Last post on Apr 25, 2012 at 7:48 AM
You are in the Mazda Protege
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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#59 of 60 Re: poor mpgs [ahnyong]
Feb 02, 2012 (9:25 am)
According to Consumer Reports, 25 mpg is the overall average for a Mazda Protege automatic.
As to improving fuel efficiency, the usual nostrums apply including driving smoothly, avoiding lots of short trips and proper vehicle maintenance.
In the case of the Protege, you might want to check that the fuel emissions system (including the EGR valve) is in good working order.
#60 of 60 Ghost of the Mazda Protege forum
Apr 25, 2012 (7:48 am)
Been a while since I posted here. I'm still driving my 2001 Pro LX and it is beginning to do poorly
on mpg, but it has only 48K on it. Gets an inspection the end of the month. One surprise, the Check Engine light came on last week. That was the old bug the Proteges had in 2001. I didn't tighten the gas cap on the previous fill, when that was done, the Check Engine lamp turned off.
My reason for not trading: you can't beat the Mazda Pro for being practical, frugal, roomy, and reliable. And its lines are Classic, similar to M-Bs. For a smoother
ride buy Khumo Summer Cruising tires or any brand with soft rubber sidewalls.
Have yet to see anything worth trading for, that offers considerably more in all areas. Although, the Kias look promising.