1999 Mazda Protege
via: Motor Trend

24. Mazda Protege

The compact Protege was more famous for being stuck on the side of the road then sales. To be fair, Mazda did put a lot of effort into the Protege by offering a good deal of standard features. There was also the very rare Protege Wagon, which also managed success with consumers. Bad reliability and a paltry warranty plan hurt the Protege in the long run.

1999 Mazda Protege
via: Motor Trend

The Mazda Protege is still seen from time to time on the used car market. You can find these for a little bit of nothing. But the difficulty of maintenance and the pricey parts have made the car a relic. Mazda has since changed things up with the Mazda 3 compact, which has become a success for the brand.

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