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2003 Mazda Protege Sedan

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Great performer for the price
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By D-rock240
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2003 Mazda Protege Sedan DX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought this car after my Subaru
Legacy was totaled by a tractor trailer
and was very impressed. I had my
reservations about getting a protegé
because I didnt like the mid 90's
styling. Out of all the cars that I
test drove this was the best. This has
excellent driver feedback, especially
the steering. It turns and stops on a
dime and there is no steering looseness
whatsoever. With the larger wheels and
v-rated tires this car hugs curves. I
find myself taking freeway on/off ramps
at 40mph just because it sticks so well
and there is minimum body roll. The
interior is very roomy and the layout
is simple and functional. This is the
best handling car in class.


Best Features

Handing, sleeper looking design, very roomy and comfortable interior


Worst Features

Since the protegé has been discontinued there will be no improvements. Get one while you can!


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ZOOM ZOOM
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By RBOB24
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2003 Mazda Protege Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

FUN TO DRIVE, THIS CAR HANDLES LIKE A
SPORTS CAR. ITS QUICK OFF THE LINE
AND ACCELERATES VERY SMOOTHLY. THE
GAS MILEAGE IS GOOD, AND THE FIT AND
FINISH IS SUPER.


Best Features

LOOKS AND COMFORT


Worst Features

A LITTLE MORE HP


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A Great Purchase !
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By 1960vw
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2003 Mazda Protege Sedan ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

A great little car with plenty of
pickup! Very roomy for two adults front
and two in back. Very good gas milage.


Best Features

Tilt wheel a bonus. Interior exterior mirror adjustment is a plus.


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WOW!!
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By wk3
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Vehicle

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


Review

I've had this car less than a week and
I'm already in love with it. The
handling is great, the fuel economy is
better than advertised and the comfort
is better than the VW I used to drive.
I also have no reservations about
strapping in my daughter's carseat and
putting her in the back seat.
I'd recommend this car to anyone
looking for a fun, fuel efficient and
safe vehicle.


Best Features

Easy to reach controls. Great handling. Nice styling inside and out.


Worst Features

Quiter ride and more power. ABS as a standard feature. Repositioned cigarette lighter for use as power source.


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Mazda is sooo underrated!
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By lonestar
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Vehicle

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


Review

Purchased a leftover 2003...can't
believe it was still on the dealer
lot. Haven't owned a Mazda in 14
years...and had forgotten what I was
missing, obviously. Selected the
Protege over the Civic and Corolla.


Best Features

Peppy engine when mated with 5-spd trans. Excellent driver's position.


Worst Features

Armrest really serves no useful purpose other than as a cover for the storage container underneath it.


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