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im interested in buying the mazdaspeed 3
but heres the catch i dont know how to drive manual.

my question how far will the first gear go in MPH.

my sec question how does it do on gas??

please post your MPG

thanks
 

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haha


MPG in first gear? like 3-10mpg...

People average 18-34 mpg in the Mazdaspeed3

I have never kept track on how fast first gears goes, i usually shift before then

Driving a MTX isnt the hardest thing in the world a few Mazdaspeed3 owners are first time MTX owners, that learned on the test drive or on the way home, its quite simple
 

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1st gear to 35-40
2nd - 60~
3rd - 85
4th- 110~
5th 130
6th - 155 or your coffin.

Those are aproxxamite.
Learning manual isn't that hard, but I probably wouldn't recommend it on a fast car.
 

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[quote author=Wizno link=topic=72149.msg1270771#msg1270771 date=1174029154]
1st gear to 35-40
2nd - 60~
3rd - 85
4th- 110~
5th 130
6th - 155 or your coffin.

Those are aproxxamite.
Learning manual isn't that hard, but I probably wouldn't recommend it on a fast car.
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Those speeds are if you redline it before each shift....being conservative, I think those MPH would be a little lower, if you shift off boost to save gas. Breaking my car in, I got ~25 MPG average mixed driving. Now, after break-in, I'm running 22-23 MPG in mixed driving. But I'm getting on the boost a lot more now too, so that makes a difference.
 

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wow how far will 1st go in mph? Thats the same question I asked 11 years ago when i learned how to drive stick...I thought that I would just leave it in first and tool around town..haha. Anyway as far as MPG goes I've been doing allot of city driving so I'm getting 21 MPG.
 

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I'm not so sure you'd want to learn how to drive a stick in the speed3. I'd try something else first. Have a buddy/family member teach you in one of their older cars before you step into the 155mph+ speed3.
 

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[quote author=Troublesome link=topic=72149.msg1270801#msg1270801 date=1174031623]
[quote author=Wizno link=topic=72149.msg1270771#msg1270771 date=1174029154]
1st gear to 35-40
2nd - 60~
3rd - 85
4th- 110~
5th 130
6th - 155 or your coffin.

Those are aproxxamite.
Learning manual isn't that hard, but I probably wouldn't recommend it on a fast car.
[/quote]

Those speeds are if you redline it before each shift....being conservative, I think those MPH would be a little lower, if you shift off boost to save gas. Breaking my car in, I got ~25 MPG average mixed driving. Now, after break-in, I'm running 22-23 MPG in mixed driving. But I'm getting on the boost a lot more now too, so that makes a difference.
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lol I figured that's what he was asking.

In the manual
they say shift to 2nd at 15mph, 3rd at 25, 4th at 40, 5th at 50, 6th at 60. Or very close to that, from what I remember.
 
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