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Old 12-30-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Mid-90's Mazda Protege?

Anyone have/had one? How do they do on gas with a 5 speed?

Looking at the specs, I like the fact that the Protege has a 14.5 gallon tank. Bigger than the typical 12 gallon tanks you see on most economy cars. At 30mpg that should be good for over 400 miles between fill ups.
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Re: Mid-90's Mazda Protege?

You ought to be able to beat 30mpg easily. From fueleconomy.gov:
1994 Protege DOHC: 21/24/27
1994 Protege SOHC: 24/27/33
1996 Protege 1.5: 27/30/35
1996 Protege 1.8: 23/25/30

The 1.5 should get over 30 without even trying.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:38 AM   #3
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Re: Mid-90's Mazda Protege?

I have a 94 Mazda 323 hatchback, 1.6l engine, auto. Very reliable vehicle, easy to work on, fuel consumption is highly depended on terrain you travel, size of tire/wheel you use and amount of A/C you use.
I usually get 30-35mpg, 300-350mi. Per tank.
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Re: Mid-90's Mazda Protege?

I dunno about the old ones but my fiancees 03 slushbox is geared horrible for FE. 31-32 mpg tops anything over 45 mph because it's doing 2000+ rpm @ 45
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Re: Mid-90's Mazda Protege?

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Anyone have/had one? How do they do on gas with a 5 speed?

Looking at the specs, I like the fact that the Protege has a 14.5 gallon tank. Bigger than the typical 12 gallon tanks you see on most economy cars. At 30mpg that should be good for over 400 miles between fill ups.
Sorry, i have not posted here in a long time. 1995 Mazda Protege 5 speed. I get between 48 to 56 mpg with mine. I have the smallest engine. Look at my log. I am doing 5 gallons now to post into the log. I have gone 160 miles on about 3 gallons using all the hypermiling stuff. I am the only one using it so i have gutted it, and have been driving it since about 2002. It has 165000 on it but it is well cared for. Its a great car, if you can find one with about 130k on it it would be worth it.
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