1996 Mazda Protege

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$12,695

starting MSRP

1996 Mazda Protege

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • DX

    $12,695

  • LX

    $14,095

  • ES

    $15,695

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.4
  • Interior design 3.2
  • Performance 3.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 3.2
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Best 12K car I've ever owned!

We bought a 96 LX for 12,000 dollars and kept it for 12 years and put 162,000 miles on it and never spent a dime over basic maintenance. That engine was as smooth at 162K as it was at 162 miles. With the 5-speed manual, we averaged in the low 40's on long trips and averaged mid 30's in city driving. It had a large trunk and a big backseat. It was the 3rd of 5 Mazda's that we have owned. I currently drive a 07 Mazda3 that is also a great car!

4.0

'96 Protege LX

This little car has everything you need for a student, commuter, or small family car. I use it for all of the above and there is plenty of room for my kids two car seats in the back and the trunk holds alot for a car it's size. Mine has power everything and has had very few problems since it was new. Got a good deal out of a neighbor who bought it new and would tell anyone looking at similar small four door sedans to look no further.

3.7

96'Protege ES

This car has most options for the year Alloy wheels,Sunroof and 4 Wheel ABS. For how small the engine is this car should get better MPG All it gets is about 21-23 MPG Combined.

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