2003 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: A great little car

2003 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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A great little car
By mollie382 on


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


We've owned this vehicle for one year and have had no troubles with this car. Excellent power with the 5-speed transmission. Handling is superb. The only maintenance needed so far were oil changes. Only two real complaints. First, the car turns too many RPM in 5th gear on the highway, making for a noisy ride. Second, the weatherstriping on the windshield causes an irritating whistling noise when you're driving with a moderate-to- strong crosswind. Slight flaws for an otherwise wonderful car.

Best Features

Outstanding handling. Plenty of power. Upscale interior design.

Worst Features

Needs a additional gear for highway speeds. Reduce the amount of road and wind noise at speed. Change the design of the radio antenna.
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