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craftierdave
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Jan 29, 2009, 4:07 AM

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i've been offered a chance to buy a 2002 mazda 6 sport 2.3 (40,000 miles), its a beautiful car but i'm worried about fuel consumption. Anybody give me some advice please? Is the car reliable? I'm currently driving a alfa romeo 145 1.4 t-spark for maybe some comparisons with fuel. Any help would be greatly appreciated


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 29, 2009, 5:35 AM

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If the whole objective is fuel economy the Mazda 6 will probably not be close to the Alfa 1.4.

This site might help for cars that can meet US requirement - frequently LOWER MPGs than what can and will be sold elsewhere. You'll need to know what the specs are on that Mazda for the country it was originally destined and made for.

Here's a link that may help you decide??

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm

Been a long time since there were many Alfas in the US or at least seen by me locally. A rough guess is that the Mazda would be less on maintenance and repair than the Alfa but in the used market a lot more needs to be considered.

Good luck


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SantaRosaMechanic
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May 13, 2009, 1:32 AM

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sir, if your really concerned with the fuel consumption. i suggest dont buy the mazda. if your in the city the 1.4 will not be beaten by the mazda. but if your driving on a freeway the bigger engine is more economical to use. try to think about it if your on a 1.4 engine in a freeway youll always be on high rev. however with a bigger engine youll go to the required speed with the right rev. hope this helps.






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