2000 Protege LX
By JBC on
2000 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan
This has been an excellent vehicle. The
interior design is delightful, and the
quality for the money is outstanding.
Mine has the older 1.6 liter engine
which returns about 34 mpg in mixed
driving. Although not very powerful, it
is adequate and very willing
powerplant. Cornering and general
handling is very good. I would
recommend ABS option for these cars as
under hard braking (panic stop)
sometimes the rear brakes will lock up
early. Reliability has been perfect. A
bit noisy on the highway (wind noise)
but still comfortable for small car.
Handling, Free-reving engine, interior
materials, and overall quality.
ABS brake option is probably worth the
extra money as panic braking may cause
early rear wheel lockup. High wind roar
around windows at highway speeds.