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Old 06-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Silver Bullet - '03 Mazda Protege LX
90 day: 29.51 mpg (US)

Silver Bullet - '03 Mazda Protege LX
90 day: 37.06 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by PaleMelanesian View Post
It would definitely benefit from lower rpm cruising. Not necessarily bigger tires, because there are weight and aerodynamic and rotational inertia penalties involved there. Just look at the RPM vs MPG chart and imagine what a 6th gear would look like. I want one.
Thanks so much for the numbers. I'm surprised to see that ratio on the Fit; I thought it would be better. This is one of my biggest complaints about my protege, like the fit it turns about 50 rpm per MPH putting anything close to highway speeds in the boy-racer range.
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