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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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


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I am having a great time driving this
car! It really handles great and it is
fast enough to be fun. A friend has a
WRX STI and he was amazed at how well
the Mazdaspeed handles. Although I can't
beat him in a drag race you would be
surprised how close it is. Great
radio/mp3/cd player.


Best Features

handling, radio


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The Best Car of 2003
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By MADZDASPEED
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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If you want fun, if you want excitment
and if you want to be able to smoke
the copmeptition on a daily basis,
this car hits the sopt. I have had my
car for 2 months now (last one on the
lot) and I cant get enough. I find
reasons to drive my car. The power is
exceptional, the ride is just what you
would expect and the control I have of
the vehicle is close to nothing I have
ever driven. Go Mazda for their
ingenious design of tis car! ZOOM ZOOM


Best Features

Power Handling Stereo style


Worst Features

small rattle in the trunk when stereo is on


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Ready for upgrades
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By Anthony C
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is hot! Only problem is 2nd
turbo already installed and 3
allignments already. Mazda needs to
make all Mazda dealers certified to
work on this car.


Best Features

TURBO


Worst Features

Turbo gauge, better blow off valve


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Great Little Car
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By Floid
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is an excellent spring,summer
and fall car. This car is horrible in
the snow and ice (this is mainly due to
the tires that Mazda has ellected to
put on, Bridgestone Potenza). The only
other problem is the stereo system.
Kenwood makes the system and they have
been having many problems with
the "amplifier/subwoofer" box that is
in the trunk. Twice in 8500 miles I've
had it replaced. The sticker price for
these are right at 20,500 but don't pay
it. I got mine for a few thousand less.


Best Features

The handling of the car is absolutely awsome.


Worst Features

Putting Michelin Pilot Alpin tires and adding a 6th gear to the gear box


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Not a BMW, but is that a bad thing?
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By geomatics tech
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2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege Sedan New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is everything I wanted. Turbo,
17" wheels, tight suspension, 450 watt
mp3 stereo, and oh ya the chicks dig
it! Very reasonable price sold me on
this car, compared to WRX and TSX I
chose this one because of price, fun
factor, reliability, and to get away
from mainstream cars seen everyday on
the roads. Bang for buck is huge,
especially compared to european cars.
Have not had any problems.


Best Features

TURBO, wheels, suspension, stereo, (it had everything I wanted with warrenty!) Head turning factor, and the chicks of course. There is only about 5000 MSP in North America.


Worst Features

Turbo timer, boost gauge, new rear bushings (upgraded bushing are covered under warrenty, part 156E, and they work), always more power but I can still have fun the way it is.


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