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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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Mp5 Review — Performance: Peppy little car. Good braking... but emergency break does not hold up to abuse. Handles good with right tires on. Build Quality: No complaints. A plus for car guys is it's loud. That would be a downer for non-car-enthusiasts. Appearance: At that point it was the best looking car that Mazda had made in a long time. Cost of ownership: Not great on gas, needs the usual maintenance... rust proofing is a good idea. Fun: Yes, but needs more power... lots more.

Pros: Looks good, drives great.

Cons: Gas mileage isn't great.

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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Great 5 Door — Handles like its on rails, stops on a dime Could use a 6 cyl, or a turbo... normal maintenance, easy to work on for an import Attractive trim, sun/moon roof is nice. Funnest car to drive iv'e ever owned, you wont keep up with me in the twisty turns.

Pros: Handles like a dream, stops on a  dime

Cons: Underpowered

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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Great Car — Have had several Mazdas. This is a super cool car, fun to drive, reliable, economical, low maintenance, cheap and easy to repair, What more can you ask for? Only minor glitches really- rear brakes wear out faster than average, low profile tires are very expensive, etc. Take care of your Mazda and it will take you anywhere anytime!

Pros: Reliability, performance, economy

Cons: Very few really

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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2002 Protege5 Es — its fine superior handling to other cars in its class at the time (especially now with a front strut bar, eibach springs, tokico blues, 22mm anti sway bar, megan racing rear strut bar) fuel milage is ok, 700km per tank if i dont bag the crap out of the car power sucks but a $3000 turbo fixes that (250 WHP in a 1700lbs car) crappy after market support space (leg room, trunk, etc) WAS great but not in mine with 2 subs no critical mechanical failure yet, had a problem with clutch chatter (just noisy when backing up), replaced under a technical service bulletin rust problems, mazda sucks at painting (not enough clear coat!) its a good reliable commuter car

Pros: cheap on gas, handles good, really easy to maintain

Cons: rust/clearcoat problems, power,

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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A Neat Little Car — Had some small electrical issues with the windows, not to mention the lowpro tires that came with the car only last 10,000 miles. Throughout the life of the car I had alignment issues and brake issues. Oh, and the aerodynamics of the car are kinda weird. You can't open both rear windows without some weird vibration and "thump-thump-thump" sound filling the car. However, I loved owning this car most of the time. Surprisingly quick, great handling, big inside, small outside.

Pros: Handling

Cons: Electrical system

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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Great Basic Transfportation With A Bit Of Fun Thrown In. — It's been a great cheap car with just a touch of zoom zoom. Now that it's hitting 90K I have no complaints of it's dependability or it's quality. It's great basic transportation but it is definitely no M3 of course. Overall, I have been extremely satisfied with the purchase and the car and would buy from Mazda again.

Pros: cheap and dependable

Cons: isn't really fast with only 130, but in this class it was fine.

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2002 Mazda Protege5 Review
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Mazda Protege 5 — I am a hatchback kind of gal.. and I've mostly owned VW Golfs... but I have been converted to Mazda now... I have not had much problems with this car. EGR Valve at one time, muffler and tires. But this is within 2.5 years of owning the car. Excellent fuel efficiency... I'd say about 10 L/km, more or less. Sometimes 9 or 9.5 if there is alot of hwy driving. I just love the feel of it when I drive especially driving manual. It's a peppy little car...

Pros: Good Fuel Efficiency

Cons: Not enough space at times

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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Very Slow Car — Very Slow but good handling, not the best on gas but yet its ok, maintaince is pretty cheap on this because its a madza.

Pros: good handling and ok on gas

Cons: its a pretty slow car

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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I Heart My Mazda — It is very reliable, quite shiny, and puts up with my abuse. My only wish is that I got even better gas mileage, although the mileage is pretty solid.

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2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
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Handles Awesome For A Stock Wagon... Zoom-zoom!!! — 03 P5. My 2nd one ive owned... great car, fun to drive... not terribly fast but i can live with that... 2.0 4 cyl, 130hp, 135 tq. Current mods.. CAI, Mazdaspeed axle-back, tinted windows. you know basic stuff.

Pros: Handling, look

Cons: Acceleration... it is only a 4 cyl., Noisy on the highway

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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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