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2003 Mazda Protege5Review
Guru91S2HF writes:
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It’s a great car except the clutch is sticking.

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rcarpenter773 writes:
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Good value, reliable, easy maintenance and fun to drive

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Luke writes:
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The Protege5 is a great every-day car. It is very stylish (for the time) and has great, usable space in the hatch. The manual version is easy to drive, and is great around town. Being a Mazda, the fun is in how the car drives and makes you feel!!

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2003 Mazda Protege5Review
Katie writes:
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I loved the way it drove . Smooth when shifting , loved it

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2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
Screen245 writes:
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Zoom! Zoom! — This is my mothers car. She loves the look, comfort, utility, build quality, gas mileage, performance, and handling. It is just plain fun to drive. I would recommend it to anyone who is in need of a good, reliable commuter vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Driving experience
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Cons: None

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2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
michaelmoore writes:
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I Loveperfect For A Budget An Still Fun And Enjoyable — the only mechanical discomfort is the transmission reverse is where the non existent 6th gear should be and 5th revs too high also a lot of shift jiggle. The suspension is far to stiff and instead of adding performance it takes away

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: over all exterior and interior design are simple and easy to personalize and make your own. quick and agile for a little four banger , and great visibility  

Cons: cabin is very noisy and bumpy, a/c controls are loose and function spuratically

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2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
marswife writes:
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Sporty Hatchback With Cute Styling — Loved the car. With four doors and a hatch back we packed quite a few people and stuff in it at different times. We thoroughly enjoyed the drive. Cornered like it was on rails. Parallel parked like a dream. Super responsive steering. It was a 5-speed manual so we pulled all the power we needed, when needed. *Very* fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Super responsive steering.

Cons: A little small, but suitable for short distances with five adults in it.

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2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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5-door Grocery Getter That Feels Like A Go-kart — I bought the car new in 2003 for it's handling, looks,equipment and unparalleled value at the time. It's been a fun car, handling daily tasks well, being practical and making a good long distance companion. Now thanks to the depreciation it's worth nothing, but makes a great commuter car for the daily 905/416 struggle.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: handling, size

Cons: Rust! and the seats are not comfy (lots of backaches)

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2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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I'll Never Buy Another Mazda Due To Poor Service At Dealer (i Think This Car Was A Lemon) — Purchased in Dec. '04 w/ 16k. Had vehichle rust protected by dealer since I live in ON & use salt brine in winter. Still a rust bucket. ABS/ ebrake sensors gone @ 40k. Brakes done 4x under 70k. Im thinking itsa lemon!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: styling

Cons: body/brakes/wheels

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2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD WagonReview
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Don't Hit Anything — Awesome little Japanese car that perform very well against lancers, hondas etc... on all facet. it is an eye turner very well built, worry free that was fun to drive, i'd buy an other one but the Aussies don't have that model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun performance

Cons: nil

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Mazda Protege5 Reviews

Review By Guru9Z2ZV6

The Mazda Protege5 (2002 & 2003) is one of the most underrated cars available in the market. It is lighter, but with more horsepower than a VW Golf of the same vintage. Features like the anti-sway b... Read More

Zoom Zoom By Guinness5

It is simply fun to drive. Tight corners, aggressive gearing, and low to the ground. Not great for baby car seats or driving adults in the back seats. As the car aged, it got a little louder on the h... Read More

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