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Mazda RX-8, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#2 of 96 Real World Gas Milage
Jun 02, 2005 (11:12 am)
OK, I have a 2004 6speed RX-8 with only 7600 miles on it. before my first oil change, I got significantly worse gas milage, around 15 mpg around town, and BARELY 20mpg on the highway.
After my first oil change and the engine getting broken in a bit, I am getting 18-19 in mostly town driving. Mostly highway, I have been getting around 24 1/2 or so.
on the highway, I tend to drive around 70-75mph.
I'm happy with it, because it's such a fun car to drive!
#3 of 96 Re: Real World Gas Milage [wpavlik2]
Jun 03, 2005 (1:54 pm)
I am a a VERY happy owner of a Nordic Green AT RX8 - have had it since October, '93. I keep a detailed mileage log - so far have driven a total of 8,075 miles - used 443 gals of premium gas - average to date is 18.23 - lowest on one fill was 14.67- highest for a filling has been 23.24. Definitely get the high mileage in good weather - all highway driving - the lows when only in town trips.
BUT - why worry about mileage when you can drive such a superb car ?? Want 40 miles a gallon ? - Buy a Yugo. Want the most fun you can have with your clothes on ? Get the RX8 - never had more fun in 53 years of driving ! ! !
Bob - Cheshire, CT
#4 of 96 Charlotte NC 17+K miles, ave mpg 17 city/22 hwy
Jun 13, 2005 (2:30 pm)
Purchased Oct 2003
Velocity Red 6MT All Options but spare tire.
Daily Drive of approx 24 miles (4 X 8 short jaunts)
10/2003 - 5/2004 15-17mpg
6/2004 - 12/2004 16-17 mpg
1/2005 - current 17-18 mpg
hwy trips of 100 miles or more 20-22
I'd have to say it drinks gas...yep....more than I expected, its fun to drive, but
sure would have been nice to have gotten a true reflection of gas consumption
from MAzda or EPA.
#5 of 96 just dropping by
Jul 12, 2005 (6:03 pm)
and report my MPG report
at 13000 miles, my '04 6 speed RX-8 has an overall average of 20mpg in mostly 50/50 mixed stop-n-go and highway driving.
I'm not complaining, the car is just so much fun to drive!
#6 of 96 Second Tank
Aug 05, 2005 (8:16 pm)
of my new 6MT is around 16-17 mpg, city driving.
#7 of 96 Re: Real World Gas Milage [ojisanbob]
Aug 10, 2005 (12:09 pm)
I like your detailed mileage log - have you tracked oil consumption as well?
#8 of 96 oil and fuel consumption
Aug 11, 2005 (4:19 pm)
Hi, For the record
After 5000K 2005 Rx-8 man
13L/100k city whatever how hard I drove it.
Had to put 2litres of oil total since the beginning
So let say 1L/2500k
Aug 25, 2005 (11:24 am)
at about 7500 i'm gettin 21 or so with 50/50 driving
#10 of 96 Re: MPG [gambit_rx8]
Aug 25, 2005 (6:23 pm)
I have a little over 1,200 miles now and I am getting 14-15mpg commuting to work. It is about 15 miles each way with about 1/2 stop and go and part 45-55mph. I tried a couple of tanks of mid-grade Chevron with no (apparent) ill effects on performance, but not increase in fuel economy - but it did cost a little less to fill up.
Mine is a 6mt w/GT.