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Mazda Protegé



  • protegextwoprotegextwo Posts: 1,265
    Kia Spectra
    Verdict: Why buy used when you can get brand new 80's sophistication?

    Suzuki Aero
    Verdict: Part-time charmer, full-time nonconformist.

    Nissan Sentra
    Verdict: Just the right couch for potatoes needing transist.

    Dodge Neon
    Verdict: No longer cute, no longer crude, Neon settles for the committee approach.

    6th (tie)
    Mitsubishi Lancer
    Verdict: Woderfully flingable machinery packed in an oddly shaped box.

    6th (tie)
    Honda Civic
    Verdict: Something new from Honda...a loser.

    Ford Focus
    Verdict: Lose the front seats, and we'd smile on this car.

    Toyota Corolla
    Verdict: Short-legged drivers will love this car, others will respect it.

    Hyundai Elantra
    Verdict: If you can find a better portfolio of feels and features at this price, buy it.

    Mazda Protegé
    Verdict: A four-door Miata
  • the_big_hthe_big_h Posts: 1,583
    now where's that ragtop version of our beloved Pro??? :-D
  • 1986 -- $300, I wonder what a clutch replacement on an Accord would cost today?
  • Here is a link to some images of our new 02 MPV along with our beloved 00 Protege' ES 5-Speed.

    Look at that 00 ES shine!

    Mark. : );action=display;threadid=1546

  • dinu01dinu01 Posts: 2,586
    what a wonderful pic Mark :)

  • I know the feeling. You have no idea how many times I buffed each vehicle prior to the shots. I must have moved them a dozen times in the driveway before getting my shots.

    I still enjoy driving and buffing my Pro ES as much as the day I drove it off the lot. We purchased our MPV from the same rep as our Protege'. She had been expecting us!

  • It's rare to be able to buy a car 2 years later from the same person who sold you one 2 years ago. Turnover in the automotive field is outrageous and I rarely get to use the same salesman twice.
  • the_big_hthe_big_h Posts: 1,583
    I was walking toward my car from my apt today, and what do you know, there it was, one of the residents' Protege parked right behind mine. It's an ES too!

    So, to remember this wonderful occassion, I took a couple pics with my trusty digicam :)

    (and no, that's not Meade :-D )



  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    Thanks for posting that. I think Car and Driver likes the Protege. Hmmm..."A 4 door Miata...with BMW verve" Could anything better have been said about my $15K car? I like it.
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    Go Angels!

    What a game huh? Whoda thunk they'd ever best the Yanks? I came through for you Todd, but it looks like your boys aren't going to get a chance at the angels.
  • I don't know why you care about the Angels ... they are going to lose to the Braves anyways :)
  • dinu01dinu01 Posts: 2,586
    I don't know how anyone can like baseball. It's definitely an acquired taste (like NASCAR), although I will admit last year's World Series was AMAZING! And I'm not a fan by any means.

    Now hockey is starting. That's a sport. And soccer too. And WRC rallying! And CART! And F1!

    Ok I'll stop before Todd starts with college football.

  • dinu01dinu01 Posts: 2,586
    The Toronto Star had 3 pages/articles dedicated to Mazda today.

    1/2 page on the 6 > They tested it in Quebec and LOVED IT!

    1/2 page on the RX-7 as a used car: loved it b/c it's a sports car, but people had a long list of complaints.

    1 page on the MazdaSpeed3: $27.000CDN. A GTI is $26.000CDN. But they liked the MS3 anyway (except that annoying MP3 player with mini-butons).

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    ha! okay, Cindy, pigs are flying somewhere, because I agree with you, the Braves will win the series (finally!) --- let's say in 6!!
  • dinu01dinu01 Posts: 2,586
    What are you gonna say next Pat?

    That the Braves will win it all? Ok you actually said that. But did you all know my beloved Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa 9-4 tonite?

    It's gonna be a fun season in hockey land!

  • The Braves will choke of course ... they always do. But they better hurry up and win before all their pitchers get old.

    But for now, I do not even want to think about sports .. I just watched the Tennessee vs. Arkansas game ... SIX OVERTIMES ... but Tenn. won... YAY! .. but they barely beat Arkansas .. a non top 25 team ... but on the positive side Florida got beat too in conference play so Tennessee still has a shot at the SEC champ .. am I rambling? I thought so.....
  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    I don't know why you care about the Angels ...

    I care because they have never been all-stars. The Angels are a minor league team in a major league stadium. to see them crush the Yanks is pure joy.
  • Look up what the Yankees did in the following two seasons the last time they went out in the first round of the playoffs?

    Mark. ; )

    p.s. The Angels will go all the way.
  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    "but it looks like your boys aren't going to get a chance at the angels."

    We'll see today. You never know with the Twins. There is some serious deja-vu going on. St. Louis and Atlanta are in from the NL? We beat those two teams in two different World Series. After we beat the A's (hopefully), bring on the Angels. We'll have home field advantage and we have the BIGGEST home field advantage in the majors.

    BTW, we're basically a minor league team too.
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