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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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By JPBlackmsp
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Nice car...in black only for 03
model...not 03.5

I am partial to it's performance and
many impressive add ons that increase
it's handling prowess.. IMHO.

:)


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Zoom Zoom Zoom
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By Valkyra
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The Mazda MazdaSpeed Protege is, in my
opinion, like a hidden gem, no one
would expect such power to look at the
vehicle, but jump inside and you are in
for quite an experience. The
stabalizer bar takes some getting used
to at first, but as in most racing
vehicles, it keeps a tight reign on the
steering capacity. Once you hit 45mph,
it's smooth sailing, as this is when
the turbo kicks in, and you're off to
the finish line!! All in all this
vehicle is a great adventure for those
who like speed without the high cost!


Best Features

The Kenwood, (stock), upgraded stereo system is the bomb! The "no slip" seats. And the fold down back seats for extra carrying space. And last, but not least, the Racing Hart wheels and rims!


Worst Features

Arm rests on the front seats. A back seat console and ashtray!!


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Get one while they're still out there
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By Zac76
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Just bought it last week so I'm still
in the break in period but every
indication is that it's a great car and
for under $16K it's steal!


Best Features

Wheels, stereo sound, handling


Worst Features

it would have been nice if that offered a sun roof, remote trunk opener, variable wipers and fog lamps.


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Really good car
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By Collins
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

I have had my cars in the past, even a
civic. I can say this is the most fun
I have ever had driving. The orange
color is so tight I love it. It is
fast, and sure it might not be as fast
as a WRX STi or a EVO but look at what
it comes with in stock trim, Companies
like, Sparco, Racing Beat, Tokico,
Garrett, Kenwood, Racing Hart, CAN ANY
OTHER CAR SAY THE SAME THING????. By
the way Injen came out with a cold air
intake and this is a MUST, it
increases the power by 11 horses, and
makes the turbo LOUDER and the Blow
off it alot louder as well. Too many
Civics, Accords, Acura's. They see me
and say "DAMN THAT WAS A MAZDA
PROTEGE?"


Best Features

Turbo, Rims, stereo, struts, the whole suspension, OH THE COLOR, I love the orange.


Worst Features

Some more HP, Aluminum Hood.Seats that hold you in better.


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Best bang for the bucks
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By Andere
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Fell in love the moment after test
drive. This car is fast and fun to
drive, makes you want to take the long
way home> Limited edition vehicle,
only seen one in town since ownership.
The handling is impeccable, just turn
the steering wheel in the direction
you want to go and the limited slip
takes exactly were you want to go.
Can't beat the gas mileage, even
though premium fuel is the cost of
admission. Plenty of room for 4 people
and a fun evening on the town. Large
trunk and plenty bins to store private
items. As Mazda says zoom, zoom, zoom!


Best Features

Excellent blend of speed and handling for the price. Looks great!


Worst Features

Needs about 20 more horses.


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