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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon

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Base 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (296 reviews )

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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)


Review

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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I love my mp5!!!!!
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By jennphishin
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love it! I have driven several types
and brands of cars over the years, but
this beats them all! It handles
great! Gets awesome gas mileage!
Looks like an import without doing any
mods on your own!


Best Features

The exterior looks great!


Worst Features

none


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


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the best new car i have ever had, will
buy another mazda


Best Features

driving around curves and hills on country roads


Worst Features

can't think of any


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Great handling....poor quality
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By newtonguy
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Mazda has created a car with tight
steering, good pickup (with the manual
transmission) and a sporty appearance.
However, check this listÂ…roofrack loud
road noise, new auxiliary fan, rusted
rear brake caliper pin, new EGR valve,
poor power window performance, new
rotors needed at 18,000 miles, and A/C
turning on without me pressing the A/C
button. Gas Mileage is poorer than on
the sticker and exterior paint and
sturdiness is less than adequate.
At 1 year, my trade value was $9K.
I spent over $15K. It's a shame because
the car is fun to drive and
looks great but steer clear of Mazda.


Best Features

Sound system is great (needs to be to block out the road noise), interior is sporty, great handling, good amount of power from the manual transmission.


Worst Features

Don't make rotors "thinner" so that they are not as heavy and therefore save on gas mileage. Check wind noise on hwy before releasing to the public. Has "Mazda testing" tried to have a conversation while in the car on the hwy?


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Great car
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By bridge
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Wagon 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Easy to drive. Takes the curves well.
Good gas milege. Ike the seat going
down and it is a wagon.


Best Features

The shape of the car.looks like a sport car,


Worst Features

INterior or dash


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