Why does my mazda 626 run really high RPM s ?

Asked by Apr 12, 2012 at 08:40 PM about the 2000 Mazda 626 ES V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a standard transmission , and i run about 3000- 3500 rpms at 60 MPH WHY?

4 Answers

85

5th gear is not a very tall gear so that RPM is just about right for interstate speeds

135

They geared it that way to have better performance off the line and out of corners. You'll notice that the automatic version of the same car will run at a much lower rpm at the same speed despite having fewer gears.

40

I'll check mine tomorrow,have to go on turnpike

30

i have an automatic and i have about 4-5k rpms when hitting about 60 and if i go faster then 90 it stays at 5500

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