Could have been so much more
By Eric on
2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege New 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
Problems from day 1. Less than 5000k, bad alarm module. By 18k front brakes and rotors rusted through. By 21k, bad speed sensor, disabling ABS. Just hit 23k, waiting for next problem.
Corners with the best of them. Sporty seats are actually comfortable.
Intercooler size and location not sufficient enough to keep this car performing well when ran hard. Factory rear bushings sound like rear suspension is coming through the car. Since replaced . Needed about 30-40 more horsepower to make this a truly fun ride. 2003.5 -- goofy spoiler, no fog lights?