In the pass two comparison test the Protege has been in in Car and Driver magazine it has won hands down; one test with the previous model(beat 10 others cars including the Civic) and one with the new MP3. It is obvious that the Protege is a lot better car than the Honda Civic. It looks 10 times better, is faster, and brakes better than any Civic. The new type R will be faster though, but who cares because it looks like a minivan! And if MPS is serious about the Protege it will probably get more than 150hp.