1999 Mazda Protege LX DOHC 1.8L from North America
Great Little Econo-Sedan
3 Check engine lights for problems below.
Fuel Pressure Regulator - 45000km 5 yrs
3rd or 4th set of Brakes
EGR Valve went @ 61,000km 6 yrs causing multiple stalls, replaced by Mazda for $300.00.
2 Batteries 35,000 & 63,000km 4/6 yrs
4AT transmission runs rough in cold.
Fuel Economy is poor for a 1.8L.
Great little car, looks good in silver.
Could use more than 120hp, but is fairly good for everyday use.
No major repairs, but very little KMs.
Fully loaded interior.
This is my wife's car, and I prefer if she had a Civic... but so far seems to be a great little car.
Handles great in snow and dry pavement.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2006
26th Oct 2006, 08:33
Now have 76500kms.
- Replaced Brake pads & rotors (caliper pins wore out and caused a horrible banging noise) $320
- Timing belt - $317
- Flushed fluids per manual
- Auto Transmission continues to rev high in first gear, but other gears are smooth especially on the highway.