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This car can't even get out of its own way from a stop. It seems to run fine otherwise - no unusual noises, but just slow as crap. Also, my gas mileage is in the low 20's - not quite what I expected for a 4cyl. Is this typical??
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My wife has a 2003 zx5 zetec auto [stock] and mine is a 2000 zx3 zetec manual [lightened with a few minor mods and flash tune] She gets about 24 mpg in the city and i get about 29 but i have to run premium gas.
 

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My wife has a 2003 zx5 zetec auto [stock] and mine is a 2000 zx3 zetec manual [lightened with a few minor mods and flash tune] She gets about 24 mpg in the city and i get about 29 but i have to run premium gas.
I've always had better gas mileage with manual transmissions for some reason. A tune up will be on the schedule now within the next couple of weeks.
I need to look at the odometer again, but I'm thinking that it has around 80-85k miles.
 

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my car is almost to 100k atx and i see 24 mpg if im driving like a mad man with my right foot to the floor, you should definitely do a tune up replace liquids check air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs ect. that should help with the gas mileage at least
 
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