2000 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: LotsaMiles

2000 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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DX Sedan (1.6L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By tedg on


2000 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan


We have had this car since it was new 11 years ago - it replaced another just like it that died on us, and it now has 224,500 miles on it. Though we are looking for a new vehicle, we plan to keep this one as a second vehicle for use locally. I was amazed that you give mpg as 25 - 27; we've never gotten less than 32, usually more, up to 38! Perhaps part of that is my exclusive use of Mobil 1 oil; with the vagaries of gas pump shut-offs, regardless, I feel 34-35 mpg is what we have (and continue to get) for mileage. Driving it's been a pleasure, though it's showing signs of age - noisiness, mostly.

Best Features

Snappy acceleration and good steering control; handles well on slick, snowy roads as well as dry pavement.

Worst Features

Make a hybrid version.
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