2003 Mazda Protege5
104,690 Miles
$4,243

Bowling Green, OH
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2003 Mazda Protege5
122,188 Miles
$6,900

Eugene, OR
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2003 Mazda Protege5
222,646 Miles
$3,350

Puyallup, WA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
128,275 Miles
$2,997

Chicago, IL
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2003 Mazda Protege5
178,167 Miles
$1,799

Lapeer, MI
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2003 Mazda Protege5
121,275 Miles
$3,995

Durham, NC
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2003 Mazda Protege5
215,000 Miles
$2,800

Vancouver,
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2003 Mazda Protege5
189,400 Miles
$5,985

Malvern, AR
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2003 Mazda Protege5
82,100 Miles
$4,400

Sugar Land, TX
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2003 Mazda Protege5
34,126 Miles
$4,977

Pompano Beach, FL
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2003 Mazda Protege5
171,912 Miles
$3,350

Olive Branch, MS
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2003 Mazda Protege5
122,924 Miles
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Englewood, CO
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2003 Mazda Protege5
126,097 Miles
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Tustin, CA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
148,591 Miles
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Federal Way, WA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
88,569 Miles
$4,999

Escondido, CA
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2003 Mazda Protege5
178,003 Miles
$4,488

Mishawaka, IN
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2003 Mazda Protege5
41,412 Miles
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Portsmouth, NH
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2003 Mazda Protege5
126,900 Miles
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Grand Rapids, MI
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2003 Mazda Protege5
189,867 Miles
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Hermiston, OR
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2003 Mazda Protege5
100,800 Miles
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New Philadelphia, OH
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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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