like It — i lkie it. its sporty and stick. the only thing i dont like is that its half the horsepower of my old car but handles much better in the corners. it is a very fun, easy car to drive. 5 speed manual.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Stick, multifunctional. sport wagon

    Cons: low horsepower

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    Useful — Car is pretty decent looking with lots of space and usually gets around 30mpg. The car is setup for handling from the factory but obviously could use some more HP. It is fun to drive. Would definitely buy another Mazda.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: Economical

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    Best For A Family Car, Maybe Some Spirited Driving, But Not A Race Car — it has a promblem with rod bearings, even when properly maintained. it is a quick little car tho. at least for a 2002. i still wouldnt call it fast. i did find it to be a fun car to drive tho.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: its a fun car to drive with excelent handling.

    Cons: its not built to race, and WILL break if your hard on it

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    Frank The Bumblebee — First off- its not a station wagon; its a sport wagon. I call it The Bumblebee or Frank. This car is very fun to drive and looks great. It's not very fast from the factory, but it gets good gas mileage and the engine is very solidly built. It handles well- sporty and stiff but still streetable. The stock shifter is spongy and tall. I upgraded to a TWM Performance short shifter and it was well worth the money. There was too much road noise for my taste (I'm a music fanatic) so I have begun wrapping the inside of the car with Dynamat to reduce road noise and improve sound quality from my speakers. The car was not built with the sound system in mind. It's going to take a lot of work to improve the audio, including adding a subwoofer because the small speaker sizes in the doors aren't capable of producing the low notes. Overall the car is great, it just needs some fine-tuning and customizing to get it how I like it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great looks, very sporty.

    Cons: Too much road noise, weak audio setup.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    Awesome Car — This car is awesome. It's great on gas, handles superbly, and is surprizingly spacious inside. Rear seats fold down (60/40 split) so it can handle a lot of cargo configurations. Really fun to drive. Takes corners at high speed with minimum body roll.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: everything

    Cons: its getting old

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    Great Car To Own And Drive... — I really like my car alot... it's an amazing ride drive's smooth with my new 18" rim's and tire's i just bought!!! Inside and out totally clean also the 2.0 engine is not bad on gas either!!! If you are looking for an good car to own drive and that has inside space... then this would be the car for you and a family...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great ride...  amazing suspension...

    Cons: no sunroof...

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    All Around Its An Awesome Car, Everyone That Owns One Loves It — Best damn car I have ever personally driven on and off the track....Ever! It gets you to A and B, Either at a pace, or your own speed. Tons of excitement and thrill. All I can say you wont regret it:-)

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Suspension says it all!

    Cons: Factory paint job could have been done better.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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    My First Eveyday Driver — Could use a little more pep, but getting 30mpg around town, I won't complain. Solid car where it needs to be. Interior pieces aren't too fancy, and there is little sound insulation, but this saves weight so I'm not complaining. Exterior styling is unique for 2002-2003. Requires no more than normal maintenance. Usually get about 28 to 32 mpg, oil change is about 22-26 dollars. This car is a blast. Throw your bike in the back and carve out the corners on your way to some trails. Pack it full of luggage and people, and it still keeps on giving. Just have to wind 'er up a little more which is always desired with custom exhaust. From my experience Max torque for around town, shift between 2500 and 3200, but if you really want to feel the mill head straight to 7200.

    Pros: Handling, Versatility

    Cons: Radio is weak, needs a limited slip!

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    2003 Mazda Protege5 Reviews

    Zoom! Zoom! By Screen245

    This is my mothers car. She loves the look, comfort, utility, build quality, gas mileage, performance, and handling. It is just plain fun to drive. I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a g... Read More

    Love It! By amh16

    I love this car. It is the first car I have owned and I still love it. Super fun to drive, looks great, can fit SO much stuff in it. I highly recommend this car to anyone who enjoys driving! Read More

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