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Mazda Protege, Sedan
#8684 of 24043 100 000 Mile Protege's...zoomzoom79
Feb 27, 2002 (4:56 pm)
Actually, we have a 1990 Mazda 323 in the family that has over 270 000kms on it. My father owns it now. We bought it used with 100 000kms. 323 and Protege were basically the same thing back then. Anyways, it runs perfect! Have never had any major problems with it...and this is good considering the total lack of maintenence we put into this car. Burns no oil, engine is smooth, tranny is fine. Sure, it's only one car but alot of other people I know have got similar mileage out of there Protege's/323's.
I never said Civic's are crap. They are great cars, 300 000 people a year can't be wrong but they do have their faults. Rusting out is one of them.
I don't think I'm being biased. 1 faulty auto transmission out of all the people who have posted here about the 3rd gen protege is hardly evidence that there is a problem with it.
Why are you so Pro-Civic anyways? Don't you have a Protege? Go trade it in if you hate it.
About the hockey thing again...in case you didn't know, this is only the second time where pro athletes competed in the winter olymics. All good Canadain hockey players play in the NHL or are working towards that. We don't have a good college system like the US. The team that won the gold medal 50 years ago was actually a minor league team from Edmonton. Anyways, we won you guys lost and that's the bottom line.
#8685 of 24043 None too happy!
Feb 27, 2002 (5:21 pm)
This morning i dropped off my 2000 ES to have a new transmission installed (27,000 miles). When i showed up after work to pick it up the head service guy took me back to my car to listen to the buzz in my new transmission. To make a long story short either the new tranny was bad or the mechanic mucked up the installation. End result was that they had me set there for 1 hour for a rental car to show up. They are ordering my 3rd tranny and say it will be fixed on friday. I also had to have my car towed at 17,000 do to a bad injector coil?!?!
Anybody know who i should contact, dealer, mazda PR about getting a free warrenty for my lemon like car?
Feb 27, 2002 (7:43 pm)
Sorry about your Pro, hope they get it right this time. I assume your "transmission" is an AT?
#8687 of 24043 Larry and Meade...
Feb 27, 2002 (8:35 pm)
No trouble Larry. You are like family to us. Hate to hear you feel a bit sour on your ownership of two of the same car.
Meade...just couldn't resist the comment. Not trying to start anything but it was too easy a comment to resist! Friend of mine used to say this about "beauty-challenged" people... "Looks like they were beat with the Ugly stick". I know you are good sport for a pot-shot and can take it in style.
I remind to illustrate Protege reliability...my old service manager had a 1st Gen Protege'. Had over 280,000 miles and looked and ran like new! I'd still own my '92 LX if I hadn't been able to get so much for it when I sold it! 68k miles and I got $5500.00 CASH!!!! Sold it in May of 2000.
#8689 of 24043 Greetings from the past: by glideslopes
Feb 28, 2002 (3:25 am)
Hi Mark, glad all things are well!
#8690 of 24043 Doggone it, Larry beat me to it!
Feb 28, 2002 (4:09 am)
Hi Mark, and welcome back! Good to hear you and your car are doing fine. I recently (within the last month) replaced the "slicks" on my 2000 ES with Dunlop SP Sport A2s. Nice tires! No more slip-slidin' away!
Drop us a post from time to time!
#8691 of 24043 Protege served as Ambulance last night ...
Feb 28, 2002 (4:14 am)
Our 9-month-old son Sean squirmed out of mom's grasp on the changing table last night and took a 3-1/2-foot dive head-first to the floor. (Thank God it was carpeted and padded.) We called his pediatrician's emergency number and we were instructed to get him to the hospital.
The hospital was a 15-mile trip -- most of it on a local expressway -- and thank goodness the traffic was light. I was amazed to see that people still do seem to understand what it means when a car comes screaming up the left lane with its flashers going and its lights flashing. My 2000 ES didn't let me down. I averaged 90 the entire expressway trip -- even screamed through a toll booth at about 70 -- thank God the gate was up and I had an electronic tag!
Anyway, to the most important part -- Sean, now aka "Hard Head," checked out fine. We do have to watch him for 24 hours to make sure he's coherent and stuff, but it's been 12 hours now and he's acting just fine. So we thank God for that.
But dammit, that's twice in my life I would've enjoyed a police escort and I haven't been noticed! And to put the icing on the cake, we saw a state trooper running radar on the expressway on the way home!
#8692 of 24043 wholly.....
Feb 28, 2002 (5:29 am)
Man it's good to hear he's ok. Thats got to be a scary thing and thats quite a fall. At least everything went well getting him to the hospital and back. Hope he continues to feel good.
#8693 of 24043 cat-back exhaust
Feb 28, 2002 (5:34 am)
Will someone explain what is, how it works, sounds? Thanks.