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Owner: busypaws
Protege: 1997 Mazda Protege DX
Displacement: 1.5 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2385 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.32
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: ScanGauge
Description: Bought April 2008. 99K miles $3500.00
Car lives in San Jose CA.
My commute is 4 days a week 5.5 miles one way.
22 stop lights in 5.5 miles. Takes 2 months between fillups.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: 2009 - Removed AC/PS, spare, backseat, glove box.
Replaced rear wheels with Honda VX alloy and 155/80/13 tires. Passanger seat delete. 0w/20 synthetic
2010 - Passanger Airbag delete. LED Brake/parking lights, lower grill block, air inlet tubing removed pre-filter box, outer crank pulley, front speakers, kill switch, rear pizza pans. driver air bag, smaller battery back seat.
2011 - Misc grinding in trunk/hood/airbag brackets, pass side mirror, pass windsheild wipper, radio/speakers, air dam, rear wheel fairings.

Planned Mods: Remove 13 gallon stock tank replace with 5-8 gallon spare tire well tank.
Engine area underbody panel
downsize alternator
downsize radiator
Replace driver seat lightweight racing seat
155/80/13s with VX Alloy on front with pizza pans
Shorter struts (Lower kit).
CRX alluminum brake drums rear.
Passenger rear door - replace glass plastic, remove all door internal hardware, weld closed seal seams.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 26 mpg(US)
EPA highway 33 mpg(US)
EPA combined 29 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 44.19 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 44.26 mpg(US)
90 days 46.42 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jun 17, 2017

Trip Log
Morgan Hill to Taylor Ave San Jose 49.65 mpg (US)
El Torro - Irma 49.5 mpg (US)
El Toro - Irma via Monterey Ave 58.525 mpg (US)
Work to El Torro via Monterey ave 51.5133 mpg (US)
Work/Bradley/Salinas 51.2 mpg (US)

(Created: 2009-07-17 00:33:45 / Modified: 2017-06-17 23:10:01)

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