Mazda comes with a few surprises
By mediterrenean on
2003 Mazda Protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Good deal at its price.
Acceleration is ok but the inside
ergonomics is one of the best I have
seen across compact cars. The exterior
paint is so thin that it chips away
surprisingly fast. If your bumber
touches another surface, get ready to
see black streaks on it. Both driver
and passanger door rubber seals came
off and ripped apart after a year. May
be it is because of how weather in CA.
However, that is totally unacceptable.
The dealer agreed to fix it under
warranty, luckily. Make sure you show
them exactly what is needed, because
they do not check the car on your
behalf and offer service.
good handling at curves. Very clear
and appealing interior design. Fun to
The rear design does not look sporty
compared to whole design concept. The
4th gear is adjusted to too much torque
unnecessary revving at highway speeds
of 65mph. Deep exterior paint coating
in definite need