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2003 Mazda Protege DX Review
by Todd

Good little cars, if you check it over well it should be reliable.

Really reliable little cars, if well taken care of. Relatively inexpensive for parts. The performance is lackluster, but what do you expect for a 4door and 4cylinder. Mileage is a little lower than you might expect, only around 25mpg. AWESOME in the snow, hard to get stuck. Fun to drive, handles very well, especially for front-wheel-drive. Slight b...

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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Powell, OH 43065

Price: $1,500

Mileage: 133,381

Location: Powell, OH 43065

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: Automatic Color: Grey Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $1,500, 133,381 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (1 review) "Finally contacted me. My initial interest was sent on 9/9/16. Just responded today 9/16/16. I made several attempts to contact previously."
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Cleveland, OH 44102

Price: $1,799

Mileage: 150,964

Location: Cleveland, OH 44102

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Color: Beige Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $1,799, 150,964 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (1 review) "Quick response. Invited me to come to dealership. Haven't been able to make it yet, but I will soon.....2.5 hours away. "
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Derry, NH 03038

Price: $1,895

Mileage: 128,001

Location: Derry, NH 03038

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Color: Brown Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $1,895, 128,001 miles
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Riverside, CA 92503

Price: $2,000

Mileage: 103,401

Location: Riverside, CA 92503

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Color: Gold Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $2,000, 103,401 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (2 reviews) "The absolute WORST decision I have ever made was buying a car off of Attif at Cars' 2 U. He was all smoke and mirrors while I was in shopping mode. I was actually quite uncomfortable he kept calling me "beautiful" from the beginning of our transaction right up until he got the money. It was pretty sexist and I am not a fan of being objectified. He kept telling me that "you can't trust anyone out here" in California. Being new to the area, I should have taken that message as a personal warning about what was about to happen. During the pitch, Attif made extra effort to rush me past anything bad I would notice and lie about the existing condition of the vehicle. If I had a question, I could only assume his answers were honest in response to my concerns. He would tell me "nonono--see" and show me something. It would happen so fast and he would move on to the next thing so rapidly, it was kind of hard to be sure of what you even saw or were told. When I was shopping, he lied and told me his mechanic had done a lot of work on this car to get it up to standard. All I can tell that they had done was reset the OBDII errors enough times to lock the security system and probably did that to fake the emissions test. I was supposed to get a buyback option at $75, which was never offered to me. He told me I had to sign for something that waived my right to return the car to him, but didn't explain anything and whenever I asked questions it seemed like every answer was just a diversion (of course hindsight is always 20/20). I didn't get copies of half the paperwork I signed and was told that was because the DMV had to process them first and then I would get them (my own fault for not leaning-in more, but I was starting to feel pretty bad at this point of the transaction). To make matters worse,as soon as I got into the car to drive away, the check-engine light had conveniently turned on. Went back inside and was like "seriously?". Attif promised me his "mechanic" would fix a hand-full of things for me within a few days. He kept reassuring me over and over that he was "a good guy" and to "trust him". That "mechanic" conveniently was never available to look at the car. There was a tail-light error on the dash, which turned out to be a special light that needs a custom tool to replace on the top of the hatch. He threw a couple of old tail-light bulbs from some nasty Rubbermaid at me, which weren't even the right ones for the vehicle and claimed he "resolved" my problem. There isn't a doubt on my mind exactly which bulb was out and what it would cost to replace it before trying to falsely appease me with a used & not applicable part he told me I could replace on my own. AC seems shot and maybe was DIY recharged shortly before my test-drive, but probably all the freon leaked out by now which is why it blows hard, but not cold (fun stuff, considering this dawning summer heat). Also the hydraulics in the hatch were shot, but he intentionally held it up/leaned on it while I was looking in the rear to (about the tail-light access he was encouraging me to fix myself) to lead me to assume the thing would stay up. The timing belt was about to snap by the time I took it to the shop (which was nearly a day after purchasing and only driving home). The power steering hoses were leaking and the air getting in nearly caused the head of the reservoir to blow off. The gas-cap was non-factory and creating an error. The J-hose was cracked and there were other MAJOR EVAP leaks on the vehicle, (2) cracked and nearly fully broken axles that needed full replacement. There was also a crack in the water-pump gasket as well. Over $1400 in service just to get it running. By the time I get all of the little (non urgent) stuff fixed, we will likely be well over $2500-$2700. So at first, he says the car had a lot of work put into it while selling me. When confronted about my initial concerns as I was noticing these problems after the sale, at first he said he would fix them. When he had enough distance from me and got tired of me following up to see if his mechanic was available--he gave me some crap, telling me I bought a used car and the transmission and engine worked and that I should be happy. Later on, when confronted about the serious issues we had addressed the car had been diagnosed with (2) days after purchase, he changed his story and implied he never does any work on the cars he has, only drives them around. When specifically asked about the timing belt he said "Oh- I don't check that, I just drive it around to see it runs good". Just what you need after having to scrape together and barely still have enough money saved up for a used vehicle to get you to work; someone to completely lie and manipulate you through a confusing and frustrating transaction only to leave you feeling used and abused in the end. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE!"
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Newark, OH 43058

