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