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New to my daughter 03 p5....Need to bring it up to snuff....

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Old 02-23-2019, 07:38 PM
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Default New to my daughter 03 p5....Need to bring it up to snuff....

Purchased my daughter her first car.
2003 Mazda Protege 5
135k miles
5 speed

seems to drive good...everything seems to work. There is a little vibration at speed...No apparent leaks.


We know NOTHING about the car or its history....but we paid appropriately...
Daughter will get her license in 6 months...Wanted this sooner to learn to drive stick, and get used to HER car before test time.
Also wanted time to get it to where I was comfortable with its reliability on the road.

She will have a 22 mile commute each way to school (we live in the boonies)
So now I need to make a good to-do list of things to take care of.

I know it needs shocks (struts?)
I figure it needs plugs and wires
I figure coolant flush and oil change.
timing belt probably???

I would like help with what order I should tackle things....
and cost estimates (plan to do most if not all myself...I am a decent wrench with a howto write up...haha)
Anything else I need to know/fix/preventatively fix etc.
 
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