1999 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Fun, safe car---saved my life!

1999 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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Fun, safe car---saved my life!
By ZackieLibro on


1999 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


I bought my '99 Mazda Protege LX used in July of 2003. 3 weeks later, I had a horrible accident with it. The car was totalled, but I walked out with only bruised ribs. The seat belts, air bags, & crumple zones worked great! The cops said they couldn't believe I wasn't badly injured, given how severe the accident was. I loved my '99 Protege. It still drove great at 70K miles. I loved the car so much that I bought a used 2000 Protege to replace it. This is a great little car!

Best Features

5-speed transmission (a must), cd player, tight handling, cool body style, 38 mpg on highway.

Worst Features

Work on limiting road noise, which is a little excessive at higher speeds on some asphalt highways.
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