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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon - Consumer Reviews

2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon

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Base 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (294 reviews )

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By witchiepoo
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Vehicle

2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

the best new car i have ever had, will
buy another mazda


Best Features

driving around curves and hills on country roads


Worst Features

can't think of any


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Great handling....poor quality
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By newtonguy
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Vehicle

2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Mazda has created a car with tight
steering, good pickup (with the manual
transmission) and a sporty appearance.
However, check this listÂ…roofrack loud
road noise, new auxiliary fan, rusted
rear brake caliper pin, new EGR valve,
poor power window performance, new
rotors needed at 18,000 miles, and A/C
turning on without me pressing the A/C
button. Gas Mileage is poorer than on
the sticker and exterior paint and
sturdiness is less than adequate.
At 1 year, my trade value was $9K.
I spent over $15K. It's a shame because
the car is fun to drive and
looks great but steer clear of Mazda.


Best Features

Sound system is great (needs to be to block out the road noise), interior is sporty, great handling, good amount of power from the manual transmission.


Worst Features

Don't make rotors "thinner" so that they are not as heavy and therefore save on gas mileage. Check wind noise on hwy before releasing to the public. Has "Mazda testing" tried to have a conversation while in the car on the hwy?


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Great car
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By bridge
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Easy to drive. Takes the curves well.
Good gas milege. Ike the seat going
down and it is a wagon.


Best Features

The shape of the car.looks like a sport car,


Worst Features

INterior or dash


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I finally found the love of my life
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By suzpaintit
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have to tell you I have always wanted
a fun sporty little car and this little
yellow bird brings my heart back to my
teens. It's kicken! runs like shes on
rails and still lets me do the Mom thing
and when people stop and watch us drive
by well let me tell you. This is the
car everyone should drive at least once
I know you'll have as much fun as I
have will will continue to have


Best Features

Interior, Steering, sound system, color sun/moon roof


Worst Features

Non why fix it if it isnt broken :-)


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a true
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By Gwa71
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The best thing I can say about this car
is that it is soooooo much fun to
drive. The most fun is found on a
deserted curvy road and the least fun
is found sitting in traffic. This car
begs to run.


Best Features

smooth shift and engine, precise steering and a nice cockpit.


Worst Features

a higher gear for the highway


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