1994 Mazda Protege DX from North America
Reliable and steady performance from a reasonably-priced car
I put between $500 and $2000 a year on the car on everything from tune-ups, seasonal tire changes, and the odd repair.
Twice, I have had to repair brake parts.
Once, I have had to repair suspension parts.
Other than that, no major problems.
I love my car! The past couple of years have been getting a bit pricey with repairs (brakes & suspension), but other than that she works like a dream. Smooth ride, predictable performance, reliable. Hardly any rust at all, and I live in snow 5 months of the year. I want to keep this car for another 5 years if possible -- even if I could afford it, I wouldn't trade it in.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th December, 2002