I Loveperfect For A Budget An Still Fun And Enjoyable — the only mechanical discomfort is the transmission reverse is where the non existent 6th gear should be and 5th revs too high also a lot of shift jiggle. I loved the colour of Laser blue and I had the Tiptronic sport tranny which i enjoyed using. You guys knew that we had a quick turnaround and everything was ready to go. In 5th gear at 70 mph, you'll be doing ~3200 rpm. If you find a twisty road, even better. I got an email immediately saying the car is available and given multiple times the car would be available to come test drive, and view.
And after three years of ownership, with excellent dealership service, I have had no major complaints. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Pictures were decieving and As soon as they figured out I wasn't interested they politely ran me off the lot as a new customer was interested in the same vehicle. For the cost of these upgrades, versus the purchase cost of a newer model, I am quite satisfied with the upgrade option. There is a loyal club following, however, that provides ample information on the location of parts, ideas, and how-to modifications. Primary Use: Family transportation Dont Buy It New - Go For A Good Deal And Negotiate! If you're looking for a cheap, reliable car that makes you smile every trip to the grocery store, look no further.
At least that's in the best part of the rev range, but it is a bit loud for mile after mile. Primary Use: Family transportation Absolutely A Great Vehicle To Own, Love It To Death — Quick but by no means fast, great craftsmanship and build quality, no rattling or poor components, nice color and style, cheap to own and maintain, and has lots of space and is great to drive. You get the thrills of a much more expensive, faster car while doing errands at 35mph. Primary Use: Commuting to work. It was a 5-speed manual so we pulled all the power we needed, when needed. The engine is a bit weak, but handles very well in cornering, and gets great mileage. The low-profile tires are a bit iffy in wet weather, and I'd recommend slowing waaaay down in the rain given its tendency to hydroplane a bit.
Its a lot of fun to drive especially on curvey mountain roads. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. I have the 5-speed model with fully loaded option. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Road trips, camping, moving, lugging furniture, naps, tailgating. We conduct extensive research to make sure you are getting the best part for your money. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call in or email for assistance.
Only complaint was the intial battery didn't last very long. I feel lucky looking around at the other similarly-priced cars other people my age drive, and feel lucky I went for this gem instead. Why would they not clean that trying to sell it!? Brakes done 4x under 70k. This is my 5th new mazda in 5 years. Everyday i grow fonder and fonder of the look of this car even though its a wagon.
Laser Blue Pro5 — This car was great, just reminded me too much of the economy car of which is was based. That being said, it feels fine in the midrange, just don't expect easy overtaking without dropping a gear or two. The car is not available to see i got an excuse of the detail guys locked the key in the car. Parallel parked like a dream. I come like 2 hours later to the dealer. They're kind of concave without having aggressive bolsters, so there's no sliding around.
I'll Never Buy Another Mazda Due To Poor Service At Dealer i Think This Car Was A Lemon — Purchased in Dec. Why say the car is available, and when i get there the car is not and the key getting locked in the car supposedly happened the day before. I love my protoge 5 5 out of 5 stars by rubyredp5 from berkeley, ca on Mon Jun 25 2007 Was tired of the honda civics and accord I had in the past as reliable and wonderful as they were. The sales man had the nerve to say he really wants the car. Performance wise it lives up to its look and handles great although the engine could be a bit faster. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. The interior is just cool with the carbon styling around the radio.
What a pleasure to drive, even 3 years later. It doesn't give up much for its greatness. Overall, a super little car. It was peppy and fun to drive. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.