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  • newcar31newcar31 Posts: 3,711
    "I'm sure you can get 28MPG, just keep it under 60 to do so. So I can share that part of the spectrum for you."

    Hardly. I have a 6i MT, and I just got back from a road trip up to Mille Lacs Lake and I was going about 80 mph the whole way. I even did a few 3rd gear downshifts. I got 32 mpg. Just checked it 20 minutes ago.
  • ericzoomericzoom Posts: 213
    They are going to make the Sawgrass 3 lanes.There's a lot of fighting going on about it.

      sawgrass & Coral ridge
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    We all endager ourselves and other's when we drive off our driveways.

    Using that kind of logic you could justify almost any kind of socially irresponsible behavior.
  • mazdajkmazdajk Posts: 28
    People that take chances like Ant14 will learn the hard way. I just hope when a tire blows or they lose control they are alone and no one else has to pay for their stupid mistake. A moron and his mazda 6 will soon be parted. Sorry Karen!
  • dodgedudedodgedude Posts: 17
    Mileage from the first fill-up: 26.8 mpg (mixed city/hwy). Not bad for 6i w/auto in my opinion, definitely better than the 17 mpg I averaged in the Ram.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Yes Sawgrass Expressway is currently having it's battle so tyhey widen it to 3 lanes. Coral Springs has grown a bit too much recently and it's needed. Worse case senario, I've had to use the emergency lane for passing when someone's doing 10 under the speed limit, YET on the "fast lane".

    "Using that kind of logic you could justify almost any kind of socially irresponsible behavior."

    Most accidents occur, for the simpliest of stupidities. Running red lights, talking on the cell phone, switching lanes without turn signals, NOT knowing what your vehicles limitations are, and plain LACK of common sense.

    Those I've known to have gotten into accidenst, NONE were speeding... They were nicely following the flow of traffic, and something stupid occured... I see it this way, When your ALERT and paying attention at numerous factors, all 3 mirrors, and watching out for cops (for those who do not have the benefit of dating police officer's that can fix tickets for you), your more involved and aware of what's going on.

    When it's YOUR time to go, your going to go hitting a wall at 90MPH, or being stopped at a traffic light and having one fall from the cables/posts onto you. Those who have an issue with it, can stay in the comfort of their right-most lane and do as their wish, just avoid the left most lane. Unlike this Corolla on the Turnpike tonight that THOUGHT because he was going 5MPH over the speed limit, was enough reason to take the left most lane. (But this is common in Miami, 3rd world thinking).

    If you knew what I do on the side, you would understand that taking a Mazda6 at 100+ is quite typical. And reason for me taking her car, was because (I thought I was going to save fuel, HA), but manly because it would have been a wet ride. I would NOT have passed an 18 wheeler on rain covered highway at 80MPH on a Mustang (which I had years ago as an example, since it's RWD).

    Again, it's all knowing your limitations.... Ironically, the few around me that have complained about my driving, are those that themselves have been in accidents, or hypocritically chat on their cell phone and cause the accidents. YET, these hypo-critics need to be rushed to the hospital (labor, heart-attack, etc) I Get called to rush them there, figure that one out.

    Speed is ok, as long as common sense, total alertness, and understanding of vehicle limitations are understood. As I've mentioned, those I know that have gotten into accidents were lacked one of the above, and speed wasn't an issue.

    Overall, many won't (nor do I recommend it) take their 6's above to the limits. But I can tell you, it's one of VERY few FWD vehicles that I will drive, only because it's limits are high overall and I'm aware of the engineering behind it.

    The next treat, will be the new Ford 500 coming out. That'll be another great example of a vehicle with very good roadability, and high limits and while it won't approach the drivabilities of the Mazda6, the engineering behind it's engineering won't lag that far behind it either.
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    Most accidents occur, for the simpliest of stupidities. Running red lights, talking on the cell phone, switching lanes without turn signals, NOT knowing what your vehicles limitations are, and plain LACK of common sense.

    And speeding.

    From NHTSA stats:
    Top 10 Related Factors for Drivers Involved in Fatal Crashes
    Factor, Number of incidents, percentage of total:
    Failure to keep in proper lane or running off road .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,274 31.8
    Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of
     posted speed limit or racing . . . . . . . . . . . 11,371 19.8
    Failure to yield right of way .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,802 8.4
    Inattentive (talking, eating, etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . 4,014 7.0
    Operating vehicle in erratic, reckless, careless,
    or negligent manner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,385 5.9
    Failure to obey traffic signs, signals, or officer . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,016 5.2
    Overcorrecting/oversteering .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,000 3.5
    Swerving or avoiding due to wind, slippery surface,
    vehicle, object, nonmotorist in roadway, etc.. . . . . . . 1,852 3.2
    Drowsy, asleep, fatigued, ill, or blackout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,677 2.9
    Making improper turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,434 2.5
  • rampedramped Posts: 358
    You know the limitations of your vehicle and your capability, but what you DON'T know are the capabilities of the drivers around you. That is the difference between the FL turnpike and Sebring.

    Also, you DON'T know when an animal is going to run across the road in front of you (and there are a bunch of critters that live around the Florida swamps. I live here, too.)

