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Mazda Protegé



  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009
    Um, yes...exactly what I was going to say...sort of :)
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Let's stop with the personal digs, folks - we're getting way out of bounds.

    I do think that some of us need to respect the fact that this is a dedicated Protegé discussion. We've talked about this before - some comparison in a dedicated discussion is inevitable and not usually a problem. However, we've let comparisons overtake this discussion for quite some time now. We need to move on.

    Some of you are also participating in the appropriate conversations on the Comparisons board. For now, let's continue there and let this discussion get back to just the Protegé... without the animosity, please.


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  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    to all the love that used to be in this room? Everyone's getting mean now. :) Just kidding. But seriously, I haven't seen postings this hostile in awhile.
  • mazdafunmazdafun Posts: 2,322
    Starting to sound like one of those comparo (p***ing match) boards around here. :)

    Anyways, yes, valid points brought up about various vehicles. Isn't having such a wide selection a good thing?

    Re: the leather option on the P5. No big deal for me. I figure it's a competitive response to the Elantra GT. I'm willing to give the manumatic a try, although the contortions in the shift gate look potentially annoying. When will Mazda decouple the ABS/side airbag option from the moonroof? I want the ABS/side airbags, but DO NOT want the moonroof. I simply will not fit into most vehicles with a moonroof. Well, that's my personal pet peeve. Probably doesn't bother most folks.

    And to help bring up the festivity factor:

  • shriqueshrique Posts: 338
    After owning a car with leather for a while I've decided that I like high quality cloth better. I always found myself worrying about scratching it and then trying to find a product to help keeps it clean and protected. Way to much of a pain. The only thing that I don't like about the seats in my P5 is the fact that they pick up a lot of lint. Although the same quality that picks up lint makes me stick nicely to the seats around corners. (wild grin)

    Let me FEEL the Love people!

  • gandalf17gandalf17 Posts: 348
    Thanks to all of you who explained how to get the little nationality flag next to your name. I tried changing my profile and I highlighted my country to Canada and it still didn't work. NOw I'm trying again....hope this works.
  • gandalf17gandalf17 Posts: 348
    Thanks again to everyone!
  • gandalf17gandalf17 Posts: 348
    Pain to maintain...pain to pay for....but most of all a pain to stay firmly stuck in your seat when you're throwing the Pro around tight corners at high speed... :) Not that anyone ever does that, right??? Ha, ha... :)

    I find that you slide too much on leather. They didn't even offer it on my WRX, which is fine by me. I will admit though that leather looks pretty sweet on some cars. The leather (if you can call it that) in the Elantra GT is well, unlike any leather i have ever felt before. I'll call it PLEATHYL---part plastic, part leather, part vinyl....
  • gandalf17gandalf17 Posts: 348
    Not that this should mean anything, but I swear by Nufinish. It's the only wax i will use on my cars. I also use it on an old fiberglass yellow Searay and get tons of comments on the shine and colour gloss from other boaters. Very few believe she is a 1980.

    I think NUfinish works better on fiberglass than sheet metal, but it still gives an excellent shine. Some waxes like Macguir's did give a better shine, that is, before i permanently switched to Nufinish, but none lasted as long and protected the car as good. Put on 2 coats of Nufinsh over the course of say 2 weeks and the wax will literally last for months at a time.

    Anyway, just my humble opinion.
  • chicagoprochicagopro Posts: 1,009

    Thanks for increasing the festivity factor!
  • gandalf17gandalf17 Posts: 348
    Olympic story

    Two Americans boarded a flight out of Salt Lake after the hockey game.

    One sat in the window seat and the other sat in the middle seat. Just before take-off, a Canadian got on and took the aisle seat.

    After take-off, the Canadian kicked his shoes off, wiggled his toes and was settling in when the American in the window seat said,
    & I think I'll get up and get a beer.
    "No problem", said the Canadian,
    "I'll get it for you."

    While he was gone, one of the Americans picked up
    the Canadian's shoe and spat in it. When he returned with the beer, the other American said, "That looks good; I think I'll have one too."

    Again, the Canadian obligingly went to fetch it and while he was gone, the other American picked up the other shoe and spat in it. When the Canadian returned to his seat, they all sat back and enjoyed the flight.

    As the plane was landing, the Canadian slipped his feet into his shoes and knew immediately what had happened.
    "Why does it have to be this way?" He asked. "How long must this go on? This fighting between our nations,This hatred, This animosity?

    This spitting in shoes and pissing in beers!!"

  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    LaBatt's tasted that way...
  • protege_fanprotege_fan Posts: 2,405
    That's just what we export...heheheheheh
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    that was in a Vancouver pub.
  • fxashunfxashun Posts: 747
    The comparison deal was over by a good 20 posts.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Yeah, how 'bout the fact that I can't live here 24/7? I should probably be strung up for dereliction of duty, right?

  • cowhandcowhand Posts: 4
    might help clear that colon out procto2. Probably feel a lot better then.
    Opinions and facts are two different things but some have difficulty differentiating the two. yahoo!! little doggie.
    Not interested in joining the clique so no need to introduce myself. I can post and read any time the urge suits.
  • dinu01dinu01 Posts: 2,586
    Easy buddy! Now I'm glad it's back under control. Well almost... except for Dale's snow escapade and our Canadian-made beer :)

    Tim (gandalf17): Where do you get all those classic Canadian jokes from?

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    For real folks, let's talk about the car and not each other.

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