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1994 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Old Pro...tege — the cars suprisingly fast. I havent lost a race in it...yet. Its not the best looking but the white wheels help. gets good gas milage. but when i bought it i had to fix alot of stuff before i could even drive it. id recommend getting a newer 1 if your looking for a fairly sporty 4door with a very low running cost.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: lots of unexpexted horsepower

Cons: needed alot fixed right when i bought it

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Blah — it gets me where i need to go. it might be old but its dependable, i like it even if you dont. someday im gonna have a mazda speed 3. until then this mazda will do. i guess im a mazda person.

Pros: it was made the same time i was born.

Cons: its old

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1994 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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1994 Mazda Protege — Ahh...The 1994 Protege...Lets reflect on this a second.......I really have no good things to say. I really do not like the car. The only positive I got out of it was that I averaged around 30 mpg on the high way. It is shaky, not fast at all, have had to repair all the time, lots of squeaks and rattles, ugly as sin, poor interior quality, and its not fun to duck down so people don't see you driving it. I wouldn't buy another mazda in general. (an RX-7 or 8 being the exception)

Pros: Fuel milage

Cons: To many

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1994 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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Good, Effecient Car — only had the 1.8 I believe, single over head cam, with surprising performance. good sold car, I commuted and abused it and it held up good and strong

Pros: efficient and solid. good performance for what it was

Cons: broke a strut haulin a carload. just a couple suspension issues.

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1994 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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It's 14 Years Old And Still Goin - It Must Be A Keeper! — Nice car. Fun to drive. Nice and compact makes parking and lane changes a breeze! And it's a ton of fun to squeeze as many friends in as you can!!

Pros: great steering, breaking, etc. radio. pretty comfortable and fun to drive and zip around town in. EXCELLENT gas mileage!!

Cons: no a/c... which makes for a very hot summer - unless you use what we call the "560" air (all 4 windows plus the sun roof all the way open)

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1994 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Good Engine, Subpar Reliability — The Protege LX's contain Mazda's strong BPD engine, however everything else around it seemed to suck. Infact, I seriously think the engine was the best part of the car. It never burned a drop of oil, and it had decent pep... The car had a lot of nice features, sun roof, cruise, power windows & locks... It was a nice car, but I always had a new repair project for it on a monthly basis:( I probably spent nearly $1000 in parts for this car in the 10 months I had it and lost $1000 when I traded it in for the Vic... It was a bad deal:( Part of the reason I believe the car had so many issues was the way the previous owner took care of it, not necessarily because it was an outrageously awful car. Sometimes, I wonder if I should of kept it... I do miss the stick shift, but I'm not sure if the car would still be running today. I probably would have at least had to replace the clutch and/or the CV joints.

Pros: - Strong little engine, 7000rpm redline:)  I loved the way it sounded too
- Nice features
- Pretty good handling, independent suspension, four wheel disc brakes
- Good rear leg room!!!  Especially for a small car like this.
- Nice trunk

Cons: - BAD reliability... Something new seemed to break every month
- So so gas mileage... 28mpg??? C'mon, I expect better when my Vic can get 25+

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1994 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Little Japanese Sportster... Great On Gas! — small gas saver money saver nice body and interior easy engine work with sporty but a daily driver.

Pros: good on gas, small, sporty, good handling, reasonably easy to work on.

Cons: need modifying to have A LOT of fun in.. haha... FWD =(

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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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