2003 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Don't buy this car whatever yo
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2003 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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ES Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Don't buy this car whatever you do.
By Harry B. on

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

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The suspension is horrendous and the ride nauseating on anything other than perfectly smooth roads.The Protege' requires a double dose of Drammamine to avoid the use of a barf-bag enroute. You literally will find it difficult to change radio stations or take a sip from a beverage because of the pulsating and shakey ride. Both the dealership and my own personal mechanic told me there is nothing wrong with the car it just has the suspension tuned this way. I will trade mine in as soon as I can and even though I will loose a lot of money it will be well worth it to get rid of the bouncemobile.

Best Features

Can't stop shaking long enough to notice any.

Worst Features

Don't manufacture any more of these jitterbugs.
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