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1998 Mazda Protege

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It's an O.K. generic car
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By trew
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1998 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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Wife bought this new in 1998. It was
overpriced and underpowered, but has
been extremely reliable. We had
problems with the plactic breaking off
into the door locks. The exhaust
manifold cracked and had to replace.
Has been a good all around, "plain
jane" car. Not much styling to it -
looks like a jellybean like most other
sedans of that year. Overall, a
decent car.


Best Features

Great gas mileage. Doesn't draw too much attention. Very reliable. Wife likes it. Gonna drive the wheels of it.


Worst Features

Needed more power and better styling. The driver's seat doesn't slide back far enough for tall people.


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Sweet car
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By iBlue
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


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My wife drives this car. She loves it
since day one. It's as sweet as her.
Everything runs great so far and she
praises it more than me:(

As the passenger (sometimes), I would
like to complaint its comfortness. But
I am not sure the discomfort is caused
by the car design or my wife 's poor
driving skills/habits...

Anyway, I bought a Mazda later too.


Best Features

Roomy front passenger seat. Reliability. Feul efficiency excellent. Make my wife happy!


Worst Features

Improve passenger's comfortness.


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Love my 5 year old Protege!
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By jalth
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1998 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


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I have had my car for over 5 years now,
bought it with 30 miles on it. I drive
it about 11,000 miles a year. This car
has been so good to me. I have only had
1 minor problem so far with it, the
shifter froze one winter and wouldn't
shift, but that was fixed years ago.
This car has been so dependable, I
would recommend to anyone.


Best Features

dependable, reliable, very roomy, great with gas


Worst Features

a little more power, would be nice if 14-inch tires came standard with car.


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Great Buy!
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By Brad H.
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1998 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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1998 Mazda Protege LX has been my best
used car purchase ever. I got a great
deal on a clean model and other than
changing the timing belt as a
preventative maintenance item, I have
had no expenses other than gas and
oil. Smooth ride, adequate performance
(even with the 4-speed auto), and good
handling have made me a happy owner.


Best Features

LX model includes A/C, cruise control, tilt wheel, CD player, power windows, locks, and mirrors - all standard and all work flawlessly.


Worst Features

A tad more power, which has been added to later models, would be nice.


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Never been impressed more!
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By Civad
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1998 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan


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This is my first car (used). I bought it
at 53,300 miles, and currently at 65k
miles, I haven't had too many troubles
with it. I drive the car off road as
well, most often without any problems.
The fuel economy is good at 30 MPG
city/highway mix. Overall, I am pretty
impressed with this car. After spending
over $1k in the past year over scheduled
maintenance and/or parts replacements,
(including 60K scheduled service) my
mechanic says that my car is as good as
new :).




Best Features

The car is roomy. This includes rear seats. I havent heard anyone complain when more than three people travel.


Worst Features

The car is too noisy. (I only hope this will be true some day!!) All Wheel Drive??


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