1990 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Long term relationship

1990 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

5 Total Reviews

LX Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Long term relationship
By jjf03 on


1990 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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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