Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Questions
Just purchased an '07 MX5 and the owner's manual says that I should use 91 octane or better. Is any one else with the same 2.0 engine using a lesser octane? And have you noticed any degradation in performance or mileage?
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Expect performance and fuel economy to dip, but, I don't think it would be noticeable.
I saw this PDF from Mazda:
On page 11 it does say that under Recommended Fuel, but then it lists 91 octane again under Minimum Fuel Requirement.
Can you double-check with the techs there since you work in a dealership?
I will eventually replace my '93 with a newer one, and this is my "economy" commuter car. That would be a near deal-killer. :sick:
4 bucks a tank?
I'd bet that Midrange would be just fine (it's 89 in most places) unless you hear knocking and then Premium is the solution to that.
If you see a bargain 2006 used lemme know. I've seen them around $17k so far.
I would sell my 93 first but if it's a steal I might jump on it.
Regarding the Miata, I'd appreciate real-world mileage numbers from real-world enthusiasts. 5M or 6M please and if you tend to drive in a fairly hasty manner like me (and unlike, say, my father, who *averages* 29mpg in his Boxster), I'd appreciate that feedback.