Fuel Economy Update for September - 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Fuel Economy Update for September

October 3, 2013

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata

During the month of September we put 563 miles on our supercharged 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata project car. We averaged 23.8 mpg for the month on 91-octane fuel, and the car's lifetime fuel economy average rose just slightly to 22.5 mpg.

Worst Fill MPG: 9.6
Best Fill MPG: 28.4
Average Lifetime MPG: 22.5
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 22
Best Range: 292.2 miles
Current Odometer: 143,825 miles

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 143,825 miles


  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    You guys have a Miata?!

  • Dang. I was expecting to have an update with the new engine. Well at least we know the status now. Same old same old. :\

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    only 1100 miles and 3 months since the last exciting post (that also was about the gas mileage). Why keep the project car around if there aren't going to be any (meaningful) posts for months? I was looking forward to hearing about how it was running with the new cat, and what else was happening. This long-termer inspired me to also get a old Miata this summer, and then the blogs stopped.

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