2001 Mazda Protege
Three versions again went on sale: base DX, well-equipped LX, and sporty ES. DX and LX models got a new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, rated... Read More
Three versions again went on sale: base DX, well-equipped LX, and sporty ES. DX and LX models got a new 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, rated at 105 horsepower (13 more than the prior 1.5-liter). A new 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, developing 122 horsepower, went into the ES sedan. A 5-speed manual transmission was standard with both engines, with 4-speed automatic optional. Antilock braking was optional for the LX and ES, but side-impact airbags were not available. The ES sedan now had rear drum brakes, though all-disc braking had previously been installed. Minimize
Product Review Summary
24 Reviews from Epinions.com
Aug 10, 2001
Zoom Zoom Zoooooooom!!!!
Pros: Excellent handling, 130 hp engine, great styling, lots of room inside
Cons: Average resale value
I love this car. It's a tight race in the compact car world, but in my opinion, the Protege wins the race!! Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 25, 2003
Pros: Great value for money. ESGT model looks great.
Cons: Engine and heater/AC fan is loud.
A perfect car for someone who is value conscious, but doesn't want to sacrifice look and relative performance. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 30, 2002
Mazda Protege ES 2.0 (GT)
Pros: Great Handling. Very nice sport look. Interior design and space.
Cons: Need more power. Fuel consumption is average.
I have try Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, the protege has a better look and a great feeling when driving. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 30, 2002
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0
Pros: Great Handling, sporty look, easy on fuel, enough leg room
Cons: needs horse power thats about it.
Highly recommended. Great looking, sporty, good sound, nice radio, great handling. Good economical, cheap car. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 15, 2002
2001 Protege LX 2.0
Pros: Peppy 2.0 engine Good interior room
Cons: Could use little more power
This model is very overlooked in this class, its a sleeper of a hit. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 24, 2002
01 Mazda Protege
Pros: Sporty and fun,excellent safety features,& good power at a reasonable price
Cons: Thin paint and not enough after-market products available
Having owned the car for more than 2 years and having had no problems from the car, I would have to say this car is a wise investment. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 13, 2002
2001 Mazda Protege LX
Pros: great on gas smooth ride good warrenty
Cons: not enough standard features
I recommend the Mazda Protege to anyone who is looking for a new car. Its a great ride for a fabulous price, and its worth every penny. Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 15, 2002
Mazda Protege ES 2.0
Pros: Excellent Handling Great Gas Consumption Nicely Powered. Great Design
Cons: None if a compact car is your forte
Great reliable product. No wonder they continue to fly off the lots! Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 8, 2001
Excellent vehicle for the money...
Pros: Sporty engine, good gas mileage, large interior for a compact, WELL STOCKED!
Cons: Not the highest gas mileage on the market.
The best car and features for the money. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 15, 2004
Overall this is a Great Car! But do your Research first!
Pros: Sporty, Sleek, Nice Interior, Good Gas Mileage
Cons: Hidden fees: Expensive gas, specialized tires. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 21, 2005
i love my protege
Pros: peppy, cooler than most, gas , etc
Cons: need more power cause after 70 acl is slow Read More at Epinions.com