Cheap, reliable, and fun in one.
By Brian Houck on
1995 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan
I bought this car from the original owner in March 2000 with 140,000 miles. It had been well maintained. Other than the drive axles being a weak spot, the car has been great. Just replaced the original alternator a couple months ago, two months after replacing water pump and timing belt. I have a 5 speed, and have always gotten 35-40 mpg in mixed driving. Not a speck of rust and it has never been garaged. I've had a 2000 Pro ES 5speed for two years and I actually prefer driving the 95.