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JulesB

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535 posts

46 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Interested to see what everyone else gets from a full tank in their RX-8's im getting anything between 180-250 miles depending on how spirited my driving is, how much do you guys get through?

It made me chuckle when I was talking to someone with a bluemotion golf about fuel consumption 650+ miles to one tank, made me realise how thirsty the Mazda is!

Ephraim

260 posts

76 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Sounds about right. I average about 220 to the tank. Best I ever managed was 280 miles in my old 231. I've managed to drain a tank in 175miles as well.

Thirsty but heaps of fun.

The Flying Ox

351 posts

60 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
That seems low. How big is the fuel tank in the 8?
I've only ever managed to get as low as 250 miles on a tank once in the RX7, and that involved *A LOT* of spirited driving. I'm normally closer to 350 miles.

76L fuel tank.

sherman

6,140 posts

102 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Its got a 60 litre tank.
I genrrally manage 180-220 mainly town abd a little bit of motorway.
Whilst playing in the higlands I did drain a full tank in 120 miles. IIRC ghats 14mpg eek .

Lee_sec

250 posts

85 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
180-230 generally... find I get slightly better using premium/optimax if i'm feeling particularly spirited...
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JulesB

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535 posts

46 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
They do run a lot better on super, unfortunately the increased range doesn't match the increased price! frown

otolith

26,485 posts

91 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
High octane petrol shouldn't make much if any difference, the engine is naturally aspirated, has a relatively low static compression ratio and less scope than a piston engine to vary the ignition timing. I used to run mine on 95RON, but have always been happy to put super into cars which benefit from it (including all three we have now).
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