1993 Mazda Protege User Reviews

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    1993 Mazda Protege Review
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    Reliable Little Beater! — 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 looking little thing, it has grown on me immensely over the last three years. My biggest complaint with it is the exhaust leak. The car is very loud, but still drives like a charm. We rented a 2010 Mazda3 for a road trip that we took recently because we wanted something a little quieter. I was amazed to find that I was actually happy to settle back into my little Protege after the trip was over. My brother also owned a '93 Protege for a few years as a student. He drove it around Winnipeg and also made numerous trips with it from Saskatoon to Winnipeg. He never had any complaints about it and never had to do any major repairs. This summer he drove it out to Montreal and sold it to a wrecker once he got there - still mechanically sound with over 300,000k on it. (Getting it safetied in Quebec wasn't worth it). An awesome little car that I would recommend to anyone looking for something cheap and reliable.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good fuel mileage
    Low maintenance costs
    Great turning radius
    Good handling
    Great visibility

    Cons: Exhaust leak (around 150,000k)
    Ugly

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    1993 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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    "old Faithful Green Machine" — 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 less than $1,000 simply because I know its worth.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: VERY reliable car. I have had it since brand new off the lot and other than normal wear and tear, it is the best car that I've ever had.

    Cons: It is getting old and more repairs/maintenance is needed.  Also, it needs some cosmetics done to it.

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    1993 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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    Nice To Have But Only For Serious Car Lovers — it is fun to drive but a bit weak in the acceleration department. that is easily remedied if you find the model with the DOHC engine. has a few squeaks but that due to it being 16 years old. i like the lines of the car thaey are very subtle but eye catching. mileage is great, it is comparable to our other car. ( 2000 ford focus)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the exhaust

    Cons: the struts

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    Buy American — its a piece of crap and i would not suggest it for anyone, unless you have too much money that you really want to waste. definitely buy american. it has cost me way too much money and the only reason that i bought it was it was cheap. i wonder why.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it was cheap

    Cons: its a POS

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    Beat To Hell But It Had Some Really Good Years — When this car was finally taken to the "big junkyard in the sky" the steering bearing was going, it had a headlight out, the radiator was leaking bucketfuls and the horn had been relocated to under the dash since the foam in the steering wheel was too weak and kept triggering it. But let me tell you, this car was the most fun I've ever had. It lasted until just about my Sophomore year of college and it had over 150k on it. The body had been eaten away by seeming cancerous rust but that car still ran. And what's more it got more than 35 miles to the gallon. I'll never forget that car.

    Pros: Fun, Quick, Tight turning, good handling, snow never stopped it, reliable

    Cons: Metal = rust, little things broke, suspension was replaced frequently

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    Good Stuff — ummm its a good car, good acceleration and braking, especially on the manual.

    Pros: Acceleration, braking, mileage, price

    Cons: doesnt look fantastic

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    1993 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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    The Most Cost Efficient Car I've Ever Owned! — Very practical and reliable car! Took it to LA and Las Vegas in '98. Never had any serious issues during the time I owned it. It was actually the GT model, but that choice was not available here.

    Pros: Easy on the bank account.

    Cons: Little to no torque.  Fairly bland style.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    2001 Mazda Protege Reviews

    An Excellant Car And Fun To Drive. It Has Power,acceleration And Good Braking Power. By Mazda544

    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 th... Read More

    Love This Car!! By Schus8507

    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... Read More

    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

    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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