2003 Mazda Protege5 Consumer Review: Don't buy one of these!

2003 Mazda Protege5 - Consumer Review

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

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Don't buy one of these!
By Scott on


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


I had issues with this car from the moment I purchased it. My wife and I downgraded to 'save money' given the economic environment. We bought it in late 2008 with about 68000 miles on it, figuring it shouldn't give us any trouble for a few years. Well, I had put about $500 into it up until August of 2009 which I wasn't happy about. Then in August, the engine went out costing me $3500 for a used motor. Needless to say, I am less than satisfied and will never buy a Mazda again. The Mazda I owned before this one needed a new transmission at 30000 miles. Ridiculous.

Best Features

It's fairly comfortable for its compact size.

Worst Features

Build a car that will go more than 80k per motor.
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