2003 Mazda Protege5 Consumer Review: LOVE MY P5

2003 Mazda Protege5 - Consumer Review

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

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By davi3 on


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


I bought my 2003 P5 new...have had for 10 years now.
It has 287,000 miles!
I plan to get as many miles as I possibly can out of her.
It is a manual trans and I've kept the timing belt replaced at regular intervals and have only ever used synthetic oil.
The thermostat quit once but was a very simple fix.
The headlight have always been a headache.
I used to would have to replace them seemingly constantly.
I love driving this car and don't feel like I will ever like another car as much as I like this one...unless it was a suped up chevelle or something :)
cheap car, cheap on gas & fun to drive.

Best Features

Leather seats, red dash lights, love the tail lights...for some reason when I was my car, I love how the taillights feel as I pass over them...I'm a girl btw...but I do love my car

Worst Features

headlights...figure out why they always shoot the bulbs
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