Last post on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Auto Body, Paint, Sedan, Wagon
#84 of 100 Re: Protege 2002-2003 Rust [zoom_oh_2002p5]
Jul 28, 2012 (4:57 pm)
Do you work for Mazda? In any way, shape or form? You certainly are very quick to jump to their defense. If this is so, you really should let the other people on this forum know. If not, they have done a very good job of getting your fealty. To each his/her own. $2200 to me is a whole lot of money. I just wish I had this amount in a Cayman Islands bank account.
#85 of 100 Re: Protege 2002-2003 Rust [02mazda]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 30, 2012 (7:00 am)
Just because someone likes their vehicle(s) doesn't mean they're an employee of the brand. $2200 does seem like a lot, but if it fixes a problem for a good long time, then it's cheaper than potentially buying something else and having a car payment.
#86 of 100 rusty mazda 3
Sep 13, 2012 (5:23 pm)
Had open house my son's school this evening. Lo and behold there was a silver Mazda 3 in the parking lot that had the same kind of rust in more or less the same area that my 02 Protege 5 had. I was somewhat surprised. I would have thought Mazda would have figured out there was a problem and would have tried to come up w some solutions to it. Not sure what year it was, but it was obviously newer than my 02.
Sep 22, 2012 (5:17 am)
Whilst I have had fun posting on here and commiserating w other owners of rusty Protege 5s, it is time to, alas, move on. We will be taking possession of a 12 Mitsubishi iMiev 100% electric vehicle next Saturday. We looked Fiat and Mitsu. Did not even given Mazda a fleeting thought. If Mazda does monitor this board, please do take note. Bad customer service creates long and acrimonious memories in the 53% of the public that can afford new cars. Wish you all the best as you zoom x3. Or is that oxidize x3:) Best of luck and God speed.
#88 of 100 Re: sayonara [02mazda]
Sep 22, 2012 (6:23 am)
Great last post! Sorry to hear that though..
I'd love to hear your ongoing comments on the new electric, but i know that this site does not allow any conversation outside of the model/issue of the thread first chatted about.
As a boycotter myself when wronged on a serious enough level, one thing I am increasingly encouraged about though when reading this thread, and it is the conviction with which rusty Mazda owners have about not owning another. The comments seem pretty universal in that they all loved their cars, but will not be a patsy for the brand any more since Mazda has failed to own this problem and treat past loyal customers decently and fair.
I'm not very familiar with the electrics..I find it odd you did not mention the Leaf. But seems to me I recall something about the Mitsu...maybe size? It might be a micro and a totally dif class from the Leaf?
#89 of 100 Re: sayonara [gimmestdtranny]
Sep 22, 2012 (12:20 pm)
As a boycotter myself ... rusty Mazda owners have about not owning another
Are you an ex-Mazda Protege owner?
#90 of 100 Re: sayonara [02mazda]
Sep 22, 2012 (1:40 pm)
Farewell and good luck with your Mitsu. We bought a 2013 Hyundai Elantra in mid-summer, but I am still clinging to my rusty Protege. It turned 11 on Sept 11. It has 99,000km and I would really like see it turn over to six digits. My kids laugh at me and my husband has kicked me out of the garage, so as the cold weather sets in I may forget my loyalties and wrest the new car from my son! Cheers...
#91 of 100 Rusty Paint peeling Mazda protege
Sep 22, 2012 (4:42 pm)
I finally had enough of Mazda to get rid of the car. The engine was great, however, the body was rusting and the paint was peeling. I bought a VW Passat TDI Sel Premium! I never ever considered a mazda because they totally denied that they had a problem. Good Luck to those that have Mazdas... No reason to follow this site anymore... Good Luck...
#92 of 100 Re: Rusty Paint peeling Mazda protege [kschleic]
Sep 23, 2012 (6:19 am)
Good Luck to those that have Mazdas
Likewise, good luck with your VW.
#93 of 100 adieu adios auf vedeerzhen
Oct 13, 2012 (6:38 pm)
Decided against the Mitsubusihi iMiev. Too limiting for the price. Went w the Volt. Pick it up Monday. Will sell trusty rusty Mazda the garage down the street who worked on it. Does a good job selling used VW and Mazda cars. He knows the car as he has done all the work. Only 62k on my Mazda so should bring some good cash for a young high schooler or college kid. Mechanically in good shape. Just the pesky Mazda rust. Mazda was never even in the running, nor will be again. Best of luck to you all. Excited about the Volt. Have heard some fantastic web sites that are pro Volt. Some hypermiling nut jobs as bad as me!