1996 Mazda Protege User Reviews

1996 Mazda Protege Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 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:3.2 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
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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Hyundai06 writes:
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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5

Pros

MPG, Bulletproof Automatic transmission,Handling, Easy to work on

Cons

Brakes

Hyundai06
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Very Reliable 220,000 Miles And Climbing! — I love my car, I've had it for 7 years now and other than basic maintenance this car has been trouble-free. yeah it's rusty but it's very trusty! I hope to get another car soon but for now this car will do.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Greg writes:
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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4

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Great gas mileage; comfortable for 4 passengers; good car for / after college

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Could use a bit more power, but no real complaints.

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Mazda Protege — My wife and I purchased our Mazda Protege, used, when we moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Denton, MD, where she got her first teaching job. The car was a good choice for us, at the time, just starting out after college (engaged at the time). Great fuel economy. The car was comfortable for multiple passengers. At 6' 250 lbs, I was comfortable if I had to ride in the back seat. Our model had a sun / moon roof, which was nice on a pleasant day. At the time, our apartment didn't have A/C, nor did my truck, so we drove around the Eastern Shore of Maryland after school / work to be in air conditioning and learned some of the side-streets and non-beach traffic roads. All-in-all, the car was good for us. We bought it in 1997 and traded it in for her Kia Sorento in 2004.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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4

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30 some miles per gallon

Cons

Currently needs a little work

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Hoping It's Nice For Me. — I have not had much time to drive it because I just bought it, so I don't have much to say about it as of now. From what I have driven it, it's a nice car and it gets great gas mileage, so it's relatively cheap to fill the tank.

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ChrisAM writes:
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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strong foreign engine

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not much you can do with the body kit

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Will Be A Great Sports Car — Iv only had my car for about a year or so and i love how it pulls. its an automatic but runs as if its a manual. the torque though needs a bit of performance, but other than that it tears the road apart. the hard part is finding parts for my mazda considering its an older vehicle, but other than im a proud Mazda owner!

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

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Karol writes:
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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3

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Window tint, taillight tint, 13 inch rims haha

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acceleration, 4 doors

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Not Bad, Not Good — 0-60 is 10 seconds which is slow Built better than domestics Not the best looking car but it gets me places. Takes $20 to fill up the gas tank no really a fun car but its good on gas. good first car eh?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1_love4myprotege writes:
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This Is The Best Car I've Had — I love the way it sounds, it drives really smooth, and how you move the windows to meet your needs, wicked

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:4,000

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1989 Mazda Protege Reviews

This Car Is Really Good On Gas By mudonthetires

This car gets excellent gas mileage. It is a pleasure to drive and handles great to be as old as it is. Only problem i've had is the clutch. I've put new tires,headlights and a battery in it. That's a... Read More

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1990 Mazda Protege Reviews

Oldie But Goodie! By jflo711

Its a blessing in disguise! Looks ugly and old but runs sooo well. I never would have thought from the looks. Ummm..it goes pretty fast. Would love it if i had money too fix it up.hopefully soon... ok... Read More

I Love It. By Andrew

A very solid, depandable, basic car that could be amazing with some modifications. It won't die no matter how poorly you treat it. Excellent fuel economy, and the DOHC engine has lots of potential. St... Read More

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1991 Mazda Protege Reviews

Fantastic Car! I Love It! By James

Acceleration is great with the 5-speed manual transmission. Brakes work very well, even in the snow and on some ice. Cornering is a breeze. I have had some repairs, outside regular maintenance, but I... Read More

Mazda Tough By King

The toughest little car I ever had. I bought it used from a family member. We maintain the care regularly. I would like to find after-market performance parts. The car is really fun to drive. It... Read More

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1992 Mazda Protege Reviews

Look It Over Real Good Before You Buy One By Kyra

The ratings are based specifically on my Protege, not the make in general. It had the capabilities of being a decent car. It ran great, would've stopped better if I could have afforded to replace all ... Read More

Great For The Price. I Was Just Lucky Enough To Find One With Very Low Mileage On It. By ProteGeoff

I was fortunate enough to find one of these hiding out at a small dealership a week ago with only 55k miles on it. picked it up at a very affordable price. I recommend this car to anyone who can find ... Read More

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1993 Mazda Protege Reviews

Reliable Little Beater! By muschke

My husband and I purchased this car at Christmas time in 2008 because we needed something more reliable than what we were driving to make it out to our family gathering. A rather plain and ugly looki... Read More

"old Faithful Green Machine" By mkgill719

I love this car and it is my 1st option to drive between the two vehicles that I own because it is very fuel efficient and reliable. It is also fun to drive. If I had to sell it, I wouldn't ask for ... Read More

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