Mazda Protege DX7LX 1995 Automatic


#1

I am thinking of buying this car froma friend of mine, but the car has one glitch. The transmission takes a second to shift into drive from park. Lately, it hasn’t been driven much since my friend has a newer car. He finds that the tranny shifts best when cold into 2nd first and then immediately into Drive. Some folks think that the tranny may fail. Any thoughts? Thanks


#2

Yes, that can be a sign of impending transmission failure. I’d take it to a mechanic before you buy it.


#3

If a mechanic has checked it out and says it only needs to be driven regularly, am I safe?


#4

First- What car is it and how much ?? '95 protege is a dx, lx, or es. …what engine ?? 1.5 or 1.8 & the miles?

second-- there is more than one ‘glitch’ with this car and every part is 100 $+ !! the dx- 1.5 is known for egr problem and air tube …$$$

the pro is a good car and can last a long time … but a mechanic should look at it first.

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