- Car Forums, Automotive News and Community
Home Gallery Register Calendar Members List

Go Back - Car Forums, Automotive News and Community > General Car Discussion > General Automotive Discussion

LinkBack Thread Tools
Unread 05-18-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
New Member
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Rep: 10 whichseatcanitake is on a distinguished road
Smile 2002 Mazda Protege5 (Hatchback) vs. 2001 Toyota Echo (Sedan)

I am stumped between these two. Both cars are automatic.

The Mazda (198,606 km) is $1600 and the Toyota (256,627 km) is $2000.

I'm getting conflicting opinions by two people. Person A says the Mazda is prone to more repairs relating to the electrical elements such as sensors, etc. Person B says that the Toyota might be a bit shaky when driving in the highway next to large trucks, especially in winter.

Could someone provide me with an insight please with your experience or what you have heard about? I am looking to get my first ever car and my family have never owned one before. So, this is really challenging for me. I'm just trying to get as many opinions as possible.

whichseatcanitake is offline  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-18-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
Veteran Member
Mr Car Guy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,052
Rep: 186 Mr Car Guy has a spectacular aura aboutMr Car Guy has a spectacular aura about

I would recommend both cars.

The only deciding factor would be condition.

Any car should be inspected before you buy.
2003 GMC Envoy 5.3

Mr Car Guy is offline Mr Car Guy's Gallery  
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-19-2014, 12:39 PM   #3
Community Director
Mike's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 7,603
Rep: 153 Mike has a spectacular aura aboutMike has a spectacular aura about

I'd go with the Mazda given the same condition. Both are going to be pretty shaky, they're both subcompact tin cans.
"He shouted: 'You've won! Didn't you know?' I didn't, and it's about the nicest thing I've ever been told" -Bruce McLaren, 1968 Belgian Grand Prix
Read the rules! | DO NOT REPLY TO SPAM
2009 Pontiac G8 GT - 6.0L, 6AT - 95k miles | 1994 Chevy Blazer K5 - 350, 5MT - 140k miles | 2006 Mazda 3 S sedan - 2.3L, 5MT - 130k miles
Wife's Car: 2013 Chevy Volt - 70k miles
Bikes: 1979 Yamaha XS 750 | 1985 Honda Sabre 700

Mike is offline Mike's Gallery  
Reply With Quote

echo, mazda, protege5, toyota, winter

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Shogun Interactive Development Copyright 2015 Shogun Interactive Development. All rights reserved.