1997 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Sucks swamp water

1997 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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38 Total Reviews

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Sucks swamp water
By JustMe on


1997 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


Interior dome light has never worked
(Dealer couldn't fix)

Power windows track broken at 70K, but
I only open the window once a month.

Power window switch broken at 70K. No
one every uses it. How could it wear

Internal Engine noise when cold at 90K,
charged $1,300 for repair. Problem
returned in a week later. Now dealer
reports to me that it isn't worth

If I fail to use high test gas, valves
ping. Tech's recommendation - "Use the
good stuff". So, I used the good stuff
and then this reportedly destroyed the
catalytic converter (Another $800.00)

6 model years old and the blower motor
going bad.
One thing after another..

Best Features

I did manage to get 70,000 miles on the original tires.

Worst Features

The car is underpowered. The car is unreliable over the long haul.
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