2001 Mazda Protege User Reviews

2001 Mazda Protege Review Ratings

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  • 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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"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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2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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handles great!, good gas milage, looks awesome, comfortable

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

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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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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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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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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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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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one of a kind

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its a mazda

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Not Bad But Better Cars Out There — This car was also a numbered car, they were either blue or orange the power in this car wasnt the greatest it had 145 hp but 101 hp to the wheels it was great on the hwy but crap out of the blocks

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cheap and good.

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Not much.

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Meh. — This car is average. It is not the best. It won't make you cool but neither would it embarrass you. Performance is okay. The appearance is fine with me. These kind of stuff are pretty subjective. So, yea, overall, I give it a 3.5/5. :D

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great gas mileage. My top recorded was about 35mpg

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A few finicky things can go wrong, but easily fixed.

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I've Put Over 50k Miles On The Car Since I Got It, And It Still Runs Excellent At 170k. — The car has been great for the last 4 yrs. I bought it when it was 4 yrs old. Only thing's I've had to replace were a coil pack, spark plug wires, and intake manifold gasket. The dealer told me it was bad. Ended up getting it fixed for free. Great car overall. Love the body styling. Great power for what it is. 2.0 engine in a manual is fun to drive! One downside is the bottom of the front doors is starting to rust. Not sure if it's a manufacturing thing or not.

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2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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Amazing Handling and long lasting style.

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Lack of accerlation power.

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2001 Mp3 — -One of the best handling car in the market. -Unique style, color (laser blue) back to the year 2001. -First car in North America that comes with a stock MP3 head unit. Also comes with Kenwood amp and subwoofers. -Limited production, only 250 ever made and sold across Canada. -Made in Japan. -Lack of power (2L N/A), but good on corners with Tokico Shocks and Racing beat Springs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Mazda Protege Reviews

Good Small Car By brad_isu

Sporty, handles well (except in snow and ice), reliable, and roomy for a small car. Road noise is a bit loud though. Gas mileage is between 20-30 MPG. Haven't had much maintenance other than standa... Read More

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

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2002 Mazda Protege Reviews

Sporty Family Car With A Decent Gas Economy By Krassimir

Like the low cost to maintain, visibility, sport style, acceleration, fits 5 comfortably, has ample cargo room, reliable engine, moon roof, good sound system. Has overdrive. Breaks really well. Little... Read More

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

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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1998 Mazda Protege Reviews

Good Ride By spnorman

If you want a good car for basic transportation with low maintenance and operation costs, this is the answer. Good room inside and decent performance. Good mileage. Fun to drive. The car will keep... Read More

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

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