2003 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Don't Get One
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2003 Mazda Protege

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Don't Get One
By historiker33 on

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

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In 2 years, Ive gone through:

2 wheel bearings
Front axle
alternator
Seat belt
$900 valve job

Heres the bad thing, and BE ADVISED:

A valve job on these cars will often result in the piston rings going bad; this happened to me.

There is no easy fix for this - the car needs a new engine and smokes like crazy.
The newest versions of these cars are now 13 years old.
Do not buy one

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