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[quote author=goggles1226 link=topic=142245.msg3075647#msg3075647 date=1240372181]
yes normal, and slow down :lol:
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+1....slow down!!!i got my liscense suspended for a year going 147 in a 45 limit zone....and had to get rid of the evo and bought my mz3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!word of advice its not worth it to speed!!!
 

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That is normal. Dont get caught speeding! lol I hate tickets
 

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[quote author=Mz3 de Best link=topic=142245.msg3075674#msg3075674 date=1240372930]
[quote author=goggles1226 link=topic=142245.msg3075647#msg3075647 date=1240372181]
yes normal, and slow down :lol:
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+1....slow down!!!i got my liscense suspended for a year going 147 in a 45 limit zone....and had to get rid of the evo and bought my mz3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!word of advice its not worth it to speed!!!
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:shock: good thing you got rid of that car before you killed someone... of course the smarter thing to do would have been to take it to the track instead so you didn't have to lose it at all ;)
 

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on my 2010 at 60 miles the engine is at 2500 rpm and at 75 miles is at 3200 in 6th gear
 

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[quote author=cali_axela link=topic=142245.msg3075896#msg3075896 date=1240388003]
[quote author=Mz3 de Best link=topic=142245.msg3075674#msg3075674 date=1240372930]
[quote author=goggles1226 link=topic=142245.msg3075647#msg3075647 date=1240372181]
yes normal, and slow down :lol:
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+1....slow down!!!i got my liscense suspended for a year going 147 in a 45 limit zone....and had to get rid of the evo and bought my mz3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!word of advice its not worth it to speed!!!
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:shock: good thing you got rid of that car before you killed someone... of course the smarter thing to do would have been to take it to the track instead so you didn't have to lose it at all ;)
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lol. why? just why?


[quote author=cali_axela link=topic=142245.msg3117041#msg3117041 date=1242086786]
^ Really? Only 75mph @ 3200 in 6th? That's not much lower (if at all) than the previous-gen 5-speed turns at around that speed in 5th... weird.
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but it still makes a big difference in gas mileage. the faster you can go while maintaining a lower rpm gives you better mileage.
 

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[quote author=Mz3 de Best link=topic=142245.msg3075674#msg3075674 date=1240372930]
[quote author=goggles1226 link=topic=142245.msg3075647#msg3075647 date=1240372181]
yes normal, and slow down :lol:
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+1....slow down!!!i got my liscense suspended for a year going 147 in a 45 limit zone....and had to get rid of the evo and bought my mz3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!word of advice its not worth it to speed!!!
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damn that sucks, I think in Ohio you get arrested for doing 100+
 

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[quote author=cali_axela link=topic=142245.msg3075896#msg3075896 date=1240388003]
[quote author=Mz3 de Best link=topic=142245.msg3075674#msg3075674 date=1240372930]
[quote author=goggles1226 link=topic=142245.msg3075647#msg3075647 date=1240372181]
yes normal, and slow down :lol:
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+1....slow down!!!i got my liscense suspended for a year going 147 in a 45 limit zone....and had to get rid of the evo and bought my mz3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!word of advice its not worth it to speed!!!
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:shock: good thing you got rid of that car before you killed someone... of course the smarter thing to do would have been to take it to the track instead so you didn't have to lose it at all ;)
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+1. Keep that shit off the road.
 

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[quote author=WhiteHot3 link=topic=142245.msg3065407#msg3065407 date=1239942585]
Hey all,
I was wondering if it was normal ( note: manual 5speed no mods) when im going 85-90 my rpm are at 4000
Thanks
Greg
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i remember in my 5th gear, around 70mph my rpm is at 3k, and 80mph the rpm is 3.5k.. so i would assume 4k rpm would read 90mph.

also since 5th gear is the highest.. ur gonna be burning a lot more fuel when u go above 60mph.. cuz u cant bring the rpm down to 2-3k... ....unless u like driving downhills in Neutral
 

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[quote author=hate_romania link=topic=142245.msg3116541#msg3116541 date=1242073252]
on my 2010 at 60 miles the engine is at 2500 rpm and at 75 miles is at 3200 in 6th gear
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^ Really? Only 75mph @ 3200 in 6th? That's not much lower (if at all) than the previous-gen 5-speed turns at around that speed in 5th... weird.
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Yeah that's sort of depressing. My inlaw's 6-speed Accord drops to nearly 2500 rpms in 6th gear at 75 mph.
 

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Why is everybody thinking that having 6th gear will lower rpm?

It doesn't matter how many gears you have, the final gear is determined by the engineers based on engine torque curve, car weight and of course what driver's demographic ther are targetting (enthusiast or family car).

That's why cars with 6spd transmissions usually have the same final drive ratio as they 5spd counter parts, the gears in between are shorter in the 6spd transmissions to give a sporty feeling, that's all. People buy cars with 6spd transmissions because the can accelerate faster, as they utilize car's torque more efficiently.

You can achevie low rpm's with 4 or 3 spd transmissions, the car just have to have enough torque to maintain the speed at that rpm.
 

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because based on the first 5 gears.. the RPM decreases at a certain speed as u increase in gears.. so the only logical conclusion is the 6th gear will lower it even more.... thats based on without having the knowledge about final drive ratio and merely a sporty feeling, as u said.
 

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[quote author=KrisZ link=topic=142245.msg3188392#msg3188392 date=1245522467]
Why is everybody thinking that having 6th gear will lower rpm?

It doesn't matter how many gears you have, the final gear is determined by the engineers based on engine torque curve, car weight and of course what driver's demographic ther are targetting (enthusiast or family car).

That's why cars with 6spd transmissions usually have the same final drive ratio as they 5spd counter parts, the gears in between are shorter in the 6spd transmissions to give a sporty feeling, that's all. People buy cars with 6spd transmissions because the can accelerate faster, as they utilize car's torque more efficiently.

You can achevie low rpm's with 4 or 3 spd transmissions, the car just have to have enough torque to maintain the speed at that rpm.
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I think what we're all saying is that it's depressing that in making a 6 speed they didn't alter the upper gear ratios enough to give the car a better highway gear to improve gas mileage vs. keeping the same upper ratio as the 5-speed. Hell I'd love to have a true highway overdrive gear in my car. Dropping the rpms 800-1000 at highway speeds would significantly improve gas mileage on the car.
 

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It doesn't matter how many gears you have, the final gear is determined by the engineers based on engine torque curve, car weight and of course what driver's demographic ther are targetting (enthusiast or family car).
I understand, but read the bolded text. This is the route Mazda took. Mazda 3 is not made to be a highway cruiser, it's targeted for young people tha zip around mostly in city streets. If mazda made the car the way you suggested, how many people would then complain that it's no longer sporty, you can't have a cake and eat it too.

There is a car that will do what you are asking for: it's Corolla
 
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