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1990 Mazda Protege - Consumer Reviews

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Great little car
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By Silazius
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1990 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


Review

While the 1.8L DOHC is rated by Mazda at 125 horses, I am convinced that the output on this outstanding engine was at least 10 HP higher. With aggressive tires this car could give other more expensive sporty cars a run for their money. The fit and finish was superb inside and out. The trunk swallowed enormous amounts of luggage. The rear seating was not compromised by the spacious trunk. Very peppy acceleration.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling and great trunk space.


Worst Features

A little more head room up front.


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Good car
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By blonde619
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1990 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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This car has not only been my families
car, but now belongs to me. We have
kept up with the maintnence and it has
lasted us this long and keeps on going!
I will be selling it only because i
want to buy a brand new car. I would
recommend it to any parents looking for
a first car for their teens!


Best Features

No fav. features its just an easy to drive car!


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Long term relationship
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By jjf03
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1990 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


Review

This is one of the best handling front
drive cars that were built around this
time. Bought it brand new, now with
208k. Very reliable, only one
unscheduled trip to dealer in 14
years for transmission inhibitor
switch. Automatic transmission not
as strong as when new, but still feels
pretty healthy. Plastic radiator tanks
are a problem. Still have the original
water pump, but I would change it
every other timing belt change.
This car gets great gas milage, has
lots of features and convenience for
a compact, adequate power,
responsive brakes, and outstanding
handling capability for its class.


Best Features

Handling, performance, reliability


Worst Features

If you can find them, I would get 195/55/14 tires to fit the stock rims.


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This car is good
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By motoki
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1990 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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My girlfriend bought this car for
$1100, and I thought it was too cheap
to expect any adequate performance.
However, although it had almost 200,000
miles! on it, it runs really strong and
accelerates quick. (By the way, I had
2000 Celica GT-S, and I didn't feel
much of difference upto 30 mph.) The
exterior is pretty dated, but what else
do you expect from such a cheap car
other than reliability and performance?


Best Features

Reliability; Light weight which gives me a feeling of control


Worst Features

Nothing can be done on used cars...


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ME AND MY PROTEGE
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By DON
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1990 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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THE DESIGN OF THIS CAR IS NOTHING TO
WRITE ABOUT BUT THE PERFORAMNCE AND
AMENITIES ARE TO BE ADMIRED FROM A 13YR
OLD CAR THAT HAS LUXURIOUS FEATURES AND
KICK BUT PERFORMANCE. THE 5 PEED MANUAL
IS INCREDIBLE!!!!


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