2003 Mazda Protege 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Mazdas worst car.
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2003 Mazda Protege Sedan - Consumer Review

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

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Mazdas worst car.
By thejackal86 on

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

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The transmission went out early on, which started a chain reaction of other problems months to follow. This car was nothing more than a money pit and certainly not one worth investing in. I've replaced just about everything in the car besides the engine, which I hear is something Mazda actually does fairly well. I ended up finally trading the car in at around 153k miles. It seems like a lot, but not considering maintenance costs. In addition to the reliability issues, the interior was cheap and started to literally fall apart. Poor mpg as well. The only positive thing I can say about the car is that it was kind of fun to drive and had nice acceleration. It felt like a go-kart.

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