2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L from North America
Good for starters
I didn't have many problems with the car.
Replaced struts and tires, radio at 48K miles.
Brakes were replaced at 42K miles.
It's a nice little car for starters. It was my first car, I bought it used at 48K miles. I needed to replace the tires and struts when I first bought it. I owned it for about 7 months without any problems, just did the oil changes.
It lacks power, but good enough to drive mostly in the city. In the highway, it was noisy to drive over 55-60 mph, especially the wind noise was high. Manual transmission was nice. Very good gas mileage, 26/33mpg in city/highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2006