1998 Mazda Protege 1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Reliable, fun, needs more power!
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1998 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

1998 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan

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DX Sedan (1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Reliable, fun, needs more power!
By dennisjhs on

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1998 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan

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This is my 5th Mazda, 2nd Protege. Fun to drive, but, even with the manual transmission needs more umph! The 13" tyres don't grip the road very well, so I replaced the wheels with alloys and used the stock LX/ES sized tyres of 185x65x14 and it made a considerable improvement in handling and braking. But, inspite of the manual transmission, its a loud vehicle; I installed Dynashield Extreme and other sound insulation products to kill the road noise. Reliable, has only needed regular maintance in 101,000 miles and a battery. Was totaled in a accident, so I looking for another to replace it.

Favorite Features

Ride, fuel economy and reliability.

Suggested Improvements

Needs more sound insulation. A cruise control and power locks should be a factory option in the DX series.
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