Used 2003 Mazda Protege5 Review

Edmunds expert review

An enjoyable compact wagon that possesses more than its fair share of sports car reflexes.

What's new for 2003

The Protege5 now has carpeted floor mats as standard equipment, and the moonroof can now only be had with an in-dash six-disc CD changer. There's also a new color this year: Laser Blue Mica.

Edmunds expert review process

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