1997 Mazda Protege 1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Reviews
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Reliable, sensible car
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By MD driver
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


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I've driven this car all over the country, literally. Performs adequately, not powerful at all but extrememly reliable. The gas mileage is great (39ish on the highways). Overall, nothing special, but a good car to own.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, lack of major work


Suggested Improvements

For the car it's meant to be, nothing much


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Love this car!
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By nailgirl
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


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This is the very first car I have ever bought and paid for myself - and it is worth every penny. Of course I make sure I keep up with all of my scheduled maintenance - this car will be with me for a long time!


Favorite Features

Little car with a big heart!


Suggested Improvements

Little more power would be nice


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Excellent reliability
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By Vandersteven
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


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Bought the car used in 2001 @ 30,000kms. replaced the exhaust @150k kms, windshield wiper connecting rod needed to be replaced after using wipers in heavy rain (cheap plastic; the bill was almost $300!!!!!). Besides that, never any major problems. Excellent mileage


Favorite Features

Good on gas, plenty of room in front and back seats. Lots of trunk space.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger cup holders, better quality wiper mechanism. A little more acceleration wouldn't hurt.


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WOULD BUY IT AGAIN!
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By wakaleh
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


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VERY RELAIBALE CAR, SPAECIOUS, ACCOMODATE FAMILY OF 4-5 EASILY, HUGE TRUNK FOR ITS SIZE, NICE LOOKS, VERY COMFORTABLE RIDE.


Suggested Improvements

BIGGER CUP HOLDERS.


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fun car!
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By DreDre
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1997 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


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I love driving this car! I have a 1.5 liter engine, and with a standard it has plenty of pick-up. It shifts like a dream, one of the easiest I've encountered. I'm over 100,000 miles and have never had any major problems with my car. I'll definitely but Mazda again!


Favorite Features

Smooth transmission. Dependability. Comfortable seats. Good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Make the cup holders bigger!


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