However extremely fun to drive and affordable. Cost of Ownership - does modifications count? The Mazdaspeed Protege is a front wheel drive saloon sedan motor car with a front positioned engine, produced by Mazda. My car is very fun to drive it's making about 220 H. Otherwise, all you'll be seeing are the MazdaSpeed's new taillights. Best car I have owned. For that power increase, Mazda went to the turbo gods at Callaway Cars.
At the rear, the spoiler is redesigned and the taillights are tinted. Primary Use: Commuting to work. I had it snap on me with about 32000 miles on the car. The car was built to race, yet practical enough for everyday use. Compared to other platforms out there, this car needs some work to compete with the big dawgs. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter.
This car is great for Autocross and navigating on some twisty roads. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. It is my favorite color. Keeping the increased horsepower in check through the car's front-wheel-drive system is a 5-speed manual transmission equipped with a heavy-duty clutch and pressure plate. Apperance: I loved the styling I thought bith the interior and exterior were put together really nicely. According to the factory, the 50-lb. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager.
SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557489152338 ; listingsSearchManager. Requires premium fuel which these days can be a bit pricey All and all. Turbo lag is non-existent; output is now strong and linear. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Too small for my growing family and all of our travel necessities. If you ever get the chance to get your hands on one, I would suggest buying it!!! A large front air dam with built-in foglights is followed by extended rocker panels to give the car a low and aggressive stance. For Mazda, bringing back the MazdaSpeed nameplate also means that the company is set to expand its performance parts and accessories division, furthering its stake in amateur and grass-roots racing.
I wish I had more time to drive it, but I was deployed for 15 months in 07-08. It comes prewired for Sirius Satellite Radio and serves up solid, powerful sound. Primary Use: Commuting to work Fun Out Of The Box, More Fun After Some Tweeks — Performance - stock it isn't that fast, but is on rails. Although you get used to it pretty quick. The car has a little pep in its step with the llittle T25 turbo, but it could be faster. Mazdaspeed Protege — Decent take off and acceleration, handles corners amazingly! This powerplant features double overhead camshaft valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 4 valves per cylinder.
WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. And a new limited-slip differential helps get that power to the ground. There isn't much Mazda didn't touch in making the MazdaSpeed Protege a world-class yet budget-minded sport sedan. Sure it isnt the fastest car in the world but when it comes to style and handling it's hard to find a better car, and with a few minor mods you can turn this car into a speed demon. This is a great beginner car or a lovers car.
It all translated to a 3. However, it does lack the extra oomph needed to pull itself out of a corner quickly. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Engineers at Mazda transformed the value-conscious, front-wheel-drive compact Protegé 4-door runabout into a first-class, great-handling sports sedan. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. This power is delivered to the wheels through a 5 speed manual gearbox. But, the car is more fun to drive with simple bolt ons and some tuning.
The fact that it's a four door and turbo charged is the whole package. Great car at a great price! With modifications can be a scream. The stereo has tiny buttons and the volume dial tends to be tempermental. Cost of Ownership: Good gas milelage and cheap to buy on the lines as sports cars go. I think that the weakness of this car is the limited slip. Quoted kerb weight is 1290 kg.
Mazda engineers tell us that this is due to the revised steering rack and the limited-slip differential on the new car. Although if you drive one it really does feel as if it has quite a bit more. Still less than 40,000 miles on it and looks damn near stock. The car is more fun to drive than anything I have ever driven including my father's Ferrari and 67 Jaguar E-Type It handles like a dream, it accelerates at breakneck speed don't let the 6. Awesome Road Racer, Goes Fast In A Straight Line And It Sticks In The Turns. Mazda turned to Racing Beat to tune the suspension revised springs and strut valving, plus huskier anti-roll bars and to Racing Hart for the 17x7.