1992 Mazda Protege 1.8L SOHC 4 cylinder from North America
The car that changed me a Mazda enthusiast
Timing belt needed replacement
Stereo stopped working (Panasonic)
Rust around windshield, wheel wells.
This car was the first car I ever drove. It made me realize that I was cut out to be an auto enthusiast. The Protege had a SOHC engine with a modest 103hp, but a respectable 111 lb. ft torque, which gave it great power delivery. Never, in its 10 years of faithful service, did it fail to meet our requirements. We drove it to a total of 418,840kms on its original engine and transmission, but decided to send it to auto-heaven due to significant rust (couldn't be helped because we never took care of the body).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2006