1996 Mazda Protege LX 1.5 from North America
Great car for the price
The upper radiator hose was blown when I bought the car, but it was a twenty dollar fix.
The check engine light came on for a few days, but went off after replacing the hose. Not sure if it was just disconnecting the battery because I took it out when replacing the hose.
This is a very reliable car, and I never worry about it getting me where I'm going.
The power isn't the best, but I'm getting 35 mpg and can't complain. If you're considering a protege, go with the five speed. 200000 miles and still shifts likes a dream.
I would say the best part is the handling and turning radius. I park on the left side of the street and turn around without reversing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th March, 2010