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1994 Mazda Protege

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 24/Hwy 33/Comb 27 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1994 Mazda Protege Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 78 Ratings for the 1990 - 1994 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.4/10

Very dependable. Just had complete tune up

By on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,700

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Low miles, drives great, great price"

Cons: "Weathered a little bit."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My Mother's car which she only drove around town. Only has 60,700 miles and is a 1992! Runs like a charm. Just completed a complete tune up and it drives great. This car has been the most dependable car ever!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Timeless Classic

By on Thursday, February 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 245,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Car"

Cons: "Trunk doesnt stay open by itself, have 2 hold it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Amazing little car, just keeps going and going (well did till it was totaled last month). Easy to maintain, tires are cheap, great gas mileage, cheap to register, never failed CA. emissions, built solid, no cheap parts like my 2006 Chevy, trunk space is amazing, this was a daily commuter vehicle for 20 years. Did put a used engine in 2 years ago cost was $ 499.00. and some transmission work $ 1000.00 last year (after 19 years go figure)."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Extremely reliable and maintainable

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 258,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable and maintainable"

Cons: "Rear vw mirror a little low, partially blocks view"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"1992 Mazda Protege - Other than normal maintenance, including AC compressor at 180,000 mi and CV joints at 220,000 mi, the only significant repair was valve seals at 203,000 mi. I was able to do that myself. I'm at 280,000 miles with the original clutch! It has some wear, but basically still very sound and reliable, easy to drive. A couple of years ago I drove through southern Colorado and down into New Mexico and got 40 mpg (typical highway is 33 mpg), 500 miles on 12.5 gallons of gas! No problem with long trips, it just keeps going."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great overall vehicle

By on Saturday, July 13, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, reliable, easy maintence"

Cons: "interior comfort for long drives"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought my 1994 Mazda Protege with 75,000 miles on it. So, I have put about 30,000 miles on it so far. It has been a great commuter car. For not having ABS breaks, it does great in the snow. I was doing better than some all-wheel drive vehicles. It has been a very reliable car so far. In 3 years, I have only had to change a belt and the sway bar, along with regular maintenance. So, I would say that it is pretty reliable. It has never left me on the side of the road. It's a cute old car and was very forgiving (as much as a car could be) for learning how to drive a stick shift. I rated the comfort the lowest because it's fairly small inside for leg room, etc. That is fine for me since I don't typically carry passengers. The seats are not deluxe, but it gets me where I need to go. It's a fun to drive, reliable car! I plan to use Mazda for my next vehicle."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

My little tank

By on Saturday, September 01, 2012

I owned and sold this car
Reason: slave went bad

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "TANK- reliable - handles well"

Cons: "Uncomfy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought My 94 Protege LX back in 2002. Drove it for 8yrs .I abused it and it still keep chugging along. Never had anything major go bad. I finally let her go after the slave cylinder went out far away from home. I regret that now. This car is a tank and one of the best cars I have driven. I will say that the seats were uncomfortable and sat high up, but you could just swap in some mx-3 seats. Would I buy this car again - he77 yes, but noone sells them anymore , at least not where I'm located. I dropped the car some 3 inches and added strut bars on front and back, handled like a boss."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Bought a new LX back in the day, i'm sold...

By on Saturday, June 30, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 245,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"That original LX was so solid and fun, I haven't owned any other kind of car since then. Have several LX's in the fleet, recently did a tuneup on one of them with 185K and got 460 miles on 13 gallons of ethanol free gas... 35mpg and its the DOHC LX (the SOHC DX gets even better) Find one that's been well maintained and keep the maintenance up on it and you're set."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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