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Mazda Protege, Sedan
#3908 of 24043 Boy, did I stir up the pot!!!!!
Aug 20, 2001 (3:24 am)
Wow, I come back to work here, early Monday morning, and BAM! Almost 40 new messages to read! Wow, I must know how to touch chords and funny bones!
I've just got to reply to Jerry's comment that we should all wait until we have 48,562.3 miles on our Proteges and then comment. Well, like I said Mr. Standefer, my '92 LX had 83,000 miles on it when I traded it for my Mazda-built-not-Ford-tough B2300 pickup (worst mistake I ever made). That '92 LX was flawless! FLAWLESS!
I had many cars to choose from when I went to make my most recent purchase in May 2000 -- and the gods of employment had looked favorably upon me, and I could've spent upwards of $25,000 -- but I went back to my old Protege BECAUSE OF MY GOOD LUCK WITH THEM!
Other than that pickup, which I had from December 1994 until May 2000, I've had nothing but Proteges since September 1991. And I've never, ever regretted my decision!
#3909 of 24043 Oh -- and by the way ...
Aug 20, 2001 (3:26 am)
My monthly payment is $284. Would've been $270, but I opted for the 7-year, 100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. A little peace of mind, JUST IN CASE, for the price of three Big Macs 'n fries a month. I drive a 2000 Emerald Mica ES 5-speed with everything but the sunroof and side air bags.
Larry -- I'll re-send that e-mail to everybody today.
#3910 of 24043 ??? dealerships that accept the S-Plan in MA, NH,or ME
Aug 20, 2001 (4:11 am)
I want to buy an ES or the new PR5 using the S- Plan. Does anyone know a dealership in MA, NH or ME that accepts it? 1.5% over invoice would be a great deal especially with 0% financing.
Aug 20, 2001 (5:07 am)
Due to my great experience with Mazda on my Protege, I think I am going to get a 626 ES-V6 for my wife. I hate to ask since I know it is somewhere in these 3800+ posts, but what do you have to do to get the S-Plan pricing? I know you have to join some group and there is a small fee. Is there a URL to sign up online? Any help would be appreciated.
Also, I had a pretty good collision with my 99 ES a couple of weeks ago. Messed up the rear of my car pretty bad, but not only did I walk away (with just a seat belt bruise to show for it), but I was able to drive away. The shop I took it to and State Farm were both amazed considering the damage to the body. I guess the good news is I'll now have two new rear quater panels, trunk lid and bumper!
Aug 20, 2001 (5:48 am)
The bad news for you protegenic is that your car just lost value because of the accident.
Aug 20, 2001 (6:14 am)
I was planning on keeping it for a while anyways, so that really isn't too big a deal for me right now. I still hate it though.
BTW black01coupev6, I have a question for you. They two cars my wife is looking at are the 626 and the Accord. While we both really like the Accord EX, there is difference of $3K and we are trying to watch our costs. So, if given the choice between a loaded 626 ES-V6 and a LX V6 Accord (which is comparable in price when all is said and done), which way would you go? I know everyone raves about the Accord V6, but my wife actually liked the 2.5L in the 626 better. She didn't like the VTEC's dual personality.
#3914 of 24043 Janice . . .
Aug 20, 2001 (6:37 am)
The S-Plan lets you buy for 1.5% below invoice, not 1.5% over invoice.
#3915 of 24043 Oil Filter
Aug 20, 2001 (7:04 am)
I see that the filter for 626-v6 has the same diameter and thread(am i correct?) and is longer than the PRO filter. Any problem if I use that filter in place of the tuna can filter for the PRO?
#3916 of 24043 626 V6 vs. Accord V6
Aug 20, 2001 (7:28 am)
Does your wife like to drive a stick shift? If so, you can't get a stick in the Accord V6, but the 626 V6 5-spd is a nice combination!
Aug 20, 2001 (7:41 am)
I like the manual, but she prefers the automatic. Since it will be her car, she wins! The sad thing is I can't seem to find a 626 ES-V6 with ABS. Mazda is really dropping the ball here in my mind. It might cost them a sale in this case as I don't really want to buy a car without it anymore.