2002 Mazda Protege User Reviews

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Users ranked 2002 Mazda Protege against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 25 2002 Mazda Protege reviews.

    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    25

    Buying It Was A Great Decision — Proteges are badass, what can I say. Handling is great, amazing steering feel, could use more power-ok with manual, gas mileage is great, very reliable. overall, a fun and sensible car to own. would definitely buy it all over again.

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

    Pros: fun to drive, practical commuter

    Cons: none

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    Pos Protege — had everything in the world go wrong with it... its a lemon... car was only 3 yrs old and had to re-do the transmission... pete is most famous for all of his "noises"... cant stand my car... need a new one

    Pros: nothing

    Cons: everything

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Good Buy, Sleeper Like!!! — Sick winter drifts, good handling braking and losta power. Not alot req in the ways of repairs so far and ive bagged it to high heaven. New floor mats are a good buy.. drink holders suck though watch out yo!

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

    Pros: Good gas mileage, and it spanks civic si's... so thats a plus

    Cons: Granny mobile

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Don't Underestimate These Cars! — The best part of my car is the way it handles! It is easily one of the most enjoyable small cars in terms of handling and performance. It get's great fuel mileage, stands up well to daily driving, and it looks good in the process!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Braking is less than impressive

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    2002 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    Zoom Zoom — great little sport sedan with a solid feel to it great price to performance ratio another solid Mazda braking a bit weak but solid into the turns For a daily driver with great gas mileage it is hard to beat!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: performance/price

    Cons: chews up tires

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    2002 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    A Fairly Solid Daily Driver. Will Make A Decent Beater One Day If I Can Keep It On The Road. — Gets the job done. Started having issues after 100k. Broken idler pully, brake caliper in the last ~2000 mi (at 108k now). Doesn't like powershifting. Shift forks are the tranny weak-spot and cost ~$1250 to replace if you have excellent connections. Engine still runs strong, gets around in the winter with snow tires. ~27 mpg average.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: To get somewhere

    Cons: You want a fast car.

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    What Do You Think?? — the performance is not bad, braking sucks, front disc, rear drum, accel is pritty good, and handles really good. it built good, only a wheel beering, so far. the interior is coming along, and exterior need to be painted. i love driving my car, as much as i can! cant drive in the winter.

    Pros: My Mazda protege has done very well, for what I have put her through!

    Cons: I have no complaints!

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    2002 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    Mazda Protege — like- everything dislike- could use just a litle better horsepower well they made me use more words so i am just going to babble about driving it. it has a good take off for a four cylinder my 0-60 is about 8.6 seconds in an automatic and it is pretty much stock.

    Pros: good

    Cons: none

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Way To Go Mazda!! — My Protege, what can I say about it. I love the damn car!!! Its my little Honda/neon/focus/Ford F-150/(and just recently)Firebird slayer. Ive had the car for a fantastic 42000 miles and I see no sign of trading it in at any point soon. The performance of it is amazing, easy to drive, great stock sound system, and comfortable ride. WAY TO GO MAZDA!!

    Pros: Read my review, excellent acceleration and handling, can autocross even stock.

    Cons: None that I can think of.

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Little Fun On Wheels — What is good: Handling, cornering, acceleration is decent for a 4 cyl. Style - in my opinion best looking Mazda - nothing excessive. Inside soft plastic. Seat covers are decent unlike 05 Honda Civic. Some people say it is noisy - I say turn up the music! Suspension is hard - but I can take on ramps at 100km/h What is Bad: Car is 100K, things changed/worked: at 40 K sanded from disks between 70K and 80K - a warning light for hand brake and ABS both came on. Do not know what that is, could not read error code. Usually comes up when it is really wet. So for the most of summer or winter i am riding with these off. decided not to fix it. at 90K changed all brake pads, front calipers (right one was shot) and from disks. at 100K lost my transmission. Something got broken inside and a pin fell out. Lost all oil. Replaced. at 100K replaced stabilizer links - front end is Mazda's problem at 100 K shows signs of rust under from right door and under rear fenders - will have to fight rust again. Overall - I would recommend this car. if good care is taken of it it'll be a joy. Watch for front end

    Pros: handling

    Cons: strating to have problems

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    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

    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

    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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