Don't compare it to a Toyota
By Annie Reneer on
1994 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan
Our family has driven many Toyotas into the ground, so maybe it's not a fair comparison. Considering this car had 116,000 miles on it when we bought it, maybe I shouldn't expect too much. It would go many months without repairs, then several repairs all in a row ranging from exhaust problems to brakes to radiator etc. Put way more into this car than our 93 Plymouth Voyager. Body has held up very well. Engine burns a lot of oil. Mystery sounds and performance from a/c, fan and various other locations. Mileage okay for this size car, not great.