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Mazda is a poor man's Toyota in quality. by Pork Pie on 01/24/2004. Trim: 2001 Mazda Protege LX, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Ton's of underhood corrosion. A bad battery, a defective window regulator, and rust on rear emblems and wrear window frames. This with only 28K miles. IF you live in snow country, and want your cars to last, buy a Toyota instead. I believe that Mazda Japan ( I'm in the car business ) trys to be environmentally sound and thereby does NOT use the most durable chemicals and components that can be had. This might make them good earth stewarts, but a poopy car company IF you live in the snow belts. This is my last Mazda product and I own this, and a 2002 Miata.
Cons: see above.
Overall review: Buy one used as they sink like a rock.
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Just Right by 30-Something from San Jose,CA on 02/26/2003. Trim: 2001 Mazda Protege LX, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Stylish yet practical, handles nicely, very comfortable
Cons: a little slow on the "giddy-up"
Overall review: I love this car! I think the styling stands out from the crowd and I love the gas mileage. It's sporty and fun and practical all at the same time--perfect!
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nimble and fun by A CarPoint Consumer on 05/10/2002. Trim: 2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Very peppy, great handling and economical
Cons: (No data provided)
Overall review: great car, best in class!
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Great car by Caravan on 01/18/2002. Trim: 2001 Mazda Protege LX, Owned 1 year.
Pros: (No data provided)
Cons: Interior looks nothing special
Overall review: Generally, great car in its class
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Super small car. by GB on 01/04/2002. Trim: 2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Nice styling, quality fit and finish. This car cuts on a dime and is just plain fun to drive. Crank the stereo, open up the sunroof, and enjoy life.
Cons: Oh, for just a few more horses under the hood. Mazda are you listening?
Overall review: Looking for a small car with character, great quality, and good handling characteristics, look no further.
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