Is the 2003 Mazda Protege Sedan a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2003 Mazda Protege Sedan and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2003 Protege Sedan featuring deep dives into trim levels including ES, LX, DX, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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2003 mazda protege Sedan Gas Mileage
2003 mazda protege ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 22 city MPG/28 highway MPG
The used 2003 Mazda Protege Sedan is offered in the following styles: ES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), DX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Protege Sedan models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 130 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2003 Protege Sedan comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 2003 Mazda Protege Sedan?
Save up to $41.1 on one of 8 used 2003 Mazda Proteges for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $1496 as of Jan 22, 2018, based on data from 8 dealers and 13 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2003 Mazda Protege trim styles:
The used 2003 Mazda Protege LX is priced around $3345 with average odometer reading of 124261 miles.
The used 2003 Mazda Protege DX is priced around $2395 with average odometer reading of 176183 miles.
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What do people think of the 2003 Mazda Protege Sedan? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2003 Mazda Protege Sedan and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2003 Protege Sedan a 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2003 Protege Sedan.
Review This car is a lot of fun to drive. The handling, steering, and road feel are top notch for this car, especially for this class. It puts some newer and more expensive cars to shame. With that said, the car wasn't perfect. The best gas mileage I could get was 28MPG. Despite regular detailing, the car had a decent amount of rust. I went through front wheel bearings like crazy and I had to replace my front struts twice within the 130,000 miles of ownership. Interior is rather nice for the year but the radio is quite weak. A fun car to drive with minor flaws.
What options are available on the 2003 Mazda Protege Sedan?
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Available Mazda Protege 2003 Sedan Trims: LX, DX, ES
Exterior Colors: Pure White, Sunlight Silver Metallic, Black Mica, Garnet Red , Garnet Red Mica, Laser Blue Mica, Light Sandalwood Metallic, Midnight Blue Mica, Seabreeze Green Mica, Vivid Blue Mica, White
Interior Colors: Gray, Beige
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel