2003 Mazda Protege5
148,850 Miles
$4,695

Kendallville, IN
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
122,188 Miles
$7,800

Eugene, OR
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
121,813 Miles
$5,495

Des Moines, IA
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
149,739 Miles
$2,800

Gardena, CA
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
167,980 Miles
$3,995

Portland, OR
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
157,243 Miles
$4,988

Roy, WA
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
118,210 Miles
$4,450

Sacramento, CA
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
120 Miles
$3,900

New Westminster,
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
80,656 Miles
$2,964

Horsham, PA
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
189,400 Miles
$5,985

Malvern, AR
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
206,747 Miles
$3,999

Fayetteville, NC
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
108,828 Miles
$3,991

Delray Beach, FL
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
143,340 Miles
$2,998

Louisville, KY
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
128,490 Miles
$2,495

Rahway, NJ
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
134,941 Miles
$4,990

Salem, OR
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
148,274 Miles
$6,500

Santa Maria, CA
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
106,000 Miles
Accepting Offers

Columbia, MD
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
111,772 Miles
$4,990

Burbank, CA
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
140,000 Miles
Accepting Offers

West Park, FL
Track Price Check Availability

2003 Mazda Protege5
183,189 Miles
$2,995

Greenville, NC
Track Price Check Availability

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

Write a Review

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!

2003 Mazda Protege5 Pricing Analysis

Active Listings
Mileage

June 2018 Nationwide Mazda Protege5 Prices