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alright, i have gotten myslef into mazda and my next car very well might reflect this. originally i was planning on some type of sport compact (ie mx6) for < 8 grand. i was looking for mainly fun to drive but also some interior comfort and realibility.

then the protege became an option (as the most fun to drive economy car) when i found out that i might not be allowed to get anything overtly sporty for concern over my saftey(i am 17). this is where the protege started to look good. it also is more practical and should last me longer (if for no reason other than it would be a newer car that was less likely to be driven hard).

i could probably get an mx6 but the protege still reamains a option.

how would a 00 es stack up against a lets just say a 96 ls in terms of fun to drive. i haven&#39;t test driven yet but i plan to get stick in either car. i know there is a huge power/acceleration difference but there is more to fun to drive than that. i have heard people say the protege is more fun to drive than a bmw (i didnt take them seriously of course). i am assuming the mx-6 would be more fun, but by how much.
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The LS has the 2.5L V6, which is a great engine, but keep in mind that it takes premium gas. It&#39;s a fun car, but more luxury compared to the Probe GT of the same era(2nd gen), which IS a Mazda. I believe the Probe is a fair amount lighter, and a fair amount quicker because of that. Also the Probe has a hatch which is very good for hauling stuff, whereas the MX-6 has a normal trunk.

The Protege is a great car too, in terms of reliability and longevity. But it&#39;s 35hp slower(but wheighs less), and doesn&#39;t have the sportyness of the MX-6/Probe.

Hope that helps.


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