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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-03-2018, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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I was introduced to the Mazda family with the secondhand acquisition of a 2003 Mazda Protege SE 1.6L standard. That was replaced by a brand new 2015 Mazda 6 GS. I like the handling of these vehicles but it's a pain to fix under the hood. I replaced the clutch and resurfaced the flywheel of the Protege. It was an experience for a first timer. It was excruciating, as I remember I have to take out the front axles and the tranny twice as I placed the clutch the other way. It was a nice standard car but it was starting to rust in the rear driver's side wheel well and replaced twice the blower motor resistor, the brake pads, and oxygen sensors.
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I never had a protege, but I can almost assure you that the 3rd gen 6 is easier to work on than that. WAY more room in the engine bay and just about everywhere else in general.

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My first gen (2006) Mazda 5 also suffered from rust issues. Both rear wheel arches were rusted out, had it repaired and painted, but the rest of the frame were deteriorating. Had to replace the car this summer when I brought it in to repair the exhaust. The mechanic advised not to repair the car and to save my money for another car because of the rust on the frame and oil pan.

Spend a couple of months looking and got a used 2016 Mazda 6 with tech package. Hope Mazda has gotten the rust issue solved.
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