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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan

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By Boostr65
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Excellent car for the money. Outstanding grip and packed with features. Made for the curves and packs some boost. Responds well to modifications, i.e. intercooler upgrades, boost controller, exhaust, etc. I would buy this car again. No regrets.


Favorite Features

Racing Beat suspension equipment. Garrett turbo. Kenwood audio system.


Suggested Improvements

A better intercooler, pcm programming, and adjustable seating.


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best protege ever made
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By urizen
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Combine some minor engine performance mods with excellent suspension tuning using the best compact car platform made and you get a reliable, sporty car that is a blast to take on weekend trips through the hill country while not punishing you during your daily commute. There is a great online community at msprotege.com.


Favorite Features

Incredible reliability, absolutely amazing handling, great after-market support, wild colors, good stereo.


Suggested Improvements

better ECU tuning, more boost (it's addictive).


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Amazing, Fun Car
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By MikesMazda
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Overall, this is one of the best cars you could possibly acquire for the money. I have never had a more fun car to drive. The grip is relentless, and the steering is untouchable.


Favorite Features

The kenwood 450watt stereo, the T25 turbo, the tockiko/racing beat suspension, the racing hart wheels, the potenza tires, the BEAUTIFUL looks. I have had the car a year and STILL think it is one of the most attractive cars around.


Suggested Improvements

Better ECU tuning, bigger intercooler.


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i love speed
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By ilovespeed
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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awesome speed, power, handling, character, unique styling, limited production, what else can i say...


Favorite Features

speed


Suggested Improvements

more speed


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Fun Car to drive on the back roads
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By Titanium
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is great for running around on some back roads and everyday driving.The suspension will make the leakest driver a good driver.There are only a few things that should have never made it into production.The intercooler seems to be a little to small and with the plastic ic piping, heat soak becomes a problem.This will be felt on everyday driving and even more so when the car is pushed.The pcm has its bugs also and the reflash only helps a little bit.The all Kenwood stereo system is great for the person that likes clear music and doesnt need to share it with others.With just a little more power this car would be complete.


Favorite Features

I love the handling of this car. The look, feel, and finish of the this car is great! The kenwood system is great.


Suggested Improvements

I would improve the pcm programming, the intercooler and piping, and I would have liked to see more power.


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