as it was with muscle cars, we're always looking for that grandma kept grocery getter with ultra low miles and garage kept etc. Well, maybe it could be the same with us Mazdaheads. So i found a 2001 Protege LX2.0 last december. I first saw it posted at 6400$ and watched it trickle down to 3900$ which is where i caved and bought the damn thing. Mind you the mileage reported on the listing was 65,000miles. A 2001 vehicle with less than 70,000miles on it. Called and asked two questions, whether it was a smokers vehicle which it wasn't, and if it was a grandma car which it was. I was down there the same day to make it mine. Sure enough, grandma car it was, i also found dealer maintenance records from the mazda dealer that originally SOLD the car when it was new, recorded all the way to 54,000miles. The interior is pristine, the sunroof was opened maybe all of once in its life, and the rest of the doors feel like factory seal. So far, things done were just getting some fresh tires on it of course, tinting the windows as it was a fishbowl from hell driving it from the dealer. I found the OE fog lights found on the ES models and got those installed/relay/wired up. Double lucked out and found the OE strut tower brace found on the Mazdaspeed protege and Protege5 models. My dremel saw the most work ever as i had to mod the cruise control actuator bracket to still work with the strut tower stiffeners. Operation liven up a 20 year old vehicle is coming along nicely.