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porschedream
Being a fan of Mazda's for some odd reason, i've decided to see what you guy's think of the Protege. I personally think for the price and quality you can't find a better car.

Specs:(EX model)

Engine:
Type-FSD 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I-4
Displacement (cc)-1991 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm)-83 x 92 mm
Compression Ratio-9.1:1
Output (SAE hp @ rpm)-130 @ 6,000
Torque (SAE ft-lbs @ rpm)-135 @ 4,000
Redline-6,500 rpm


Brakes-Type=Power assist (ABS optional)

Suspension
Front Independent, MacPherson strut, stabilizer bar
Rear Independent, Twin-Trapezoidal Link, coil springs, stabilizer bar

Fuel Economy-ES 2.0 5-speed Manual 25 / 31
4-speed Automatic 20 / 30





Mellender17
It's a very good car but I just wouldn't see it as a cool car. Uncool, sorry dentist man... wink.gif
BlackJack
i love the protege when modded and it looks very clean. gets a def. cool.
porschedream
Ok, maybe this car's a little ricey but it's still drool



BlackJack
take out the bodykit and there you go.
LoudPipe
How is it a cooler car than a Corolla? I could imagine my grandma driving one.
fallon
sorry, i find it uncool.

the protege 5 however...
mogulmonster
Uncool, boring, gutless. Its a budget econo car for college students. The Mazdaspeed Protege on the otherhand would have gotten a cool.
Cyclone
I think it's cool. It may be a little budget car as mentioned above but it also has some amazing handling. The Mazdaspeed version is insanely cool too, and I also love the Protege5
clarkma5
It's cool, because when you're smart enough to buy a Protegé over a Civic or Corolla, it's like you're in some secret club.
Mr b00st
sorry, uncool. College chick's car but at least it's fun.

I haven't driven a protege but i've driven a 3s... and i have to imagine the protege is kinda like the 3s but slower, and i really liked the 3s.
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