Last post on Jun 09, 2012 at 11:01 PM
You are in the Mazda Protege
What is this discussion about?
Mazda Protege, Sedan
#22405 of 24043 2003 protege es vs honda civic ex coupe
Sep 07, 2003 (9:06 am)
hey folks, which is the better deal here?
both cars sticker close to 19,000.00 but the protege with the all wheel diskbrakes,and the
6disk cd stereo-moonroof package with compass and temp display and auto dimming rear view
mirror, might be hard to pass up. also mazda
warranty is better with 4-50,000 including loaner cars for warranty repairs. is the civics better milaege 30-38 compared with the protege 25-30 enough to make me go with the civic? its not that great a difference in fuel economy. thanx
Sep 07, 2003 (9:17 am)
Is safety important to you? The Civic has a much higher crash test rating than the Protege. Also, with a new Protege (Mazda3) on the horizon the Protege's resale value will take a hit. Important if you are only going to keep the car a couple of years.
Sep 07, 2003 (9:21 am)
Don't forget you should get some kind of discount on the Protege. Mazda always has discounts on their cars. The Protege has a better interior than the current Civic. The Civic does get the better fuel mileadage though of the 2 cars. The discount that Mazda gives on the Protege and the better fuel economy of the Civic are 2 factors that that you must weigh on your decision making on which car to get. With the discounts Mazda gives Honda doesn't give any discounts besides the 1.9% APR financing (for 60 months I think it is) I think Honda is giving on Civic's currently. The Civic will probably have better resale value than the Protege does in the long run because of the discounts that will lower the Protege's resale value.
I'm not going to push anybody towards one car or the other. I'm going to explain both the good and the bad about both cars. I don't want to give anybody a biased decision.
#22408 of 24043 anonymousposts
Sep 07, 2003 (9:35 am)
where do you see 2001-2003 Protegé crash test?
Sep 07, 2003 (9:38 am)
In the hachback board there is a discussion: Mazda Protege5 vs. Honda Civic. Worth to take a look.
Sep 07, 2003 (9:46 am)
the crashtest is on 1999-2000 Protegé model. It's just wrongly extrapolated to 2001-2003.
#22412 of 24043 What were the changes
Sep 07, 2003 (9:52 am)
That would have significantly affected/improved the score. It really needs a lot to compare favorably to the Civic.
I guess we would need to see a link that shows those tests erroneous. You know...Since they ought to have the facts straight. They must have looked at the changes, if any, and found them negligible.
#22413 of 24043 steven39
Sep 07, 2003 (9:56 am)
Yes, steven, the discussion mentioned to you by bluoug1 is a great resource for you to check out and read up.
What happened to the Accord that just the other day you said you traded your problematic Jetta in for?