by brotherben on Jun 20, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan
Friends at church gave us this car. I replaced 1 tire that had separated. It has a smashed front fender from a previous wreck. It handles like a go- cart and has plenty of pep. I am 6'3" and near 300 lbs and this car is comfortable enough for long trips. It has the 1.8 litre engine and 5 speed manual transmission. With 210,000 miles,the oil still looks like new when changed after 3000 miles. At about 190,000 miles the radiator was replaced due to a crack. Soon after that the water pump went out. I did the work myself. It is a well used beater but still drives like a new car. If I had to buy a small economy car for a college student, this would be it.
by Bob on Nov 10, 2008 Vehicle: 1991 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan
I now have 254000 miles on my 1991 Protege DX. The car is simply the best vehicle I have ever owned in my lifetime. The only major replacement was an exhaust system at 175,000 miles. Other that that its been the simple wear and tears such as brakes, etc. I was a freak with the protege a bit. I would always change the oil at every 1500 miles. My goal is to reach 300,000 with the baby. Her body is still solid and I get compliments from the Mazda dealers on her all the time. The only problem I have is the same as others I read...when it rains bad the windows also fog inside too. That has only started to happen within the las 8 months.
by FHanson on Nov 10, 2003 Vehicle: 1991 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan
Bought in 1993 with 25,000 miles on
it. Ten years later with 202,000 miles
and it still runs great. Mostly just
regular maintenance, brakes, oil etc.
Cheap to fix and easy for do it
yourselfer. Fun to drive and it always
runs. Air still cold and never
serviced. Little if any rust and never