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By RBOB24
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2003 Mazda Protege LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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FUN TO DRIVE, THIS CAR HANDLES LIKE A SPORTS CAR. ITS QUICK OFF THE LINE AND ACCELERATES VERY SMOOTHLY. THE GAS MILEAGE IS GOOD, AND THE FIT AND FINISH IS SUPER.


Favorite Features

LOOKS AND COMFORT


Suggested Improvements

A LITTLE MORE HP


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A Great Purchase !
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By 1960vw
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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A great little car with plenty of pickup! Very roomy for two adults front and two in back. Very good gas milage.


Favorite Features

Tilt wheel a bonus. Interior exterior mirror adjustment is a plus.


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WOW!!
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By wk3
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had this car less than a week and I'm already in love with it. The handling is great, the fuel economy is better than advertised and the comfort is better than the VW I used to drive. I also have no reservations about strapping in my daughter's carseat and putting her in the back seat. I'd recommend this car to anyone looking for a fun, fuel efficient and safe vehicle.


Favorite Features

Easy to reach controls. Great handling. Nice styling inside and out.


Suggested Improvements

Quiter ride and more power. ABS as a standard feature. Repositioned cigarette lighter for use as power source.


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Mazda is sooo underrated!
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By lonestar
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2003 Mazda Protege DX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased a leftover 2003...can't believe it was still on the dealer lot. Haven't owned a Mazda in 14 years...and had forgotten what I was missing, obviously. Selected the Protege over the Civic and Corolla.


Favorite Features

Peppy engine when mated with 5-spd trans. Excellent driver's position.


Suggested Improvements

Armrest really serves no useful purpose other than as a cover for the storage container underneath it.


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top of the line ES
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By Unitenyc
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2003 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Black Mazda Protege ES in December 2003. the retail price was $18,050, I got a $2,500 rebate and hagggled hard. I got it for 13,000 before taxes. I think that is remarkable. It came with every option except sunroof and anti-lock brakes, but the 4 wheel disc brakes have massive stopping power. It has 16" aluminum alloy wheels and Dunlop tires! Halogen headlights! All around a great car and I feel I got alot of car for the money. Much cheaper than honda civic and toyota corolla. But they can't compare to this car. Mazda should have never stopped making this car. I would ONLY purchase the ES. It is a finely made, fun to drive, easy to own auto.


Favorite Features

The best features are the styling, it looks great now that I have the windows tinted. the rear spoiler is nice and lowkey. The car handles incredibly as normal and very high speeds. I love the sport automatic transmission which gives me the option to shift like a manual.


Suggested Improvements

The improvements I would like to have are more horsepower and a premium sound system.


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