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1995 Mazda Protege User Reviews

1995 Mazda Protege Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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benjamonster1 writes:
1995 Mazda Protege Review
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5

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really, really dependable

Cons

not the most exciting car to drive

benjamonster1
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Owned One For 14 Years — I bought this car new, and I still own it. It now has 171,ooo miles on it and the only problem we've had is with the a/c compressor which I've had to replace twice. It gets 40+ mpg on the highway and is very comfortable to travel in. It's still an econobox and not the most exciting car in the world to drive, but it's super dependable and really, really cheap to own and operate. I wish Mazda still built it, because I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.

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Wes writes:
1995 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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4

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Good mileage around town, great shocks

Cons

Poor highway mileage due to the higher RPMS, its geared for around town.

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Alice (95 Mazda Protege) — The car is decent, good for around town. Acceleration is kind of slow, it handles well, and has fantastic shocks. We've only had to fix the exhaust system one, and that was a cinch. Around town, its great on gas, about 33 miles to the gallon if you drive her right. As for fun to drive...if you don't mind listening to a ricer whine, its pretty good. Its great for bumps and such, plus it has pulled out of some tough scrapes. Unfortunately, the car is geared so that at about fifth gear, you're running 35 mph, and above 45 mph your gas mileage goes to hell.

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jcullity84 writes:
1995 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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5

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It's a really great car, I love it. It's 17 years old, gets 36 MPG Hwy, 32 MPG City. I only paid $600 for the car 5 years ago, it's got just over 214,000. Only major problems I had, replaced the distributer, starter, alternator, and replaced the fuel pump twice.

Cons

Parts are expensive, that's about it.

jcullity84
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Great Car — I really like the car, it's great on gas, small and easy to drive and maneuver. Great for a daily driver to and from work. The things I don't like about it, slow at takeoff and parts are pretty expensive where I live, other than that, it's a great car, I've owned mine for 5 years and wouldn't trade it for anything.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ian writes:
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not many

Cons

looks bad, old, doesnt have modern features.

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You Could Probably Find Mine In Olathe At A Used Car Dealership For A Couple Hundred. — I never drove it when it was in good condition, but i learned how to drive stickshift on it, which was pretty difficult considering the tranny was about to drop out any second and the fuel tank about to rupture & explode the car... l

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nancy writes:
1995 Mazda Protege 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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4

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cheap maintainence

Cons

none i can think of

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Worth The Money, Lasted Very Well! — We bought this car used in 2000, it had 83000 miles on it then. it now has 120000 and still running great! we've done only a couple major repairs and normal maintainence. great gas mileage being a 5 speed. very dependable over all.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Angela writes:
1995 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Good Gas mileage, easy parking.

Cons

Not cool looking.  haha

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Great For A Kids First Car. — Handled well. Good first car. Had small rust spots from living in Wi. It was just a little beater car. Did normal maintenance i.e oil changes. Not a sports car or anything, but fun to drive being a little 4 popper. Amazing gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dillon writes:
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good gas milage

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weak

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My Car — I like that it gets about 30 miles to the gallon. Although, my belt broke last week, and i was stuck on the side of the road for about an hour, in the frigid cold. Overall, a good car, but i would much rather have a Ford.

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Mazda Protege Reviews

Great! By dash147

I love my Mazda. I also have a 2001 (LX) too that just keeps going and going and going - and it's at 230000 miles at the very least! And it's like a TANK. Got into a slight accident and it took it lik... Read More

Go-cart Ride For A Daily Commute Or Quick Trip Around Town. By James

Overall, a great Compact Auto. Ranks well in its class. Automatic Transmission - 1 and 2 are great, but the rations on 3 and 4 are not good for higher speed driving. On the interstate at gear 4 at abo... Read More

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2002 Mazda Protege Reviews

2002 Mazda Protege Manual By gonzalezd15

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I will purchase another Mazda since driving this car. I have had the same size Nissan and prefer this over that brand of vehicle. I have spent very little on maintenance. It uses synthetic oil. I ... Read More

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2001 Mazda Protege Reviews

An Excellant Car And Fun To Drive. It Has Power,acceleration And Good Braking Power. By Mazda544

This car is fun to drive, it has power.Other than normal maintenance it does not cost me a lot of money to maintain . Had MAZDA come with a solid wheel hubcaps, and uses 87 octane gas, I would give th... Read More

Goodbye Friend By R. Narayan

This was the first car I purchased and I have maintained it pretty well. The interior and exterior look very good. The mechanicals are good and I have only spent money perishables. The car was new whe... Read More

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2000 Mazda Protege Reviews

Slotege Reviewed By Justin

Great acceleration, braking is okay, handling is amazing. Build quality is pretty good except the weak spots in the body where it tends to rust. Fortunately this protege has had very little rust poke ... Read More

Clark Kent Bought A Kryptonite By Lnny

The 2000 Mazda Protege' tan was about as boring a car can get. I bought it brand new with 5 speed manual transmission. My personality and lifestyle at the time was very conservative and it was proba... Read More

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1999 Mazda Protege Reviews

Ford Escort With A Mazda Symbol On It. By Mark

The car was fantastic on gas with the 1.8L under the hood. The Protege that I owned had a 5-speed manual transmission. Aside from the great gas mileage, it's the only other reason why I kept the car a... Read More

Bottom Line For The Moneys Worth This Is A Great Car For Any Beginner Driver By Gary

performance 1.8l engine that can be easily modded to suit anybody's needs. acceleration is a bit slow at first but can be changed through performance add ons. breaking and handling was designed to t... Read More

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