Last post on Oct 13, 2002 at 1:16 AM
You are in the Mazda Protege
What is this discussion about?
Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
Jan 24, 2002 (11:12 am)
hmmm, that may be tough. I'll see what I can do.
I had a chance to drive both at a ride and drive. When pushed, they are much different. Tires play a lot in this, but body roll was less as well.
#11 of 19 LX does have rear sway (stabilizer) bar.
Jan 24, 2002 (12:05 pm)
It's visible from the rear. It may not be painted red (as on the MP3), but it's definitely there. Helps trip the trick TTL (twin-trapezoidal link)suspension back there. Definitely a "whoop!" feeling when the wheels rotate out to help take a sharp turn. Fun, fun, fun.
The DX trim level has this too.
Don't forget, the tires and wheels are different as well.
Jan 24, 2002 (2:46 pm)
I'll back that one up - don't know if my 95 DX has a sway bar, but it definitely has the TTL in rear. I notice it kicking in (turning, and feeling like grip loss, but actually helping negotiate the sharp turn) quite often with the way I drive
#13 of 19 TTL's a blast.
Jan 24, 2002 (2:54 pm)
Spooked me the first couple times, but now I seek it out when the conditions are right (clean, dry road, no traffic, no spouse...).
#14 of 19 MazdaFun
Jan 24, 2002 (6:18 pm)
No spouse......the most important:)
Jan 24, 2002 (9:56 pm)
You called me?
I'm a Speedy Pro Owner...may I help you?
Oct 11, 2002 (9:22 pm)
I don't know how it works, but could anyone tell me how fast (protege5) really is?? 0-60. I couldn't find any info about it.
#17 of 19 bartolomeo2
Oct 12, 2002 (3:26 pm)
Car and Driver has the time listed as 9.2 in the latest issue.
#18 of 19 Sell your Toyota....
Oct 13, 2002 (1:16 am)
Bart, sell your Toyota, purchase a 2003 PRO-5, step on the gas, your Mazda Protegé will grab the pavement, your engine will rev up thru it's torque curve, you will feel the power in your loins, a big grin will spread across your face, you will hear yourself whisper Zoom Zoom Zoom and as you point and shoot your Protegé thru the twisties, you will be very verrry glad you own a "4 door Mazda Miata"!