2002 Mazda Protege User Reviews

2002 Mazda Protege Top Comparisons

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 21 - 25 of 25 2002 Mazda Protege reviews.

    2002 Mazda Protege ES Review
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    35

    Very Impressed! — Great car for the price. Very reliable, (80K and no problams.) Fun to drive. Looks sporty for a small car.

    Pros: Everything but road noise and rough ride.

    Cons: Road noise and a rough ride. (because of low pro tires.)

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    Sex On Wheels, Nothing Else Looked Better At That Price — My all time favorite car, beautiful looks, nice interior, very good price, best looking in it's class~ good handling and good build quality.

    Pros: Zippy, sexy, solid car, good handling

    Cons: More power would be nice

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Very Reliable Car — expensive on gas cause it has a 2 l motor fun to drive lx model offers a lot of luxury

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: expensive on gas

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    65

    Awsome Car, Even With An Auto Tranny. 2.0 L4 Just Plain Rocks — Interior is beautiful, car is super reliable, styling is very nice. Engine has a lot of torque at any rpm (including low), which makes it a better engine than the already great 1.8 l4 of the previous generations.No rust problem, NOTHING on it broke in over 6 years owning it, with the exception of a stupid anti-pollution device, the egr valve.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Car is addictive and you'll find yourself revving it all the time (which doesn't help fuel consumption hehe).

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    2002 Mazda Protege LX Review
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    Fun Yet Practical Car — This car isn't the most exciting of vehicles yet has great performance for a sedan. It looks fairly sporty and drives wonderfully. The Protege is a very practical car, getting good gas mileage and having adequate room for four people plus their things, yet it holds its own when you want to be a little sporty. A very good car for every day use, or just to go out and enjoy a drive. Overall, it is very low cost for maintaining the vehicle. Especially with an average 30 MPG. I've had a few things that have needed to be replaced, but nothing more then what you'd expect with maintaining a vehicle. I'd definitely say this is a good one and lives up to Mazda's fun and "Zoom-Zoom" nature.

    Pros: Pretty much everything.

    Cons: The gear ratio runs the RPM's a little high for my taste when driving at highway speeds.  Still gets great gas mileage though.  So not too much to complain about

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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

    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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