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1991 Mazda Protege

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1991 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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Fantastic car for a purist. Well-balanced. Has the most wonderful steering feel ever. Reliable. Doesn't rust as much as my other car--the 1996 Honda Accord. 8.5 secords to 60 mph, .8g skidpad with stock tires, 16.9 seconds to quarter mile... but oh, how heavenly does it corner. I even prefer its engine sound to the newer Proteges. 30 MPG highway.


Suggested Improvements

6th gear


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By Regretful
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1991 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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I really loved this car -- it was my first new car. I loved its performance, it was great on mileage, lots of room, well designed ergonomically. My experience with this car is that these cars are built to perform, but not to last. My story: the car started to burn oil at 45,000 miles and the issue was a valve problem following a $1200 valve job (thankfully the extended warranty covered it sans a $200 deductible) then 2000 miles more and another valve job (same $), it still burned oil. Fed up, I decided to dump the car for an Acura Integra which I'm still driving at 150,000 miles.


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By AlaskaMazdaOwner
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1991 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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This car lasted a long time with no or very little maintenance. I would sell this car to young or old alike.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Steering.


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The best $400 spent
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By Chad
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1991 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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This Protege got me out of a bind and lasted me 3 years and 40,000 miles. The car ran (and still runs) great. If not for recent suspension and clutch problems, I would drive it until it died. As it is, 3 years, 400 bucks, 40,000 miles, 200 bucks in repairs (passenger side front axle) and it is still going. Beware of some electrical problems that can spring up. My horn button went out, and needed replaced (8 bucks and an hour of work) and my interior lights are on the fritz. It's a 15 year old car, and will be a GOOD 15 year old car.


Favorite Features

Stick, Cruise, Power Windows/Locks.


Suggested Improvements

Watch the electrical stuff.


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GREAT little Car!
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By luvmycar360
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1991 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car at 9 years old with 74,000 miles on it, and what a Great Buy! I had alot of fun in this car. Of course I had to do some routine maintanence, had the tranny rebuilt, and brakes replaced. It died at 12 years old, and a piece of me died as well. I loved this car!


Favorite Features

I loved the sun roof and how the car was very manuverable, and zippy.


Suggested Improvements

bigger trunk? I really do not have any complaints about this car.


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