2000 Mazda Protege LX 1.8 from North America
Great college vehicle - Worth Keeping
Well, so far the vehicle has not had any mechanical problems. There is a small rush spot where the seal on the window lifted, but that is nothing. (know someone that works at a body shop.)
The vehicle has evidently been rust protected and the kilometres are all highway. Bought as a trade in from a Honda Dealer.
The sunroof squeeks as it opens, but it works.
I need to get the A/C recharged/Repaired. But honestly, I can live without. I like having the wind flowing through the car as opposed to air conditioning (My contacts dry out from the air conditioning)
Slow to start - but when you get in 3rd there is plenty of "Zoom Zoom"
Highway cruising speed is easily reached and passing is made effortlessly.
My vehicle has alloy wheels, spoiler and sunroof so it's a real eye catcher - I wouldn't change a thing.
Handles like a dream, the YOKOHAMA low profile tires amaze me with their gripping capability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2008