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Nissan Maxima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#20 of 71 Re: 05 and 06 Maxima SL [silverfox1]
Mar 17, 2006 (8:25 pm)
I have two 06's, they get about the same, i.e., in town between 17.9 - 19.0. On the road, if I can keep my toes out of the fuel injectors and set the cruise at 72, I can get right at 30 both both are new and not broke in well yet. My 04 Max SE got 33 on the interstate but I had a tornado in the throttle body and used a Hog air filter. The 04 also had 35 k on the speedo. Hope this is of help to you.
#21 of 71 2000 Maxima City MPG too low
Mar 22, 2006 (6:58 am)
Hi, On my 2K Max GLE with 77L miles I get 28mpg on highway but I get around 13mpg in the city. I mostly drive in the city (NY) with constant stop and go and my trips are usually a few miles at a time. I put in Premium and had plenty of maintenance done on the car, so it's in good condition. How is my highway mpg pretty good while city mpg is way below average?
Apr 21, 2006 (11:55 am)
I have an '03, and average 24mpg 80/20 city/highway. I use 93 octane.
It's a small price to pay for such a fun car to drive. I suspect Nissan hooked me for life with this car (it's my first).
#23 of 71 Re: 2000 Maxima City MPG too low [dmaljunk]
May 20, 2006 (3:06 pm)
The car never gets warmed up in your short city trips so the choke is on, idle speed up, etc. My wife's Highlander suffers from the same poor mileage due to her <3 mile commute.
#24 of 71 1990 SE - 5 speed
Jul 16, 2006 (1:51 pm)
Hi everyone... My "oldie but goodie" consistently gets 24-26 around town, and 28-29 highway. I've always used regular gas... and have lived in Southern Florida (both coasts), Colorado (western Slope), and now North Carolina. I l-o-v-e my car.....
#25 of 71 loss of gas mileage after coil replacement
Jul 27, 2006 (5:43 pm)
A few months ago, I had a faulty coil in my 2000 Maxima SE 5 speed(52,000 miles). Had it replaced at a dealership, but "service eng soon" light came on a few days afterwards. Took it back in and they couldn't find a problem (car was running great)and reset the light. Few days later, light came on again...took it back in. They recommended that I replace remaining 5 coils. Since they could not find any problems, and car was running great, I decided to live with the light on rather than spend $700 more. Had always averaged 23-24 in town, and 29-31 on the hwy for the 5 1/2 yrs I've owned the car. In a few weeks, car started acting up and it was a rear coil. Had remaining 5 coils replaced at that point and car still runs great. Here is the problem......my highway miles now are 23-24, and my city miles are 21-22. Took it into the dealer and they can't find anything wrong. Everything is within acceptable parameters. Any ideas why I lost 100 miles per tank full on the highway, and 10% of my city mileage? Again.....this problem started right after I had remaining 5 coils replaced. Anyone have any ideas? Thx!!
#26 of 71 Re: loss of gas mileage after coil replacement [azzankel]
Jul 31, 2006 (7:21 pm)
if you had code P1320 and took your time to replace coils then your spark plugs or catalytic may have been affected. You may have detonation.
#27 of 71 Just recently found this site....
Aug 09, 2006 (5:45 am)
Purchased our 2000 Maxima SE used in '01, still have it. Still impressed with it. We had all the coils replaced a couple of years ago, and had a sensor replaced a short time later, thats all the problems encountered. We always burn premium by the way.
Our first trip after purchasing was over 3000 miles, it impressed me with the highway mileage. One tank with 28 MPG, and the rest in the 26 MPG range. Averaged 70 to 80 MPH. Have never figured the city mileage, it's not as great however.
From the long term reliability ratings I've seen lately, wonder if the newer Maxima's are still as reliable as ours has been. Plus with current gas prices and the forecasts if a four banger Toyota or similar for an eventual replacement, or even a diesel might not be a better choice? We owned a diesel escort in the mid 80's, those 40 plus MPG highway figures would sure be enjoyable today.
But I dread reaching that point because I have sure enjoyed our time with the current Maxima.
#28 of 71 2000 Front Wheel Bearing
Sep 03, 2006 (6:22 pm)
I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE. In a turn hard to the left, I could hear a metal to metal rubbing sound.To make a long story short, I removed the right front hub and found the outer bearing cage broken in three places. Prior to hearing this sound, several months ago I felt a vibration in the front end. The axle nut was loose on the right. I re-torqued the nut to specs and even safety wired it too. Replacing the bearing is a job but it can be done with a press and a tool to remove the ball joints. Happy driving!! MJ9981
#29 of 71 Re: 05 and 06 Maxima SL [holcomb1956]
Oct 29, 2006 (5:31 am)
I have 05 maxima SE.. On highway alone I get 33-35 mpg, now funny part,while driving 64 i save more than while driving 59. As an average I get 24-27 mpg with 10% city and 90 % highway ( this actually depends on a day of the week as I get stuck in traffic for 2-2.5 hr on almost every friday) I Use Gold from BP. Exxon mobil- i somehow get less by 1-2 mpg.