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Old 04-30-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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92 MX-3 B6 1.6 with SOHC?

Looking around at some information I have found on this car, I would figure that it could/would get good gas mileage. Most owners report no more 30's for highway mpg

I am just curious as to why it wouldn't get good gas mileage with that small of an engine with aerodynamics that are probably pretty good.

Gear ratio and weight?
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92 Protege DX 5 speed - Poor Man's Hybrid 40.96 MPG (city)

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Old 04-30-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
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Just guessing here:
Geared low
wide tires
aerodynamics not as good as they first appear.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:51 AM   #3
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Just guessing here:
Geared low
wide tires
aerodynamics not as good as they first appear.
OUCHHHHHHH OUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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Old 04-30-2007, 11:53 AM   #4
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hmmm cd is .32
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Thicker 2 row radiator, walmart hubcaps, Pepboys tires, 10w 30 Castrol HM, Jensen CD player, Roadmaster speakers, ebay hi-flow air filter, autolite 3924 plugs, stant superstat, NGK blue 8mm wires, LeBra car bra, no Exhaust Manifold heat shield, MX-3 Seats, bad A/C compressor
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
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Gearing

It's a sporty roadster with an agressive 4-cylinder and low-gearing. They completely tear-up the Autocross course. I'm sure that they can be hypermiled with the 5-speed, low stance and light weight, though...

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Old 05-01-2007, 03:40 AM   #6
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It's a sporty roadster with an agressive 4-cylinder and low-gearing. They completely tear-up the Autocross course. I'm sure that they can be hypermiled with the 5-speed, low stance and light weight, though...

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Wonder if my protege transmission could be used instead.

Not sure what the gear ratio is on it though.
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