2002 Mazda Protege5 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2002 Mazda Protege5 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
    Justin writes:
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    Awesome Handling Out Of The Box But Needs More Power — This car has so much storage space, some have claimed to fit entire queen sized mattresses in them. If you want a reliable car that handles corners well than this car is for you. Great aftermarket parts are available and there is large following for the original zoom-zoom machine. Interior is also great, controls are easy to read and guages are sporty orange a-la bmw. Stock stereo needs upgrades, but great acoustical value for audiophiles. Farthest throw headlights in its halogen class, standard roof rack and 16'' alloy wheels.

    Pros: Gas mileage not bad. Space is exceptional. Nice mid-range power.

    Cons: Needs more torque for off the line performance. Interior often noisy.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
    Marty writes:
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    My Yellow P5! — A good overall daily driver. I'm not going to win any races in the P5, but maybe that's a good thing...

    Pros: Great handling, I always get comments...

    Cons: Rust forming.  Damn!

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
    Paul writes:
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    Useful And Economical — Not a bad little car, "zoom zoom" doesn't really apply @ 130hp, but the suspension is pretty tight.

    Pros: not an ugly car, good room for people/gear.

    Cons: had some electrical problems at 100,000 km

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
    Allison writes:
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    The Mazda Is Speed Wrapped Up In A Silver Package! — Manual...speed all I can say is speed

    Pros: Awesome acceleration,

    Cons: low profile sucks when the rain comes.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
    Steve writes:
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    Practical And Lots Of Fun! — Build quality isn't as good as Honda, but it is reliable and a blast to do errands in

    Pros: love the look

    Cons: longevity

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    2002 Mazda Protege5Review
    Sabrina writes:
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    I Love It!!! — It's roomy, durable, drives well, handles well, awsome color, fold down seats, it's a hatchback, fast as hell, has a sunroof, everything is power operated.

    Pros: All round great car

    Cons: don't really have any.

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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
    Philmar10 says:
    kept 13 year, still perfect.
    vs2014 Ford Mustang
    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon winning categories:
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    Back Seats Ranked 2014 Ford Mustang worse.
    "I am allowed to have legs"
    Value Ranked 2014 Ford Mustang worse.
    "Every cost is better"
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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
    annthelamb47 says:
    Just brought this car May 2020 for $2800 in SF Bay Area. Drives great and really is designed nice. Love the sunroof and upper rack. Lo profile tires and spoiler makes car look so stylish. Radio sound is not the best and cup holder placement sucks. Front passenger seat does not extend very far.
    vs2002 Volkswagen Jetta
    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon winning categories:
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    Power Ranked 2002 Volkswagen Jetta worse.
    "It just drove better."
    Value Ranked 2002 Volkswagen Jetta worse.
    "Lo profile tires, sunroof, rack. "
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    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon Review
    Guru6YF4 says:
    great car fun to drive
    vs2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    2002 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon winning categories:
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    Handling Ranked 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport worse.
    "tight suspension"
    Front Seats Ranked 2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport worse.
    "plenty of leg room and adjustments"
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    2002 Mazda Protege5 Review
    Guru9GHVL says:
    I love the handling on this car especially turning corners the only complaints is this is a rust machine which in turn looks ugly
    vs2014 Mazda MAZDA3
    2002 Mazda Protege5 winning categories:
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    2003 Mazda Protege5 Reviews

    Review By Luke

    The Protege5 is a great every-day car. It is very stylish (for the time) and has great, usable space in the hatch. The manual version is easy to drive, and is great around town. Being a Mazda, the ... Read More

    Review By Katie

    I loved the way it drove . Smooth when shifting , loved it Read More

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