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Mazda Protege, Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege, Sedan
#46 of 51 maltb - MSP
Feb 10, 2003 (11:19 am)
I figured a salesman was blowing smoke up this guys skirt leading him to believe that he had more ponies under the hood than he was stating. I think the salesmen told him "it had been turboed to 40 Hp more than a stock Protege" and he misheard him and thought he said "it had been turboed 240 HP, more than a stock Protege".
Yeah, I know the 1.8T has a lot of potential. Audi uses the same unit in the TT that cranks out 225 HP and is still covered under full factory warranty.
Apr 16, 2003 (8:24 am)
According to the Mazda USA, that awful orange color for the MazdaSpeed Protégé is no longer available, there are four colors now, dark grey, silver, yellow and blue.
#48 of 51 Spicy Orange
Apr 16, 2003 (10:58 am)
I will miss it. The local dealers have about 16 in stock. Almost all black.
#49 of 51 What should I buy?
May 07, 2003 (6:41 pm)
I have been looking at the MazdaSpeed and the Nissan SE-R. I like them both and everyone tells me to get the mazda but I have heard that mazda cars don't last as long as nissans. I drive about 65 miles a day and would like a reliable car. Any suggestions?
#50 of 51 Mazda Speed Protege:
May 08, 2003 (9:44 am)
The protege has a good reliability record and has been built in Japan for many years. Would I trust it to be reliable as Honda, Toyota, or Nissan? Yes.
May 15, 2003 (1:31 pm)
Check out the latest Car&Driver...they do a comparo that you may find helpful.