2000 Mazda Protege User Reviews

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    Gangster Mobile — It definitely could use better acceleration and handling but it only needs the basic maintanence when ever it needs fixing, so its a very solid car. In my opinion its a very good looking car (does not look like the picture anymore) way better, gets great mileage and yes it is fun to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: cheap and good looking

    Cons: slow as a turtle

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    Give Her Time And You'll Fall In Love With Er — Shes a good car that can be transformed into a beauty with the right touches! the 1.8 has quite a fair amount of power for a smaller engine and its been very reliable. I'd give this car a 8 out of 10.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: summer

    Cons: Shes not much to look at when shes stock

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    2000 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    It's A Stick!!!! It's Fun. — I love my little protege. It is my first car and I keep great care of it. It has most of the same specs as the Mazda Miata and has more kick than you'd think. Fun for the road, if not necessarily for the eyes.

    Pros: the interior is nice when well-kept

    Cons: my color is brown

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    All Japanese Created Equal? — The downsides of this car are far more then the positive attributes. When I first bought it the acceleration and power was awesome, much better then my Civic DX I previously owned. However after missing one oil change the car quickly deteriorated and then when I fixed all of the problems, Mazda told me the main problem was due to a recalled part that had never been replaced. The car looks a lot like my civic and definitely cost about the same, however I sometimes wish I had a Honda again.

    Pros: easily modified

    Cons: already have had several problems

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    2000 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Great Car! — This car is a great around-town vehicle. Tight suspension, very peppy engine when in 3rd gear or higher and oerall I do not have any problems with this vehicle other than regular wear and tear. Very fun to drive and nice to look at! I don't mind driving this vehicle at all.

    Pros: Peppy, stylish, professional

    Cons: Could have a bit more power in 1st and 2nd gear, not very fuel efficient around town

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    Mazda Protege 2000 Es — acceleration is very bad but top speed is okay. the look is very nice and it is built tough! handling is very great and easy. gas consommation is good. no need of big repairs but usual things. the car is fun to ride and i recommend it to all of you.

    Pros: look is great, the way it let itself drove

    Cons: acceleration

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    I Love This Car. — Performance - everything is very good considering this is a $4000 car and I am getting a steady 30 mpg. Of course nothing is overly impressive but, isn't a let down either. Build Quality - Most of the car parts are light: doors, trunk, etc. The car in general is built very well though! It has needed no repairs. Only routine maintenance has needed to be performed. I have had this car for about 3 1/2 years now and it has been a daily driver. I have probably put close to 50,000 miles on it since I bought it. It is now pushing 140,000 and is still running like the day I bought it. Cost of ownership - for anyone who has to drive a lot and doesn't want to have to worry about a high maintenance vehicle, this is perfect! I consistently get 29-31 mpg with a mix of city and hwy driving. Fun Factor - 8 of 10 on country roads with 2 or less people in the car. Any more than that and the acceleration starts to decrease drastically. It is a 5 speed and it grips the road well. Also has a sun/moon roof.

    Pros: Gas mileage, no maintenance performed besides regular maintenance (oil changes, etc)

    Cons: Somehow has a scratch or dent in it every other time I turn around. Not really a fault of the car but...

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    2000 Mazda Protege Review
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    Mazda Proteger 2000 — Performance-> Manuel, -- Top Speed : 170 km/h (It's good for a Mazda) Appearance-> Interior : Clean Sit , Nice Dash & A Lot Of Place -- Exterior : Good Painting With a Spoiler And Mag. This Car Is Fun To Drive And To Race With It !! ( 1.8L , 125HP And Very Good Tires) !Go Mazda Go!

    Pros: Nice Body And Clean Interior

    Cons: Little Bit Of Rust

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    2000 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Its Awesome — Its a very smooth ride, and it gets me places.

    Pros: Its small, and easy to drive

    Cons: Brake pedal is kinda hard

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    2000 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Under 100k Mi., Great Gas Milage, And No Problems= One Good Little Car — My car is not much but it is a good car none the less. It gets me where i need to go without any problems and it has a good ride for a small little car. It looks ok i mean its not a sports car but with some work i could make it look a lot better by adding a body kit and new wheels and stuff like that. It gets great gas milage, which i really love! I like it better than my last car which was an 1994 Pontiac Grand AM which sucked lol! I also bought this car for a steal! All in all I am very pleased with my car for now but I wouldn't complain if i got something nicer lol!!!

    Pros: all of the above

    Cons: small, not very fast or sporty, not a Mustang

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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

    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

    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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