(4.4) 24 reviews
MSRP: $782$6,414
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 28
Engine: 130-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2003 Mazda Protege


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Worth every penny - handles like a dream

by Mazda Protege Fan from NY & NC on August 8, 2009

I purchased my car new, in 1997, it is now 2009 and the car is still on the road. With regular maintence, and oil changes this car still runs well. What I love about the Protege most is its handling. ... Read Full Review

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