2003 Mazda Protege5
208,591 Miles
$3,188

Winter Haven, FL
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2003 Mazda Protege5
208,973 Miles
$2,372

Richmond, VA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
148,819 Miles
$4,695

Kendallville, IN
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2003 Mazda Protege5
121,813 Miles
$5,495

Des Moines, IA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
122,188 Miles
$7,800

Eugene, OR
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2003 Mazda Protege5
138,915 Miles
$6,999

Hayden, ID
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2003 Mazda Protege5
194,183 Miles
$4,173

Olympia, WA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
62,955 Miles
$6,999

Denver, CO
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2003 Mazda Protege5
153,000 Miles
$3,600

Los Angeles, CA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
$3,995

Addison, IL
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2003 Mazda Protege5
167,980 Miles
$3,995

Portland, OR
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2003 Mazda Protege5
211,051 Miles
$2,500

New Westminster,
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2003 Mazda Protege5
78,279 Miles
$4,995

Roseville, CA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
198,720 Miles
$2,495

Arlington, TX
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2003 Mazda Protege5
189,400 Miles
$5,985

Malvern, AR
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2003 Mazda Protege5
206,096 Miles
$4,450

Hazel Green, AL
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2003 Mazda Protege5
166,200 Miles
$3,000

Fairfield, CA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
108,828 Miles
$3,991

Delray Beach, FL
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2003 Mazda Protege5
143,340 Miles
$2,998

Louisville, KY
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2003 Mazda Protege5
182,698 Miles
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Montgomery, AL
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2003 Mazda Protege5 Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.0
2 Reviews
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
Performance
4.5
Style
4.5
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.5
Reliability
4.5

2003 Mazda Protege5 Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2003 Mazda Protege5 - Fun, agile, practical.

Curtis
Brandon, Florida
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
My family purchased our Mazda Protege5 hatchback when it was brand new and had exactly 6 miles on it. From day one the car was the closest thing to a practical Miata that Mazda had ever produced. The Protege5 has a low curb weight, which makes for very fun drives, moderate body lean, and very precise steering. The base brakes are powerful and linear, nerving jerking the car or skidding, even under hard braking. The bucket seats are comfortable, even for long drives, and the backseat is easily habitable by almost any sized person. With a combination of the backseat and hatchback trunk space, the car has great cargo capacity, making it easy to carry anything from groceries, to school bags, to guitar case and full size amplifiers. I opted to purchase the manual, five speed transmission, a... (more)
Story
Personally, I learned to drive a manual in this car, and that experience will never leave me. This is my first personal car, though I have driven quite a few others over the years.
Pros
The manual transmission shifts smoothly, even after 100,000 miles of use without a transmission swap, Low gears (1-4) have excellent pickup and speed. Sound system has good quality, with powerful bass. Good fuel economy. Precise steering. Strong brakes.
Cons
Gearing ratio makes for loud engine sounds at 70-80 mph cruising. The car runs at four thousand RPM at 80 mph while in fifth gear. Exterior styling shows signs of aging. First gear is very small-- first gear struggles to take the car past ten to fifteen miles per hour. Original paint fades quicker than other cars. Suspension doesn't take to bumps extremely well.

2003 Mazda Protege5 - Smooth, wonderful, quick

Jessie L
Columbia, Missouri
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
I absolutely love that my car rides so smoothly. It's not a bumpy ride at all and the vehicle is easy to maneuver. I'm also very happy with the gas mileage my vehicle gets. I don't spend much on gas at all. There is more than enough room in the hatch for groceries or my sports equipment. It's a very easy car to handle in terms of braking. I've driven this vehicle on many wintery roads, and to different states, and have always enjoyed the comfortable ride. My children also love the space in the back-seat.
Story
We drove our vehicle to Michigan and loved the smooth ride! Such a great car for a road-trip!
Pros
I love the smooth ride and the gas mileage. I also love the leather interior and that the engine hasn't had any problems. The car is very low maintenance. I particularly love the sun-roof on my vehicle. Also, the back-seat is very spacious and fits my children comfortably. I'd also have to say that I love the flexibility I have to drive this on different terrains. Great little vehicle!
Cons
There are only a couple negative things about the vehicle. I sometimes wish it sat a bit higher, as I'm very short. Also, the wind is loud when on long road trips or on the highway, even with the windows and sunroof up. Otherwise, great ride!

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