2003 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Affordable doesn't have to be

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Affordable doesn't have to be boring
By Omar Oddfellow on


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


So far (five months) my car has been
nothing but great. Very fun to drive
with great suspension, and it's
decent on gas. No matter what I do it
averages 28mpg. Fat steering wheel,
firm seats, excellent handling and
very good build quality. Front seat
bottom is adjustable - helps long
legs! And I don't see myself
everywhere I go. In fact, I have not yet
seen another ES the same color.
Kids down the street said "cool car."
The floormats are cheap and might
as well not be included, and the
6-CD stereo doesn't have a lot of
volume but everything else is above

Best Features

Nice wheels, killer handling, nice sporty ride, great body lines, great brakes, love the fat, three spoke steering wheel, made in Japan = quality.

Worst Features

Needs better engine - more power, better gas mileage like Hondas. Also needs wider stock tires on stock 16" wheels (comes w/195). Don't like tail light design.
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