2003 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: Never go American again!

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Never go American again!
By newMazdalover on


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


Went from a 97 Pontiac Sunfire GT to
this car (LX model), it's the best move
I ever made! The car handles extremely
well and turns with no effort. The
Pontiac's interior cracked and jittered
from day one (bought it new) especially
on rougher roads,fit and finish on
Protege is better than friend's BMW.
Drove Corolla, Civic and Cavalier; no
comparison! Corolla & Civic are too
expensive and need I say what I thought
about the Cavalier? Buy American? When
we design them better, I will. Protege
is inexpensive and drives extremely
well for an economy car. love the 5
speed, it's like buttah! Toyota and
Honda, BEWARE!

Best Features

5 speed, A/C is great, fit and finish, great prices on options like ABS and side airbags, STEERING, WOW!

Worst Features

soften suspension just a bit, balance engine to cancel vibration at 70mph or give it a 6th gear (engine is strong enough for that), light up all power window and lock buttons, redesign keyless fob, hit panic too many times
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