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You are in the Nissan Maxima
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Nissan Maxima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#36 of 71 Re: 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty [hercgretch]
Jun 25, 2007 (3:41 am)
When I go for fill up, depending on a gas station, I get different amount of gas. My assumption to be on safe side , Nissan decided to have low fuel indication on empty while you have 3 gallons in your tank. If I were you, I would never allow my car to be low on gas. The lowest, I try to avoid is being at 3/4. I Usually fill up 1/2 tank or more.
#37 of 71 How does the newer Altima .....
Jun 25, 2007 (4:58 am)
....stack up against the Maxima? With the base engine or the 3.5? Reliability and satisfaction with the car?
Curious, we have a 2000 SE Maxima that still impresses. But quite frankly the Altima fits our needs better today, and I like the looks of the new Altima better.
#38 of 71 Re: 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty [alexstore]
Jun 25, 2007 (6:27 am)
Good advice. But I'm going to have the gas gauge checked since there should not be a six-gallon disparity. The car gets leather put in this week and they're going to check the gauge. I suspect it needs to be fixed.
#39 of 71 Re: How does the newer Altima ..... [debating]
Jun 25, 2007 (6:29 am)
I bought a 2007 Maxima 3 days ago but my intention was to buy a 2007 Altima. However, after driving them both, I realized the Altima felt cheap compared to the luxury of the Maxima. I bought my 2007 rental Maxima for 21,900, so I recommend getting an almost-new Maxima (you can get low mile ones for low 20s) over a new Altima.
#40 of 71 Re: How does the newer Altima ..... [hercgretch]
Jun 27, 2007 (12:24 am)
Hello... My name is Craig.. I live in Santa Monica ..
I happened to read your posting...I have been wanting to have an extended test drive in the 2007 maximum ...
You mentioned that you had bought your maximum from a local car rental place ?
Could you please tell me the name and location of the car rental place so that I might rent a car for a day or two to really get a good feel for it..
Thanks for your assistance ...
#41 of 71 Re: How does the newer Altima ..... [craig777]
Jun 27, 2007 (6:33 am)
Craig, The Power Nissan Torrance dealership acquired the rental car. It was a 2007 with 20,000 miles. I don't think you will have to find a rental car to get a similar price. You should be able to find an 05 or 06 Maxima with low miles in the low 20K range. You will see several with these specs on Cars.com. I recommend leather as cloth seats retain odors and are hard to keep clean. The car rides like a Lexus GS for half the price. You do compromise on gas mileage however. You'll get high teens in town and mid twenties on the freeway.
#42 of 71 Reminder not to trust the trip computer for gas mileage
Jul 02, 2007 (5:47 pm)
The trip computer for Altimas or Maximas will consistently give you faulty information regarding MPG. Do it yourself. Most likely, you'll be disappointed. My trip computer (2002 Maxima) consistently says I'm getting 24-29 mpg but I've never done better than 24 (okay 23.7) when actually computing it. The low fuel warning is skittish since I've driven on what I thought was fumes and have never put more than 17 gallons in my 18.5 gallon tank.
#43 of 71 Re: Reminder not to trust the trip computer for gas mileage [jg28]
Jul 02, 2007 (6:46 pm)
Thanks for the valuable info. My 07 Maxima holds 20 gallons and my first fill it only held 14.
How's your automatic seat? When going forward, I have to lift my butt a little or else it's stuck. But going backwards, I don't have this problem.
#44 of 71 Mileage on my '03 3.5 ltr maxima
Nov 23, 2007 (1:00 pm)
I just checked my TRUE mileage, 165 miles, nothing but in town, average trip about 6 miles, 18.2 MPG on 87 Octane.
On a recent trip to and from Austin to Denver I realized after my first two fill-ups that driving my "normal" 75-77 MPH wasn't going to get me there a day earlier, since it's a total of 935 miles door to door. Deciding to see what I could "milk" out of this by dropping my speed to 65 +/- was a very pleasant experience. Especially as this was the week that gas was going from $2.80 up to $3.00/gallon.
Two tanks at higher speed; 24.4 MPG.
4 tanks (actually 4 fill-ups on all highway) averaged 30.3 MPG.
BTW, those "all highway only include about 175 miles of Interstate, the rest is 2 lane and 4 lane with a fair amount of smallish towns mixed in. Pretty nice cost savings.
If we all did this we could take some real money out of the pockets of the sheikhs.
#45 of 71 Re: 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty [hercgretch]
Apr 21, 2008 (5:02 pm)
Hello, I also have a 2007 Maxima. I found the fuel problem the first time I filled the tank. I took it back to the dealer and they said that was normal. I plan to complain to Nissan. I suspect they put the Altima sending unit in the Maxima to save money. (the Altima has a 15.9 gallon tank). I'll post Nissans response.