2003 Mazda Protege Consumer Review: What a car!

2003 Mazda Protege - Consumer Review

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What a car!
By SOB on


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


I have to say that I really enjoy owning and driving this vehicle. Mind you most of my driving miles are roughly 60-70% highway miles and I have experienced excellent mpg. I have to add that my maintenance costs have been relatively low as well, the only major repair was scheduled maintenance for the timing belt interval, two brake jobs and 2 sets of tires. I do talk highly about this car and would recommend it to someone looking for a similar type vehicle. Other notable points that maybe trivial but are annoying is the "hey your seatbelt is not buckled" alarm when you are in an idle state. It does have a stiff ride and have noticed that road noise creeps in louder as the rubber gets thinner.

Best Features

I like the sportiness and mpg.

Worst Features

I would raise the gear ratio for the manual or add a 6th gear.
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