The idea, obviously, was to keep cornering attitudes level, enhance transient responses, and boost cornering speeds. Mission accomplished. The car changes directions as suddenly as Marshall Faulk in an enemy secondary… -Car and Driver
The rail-like cornering ability transitions to an ample dose of acceleration on the straights. And with the addition of a limited-slip differential, the MazdaSpeed can apply all of its power to the asphalt with little wheelspin. -Road and Track
And it's an absolute blast on the right road. Find a curvy road in the Protegé, any curvy road, and this car will change your perspective on front-wheel drive. This car instills driver confidence unlike any other. Steering feel is impeccable and turn-in response second nature. Its neutral-to-rear-biased-handling balance makes it faster over most roads than cars with far more power. -Super Street Online
2003 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege108,700 milesClean Carfax. No accidents. Non-smoker.Good shape for its age. Take a look at underbody pictures. Some underbody shields have some cracks and a small crack was repaired on the front bumper. There is a tear in the driver's seat fabric on the seat cushion side bolster, see picture.Transmission shifts smoothly. No grinding, no missing gears. Clutch grabs securely with no slipping.Engine revs smoothly. Turbo adds power without skipping a beat. Car handles excellently. Tires are in like-new condition. Toyo Proxes all-seasons.A/C is ice cold. Heat is hot. Radio works flawlessly and is stock radio.No mods except for 1 motor mount insert that works to keep engine motion in control better than stock motor mount, see engine bay picture. All-stock otherwise.New battery. All 4 struts replaced with genuine Mazdaspeed Protege OEM dampers.I can send you a video of start up if requested.
Compared with: Honda Civic Si, Acura Integra, Subaru WRX, etc.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||JM1BJ227830642868||Mileage:||108,700|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Trim:||Mazdaspeed|
|Vehicle Title:||Clear||Engine:||2.0L turbo|
|Options:||CD Player||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows|
|Exterior Color:||Black||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Interior Color:||Gray||For Sale By:||Private Seller|
|Number of Cylinders:||4|