car takes long to accelarate on 1996 Mazda MX-6

My car rpm goes to about 5 before my car accelerates to 35 or 40 mph? Makes a noise and feels like the car is not moving.

by in Richmond, VA on March 02, 2011
2 answers
ANSWER by on March 02, 2011
Sounds like clogged catalytic convertor in exhaust system. Has check engine light been on?
ANSWER by on March 02, 2011
Or, it sounds like a transmission shifting issue?