1992 Mazda Protege DX 1.8 L from North America
Quick, reliable, cheap on gas... Good
Regular maintenance stuff: timing belt, brake pads, etc. Had to replace the muffler once and the brake calipers.
Very economic car, I do about 575 km with a tank, if I don't drive it hard.
Very tough car, been beating it up regularly and don't have problems. I do a lot of street races with it and it wins all the time over Civic Si's (1988-1992 models).
The clutch is good, but not as hard as I would like it to be.
Handles pretty good, and has great traction in the winter. I live in Quebec and it never refuses to start, even in those -30 degree mornings...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 2001