2000 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Weird Quirks

2000 Mazda Protege Sedan - Consumer Review

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Weird Quirks
By tasia41 on


2000 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan


I like my 2000 MAZDA Protege ES, but
weird quirks with it. Driving 65 mph -
there is a whistle that screams through
the dash vents. Played with the
controls-nothing helps. Funny smell
from air conditioning (no dead
creatures found). Smell is sickly
sweet. Heat also creates strange smell.
Rear passengers stay hot all the time.
Problems with auto entry. (Electrical?)
Moon/sun roof also creates a screaming
sound. Can correct by holding down the
unit with hand. Shouldn't have to do

No Umph. Try to merge into highway
traffic is slow (manual shift).
Hamster drive.

Best Features

Good visability. Good styling / good looking car. Firm body. Seats comfortable.

Worst Features

Better horsepower. Zoom-zoom does not apply. Car has no guts.
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