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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 21 2001 Mazda Protege reviews.

Michael writes:
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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4

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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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Edwin writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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4

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Cheap and good.

Cons

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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Jennifer writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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5

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Great gas mileage. My top recorded was about 35mpg

Cons

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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Philip writes:
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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4

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Amazing Handling and long lasting style.

Cons

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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Vincent writes:
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5

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reliable

Cons

not that many convenience options

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My Protege — Above average exterior and interior styling Decent performance No major repairs, except for a window pane that did not roll back up, and a fuse in the AC system that blew. Gas mileage so-so, does not match EPA Definitely a fun car to drive! Cost of ownership is cheap.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rich writes:
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3

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a Work in progress still

Cons

get a manual not auto... i have to drop 2k in a tranny rebuild.

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Awesome Car To Learn On ... Lots Of Possibilities. — performance - 0-60 in roughly 5s. Custom built Cold air intake. 1.6l v4 FWD. Handling- great handling... breaks need a little work. Green outside base coat with a tan interior. Painting exterior black and custom dying the interior myself. Home made hydrogen fuel cells installed... roughly 58-60 mpg. soon getting a kl-ze shipped in with a tranny rebuild.

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Wil writes:
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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4

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Good mileage, all the extras, very dependable

Cons

CD player skips

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01 Protege, Work-car — Fantastic work car. Gets good mileage with a low-geared transmission (designed for the smaller engines available). All the basic extras, handles well for a FWD, alloy wheels, etc. My first car with a sun roof, although its a small sunroof. The factory CD player has issues with skipping, but that's really my largest complaint.

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Peter writes:
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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4

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Unique

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Not the quickest

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Mp3 — Unique, Only 1000 others like it. Not the quickest but it handles pretty well. Its overall a fun car to own. It hasn't been the worst to maintain. Its great in the snow. My bridgestone blizzaks are the best. I have owned it for four years now and can't complain too much.

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Blake writes:
2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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5

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Look, suspension, sound

Cons

speed/hp

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Excellent To Drive. Lacks Hp & Accelleration — This car is tuned by racingbeat with an aftermarket suspension. Stock with 17's and 7-speaker system. Runs off a 2.0l 4cyl engine with advanced timing to put out only 140 hp which is probably its biggest shortcoming. Other than that it handles like a dream and is fun to drive.

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Spencer writes:
2001 Mazda Protege LX Review
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5

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safe, nice torquey engine, and good build quality

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a bit plain though it has nice lines

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Great Torgue For A Little Engine And Very Safe And Reliable — -has a lot of torque for a 2.0L -easy to drive -comfy driving position -good on gas -a little on the plain side -good build quality: nice materials in interior

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1989 Mazda Protege Reviews

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

First Car Ever, Good With Standard Tranny And 1.8 L4 By Иван-Филип

Good car, got rid of it at 355 000kms on the odo and nevr had a SINGLE problem with it... quite impressive.... Read More

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1990 Mazda Protege Reviews

Oldie But Goodie! By jflo711

Its a blessing in disguise! Looks ugly and old but runs sooo well. I never would have thought from the looks. Ummm..it goes pretty fast. Would love it if i had money too fix it up.hopefully soon... ok... Read More

I Love It. By Andrew

A very solid, depandable, basic car that could be amazing with some modifications. It won't die no matter how poorly you treat it. Excellent fuel economy, and the DOHC engine has lots of potential. St... 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

Mazda Tough By King

The toughest little car I ever had. I bought it used from a family member. We maintain the care regularly. I would like to find after-market performance parts. The car is really fun to drive. It... 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

My husband and I purchased this car at Christmas time in 2008 because we needed something more reliable than what we were driving to make it out to our family gathering. A rather plain and ugly looki... Read More

"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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