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Mazda Protege Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 105 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2000 Mazda Protege

  • When it comes to small, snappy sedans, the Protege is a tough act to beat.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Attractive styling, comfortable interior, peppy acceleration.

  • Cons

    Odd interior details, no other body styles other than sedan offered.

  • What's New for 2000

    Front-seat side airbags and an improved ABS system are new to the LX premium and ES premium packages. The LX and ES also get illuminated…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (35 total reviews)


Love my protege

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan

I absolutely loved my Protege, it was very reliable, comfy, and fun to drive. I put 150K on it. It also got excellent gas mileage. It will not play burned cd's and had a year where I had to have the belt replaced a few times, since then it's been running like a top. Just traded it in today for a newer car, but was sad to see it go. I really hope it goes to a great home!




Very reliable, very average

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan

I own the stick shift model. 90% highway miles for its entire life (175k miles so far). Averaging 32-33 mpg for entire life. It's aging as expected - can definitely tell it's not immortal; little things breaking, but nothing big yet. Would you believe that I didn't have to replace the front disc rotors until over 90k miles on it? Pretty wild - I really wasn't 'stretching' into unsafe-ness. replacement rotors lasted "only" 60k miles. Clutch still tight, zero oil consumed, and I'm not particularly diligent with changes (avg ~5k miles). Other than the exhaust heat shield getting loose more than once - 2 or 3 welding jobs over time to stop the noise, no odd/out of place troubles.




I loved this mazda

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Vehicle: 2000 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan

I have had my Protege for almost 9 years. I have had very few repairs over the year. Very reliable! It is sporty and fun to drive and easy to handle. I am only selling for another Mazda!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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Full 2000 Mazda Protege Review

What's New for 2000

Front-seat side airbags and an improved ABS system are new to the LX premium and ES premium packages. The LX and ES also get illuminated power window switches. Chrome plating has been added to the inner door handles, and a Mazda symbol now appears on the steering wheel, the parking brake button and the automatic transmission shift-lever button. The Twilight Blue Mica exterior color has been discontinued and replaced with Midnight Blue Mica.

Talk About The 2000 Protege

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10yearcar
10yearcar
01-22-2010
I have a Mazda Protege 2000 SE that I bought in the beginning of 2001 with 15km on it. It has been a great car to us. I have a regular mechanic that my family has been using for 20 years and have alwa...


bunnykins1
bunnykins1
01-19-2011
My 2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS just died with >172K miles. We are buying a house, so money is tight right now. I am thinking about purchasing a 2000 Mazda Protege with <100K miles for $1000 but wo...


good_boy
good_boy
03-06-2006
I bought a 2000 protege (auto) and has only 34 K miles. It runs fine but when I stop on a traffic light or the car is stationary it makes an audible rattling sound. This sound is not their when I am n...