• (4.7) 7 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $888–$2,232
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 29-33
  • Engine: 92-hp, 1.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Mazda Protege

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Worth Every Penny and Mile!

by Jo from Dallas, TX on April 29, 2015

I've had this car for 17 years, with nearly 200,000 miles on it. Only had to replace the clutch once. Once! And passes inspection in all areas every year. Reliable for the time it was built in the 90'... Read Full Review

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