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Mazda Protegé

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  • mazdafunmazdafun Posts: 2,322
    I just keep the key in "ignition" until it starts or 3 seconds have passed, whichever comes first. So far, it's always started first. I also have the 1.6L engine. Mine's a '99, but has just about 24k miles on it.

    I actually have more difficulty starting when the engine bay is hot. Perhaps a fuel line is in a warm zone and vaporizes some gasoline?
  • mazdafunmazdafun Posts: 2,322
    Detailing your Pro at 57F. Now that's love. :)
  • pjd58pjd58 Posts: 366
    I see your a Buckeye also. I'm up in Columbus. I purchased my Pro from King's Mazda in Cincy. They had to get it from Alton Blakely Mazda in southern KY. No Mazda dealer in Central Ohio could find my trim level and color choice. I called King's and they found one on their locator within an hour. They were great to deal with, no gimmicks or games. I faxed my offer and they accepted.

    Pjd58
  • dinu01dinu01 Posts: 2,586
    Congrats! I'm more than glad she didn't chose the Focus. The P5is indeed a VERY fine choice.happy Zoom-Zooming!

    Big-H: I agree with you about the different info we can get from both sites. I enjoyed some of the discussions on the protegeclub.com board now that I've beenlurking there a little more. Gotta give'em a chance. But I still prefer this one, although I wish not everyone lived in VA,PA,etc... Where are the Canadians on this?

    Dinu
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    pjd: I hope that no one took my comment the wrong way...I was strictly referring to car colors!

    H: thanks for explaining the demographic breakdown between mazdaclub.com and here...thought they seemed like a bunch of gearheads (not that there's anything WRONG with being a gearhead, of course :)

    New Mazda names: Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazdaspeed 5...pretty darn goofy, IMO.
  • the_big_hthe_big_h Posts: 1,583
    I can see a future conversation at a Mazda dealer lot:

    "say, what's the name of that car?"

    "oh, it's the '3', and right next to it is the '5'."

    Still cool names nontheless...

    I think I'll start calling my car 'The 3' from now on...
  • pjd58pjd58 Posts: 366
    I knew what you were referring to, since you have a White Protege ES. I hope no one took my comment wrong, as I was referring to your White Pro.

    Pjd58
  • pjd58pjd58 Posts: 366
    and btw, When is the 6 coming to the dealer?......hehehehe.

    Pjd58
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    We're probably both being hyper-politically correct; regardless, I deleted my original post just to be safe.
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    Congratulations again on the new addition to your Protege family!

    Hope you and your wife enjoy many happy years of zooming!
  • pjd58pjd58 Posts: 366
    Meade: Congrats, hope you both enjoy your new ride and best of all, that new car smell:o)

    Fowler3: Thanks for the E-mail. I have a scanner and graphic software, let me see what I can come up with. I appreciate your offer to help.

    Pjd58
  • speedyptspeedypt Posts: 200
    Meade..congrats on the P5 you lucky dog! I'm jealous! Although...if I end up with a Mazdaspeed 3...then maybe you can be jealous?

    Dale...I have a digital camera which I will bring to the show. I will be there regardless, if we can "hook up" a few of us Chi-Town Pro-owners at a given date and time, that would really be great! Let me know if the 9th (Saturday) is a good day for you to go...that's currently when I'm planning on attending. I expect to be there the majority of the day so timeframe is flexible.

    Dinu...nice logo! Mabye some text smoothing would help really dress it out? You've got a good design there.

    Also...got to wash Trigger today. Then it rained right after work. Oh well...isn't that always the way?

    Regards,

    Pete
  • fowler3fowler3 Posts: 1,919
    Can you send me your email addresses? I'll add you to the Protegé Owners Club database.

    Mine is in my profile.

    Mazdafun: Hey Mac user! I have three in the computer room (spare bedroom) and one in storage. To keep the electric bill affordable I turn things on one-at-a-time, except to print or scan.

    Meade: Congrats on the new Pro5! White is nice, I saw a regular Pro yesterday in white and noticed how much larger it looks. Wish they made the Pro5 in LX trim. Although I like having a trunk at malls and W-M.

    fowler3
  • speedyptspeedypt Posts: 200
    Can you send out a mass-email so we can all have each other's emails? If that's okay with everyone of course....

    Regards,

    Pete
  • fowler3fowler3 Posts: 1,919
    Kind of jazzy with all the bells and whistles similar to other sites.

    Their photo gallery takes a while to load. But some shots are worth it. Check the top one, 2000 Black Focus ZX3 parked behind and in front of a beautiful house with pavingstone driveways and "air conditioned garages". The kid lives there.

    Farther down that same page is another Focus ZX3 with eight 12-inch Xplode speakers mounted in the back! You gotta see'um! How do kids stand that?

    fowler3
  • fowler3fowler3 Posts: 1,919
    Some members prefer their email addresses not be sent out in a mass mailing. My email software doesn't have that, anyhow, only to a group with one address. That can be done if we had a Club page on Talk City (they are free), but I would respect each member's wishes.

    fowler3
  • suggestion: clean lens wit alcohol, dry interior with hair dryer, seal hole with clear silicone sealer.
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    Thanx for the wishes. I personally can't wait to RIDE in it. It'll be my wife's decision as to when I get to pilot HER new ride.

    Maltb -- She gets a big ol' ZOOM ZOOM sticker. I saved one for her just in case. (Funny -- I asked my salesman if we'd be getting one for the car and he said he thought they were out, and I said, "That's OK, I have some." You should've seen his expression. Hee hee.)

    You guys go right ahead and get your suped-up Proteges. I personally can't wait until 2004 or so, when I trade up from my way cool 2000 ES 5-speed to a 6-cylinder Mazda 6!!!

    Meade
  • pjd58pjd58 Posts: 366
    I E-mailed you a couple of days ago. Let me know if you have my address.

    Pjd58(pete)
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    In your style of posting our quotes in your posts, sir, may I quote YOU on the Protege5 topic back on January 10:

    "If not, lets invite her to MAPP #3 and Meade can stay home with his son! ;-))))

    "Both the Pro-5 and Tammy are better looking than Meade anyway. Hehe!!!"

    I'm surprised there was no reference to sharks, tartar sauce and lemon wedges in the above quote!

    While we're discussing looks, dear friend ...

    ;-)

    Meade
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