We love our Mazda Protoge
I bought mine in 2000 and my mom at age 85 wanted one of her own. She got the identical model and color in 2002. We still have both with one at 180,000 and the other at 195,000. My daughter does not want to buy another car because she loves the size and functionality of the Mazda Protoge. She plans to toggle between both old cars to make them both last longer--one has air conditioning and the other doesn't!!! It's such a shame that Mazda no longer makes the Protoge. In 2014, I had to buy a Mazda 3 to fulfill my dream of owning another Mazda.