Fuel Consumption - What MPG do you get?



  • This one is for the 1.8 v6 owners. How many miles do you get from a full tank?


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    Locally - 110 to 130

    Long Distance - 150 to 170

    Jono



  • average 230miles



  • but done 80 miles today on less than a quater of a tank so if you can work that out the ty



  • I tend to get 210-220 then start looking for a petrol station. Managed 230 once when all the stations were shut but the warning light came on.


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    Ok, I am feeling its time to do a quick engine diagnostics - if you guys are getting over 200 then there is something wrong with mine! :(



  • Hmm, various numbers popping up here. I tend to get 170 around town and 270 on the motorway (if I stay around the speed limit and dont have to keep stop starting in traffic). People have commented to me that this isn't very much but I suppose it might have something to do with the teeny tiny petrol tank MX3's have.



  • i get about 130 in my 1.6 :S

    But then I havent serviced my car for over 2 years!!! :shock:

    God i need to sort that out!!!



  • Shit :shock: That cant be good. I'd get it sorted quick sharp if I was you, it'd be a crying shame if something went horribly wrong on your piece of automotive art.

    Also kind of on/off topic I've heard people saying their 3's have warning lights for low petrol but I've never seen one on mine (and I've run it pretty low) Is it a case of Mazda cheaping out on the last run of 3's (1998 R plates) and not installing one or am I just not seeing it?



  • lol, well im just being lazy as im thinkin about an engine conerstion at the mo :p

    As for the fuel light… I never thought i had one, but i assure you its there!!!

    If you look closely at the fuel gauge, you will see a small circle about 5mm round. Not sure how much the reserve tank is, but the lights definitly there! lol



  • ive red some ware that they have about 12 miles left when the light comes on. a yahoo site i think. as soon as my light comes on i get filled up quick



  • i was previously getting really low mpg but had a quick service when done the gaskets and racing clutch and had a breather pipe blocked now getting a lot more out of here



  • i only got my mx 3 a week ago and well ,love it but…................. how small is the tank !!!!! lol full at £35



  • Two things,

    1. The MX V6 has two VRIS flaps that open when there is sufficient vaccum in the Inlet Manifold due to acceleration or RPM, these flaps open up to allow more air and there are sensors that let the ECU know when these are open and can be set to different RPM with Standalone. The flas being open will burn more fuel so driving easily will make the fuel go much further….

    2. Mazda parts are not the best quality and many of our cars are well over 10 years old now. It is a good idea to change the O2 sensors on the exhaust manifold/s as without these working properly fuel consumption will rise. Manufacturers recomend that they are changed every 25k miles. So ask yourself when yours were last changed? Especially on the V6 which has 2. I need to change mine too 8)



  • i normally get 210-215 to a tank but nearly always run on shell v-power.its 7% more expensive but 10% more efficient. i always run till light on but not for long. i worked out i normally get 3-32mpg. not too bad really but considering i rag the a*** off it most the time not bad. best thing would be a 6th gear as revs run so high. bout 4k at 70mph.not good. how do i add a pic?



  • My cars on 116k and with motorway driving i'll get around 270s. Day to day driving 160-220. Seem to spend my life with that fuel light on! Anyone ever get premium unleaded? I've never noticed much benefit myself.



  • Bit late but thought i'd say, I drive long distance weekly with a combination of A road, motorways and stop start of m25, keeping below about 4500 rpm, i get about 260 a tank. with respect to premium fuels, this has been a big pub discussion between old and new cars, I used to use it and thought i'd gave better milage but after an engine flush and service was told that older cars PREFER 95 ron fuel(standard) after the service it was better. Higher octane will be better until a service,.



  • we should get about 100 miles to a tank when ours is done.

    :shock:



  • @34e86aaa9c=Tommy:

    2. Mazda parts are not the best quality and many of our cars are well over 10 years old now. It is a good idea to change the O2 sensors on the exhaust manifold/s as without these working properly fuel consumption will rise. Manufacturers recomend that they are changed every 25k miles. So ask yourself when yours were last changed? Especially on the V6 which has 2. I need to change mine too 8)

    Easy to do/access?

    Did Exeter to Brighton on one tank a while back in mine (all motorway, no traffic, at "average" motorway speed). Thats gotta be about 300 miles. Still had some left. Basically didn't change out of 5th lol!



  • right know its been a while since this post was created. but worked mine out to day after using the car all weekend.

    im getting about 38-40mpg.

    i thought omg my working out is wrong so got family to check it and its correct


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