1990 Mazda Protege LX 1.8L from North America
One fuel injector (198,000).
This car is an excellent first car, the car has good fuel economy and is generally reliable. Most problems associated are due to not keeping up with simple upkeep (transmission, fuel injectors).
Although this car was made in the early 90s, it is still able to keep up with its contemporary economy cars today thanks to its responsive (peppy) 1.8L engine. It has no problems pulling into traffic and overtaking, and also I have observed the car has a top speed (automatic transmission is lower) of at least 115.
This car has taken me and my friends and family to Florida many many times, and is still being driven today. I have other cars (MR2), but I still enjoy driving this one, even though I'm a big guy (lineman) and I keep other big people inside.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th September, 2008