2003 Mazda Protege5 Consumer Review: Almost perfect--except transmi

2003 Mazda Protege5 - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Almost perfect--except transmission!
By HB on


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


Bought my P5 brand new and loved it up til now. At 110k miles the overdrive gear went out now I have to buy a new transmission. All maint done like clockwork, drive like an old lady, so I don't get it. Mazda reliability has always been good. Most say I must have got a bad transmission or early mechanical failure due to wear. I do put about 18k miles/yr commuting, but geez, this is not acceptable. Toyota 4wd truck w/ 140k and NO problems!

Best Features

Zoom-zoom feel. Style in and out.

Worst Features

Quality control like most Mazdas should have.
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