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1995 Mazda Protege - Consumer Reviews

1995 Mazda Protege

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Blueberry
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By bluberrymica
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Vehicle

1995 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my first car. I inherited it from my dad. I absolutely love this car. If you take care of it, it will take care of you! I have an ES trim, with the bigger engine and alloys. The ES trim is a must. My car currently has 192,000 miles on it, and It will not die anytime soon.


Best Features

Moonroof, suspension, amazing engine (ES models have the same engine of a 1995 Miata), supportive seats, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Needs a 6th gear for the sake of fuel economy. Exhaust header pipes break routinely, and the interior plastic panels have rattled from day 1.


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Best mazda ever
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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By Mazda Lover
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Vehicle

1995 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought it new and still have it. Do not plan to sell it, i shall paint it and keep it forever. Great little car, mine is a stickshift, a little close the gear ratios, but is is fun driving on twisty roads. Extremely comfy, very good abs brakes, discs all around. No complaints whatsoever.


Best Features

Engine, suspension, brakes, seats


Worst Features

Wider gearbox ratios or adding sixth gear with a 0.50 Ratio to save gas. It does not even get you 20 mph per 1000 revs on 5th gear.


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So sad to have lost it
Performance
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By Mazdas Rock
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Vehicle

1995 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan


Review

I loved this car! Bought it from my
cousin at 60,000 miles. Drove it for 8
months and crashed it (great testement
to the power in this little engine). I
was devastated. A little weak on low-
end power coming out of dead stops.
But driving and passing in the fast
lane is a breeze. Plenty of trunk
space. No weird noises, smells or
vibrations coming from under the hood
or anywhere else. I had a 5sp manual
and loved it. Totally solid piece of
machinery. Looked for another Protege
to replace it.


Best Features

Great fun to drive. Zippy for a little car. Very reliable.


Worst Features

Not too much to suggest in the way of improvements.


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Great Value
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By basaralp
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Vehicle

1995 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan


Review

It's a 95. I bought it in May 2000. At
that time, it had 97k miles. I was
kind of worried about the maintenance
cost that would hit me in the future.
I had no major problems with the car.
Only replaced the battery and the rear
muffler in two years period.

ES is a higher end car than LX or DX,
has more features and horses. I am
really satisfied with the performance
of this car. Planning to keep it for
another two years.


Best Features

1.8 Liter engine is powerful enough. Lots of luxury features. Reliable...


Worst Features

Gas mileage is not bad, but could be better.


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