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2001 Mazda Protege User Reviews

2001 Mazda Protege Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 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
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 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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R. Narayan writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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Reliable and well maintained

Cons

No bells and whistles

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Goodbye Friend — 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 when I purchased it from Essington Mazda (I think). It's been a while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

Cons

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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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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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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Mikey writes:
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Every thing is nice

Cons

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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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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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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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

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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

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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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1998 Mazda Protege Reviews

Perfect By Joelle

l love evrything hate nothing everything is great about this car except the horn sounds like a ladybug my kids say.. this is the perfect car for your growing family and also as a first car for the k... Read More

It Was My Fiance's Car And I Plan To Get It Back In Shape And Keep It That Way In Honor Of Her. By Hotwire963

It has been very dependable and has a very forgiving clutch for teaching people how to drive a manual transmission. It is a very basic model and I Love that. I just wish it had cruise control, power w... Read More

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