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1999-2003 Mazda Protegé
How cool is the 1999-2003 Mazda Protegé
Cool [ 11 ] ** [44.00%]
Neutral [ 9 ] ** [36.00%]
Uncool [ 5 ] ** [20.00%]
Total Votes: 25
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clarkma5
post Jun 2 2009, 11:03 PM
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Debuting in 1999, Mazda's final rendition of the little Protegé (Familia overseas) lost its more exciting Miata and Escort GTX-bred powerplants but enticed economy car shoppers with a lively, balanced chassis (particularly on ES models) as well as a roomy, comfortable interior. Available with a 1.6 or 1.8 liter motor until 2001, the Protegé received a facelift where a 2.0 liter motor replaced the 1.8 on ES and some LX models. For 2002, the 1.6 liter was dropped and all Protegés got the 2.0 liter, including the new Protegé5 hatchback. As the 2003 model year drew to a close, Protegés could be had with leather interiors, manually shiftable automatics, with or without sport suspensions, and much more (not to mention the performance MP3 and Mazdaspeed models that are not of interest for this poll) before being replaced by the bigger and more refined 3 in 2004. In its last few years in existence, the final Protegés earned Mazda high praise from the motoring press for offering a compact car a cut above the rest in terms of driving fun and also brought them welcome sales success that propelled them headlong into the 21st century. Is it cool though?

1999-2001 1.6L Engine
ZM-DE 1.6L DOHC 16-valve I4
Displacement: 1598 cc
Bore x Stroke: 78x83.6 mm
Compression Ratio:
Output: 105 HP and ft.-lbs. of torque

1999-2000 1.8L Engine
FP-DE 1.8L DOHC 16-valve I4
Displacement: 1839 cc
Bore x Stroke: 83x85 mm
Compression Ratio:
Output: 122 HP and 120 ft.-lbs. of torque

2001-2003 2.0L Engine
FS-DE 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4
Displacement: 1991 cc
Bore x Stroke: 83x92 mm
Compression Ratio: 9.1:1
Output: 130 HP and 135 ft.-lbs. of torque

All engines available with a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission (with manual mode in Protegé5's and late-model ES sedans)

Chassis
Front Independent, MacPherson strut, stabilizer bar
Rear Independent, Twin-Trapezoidal Link, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Vented front disc brakes w/ rear drums (solid rear discs on ES and Protegé5 models), ABS available as an option
Curb weight: 2449 pounds (1999 DX 1.6 5MT) to 2716 pounds (2003 Protegé5 5MT)



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post Jun 2 2009, 11:32 PM
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Fun to drive, but completely boring in every other way. No coolness value whatsoever.
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mung35
post Jun 3 2009, 01:58 AM
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Fuck yes it's cool!
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fiber optic
post Jun 3 2009, 06:49 PM
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Good car? Maybe
Cool car? No way
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post Jun 3 2009, 06:59 PM
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No MSP so no chance in hell i am voting it cool. Since its not a neon i give it neutral.
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clarkma5
post Jun 3 2009, 08:00 PM
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I definitely went the neutral route. It's cooler than most economy cars it competes against, but most of those are uncool, so cooler than uncool is neutral?
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post Jun 3 2009, 08:25 PM
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I say cool because among its competition, it stands out. Also, I think its better then in successor.
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post Jun 3 2009, 09:16 PM
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I've been to enough SCCA events to know what to rank this car.
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