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


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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!


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

Needs about 20 more horses.


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OMG u people r easy
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By Nonya
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Its a car with a nice looking paint job good looking wheels an a nice stereo other than that the car sucks. , if the motor was tuned for the turbo would be nice they used plastic for the turbo intake with ungod bends in it along with acordion type pipe in spots for a real nice air flow ( RIGHT ) The lower IC pipe gets big then small then big again No cold air in take . Hmmm lets see... OH no timer for the turbo for when you forget not to sit in ur car for about and no less than 10 sec. to 30 or more little 10"hx4"tx6"w intercooler and no Blow of valve for the back flow of air when you shift gears that can distroy your turbo


Favorite Features

The Blazing Yellow , and the Factury simi Thump the stereo gezzzz what a hassle


Suggested Improvements

300 hundred characters aint enough Just look back up @ the review with taking back and forth to the dealer to get the stuff that is an does go wrong with it but U can get it now for as low as 14 maybe even 12 13 if your good


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Loving it!
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By klowhorn
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I just bought my Mazdaspeed. I've only had it for three days, but I know that I'm going to love it for a long time. I have had a lot of different types of cars and even a couple of trucks, some of the nicer than this overall. However, none of them were this much fun. I bought the last silver one in Indiana, and it gets a lot of looks. Way fun!!!


Favorite Features

Stereo is great, car is comfortable, nice fit and finish. Looks are spot on. Drives like a dream. A whole lot of bang for the buck. I paid $19,200 minus a $2,500 rebate and an additional $500 in graduate cash on top of that.


Suggested Improvements

Power is adequate. There is a bit of lunge from the turbo at times, but I don't mind it too much. Another 30 ponies wouldn't hurt anyone.


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03.5 Mazdaspeed
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By Aamir Siddiqui
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is an AMAZING value. It can be had for 16,500 at most dealerships with out too much haggling. Performs like a true sports sedan, possesses handling to shame a bmw, and very respectable acceleration for the size of the small amount of gas it consumes. Build quality is very good and panels tight gaps. My only gripe is high seating position with inaqequately bolstered seats, but with the all money saved and fun to drive factor I might purchase some after market race track inspired Recaro seats.


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


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What a killer sound system that stopped working two weeks after delivery. Repaired? Yes. Time to break after first repair was three weeks. Basically, the sound system does not work. MAzda service claims this is common. The radio is terrible. Talk about driving. Not a bad ride but this car DOES NOT DRIVE IN THE SNOW. Anything over one inch of snow and call a tow truck


Favorite Features

Wheels not tires that have been replaced with only 7000 miles


Suggested Improvements

Change radio, optional all season tires and needs more power


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