Last post on Jul 29, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#41 of 61 Re: poor mpgs [bocaratp5]
Aug 21, 2008 (6:08 am)
Just keep in mind that the K&N will allow much more and much larger particulate matter into your engine which will increase wear on every friction surface. Good luck.
#42 of 61 Re: poor mpgs [iamz]
Aug 21, 2008 (7:17 am)
Remember the oil filter ? Most of the particulate matter is either blown out the tail pipe or knocked down by the oil bath . I really think the oil filters , most have a nominal 10 micron element(just larger than a red blood cell), made today are sufficent for most of the dust . no engine runs in a pristene environment as we all know. The valvetrain and bearing surfaces are under a constant bath and the finer paticles are dropped to the bottom of the pan ,mmmmm....I guess a mechanic can clean that at select intervals.... i.e sludge. But thanx for the concern...enjoy your poor mpg !
#43 of 61 Re: poor mpgs [bocaratp5]
Aug 21, 2008 (8:50 am)
"Remember the oil filter?"
Sure I remember the oil filter. But it takes awhile for those contaminants to get there giving those particulates plenty of time to do there damage. Don't forget that all that crud will also do a number on your oxygen sensors.
BTW, I got 35 to 37 mpg out of my automatic 2002 P5 (128,000 miles on her now)on my last trip.
#44 of 61 Gas Mileage Mazda MP5 2002 - Update from May 25 - August 31
Aug 31, 2008 (7:08 am)
I was consistently getting 23 to 25 mpg.
I changed the spark plugs at 60,000 miles using factory original plug selection.
My gas mileage last gas up (in town) was 28 mpg.
I have also just recently put all season Kumho's on my steed, which doesn't help gas mileage at all.
I will report mpg at next gas up.
#45 of 61 Updating the thread...
Mar 31, 2009 (6:05 pm)
On my 1992 LX I average about 27 city and 34 hwy but I do have a lead foot which shows in my 2003 Mazdaspeed which can average 25 city and 32 highway but I do love the turbo boost..
BTW the Mazdaspeed drinks premium only gas..
Apr 05, 2009 (10:15 pm)
My 2000 ES gets about 24 mix and about 22 city
I rarely do any highway drives but i think i get somewhere around 28 hwy
It is a 5 speed and with my driving habits and with mileage that it has i am fine with her drinking habits.
#47 of 61 99 pro es 5spd
Apr 11, 2009 (10:30 am)
With 78k on the odometer, I still get about 24/34 mpg.
#48 of 61 Re: 99 pro es 5spd [civiletti]
Jul 03, 2009 (6:07 am)
5-spd 03 P5, 140K miles, new plugs & air filter, new OEM Dunlops(44psi):
Numbers have been fairly consistant since new -
Straight freeway, fillups before & after, Non-Ethanol gas, 37 MPG(one-time-best).
Everyday mostly freeway, Non-Ethanol gas, w/ or w/out AC, I usually get 33MPG.
Ethanol gas generally has dropped MPG approx 4 MPG.
Winter drops it another 3 MPG.
#49 of 61 26.7 mpg 60,164 miles
Jul 29, 2009 (6:47 pm)
2003 Protege LX 2.0 automatic
Urban driving about 20 miles each way to work. Average 42 mpg on same route when driving my 2009 Jetta TDI DSG.
Still love the Protege for what it is. Very fun to drive. Tossable. Even if it is noisy.
#50 of 61 Re: 26.7 mpg 60,164 miles [moparbad]
Jul 30, 2009 (1:10 pm)
Average 42 mpg on same route when driving my 2009 Jetta TDI DSG. Still love the Protege for what it is. Very fun to drive. Tossable. Even if it is noisy.
Interesting. You drive a diesel Jetta but call the Protege noisy. I guess diesels have improved.