2000 Mazda Protege User Reviews

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    2000 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    35

    Very Fun To Drive, Reliable — Love my car, would recomend Mazdas to anyone looking for a good car to drive :D

    Pros: Small, good steering, brakes, plenty of trunk space, back seats fold down and extend trunk, pretty zippy, but still good gas milage.

    Cons: Not quite as solidly built as a Honda, but a good second ^^

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    75

    Zoom - Zoom — I bought the car used and been enjoying it since. It certainly has the zoom zoom factor that most mazdas have and handles very good. The standard equipments are pretty good and is euipped well

    Pros: Great handling and good power

    Cons: a little bit noisy and engine likes high RPMs on the freeway

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    2000 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Great Car — Owned since new for 6 years untill someone rear ended it. Crumple zone did it's job absorbing a 4000lb buick at 80+ km/h. Handled great. Drove like new till the day it was totalled.

    Pros: Handles like it's on rails, ergonomically friendly interior overall good build quality.

    Cons: No low end torque, timing belt tensioner broke twice within 180,000 kms (costly repair each time).

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    35

    My First Car. Not Bad. — This was a great used car deal. When I first bought this car it's wasn't appealing. I got a new paint job and added the rims and some Khumo Ecsta tires and firm KYB shocks. Performance wise the engine is disappointing. Carrying the 1.6l ZM engine, the car is under powered, you only start to feel the power after you pass the 2500 RPM range but it still isn't all that. The handling of the car is very impressive though I corner at sometimes over 90 km\h and the tires don't even make a sound. I find that the rear of the car is light and so oversteer highly possible but if you get accustomed to it you can have the back come out like if it was a RWD. This 2000 model doesn't come with ABS either and I think I like that. I get all the braking power I need when I need it and that is necessary for me especially for when I need to bring this car to a stop in a quick time. I probably would get into many accidents if this had ABS. Also, hand braking this baby is sweet, could turn this green machine 180 degress in a flash. Just love this car. The only other thing to comment on is the reliability. I find it's quite reliable. I know most people in Barbados have a fear of Mazda but the truth be told there is no problem it' s just I find mechanics want to have an easy life. I never had a serious problem with my ride. All you need is a qualified and skilled mechanic. The problems faced with these cars are because of the Coil Pack, Idle Sensor and transmission Solenoids. Once these are fixed you have no problems the car runs like a dream. My personal beef with this car however is the fuel consumption. I find that it consumes gas rapidly, even my girlfriends altezza have better gad mileage than this. I get a little over 650 km from a full tank where she gets over 900 km and we pay the same amount to full the tank. Other from that though, this is a great handling ride. Just make sure you are in front at the beginning of the race and ensure there are alot of corners, one of the best handling FWD vehicles I ever came across well that is after the Honda of course.

    Pros: Great Handling
    Precise Steering
    Great Breaking

    Cons: Weak engine
    Poor Acceleration
    Poor Fuel Economy

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    2000 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    35

    Good Sporty Car — I have owned this car for a year now, and i love it to death. Nothing serious has gone wrong, and have all reciepts. I am the 2nd owner. I have; Lowered this car 2.2", Custom cold air intake, Fidenza Short-Throw shifter, Razo Shift knob, Smoked Altezza Tail lights. Pioneer Stereo gear, Sony Xplod 120DB + Head.

    Pros: Good on Gas, 1.8L DOHC engine has lots of power on the highway and in the city, quicker than my civic off the line and running, and compairable to integras.

    Cons: not many !

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    2000 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    Its All About Power To Weight — The Protege is a great car that handles amazingly in the city or out on the long bends. Great mileage followed up with a huge amount of low end torque that does seems to fade away quite dramatically after second gear, which requires a slightly different driving style to get any top end power out of it. Followed up with great reliability and low maintenence costs as well as a huge array of available modifications keeps the protege a welcomed addition to anyones garrage.

    Pros: Amazing handling, low end torque, maintenence, mod options

    Cons: Stock styling a little outdated

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    2000 Mazda Protege Review
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    5
    comfortable smooth ride
    Power Ranked 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage better.
    "bigger engine"
    Front Seats Ranked 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage worse.
    "They are more comfortable"

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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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