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1995 Protege

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1995 Mazda Protege

Review Score

4.0 out of 5 stars

4.0

4 Reviews
75% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
3.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Best City Car I Ever Had

by Swimeveryday from Chicago, IL on Mon Feb 25 2008

I got mine used and have driven it 3,000 miles in the first 12 months. It is terrific; very good gas mileage, nimble, decent acceleration, comfortable and easy to park. Complaints? Only that the engine and wheel noise is a little loud. I wouldn't recommend it for families or if you are always hauling stuff, but it takes me and my bicycles and triathlon gear everywhere and on the cheap.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

great little car...so far

by malibuguy from Finksburg, MD on Wed Jan 25 2012

only owned the car for a couple months now...so far so good. Acceleration is not great...but what to expect from 92 rated HP at the flywheel getting sopped up by an automatic. Handling suffers from the economy 13" tires...we plan to address that with 15" wheels and some minor suspension modifications. Gas mileage is lower then expected....27-30 so far. Other then the nitpicking, the car is excellent. Perfect interior layout. Large trunk space. The kids fit with room. Great visability. You feel right driving it & you dont feel excessive...like say an SUV or pickup truck driver.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Worth the gas mileage

by Sunshine from Minnesota on Wed Mar 21 2007

Good mileage but expensive parts. Hard to get out of snow banks since it's so light. Probably better in warm states.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
2 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Great car.

by MamaChida from Greenville, TX on Mon Mar 19 2018

Ive been 2nd owner and had it 19 yrs. I love it. Dont have time and money to restore, so unfortunately, we'll have to part. But I love it.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

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Our Take on the 1995 Mazda Protege

Mazda Motors of America must have been doing something right for its past 25 years on the American market.

For 1995, the Japanese automaker has redesigned and re-engineered its Protege, the company's best-selling model in the United States.

The Protege is classified as a compact sedan, but Mazda says it features interior volume equal to the much- larger Infiniti Q45. The company also includes a host of items normally found in more expensive midsized vehicles.

Mazda tends to identify its Protege with its luxury Mazda Millenia. It doesn't attempt to make comparisons to the Millenia's larger specifications, but to a design philosophy that produces quality, engineered innovation and styling distinctiveness.

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