1993 Mazda Protege DX ohc I4 103 hp 1.8L from North America
-The entire exhaust system had to be done after, one hour. I didn't get the car from Mazda, so there wasn't any warranty. I guess the guy fixed the problem so it wouldn't show at first sign.
-After a month we had to replace the left rear bearing because the handbrake cable got stuck and it caused one spring to pop-out and literally ate the bearing's edge.
-after 3 months, I went to my uncle's garage to put on my winter tires, and he had to replace to two front disc, and pads on all wheels.
First off, I am 17, got the car when I was 16.
I have currently lost my licenses because yes, this car can take you up to 185 km/h, i know, the cops, told me.
I don't like the automatic transmission, I got a DX because the car was about 1.5k us (2.7k Canadian $) and it had very low mileage.
The car still performs pretty well, I like it as a first car and I can easily outrun my friends tercel, swifts (1993 and 1998 one), accent, and yes a 2001 automatic golf Cabrio. (guess because that car is heavy)
At home, my mom owns a 2002 manual protege 5 and I drove this car for some months before owning my own so, i guess this may be why my car seems slow.
I don't know if these are stock, but my car came with 13 inches, and this may be the cause to the poor handling.
There is easily enough space for 5 adult.
The car, overall is comfortable, and performs pretty well... until you drive something else.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th November, 2003