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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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Good Ride — 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 on going if you do routine maintenance. Cloth interior held up extremely well. All wheels held alignment and the car was easy on tires. Would definitely consider another one in the future.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good room inside and decent performance.  Good mileage.  Fun to drive.  The car will keep on going if you do routine maintenance.  

Cons: none

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Perfect — 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 kids. gotta love it!!!!!! zoom zoom

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I love my little car.

Cons: nothing

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr DX Sedan Review
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It Was My Fiance's Car And I Plan To Get It Back In Shape And Keep It That Way In Honor Of Her. — It has been very dependable and has a very forgiving clutch for teaching people how to drive a manual transmission. It is a very basic model and I Love that. I just wish it had cruise control, power windows and power locks with a key fob. And I wish I could afford to get the A/C working.I wish the " What did you mainly use this car for? " had options " Leisure " , "Main transportation ", and " Show"

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It gets me where I need to go and did not used to cost a lot for maintenance parts.

Cons: Cannot handle much weight and is not made for towing

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Very Economical Driver — Can't say much about this one. Did quite a bit of learning to drive stick on it. Heather owns it now. She has put some money into it but it's well worth it as the car is a very good runner.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: GREAT GAS MILEAGE

Cons: can be expensive to fix

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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Great For People Who Like To Go Fast — it is a car that i have spent much money on and has nice body kit and spoiler, 30ftpounds of torque, 350 hp engine and gets 28mpg very fast and quick for sporty riders, manual very fun for drifting around corners

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

Pros: quick

Cons: not a family car

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr ES Sedan Review
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I Did Not Like This Car. — Performance: couldn't go up a hill Build quality: it was not too bad, but felt cheaply made Appearance: a boring sedan Cost of ownership: decent gas mileage, decent maintenance Fun Factor: boring and irritating, I did not enjoy using it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: cheap

Cons: awful to drive

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Mazda Protege — PERFORMANCE: the acceleration sucks does not have enough power to pass,or get out of driveway into traffic.the braking is good for a little car BUILD QUALITY: it its starting to rust in the fender wells, has needed front rims replaced and transmission starting to skip at a 112,000 miles but when it needs to be fix it is expense and takes to long to get part, no room under the hood to do work even with just a wrench APPEARANCE: styling is crappy COST OF OWNERSHIP: gas milage is the only reason i keep the car 32mpg. FUN FACTOR: the car is not too bad to drive but could have more power

Pros: gas mileage, radio

Cons: not enough power, looks bad, no room under the hood to work on anything

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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Mazda = Quality. — Aside from having an engine designed for economy (lacking on power) its got great gas mileage, looks great, rides comfortable, and works beautifully. I haven't had many problems with it. With the manual tranny, this car really isn't too bad to drive. I'd recommend this car to anyone that needs something good and reliable.

Pros: Looks great, good gas mileage, comfortable for those under 6'4"

Cons: Lacks on pickup.

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1998 Mazda Protege 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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My Mazda — I love my car in general! i get about 40 mpg! I was in an accident and she held up like a tank. The power at take off could be better but that is what you get with a 1.5 L engine. i have had this car for years, it now has 195,000 miles and climbing! no problems yet!

Pros: everything

Cons: power

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1998 Mazda Protege Review
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Reliable, Cheap, Good Car For A Learner — Mazda's 323 BA /P 3 door series, with hatchback offers lots of space and is a everyday car, very safe to drive in every conditions

Pros: cheap, solid, reliable

Cons: noisy engine, not very fast, although a pretty high fuel consumption

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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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