1996 Mazda Protege Review Ratings
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
Great gas mileage; comfortable for 4 passengers; good car for / after college
Could use a bit more power, but no real complaints.
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
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
Window tint, taillight tint, 13 inch rims haha
acceleration, 4 doors
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
strong foreign engine
not much you can do with the body kit
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.)
1996 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
30 some miles per gallon
Currently needs a little work
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.
Reviews From Other Years
Go-cart Ride For A Daily Commute Or Quick Trip Around Town.
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
I'd Have 2 Of 'em If I Can Find Another One!
Zooom Zooom! Practically stole this car with 150K on it! (bought it DIRT cheap) I'm impressed by it's durability, longevity and quality. Still have a little work to do to the suspension and carpet ... Read More
2002 Mazda Protege Manual
This car is a blast to drive! truly a perfect daily driver for anyone on a budget. The car is sporty too as it comes from the factory with a sporty stance. The car really can move if you give it gas. ... Read More
Awesome Zoom Zoom Gas Saver
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
An Excellant Car And Fun To Drive. It Has Power,acceleration And Good Braking Power.
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
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
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
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
Bottom Line For The Moneys Worth This Is A Great Car For Any Beginner Driver
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
Its Really Reliable
Loved it had great gas mileage fixed mine up real nice got almost most of the body lighter and lowered the suspension. added a nice assortment of features to keep everybody entertained. gas mileage on... Read More