2003 Mazda Protege5 Consumer Review: A Very Reliable Car

2003 Mazda Protege5 - Consumer Review

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

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A Very Reliable Car
By Nathan on


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


I purchased this car used with about 50,000 miles on it. After 2 years and 25,000 more miles, I had absolutely no issues with this car. I couldn't have asked for more for the money that I spent. Leather seats, in-dash CD changer, sunroof... even the stereo system was good. To top it off I averaged around 30 MPG with mixed driving (I thought it would do better but couldn't complain). Unfortunately, I was just rear-ended and the car was totaled. I am seriously considering buying another Mazda as I was very happy with this car.

Best Features

Very reliable, leather seats, in-dash CD changer, cargo rack, cargo room.

Worst Features

Better gear ratios (the engine was at 3500+ RPM at freeway speeds). Engine noise was a bit high as well.
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