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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon

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Base 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (295 reviews )

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By ZOOMZOOMALLDAY
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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HAD THE CAR FOR 2 DAYS NOW. LOVE THE
SERVICE I RECEIVED,NO FUSS NO HASSLE.
THE CAR HANDLES AND PERFORMS GREAT FOR
A 4 BANGER! I LOVE THE
EXTERIOR/INTERIOR. THE LEATHER IS COOL
AND 6 DISK CHANGER ROCKS! I GOT A GREAT
DEAL FOR ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES.


Best Features

BODY STYLE,PERFORMANCE,HANDLING,LEATHER,6 DISK CHANGER,AND EVERRRRRRRYTHING ABOUT IT!


Worst Features

ARMREST BETWEEN THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER. 1ST AND 2ND GEAR WEAK. A LITTLE MORE HORSES.


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Excellent automobile
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By rds
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Owning my pro5 has been a wonderfull
experience. This car is the third Mazda
I have owned, and the second Protege.
As with the previouse two this has had
virtually no issues or problems with
the exception of a rattle that was
taken care of at the dealer. It is as
much fun to drive as the first
generation RX7 I had in the past, and
it has a much more people friendly rear
seat than any other simmilar small
wagon I compared it to. In a nut shell
it always gets looks and makes me smile
the minute I turn the key.


Best Features

The handling/suspension, as well as the versatility of the rear hatch and its' styling.


Worst Features

More power, it would be an even better car than it is if it had the same power plant that is used in the MP3, or may be the 6cyl from the 6 could be an option. On a styling point, lose the side markers on the front bumper.


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Let's Keep This a Secret
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By Happy Girl
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've had had my Protege 5for about two
days. I was looking at Volkswagon
Golfs but found the the PR5 to have a
better value. It's a lot more fun to
drive and seems roomier than the GTI or
Golf. Overall, I'm really suprised
that I don't see more of these buggers
out on the road, considering all the
manufacturer's great incentives. The
car seems overwhelming with it's perks,
considering that I was driving a gas
guzzling 4x4 pickup before.


Best Features

The flashy classic red, leather seats, power everything, 6cd changer, smooth lane changes, love it!


Worst Features

Cupholders and side door pockets would be nice in the back but I haven't had too many passengers yet.


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Can't believe it's true
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By Santanu
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My wife and I fell in love for it.
Awesome looks,like just unloaded from
European upscale factory. Most handsome
(or pretty) car in 15-30K segment.
Drives like a dream,smooth
transmission,sufficient power,rich
feeling inside and out. Audi/VW would
have priced this at 30K if it this
rolled out of their factory. The body
is tight and very well composed.
Nigligible body roll and corners like
you are locked to the road. I bought
mine totally loaded. They are giving a
great deal now as Mazda3 are coming
soon, and they don't have this deal.
Don't follow others and blindly pay
your money on bland Civic/Corolla or
even Martix.


Best Features

Dash - very sporty and functional. Leather seats, elegant and stylish interior. Expensive feeling in and out. Fog lights and eyelid style rear spoiler. Basically everything.


Worst Features

Cupholders need to be re-positioned. Nothing else


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It is a Pro
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By grahamcracker
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My Protege 5 is everything I've ever
looked for in a new car. It looks
good, handles well, is dependable and
gets fabulous gas mileage. It has all
the interior space we need when
traveling cross country or just to the
recycling center. I've gotten
compliments on its looks.


Best Features

We're getting nearly 40 miles to the gallon with our 5-speed stick on cross country trips.


Worst Features

Reduce wind and road noise. The cup holder location is inconvenient.


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