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Mazda Protege repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 882 repairs.
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Mazda Protege repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (34%)

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Chart based on 723 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Mazda Protege problems by year

1999 - 2000 (11%)

2001 - 2001 (9%)

2002 - 2003 (80%)

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Chart based on 898 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Mazda Protege

Mazda Protege Personal Experiences: Pros
2003 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I still own a 1992 Protege LX that is still zooming along just fine at a shade over 150k miles. Common sense, bi-weekly maintenance checks, dealer checkups per the manual as well as 3k OCIs insure all my Mazdas will continue to zoom-zoom-zoom! full 2003 Mazda Protege review

Mazda Protege Problems and Repair Histories

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