    At the insane speeds you are traveling, you completely throw off the reaction time of other drivers around you. No one is expecting a car to close on them from behind at 100 plus.

    Do everyone a favor and join some kind of auto club and get this stuff out of your system off the public roads. You are a menace.
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    You can obey speed limits and be a menace also. Choose your poison.
  • rampedramped Posts: 358
    Why must we choose?

    Is it impossible to obey the speed limits (or at least stay reasonably close to them) and not be a menace?
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    I would rather share the road with someone who is alert and speeding than share the road with someone going the speed limit while talking on the phone, putting on make-up, eating, etc. Now someone who is going 100MPH while talking on the phone, applying mascara, and eating a plate of spaghetti .. that's the driver you need to be worried about. Not us 80-100mph "cruisers".
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    I would rather share the road with someone who is alert and speeding than share the road with someone going the speed limit while talking on the phone, putting on make-up, eating, etc. Now someone who is going 100MPH while talking on the phone, applying mascara, and eating a plate of spaghetti .. that's the driver you need to be worried about. Not us 80-100mph "cruisers".

    How about sharing the road someone who is alert and NOT speeding?

    I would suggest that we should worry about anyone who drives irresponsibly, whether it's because they're so stupid they choose to do things that distract their attention from their driving, OR because they're so arrogant they think they should be able to speed since they're such a superior driver that they can do it without endangering other peoples lives.
  • ramon1ramon1 Posts: 15
    ANT14 is an arrogant fool.

    He is the kind of person who thinks his skills, ability, and attitude are so special, the laws don't apply to him.

    Michael Schumacher has no business driving 100mph+ on a U.S. public road! But ANT14 is special, so we'll forgive him when he kills somebody.

    Speed limits are set for the general public--bad, average, and excellent drivers. The best driver in the world cannot control every factor involved in a crash: the behavior of other drivers, weather & road conditions, equipment failure, etc.

    ANT14, rent a track and get off the road. You idiot!
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Mind you, while your passing cars doing 100, they themselves are doing a comfortable 90 as well. Seldomly do I pass a vehicle actually doing the limit of 70.

    When the flow around you is doing give or take a difference of 10-15, it's easier to work with. Critter's? Driving on the Turnpike for years, even from being much younger, I have NEVER seen any type of animal or road kill on them roads. If they were secondary country roads, those I do follow...well maybe at 10 MPH for decoration.

    So because someone exceed's the speed limit, this makes them arrogant? That perception is quite close minded based on little background information contained wherein. Everyone exceed's the speed limit, and I'm not going for "Saint of the year" award to deny such things. Secret is doing it responsibly, and with eloquence (use turn signals, and don't cut anyone off).

    For all those are highly disturbed, chances are you have faced in situaion where someone rubbed you the wrong way while driving, and in turn have developed some road rage over it. And that's NOT a healthy way of driving. Or those hypocritically preaching like the P.L.O. while doing it behind people's back.
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    No, you are arrogant because you believe you are such a superior driver that you can pick and choose which laws to follow. You are an accident looking for a place to happen. Your lack of social responsibility is just as dangerous as a bad driver's lack of skill.
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    You know nothing of me, to make such a judgement. People can pick a few of what other's may deem as "innapropiate" things you do, use the word arrogance just because they dislike your opinion.

    Arrogance: The word to use when you disagree with someone's views/action when your judging them.

    That's pretty childish to make such accusations overall. Such hatred and hostility is really un-necessary on these boards.

    Anyhow, this has gone off-topic, so get back to it. We wouldn't want new Mazda6 owner's to know they can't drive their cars above 55MPH, when they get to read this board.
  • anonymouspostsanonymousposts Posts: 4,202
    If all people were alert, regardless of whether they went the speed limit or not, the number of accidents would drop dramatically.
  • ramon1ramon1 Posts: 15
    You know what? I speed (go 75-80 mph in a 70 mph zone to & from work). I frequently have to move out of the left lane to let others by.

    I've gotten angry at times, as you describe, and done foolish things.

    Nonetheless, for some reason, your suggestion that its is OK to routinely drive 100mph+ seems over the top and irresponsible.
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    Why move out of the way? Are we obligated to assist people in driving recklessly? Isn't 5 or 10 mph over the limit fast enough? If not, how much is, 15, 20, 25, 30?
  • ANT14ANT14 Posts: 2,687
    Then to that I could say....

    "Isn't it arrogant, to take the left most passing lane just because your doing the speed limit and you think it gives you the right because your such a brownie girl, good do-er, that you think it's ok".

    That's just part of being a rude driver, the passing lane is just used for that passing, but to keep the same speed to block passing traffic is rude. Do it, and your liable to getting honked at, cut off, have them trail your bumper where you hardly see their front hood. (I have a friend that does all the above when she's frustrated).

    BTW, when driving a FWD car, and if you are bumped by the rear at high speed's (for those delicate watcher's-over 50MPH) by a car doing 2-3MPH more than you are, you will lose control, spin out, and probably flip (depending upon the vehicle, Corolla's Camry's are most suseptible).

    Just a tip....
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