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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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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2001 Mazda Protege Review
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reliable

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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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2001 Mazda Protege Review
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a Work in progress still

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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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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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Good mileage, all the extras, very dependable

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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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2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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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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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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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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2001 Mazda Protege MP3 Review
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Look, suspension, sound

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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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2001 Mazda Protege LX Review
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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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2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0 Review
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Handling, sporty-feel (and it didn't cost $50000 plus.

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Wish gas mileage was a little better, however i'm no light foot on the pedal.

BamaBG
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Did Lots Of Research-very Pleased! — I bought this car brand new in Feb. 2001-now has a whopping 23,000 miles on it. The 130 hp. engine is very strong. It corners on a dime and gives you a nickle back. I've put Toyo tires (low profile) on it to maximixe handling. This car was built in Hiroshima, Japan. Will probably keep for the rest of my life.

Owner for 7 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,300

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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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