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Getting 5 miles per gallon less than should be.

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  • roguerivergi Apr 29, 2010

    I am not the original owner but when I bought the car it had only 25,000 mi. and it was still under warranty. I had the 30,000 mi. check up and the oil is changed on a regular basis. The car runs real good and is very dependable. However, it does not have the get and and go like it once had. It now has 71,000 miles on it.

  • roguerivergi Apr 29, 2010

    My 2005 Mazda Tribute used to get 24 mpg but now only gets 19 mpg. It has 71,000 miles. I bought the Mazda when it had 25,000 still under warranty. The 30,000 mile check up was done and the oil is changed regularly. The car runs great but it seems to have lost its get up and go.

  • roguerivergi Apr 29, 2010

    thank you very much. A manual did not come with my car so the information you provided was very helpful. I will try your suggestion and hope for the best.

  • roguerivergi Apr 29, 2010

    I will know if that fixes the problem by tomorrow or next. Thanks bud!!

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Ok... this can happen for multiple reasons...can you tell me more, like the miles on your tribute, when engine and transmission you have, are you the original owner and what you modifications you have done or what was done before you bought the vehicle PLUS any/all maintenance you have completed over the course of ownership

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  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf Apr 29, 2010

    well, according to Mazda, the spark plugs and fuel filter were scheduled to be replaced @ 60,000

    if these have not been done this alone may be the result of your less than ideal MPG


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    Sean Reisdorf Apr 29, 2010

    keep me posted!!!



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