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