The 7th generation of the Protege has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.34. That can be compared against other Mazda generations. Shopping for a Mazda? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1995–1998 Protege model years have sent in 13 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (38%) followed by the engine (23%) and the interior (7%).