Last post on Jan 25, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
#331 of 335 Thanks Mazdafun
May 01, 2006 (9:31 am)
I was thinking about the whole transmission thing. I worked for a Dodge dealer in 99 & all I saw were Rams & Caravans from the mid 90's come in for them. I mean no car is perfect. Heck my Jetta came to me with less than 20 miles on it, right off the truck & I had alot of probs w/ it after 24,000. (Warranty runs out then..hmmm coincidence?) This next car needs to last 4 yrs or so & will probably be w/out payments. So chances are it will be an 04/05. Found out I can still get approx 7,000 for my P5, plus I'll have cash to pay off the rest.
I can't imagine why Mazda would stop the P5's. I was literally the only yellow one around here. Then BAM! Within 6 months I saw a ton of them. I'm not so hot on the 06 5's. I wanted a 6 really really bad, found the P5 and grabbed it. Thought it had to be better than the big Buick hubby wanted I hate BIG cars. 3 yrs & I still love my P5.
Anyways, I guess I'll just have to wait, see what I like & can drive. Not to mention stuff in a mini van.
#332 of 335 2000 Mazda Protege LX
May 02, 2006 (7:17 pm)
I bought my Mazda new in 2000. I now have 75,000 miles on it with no problems. I love it. I want to know if anyone else has one and how it is doing for them. Zoom Zoom. Kay
#334 of 335 Yeah. The P5 had a short run in the states.
May 11, 2006 (6:26 pm)
I think the 3 hatch is pretty ugly from some angles, yet good-looking from others. I can see why the discontinued the Pro/P5 when they introduced the 3, but wish they both had a longer run.
My wife and I both agree, as nice a car the 3 hatch is, the P5 is a much better looker, and drives very well (actually, I prefer the more intimate feel I get in my Pro to that in the 3, though I admit the 3 handles noticeably better).
Actually, if they'd brought the P5 over when I got my Pro LX sedan, I'd have gotten the P5 instead (don't tell my Pro that!). I really appreciate the extra utility of the hatch, and the extra headroom in the rear seat. It's much easier to throw my bike into the back of my wife's P5 than to secure it to the roof rack on my Pro sedan (especially AFTER a long, hard bike ride).
Jan 25, 2009 (10:59 am)
Heya!! Just posting to say Hey to my fellow Mazda owners...my baby girl's name is black betty and she's an 03 Protege 5. Anywho, I'll be asking my fair share of questions as this is my 1st Mazda (have owned a few VW's and an Acura prior to this...)
Have a great day!