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Nissan Altima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#30 of 306 Re: 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM? [sellcar]
Jun 11, 2007 (8:49 pm)
1. STOP YELLING (all caps = yelling)
2. 70% streets will kill any cars gas milage. My 1997 Saturn gets 38 driving 230 miles between Cinci and Cleveland. This drops to the mid 20s when I drive 5 miles between work and home through side streets.
Is it fairly recent that you started doing this 70% street / 30% hiway commute? How many miles total? How many minutes does it take to drive these miles?
If I drive 5 miles and it takes me 5 minutes on the freeway, but you drive 5 miles and it takes you 20 minutes (streets, stop lights, etc), your motor ran for 3 times longer than my motor. Wouldn't you think that would use 3 times more gas to keep it running (not really, but you can see where I'm going with this arguement).
#31 of 306 Re: 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM? [sellcar]
Jun 12, 2007 (3:47 am)
I just traded in my '05 3.5sl and they recommended 29 psi. When I asked the service dept they told me to up it to 35 psi.Mixed driving I got 27-28 MPG, highway 32-33 MPG. Just bought the '07 3.5sl. Recommended 32 PSI,raised it to 35 PSI. Good results. When I told the Nissan salesman the mileage I got on the 05, he said it was close or better than what some were getting with the 2.5. Keep checking your air pressure, plus its all according to how you drive. I think that the 2.5 strains more than the 3.5 = less MPG.
#32 of 306 Re: 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM?
Jun 12, 2007 (3:47 am)
I JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND WHY I WAS GETTING 23-26MPG WITH THE SAME DRIVING I AM DOING NOW AND NOW, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. IT'S SAME WAY I GO TO WORK EVERYDAY AND I AM ONLY GETTING 19-21MPG.
AND WHEN I FIRST GOT THE CAR I WAS ABLE TO USE REGULAR GAS WITHOUT ANY PINGING. THATS WHAT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND.
#33 of 306 Re: 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM?
Jun 12, 2007 (4:09 am)
THANK YOU FOR THE TIRE INFO, I WILL UP THE TIRE PRESSURE TO35PSI AND I WILL POST MY UPDATED GAS MILEAGE AFTER THAT.
#34 of 306 Re: 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM? [sellcar]
Jun 12, 2007 (4:14 am)
Do let us know. And you really do need to post in normal case instead of upper. All caps make posts very difficult to read which means a lot of people will just skip them. Plus, as mentioned, it looks like you are yelling at us, and we really would like to help.
Welcome to CarSpace!
#35 of 306 Re: 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM? [pat]
Jun 12, 2007 (6:03 am)
Any one else have an idea what I can try to help get better gas mileage? Please let me know.
#36 of 306 Love my Altima 2000
Jun 12, 2007 (8:17 am)
2000 Altima 4 cylinder GXE bought new in CA (so has CA emission standards) has 73,000 miles on it, gets between 25-27mpg (I notice it gets better mpg with higher octane)and it really zooms! Have to sell it because it's time to get something that can go off-road and tow 5500lb. travel trailer, but I am going to miss my Altie. Only complaints: could have much better turn radius and higher clearance (who engineers these cars to not be able to park in a parking lot without scraping the underside of the front bumper on the concrete ppark stops)?
#37 of 306 : 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM?
Jun 12, 2007 (1:32 pm)
I am now using plus fuel and I am still getting a pinging from the engine. Any answers to that?
#38 of 306 Re: : 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 POOR MPG FUEL/GAS PROBLEM? [sellcar]
Jun 16, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Does anyone else have an answer to this fuel eater? I tried using 35 psi in all the tires and I'm also using 92 higher octane gas. The car still pings and I just checked the fuel mileage and I only getting 20 MPG tops this is for a combo of streets and highway with the A/C OFF. I am driving like I have an egg under my shoe. Does anyone have an answer to this problem? Does anyone think I have an engine problem or something else? Please give me some advise? Thanks!
#39 of 306 2007 Nissan Altima Gas Mileage Problem
Jun 16, 2007 (5:21 pm)
I drive a 2005 with the 2.5L and get 29mpg with 25% city and 75% highway driving, 75 mph on the freeway. There is really no reason for your car to be pinging on 92 octane gas, I drive in the Mojave desert in the summer time with the air on without pinging and I pump 87 octane. What brand of gasoline do you use, is it a Tier One gas like Shell or do you use some no name gas or worst, Arco? Just a thought.