2001 Mazda Protege User Reviews

2001 Mazda Protege Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 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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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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Alyssa185 writes:
2001 Mazda Protege Review
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My 01 Protege — Well.. I love the car for that fact that its so reliable.. I've rarely had a problem with it and when I did it was something simple.. Like the seatbelts get stuck in the back all the time. Other than that its aq wonderful car.. Small.. Great on fuel.. The only thing I dislike would be the fact that its totally a mom-mobile. Not your average car for teens. But oh well. The pros outweigh the cons in this one.

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Mazda544 writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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I am still driving my 2001 Mazda Protege 2.0 ES. It has now 202000 km.

Cons

The car wheel hubcaps is the worst I have come across,they break out easily, all my
hubcaps are badly broken.The tires were very costly to replace,the size and speed
rating V are not readily available.It uses 91 or up octane gas.

Mazda544
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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 the will a passing mark of 100 This car of mine has giving me more than 12 years of coninous service.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jason writes:
2001 Mazda Protege DX Review
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Handling
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Efficient (great MPH)

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Poor build quality felt cheap

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Not Exactly The Best — This was an alright car at best. Performance. Braking: good good response Handling: very good, turns like it's on a track Acceleration: good, beats most 4 bangers I've seen out there Build quality: bad, as you can see from the picture above, this was a 20 mph crash and the radiator/intake had completely been destroyed Thank god Mazda doesn't make these anymore

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Schus8507 writes:
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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handles great!, good gas milage, looks awesome, comfortable

Cons

bit of a bumpy ride, not so good in the snow with stock rims/tires

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Love This Car!! — blind spots are a minimal worry, proformance is better than expected, car looks great!, all and all... this car is the best purchas i've made since college classes. i would highly recomend this car to anyone thinking about getting one.

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Jason writes:
2001 Mazda Protege LX 2.0 Review
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Easy to park, fun to drive

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NONE

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Nothing Can Beat The Mazdarati, Lol — Accelerates well. Gets about 27 mpg. Handles quite well... hugs curbs. I haven't need to do many repairs on this car. Fairly inexpensive to maintain. I love driving everywhere we go. It is a nice car, but wish I would have bought the MP3 version.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amanda writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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sunroof, a/c, power everything.

Cons

Rockers, e-brake.

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I Like My Mazda...that's Why I Bought It. — i bought it and it looked in good condition. The rockers were rusted but other than that, Dana fixed everything so i'm happy.It's gold and it has a sunroof, keeyless entry, a/c, power windows and locks. It's an automatic.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dylan writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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Handles very well even when stock

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no top end hp

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Protege 2.0 — The es version is very well put together, the sport suspension that is easily upgraded, quailty brakes and a very quick car. The 2.0 engine has extream mid band power but nothing eles around it because of mild cams and a computer that holds back the power(easily changable). The car is so much fun to drive it has 150k and i beat the crap out of it everyday and it just takes it, with a aftermarket ecu the gas mileage isnt as good but it still gets around 20

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

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A.j. writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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its just fun.

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the stock body kit

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Great First Car. — i like it it has great acceleration and handles like its driving on glue. very light. very fun to drive as it is a 5 speed manual. inexpensive to insure and buy and mods are frairly reasonably priced. looks good with slight modification. i dont like the stock kit, but with side skirts front lip and rear valence, very nice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mikey writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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Every thing is nice

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Not as well on gas ,not bad but not if you want total economy  

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This Car Is Fun To Drive And Romp On — This car handles very well at high speeds and cornering , For a 4cyl 2.0 it can really get up and go reaching a nice 6,500 rpm's at redline , I only wish that the Es model had the same turbo setup as the mp3 protige, if I decide to keep this car down the road and have the money I will completely convert this car into a stage 2-3 mp3 ; )

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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Good gas milage, inexpensive, cheap on insurance cost.

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its slow.

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Good Car For Someone Wanting A Good Looking Car To Drive Year Round And Get Good Milage. — It looks good, handles decent, but its slow! not many good performance parts available, gas milage is great though, cost of ownership is not cheap but not too expensive, often mistaken for a damn subaru impreza. Winter handling is decent. Not many other MP3s out there.

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

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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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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

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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

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"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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