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2002 Mazda Protege5 Reviews and Owner Comments

 
2002 Mazda Protege5
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2002 Mazda Protege5 Owner Reviews (7 reviews)
  • 2002 Mazda Protege5
    mazda 20, Culebra, PR, March 30, 2013 08:00
     Rookie
    My car fells like something is holding it back think my differential is damaged could it be that everything else is working gears are going in ,engine idling good ,at a lost?
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  • 2002 Mazda Protege5
    Samsonite79, San Francisco, CA, May 03, 2011 18:36
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     Technician
    Very sporty wagon for family transport!
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  • 2002 Mazda Protege5
    Visitor, Acton, MA, July 11, 2010 10:12
    Love my MP5. But agree with other reviewer... lots of rust starting to form. I live in MA and we get brutal winters. Other than that, great car. Had to put some money for basic things like brakes, battery, rotors and exhaust is on the horizon too, but you have to expect that once you get to 100,000 miles. It's at 135,000 miles and still going strong. I think it can go to 200,000. Not a bad deal for 7,000 bucks.
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  • 2002 Mazda Protege5
    Visitor, Owasso, OK, April 22, 2010 08:05
    I've had my Protege5 for almost 8 years now and I still love driving it. Out of all the vehicles I've owned or driven, this car has the best handling. Over 113,000 mi., it still runs like new.
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  • 2002 Mazda Protege5
    gjuviler, Highland, MI, December 07, 2009 07:27
     Enthusiast
    Likes: Handling is phenomenal. Quickest handling car I have ever driven and as a vehicle test engineer I drive LOTS of different cars. Fuel economy is adequate. Interior/eterior styling fit and finish is very good. Love the way it looks. Reliability has been overall very good. This is my 2nd small sport wagon and I love the utility. Mine is fully loaded with sunroof, leather, 6 CD changer, ABS, etc.. etc.. AND a 5 speed manual. This is a very inexpensive car to buy and own. I paid $11.5k for mine with 22k mis on it. Original sticker was over $19k. Dislikes: DO NOT BUY THIS CAR if you live in an area with real winter and salt on the roads. It will rust everywhere. The corrosion resistance of Mazdas is absolutely the worst in the industry. Car is geared very low so it really winds out the engine at 70 MPH which hurts the economy and makes a lot of engine noise. This car should have had a 6 speed. Power could be more, 108 BHP is just not enough. Ride quality is stiff but that gets the good handling. Overall I would not buy this car again because of the rust issue. Mine is a 2002 and the rear wheel wells are almost rusted through and I have seen this on almost every other MP5 in my area. (SE Michigan). I probably won't buy another Mazda unless I can afford a "winter" car also.
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  • 2002 Mazda Protege5
    mrjohnwatkins, Austin, TX, July 30, 2009 07:37
     Rookie
    My car is 7 years old now and still drives and handles like a champ!! Very reliable and fun to drive. Acceleration is weak...but who cares. Love it.
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  • 2002 Mazda Protege5
    Jologs, Bellflower, CA, March 19, 2009 01:17
     Enthusiast
    I love how this car handle..!!
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