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1997 Mazda Protege User Reviews

1997 Mazda Protege Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 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: 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

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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 1997 Mazda Protege reviews.

Иван-Филип writes:
1997 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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3

Pros

Doesn't rust, looks better than the older gen, 1.8l moves the car allright and touring edition package makes the car even more attractive.

Cons

Some little problems with door actuators and an engine which stalls at low temps even with an auto tranny...

65

1.8 L4 With Auto Tranny Lacks Perforamnce, But Reliability Is There — Not as reliable as my old protégé. Door actuators break, engine stalls when temp is cold (on an auto tranny....), but still is a very good car. Rust doesn't seem to be a problem on those. Fuel economy is average for such a small engine.

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Rahul writes:
1997 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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4

Pros

If you are looking for something cheap,fun to drive, with good mileage.

Cons

no gadgets, shabby exterior looks

25

Its Worth The Money You Spend On It .... Long Lasting Too — Thou the car doesn't have neither striking looks or gr8t specs... but its worth the money you spend. i own a manual gearbox one, its fun to drive with a reasonable acceleration and top speed of 105 mph. Interiors are a pretty decent, doesn't have any exciting gadgets to play with. Mileage: City: 23-26 mpg Highway: 30-34

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Christopher writes:
1997 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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3

Pros

gas saver

Cons

slow

25

Winter Car And A Dd — its slow and has nothing going for it but it is a good car that is good on gas

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Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 1997 Mazda Protege reviews.

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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

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 By mommacatt

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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