2002 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 from North America
I will never buy another Mazda vehicle
Rod bearings went out after less than three years, requiring engine to be overhauled at a cost of $2000.00.
Air conditioner works very poorly.
Car has very little power compared to other 4-cylinders.
Car revs very high between gears.
Not comfortable on long trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th January, 2005
1st Feb 2006, 20:29
I would like to find out more about the three items mentioned here that will give me more HP and MPG. I just purchased a 2002 Protege and am very interested in these improvements. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank's for any info you can provide.
22nd Mar 2008, 14:14
I don't know what your pretending, but DO NOT ever put a turbonator or generic version into your car.
Think logically: How will jamming something into your intake (thus restricting airflow) actually help your car run better or more fuel efficient? The answer is that it won't.
Most people have actually reported worse gas mileage and far worse performance after they "installed" the turbonator.