2002 Mazda Protege5 User Reviews

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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
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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
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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
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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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    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
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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
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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    2002 Mazda Protege5 Review
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    Poor gas miles 18 city 22 HWY mechanical issues always fixing something, EGR valve code. Replaced and two years later EGR went bad again. Always changing headlight bulbs, replaced both head light lens (new) and started leaking water inside 1 year and 4 months later. Keep changing 23$ dollar bulbs. suspension problems, multiple brake calipers. Junked the CAR at 139,000
    vs2002 Toyota Corolla LE
    2002 Mazda Protege5 winning categories:
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    Back Seats Ranked 2002 Toyota Corolla LE better.
    "more room"
    Family Car Ranked 2002 Toyota Corolla LE better.
    "safe and reliable "
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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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