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#3464 of 4993 gas problems
Jun 28, 2006 (5:46 pm)
i have a 2006 mazda3 s grand touring with a 2.3L engine. after experimenting for a couple of weeks i find theres a problem with the gas mileage. my mother has a mazda MPV minivan and she drives 40 miles a day everyday.it takes about a week for her tank to get to empty. i drive at maximum 25 miles a day.after filling up on a sunday with super fuel i ended up with an empty tank today wednesday, 3 days later. then after calculating by dividing the total tank mileage( about 380 miles) by 4 days i should get 95 miles a day. i probably sound very confusing by now but in short words i should get a lot more days on gas than my mothers minivan especially when the mazda 3 has a larger MPG rating. has anyone had this problem or has an idea of what it might before go running to the dealer?????
#3465 of 4993 Re: The Problem with CR [dc_driver]
Jun 28, 2006 (11:03 pm)
dc_driver, without getting into the A/C debate in this thread. the A/C is so poor, it can't keep up in the 22C temps. again, as posted previously, many variables at play here if you have a bad a/c or not.
mrblonde, consult a statistician or a high school math teacher and ask/him or her why CR's ratings should be taken with a grain of salt. CR is typically used as an example in how the ratings are skewed. BTW, this topic was also brought up in a Mazda forum and anyone with half a sense won't put any faith in CR's ratings.
Jun 28, 2006 (11:06 pm)
yeah, some 3's have crappy mileage. it's probably not your driving. some have reported better mpg after about 5000 miles.
#3467 of 4993 Re: Dirty Rear Wheels [yu203964]
Jun 29, 2006 (5:42 am)
It's not because of the strong brakes produces more dust. It's because the materials of pads are not good. "
In general, better stopping power requires softer pads = more dust. Look at the front wheels of all the european cars (those which haven't been cleaned in the past week, anyway)...
#3468 of 4993 Re: Don't believe CR [heel2toe]
Jun 29, 2006 (5:43 am)
Mazda has deliberately failed to fix a three year issue"
2 year. Whatever they did to the 2006's, it's fixed...
#3469 of 4993 Re: The Problem with CR [ex_tdier]
Jun 29, 2006 (5:47 am)
mrblonde, consult a statistician or a high school math teacher and ask/him or her why CR's ratings should be taken with a grain of salt. CR is typically used as an example in how the ratings are skewed. BTW, this topic was also brought up in a Mazda forum and anyone with half a sense won't put any faith in CR's ratings. "
For me personally, the cars that I have had are accurately portrayed for reliability in CR. Every one. So I can only go by my own experience. Maybe their methodology isn't statistically sound, but in my experience it lines up with real life data
You still didn't answer why JD Power is not prone to the same skewing...
#3471 of 4993 Re: The Problem with CR [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 29, 2006 (10:12 am)
Thanks...Mazda seems to be near the bottom but the results don't really show a break down of the models.
#3472 of 4993 Re: The Problem with CR [nifty56]
Jun 29, 2006 (3:24 pm)
You cant compared the MPV mileage with the MZ3, the MPV has 75 liters tank of gaz compared to 55 liter for the MZ3.
Jun 29, 2006 (3:37 pm)
I've got about 10K miles on my Mazda 3 now.
A/C works great - we've had 90+ degree days and it'll freeze me if I don't cut it back.
Rear wheel brake dust - I just spray the wheels with a wheel cleaner before going through the carwash - works great.
Mileage - highway 37, around town (with A/C on) about 30.
Complaints - I wish it had variable speed intermittent wipers.
Another happy 3 owner.