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Mazda Protege, Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege, Sedan
#2 of 51 When can you buy one?
Aug 09, 2002 (7:29 am)
Does anyone know when the Mazdaspeed Protege will be available? I thought it was gonna be in July.
#3 of 51 availability
Aug 15, 2002 (7:01 pm)
edmund says winter 2002, so i guess it can be anytime between november and february 2003. I am anxiously waiting as well.
Aug 19, 2002 (4:09 pm)
I heard that there are not many of these mazdaspeeds going into production. Two thousand, or so. Anyone know anything about this? Also, to the Edmunds editors... any guess on a price?
Aug 25, 2002 (6:35 pm)
Check out the recent edition of Sport Compact Car. Quite and impressive review. Claim that the Mazdaspeed Protege is the best handling front wheel car available at this time.
#6 of 51 I know!!!!
Sep 21, 2002 (11:50 am)
The MazdaSpeed Will be launched the 2nd week of October. Might be different around the country but in Northern Virginia that is the official date. There will be exactly 1,750 units built. 600 Spicy Orange and 1,150 Black Mica's well over 2,000 Mods on the car. The car will be roughly $20,000-$22,000.
#7 of 51 riot21
Sep 23, 2002 (8:02 am)
Mazda already released pricing on the car. $20,500 including destination. I'm sure it can be had for under $20k.
Sep 23, 2002 (10:00 pm)
doubtful. only 1500 of them coming, expect markups, big time, as long as they can get away with them. they will have no! problem selling 1500 of these at msrp.
#9 of 51 mike
Sep 24, 2002 (6:53 am)
look at what happened to the MP3. Some sold way over MSRP, others went for under. I'm sure the same thing will happen with this one.
I have talked to some people who have driven them and they say it's a ton of fun to drive but it still doesn't have gobs of power. One good note though: redline approaches quickly. Next time, my buddy better not forget to call me...
Sep 25, 2002 (6:14 am)
The Markup on the MazdaSpeed Will Not be like the MP3. And there are 1,750 Being shipped as you read this. The car is incredible, I drove it and it will pound its competition.
Oct 30, 2002 (7:48 am)
Let me try to clear up a couple of questions. As of right now the speeds are awaiting a part for the turbo, they were supposed to be in showrooms in oct. I have put down a deposit on one in kalamazoo mi and am getting sticker $20500+ tax. I have called dealers in detroit and they are getting 3 to 5 thou above! my salesman says to expect it in a week or so, mabey middle of nov. this meens that she has no idea what is going on.1750 to the states 250 to canada.