Price: $2,195

Mileage: 200,253

Location: Newark, OH 43058

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive Color: Tan Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $2,195, 200,253 miles with Steel Wheels
Avg. Dealer Rating: (19 reviews) "Responded very quickly and had excellent customer service! "
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Clearwater, FL 33756

Price: $2,250

Mileage: 108,565

Location: Clearwater, FL 33756

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Color: Silver Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $2,250, 108,565 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (50 reviews) "They contacted me via email and invited me to come out and test drive the car. "
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Madison, TN 37115

Price: $2,885

Mileage: 157,406

Location: Madison, TN 37115

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Color: Black Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $2,885, 157,406 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (6 reviews) "She called quickly. Very courteous"
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Greenwood, IN 46143

Price: $2,995

Mileage: 195,789

Location: Greenwood, IN 46143

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: Automatic Color: Silver Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $2,995, 195,789 miles with Steel Wheels
Avg. Dealer Rating: (5 reviews) "More than one salesmen contacted ....I am too busy to stop and answer a phone, so when I request NO PHONE CALLS... There really IS a reason. And anyone who cannot respect a request as simple as that will not get my attention."
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Seattle, WA 98133

Price: $3,250

Mileage: 111,625

Location: Seattle, WA 98133

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Color: Red Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $3,250, 111,625 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (17 reviews) "I went in to look at a 2006 Legacy GT. They were asking $9950 but the car was cosmetically not in a very good way with many rust spots, the spare tire compartment handle was broken, and the center console would not latch closed. Also after I took a look under the car, I noticed the head gaskets were looking very wet, either with oil or coolant. Subarus are prone to head gasket failure, which is a $2000-3000 job at most places. They did, however, volunteer to split the cost with me to fix the head gasket issue for another $500, although after seeing the condition of the car they were willing to sell to me for $10k I wasn't going to trust that the head gaskets would be fixed properly. The staff was friendly but they business practice wasn't necessarily good."
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Orlando, FL 32839

Price: $3,495

Mileage: 127,014

Location: Orlando, FL 32839

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: Automatic Color: Black Mica Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $3,495, 127,014 miles
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Delmar, DE 19940

Price: $3,499

Mileage: 142,116

Location: Delmar, DE 19940

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: Automatic Color: Blue Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $3,499, 142,116 miles with Steel Wheels
Avg. Dealer Rating: (1 review) "Very good, no hassle. We bought the car"
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Glendora, CA 91741

Price: $3,500

Mileage: 129,497

Location: Glendora, CA 91741

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: Automatic Color: Burgundy Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $3,500, 129,497 miles with Steel Wheels
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in St Petersburg, FL 33709

Price: $3,950

Mileage: 94,292

Location: St Petersburg, FL 33709

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: Manual Color: Aluminum Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $3,950, 94,292 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (13 reviews) "Quick response to email "
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Burnsville, MN 55337

Price: $3,955

Mileage: 124,038

Location: Burnsville, MN 55337

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: Automatic Color: Silver Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $3,955, 124,038 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (3 reviews) "Called the dealer for info on a 73 mustang they said I needed to come in person and it was$17900 i stopped in the salesperson said I nobody had history on the car and it was $19900"
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2003 Mazda Protege DX Used Cars in Eugene, OR 97403

Price: $3,987

Mileage: 130,088

Location: Eugene, OR 97403

Certified Pre-Owned: No Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Color: White Description: Used 2003 Mazda Protege DX for sale - $3,987, 130,088 miles
Avg. Dealer Rating: (3 reviews) "They have done everything they said they would!! we are now trying to settle on the price."
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