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Thread: Traded in my Protege 5 and was surprised to see how much the dealer listed it for..

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    Traded in my Protege 5 and was surprised to see how much the dealer listed it for..

    I traded in my 2003 protege5 yesterday. I was pumped that the dealer gave me $2000 for a 14 year old car with rusty body panels, stitches in the bumper and a funky front end. I was super shocked to see that they are trying to sell it now for $4400 It only had 113000 miles on it and had a leather interior that was in great shape, but still, $4400 seems pretty aggressive. I'm not upset, because I would have tried to sell privately for the $2000 with all the issues I mentioned. Would you pay $4400 for a 2003 that's lived in the rust belt? crazy.

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    Registered Member Corphish's Avatar

    83 RX-7 Gsl, 2000 Mazda Protege LX, 2011 Mazda3 Sport i

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    Honestly pretty crazy to hear!! Can I get any more info on what kind of dealer you dealt with?

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    Certified Mazda Tech hornsfan10609's Avatar

    2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege x2

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    Austin, Tx
    There is a super clean silver 03 P5 locally with a 5 speed in great condition, about 140k miles that has been for sale for at least 4 months for $4k. Hasn't sold yet. I doubt they will get anywhere near that for it, but you never know.
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    2003.5 Titanium Mazdaspeed Protege #1345 Purchased 7/20/10
    2003.5 Titanium Mazdaspeed Protege #1574 Purchased 10/25/14

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    2002 Red Protege5 RIP:4/25/10

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    So awesome!

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    Registered Member BrockWalls's Avatar

    Focus SE 1L

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    There's a silver P5 for sale in Victoria for about the same price except it's absolutely immaculate. The only real problem is that it's automatic.

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