I am having trouble finding out what the 0-60 time for a NA 2.4 auto is? I know this is supposed to be a slow car but i'm trying to find out how slow. This is for someone used to driving a 1999 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L 108hp Auto.
this is the international website, where you can choose from the model range and compare spec-wise.
as far as i can see, there are two different models with 2,4 liter n/a engines. i'm guessing that they would have the 170 bhp version on the US market.
according to the factory specs, the 2,4 liter 170bhp 5speed geartronic (auto) version has a 9,6 sec acceleration in 0-100km (which is like 0-62mph). the max speed is 135mph.
i don't know the prices in your country, but i too, would strongly suggest that you go for one of the the turbo versions if any of them is close to your price range.
it makes a huge difference to the n/a with even the LPT. (for an idea, the 2,5 LPT 210bhp geartronic hits 100kmh (62mph) in only 7,4 seconds. and the max speed is 142mph. apart from the 40bhp, there's also like a 75lbs/feet torque more. in the tests the LPT received many http://********************/smile/emthup.gifs from most mags for very good low end torque, driveability, fun and so on...
if you lined up these cars and did a 0-60 sprint, the LPT will probably smoke the n/a with like 10 car lengths.
+if you give both cars $1000.- for upgrades, that difference will increase to 12-13 cars at least.
ps: man i'm reading what i wrote now and geeez!.. one would think i work for volvo marketing department or something.