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Once upon a time I managed over 500 miles on my 2009 Mazda3 i Touring with a 5-Speed, and that car didn't have anywhere near the fuel economy ratings of our new (on order) 2016 Mazda3 s GT 5-Door with a 6-Speed manual. While 621 miles may not be manageable given the way I drive and the hilly environment I drive in, getting to the 600 mile mark may be doable.

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So far, we're doing about 640 km between refills, taking about 10 gallons, with maybe 40 or 50 miles to spare before going to reserve. Just got the car a couple weeks ago: 2 tankfuls.

First real test will be a trip from here (Charlottesville, Va) to Columbus, OH area where our daughter lives. The ole VW TDI always did it with plenty of fuel left over, but it has a fair bit larger tank. Also, it never recognized those big W. Va mountains. They weren't there as far as any gear or speed change needed. It'd do an indicated 44-45 mpg, but actual mileage was more like about 41 (the computer lies, just like VW did on those NOx tests). The computer value on the Mazda3 is extremely pessimistic.

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