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#1 of 17 Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jun 28, 2006 (8:38 pm)
Share your actual MPG with other 300ZX owners here.
#2 of 17 Re: Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
Sep 26, 2006 (3:20 pm)
Running premium only Chevron, I have gotten 26mpg, freeway, about 80..
#3 of 17 Re: Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
May 16, 2007 (8:23 am)
What kind of gas does everybody here fill up with?
#4 of 17 Re: Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers [theoffender]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:28 pm)
Regular unleaded. I get 21- 22 mpg in the city. I don't do much long distance highway driving in my Z. It is a 1985 300.
#6 of 17 Re: Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
Dec 08, 2007 (7:01 am)
Interesting because this year I started tracking MPG on my 89 Z31 turbo. Reason is because my digital display power control unit died (killing my analog ODO) and by the time I replaced it, nearly 10K has elapsed, so to track mileage, I had to record the digital ODO readings at very fill-up. I commute 90miles/day, highway and I average 25mpg using mid-grade and averaging 70mph!!! I think that's pretty good for a very very old car.
#7 of 17 Re: Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers [izrhazel]
Dec 19, 2007 (8:09 am)
I have a 94 300zx 5 speed trans and with the A/C off i was getting 26 - 29 on highway 15 - 21 city. I run 93 octane
#8 of 17 Re: Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers [300zx12345]
Jul 08, 2008 (5:28 am)
I just got my first Nissan 300zx - it's an 85 non-turbo 5 speed with 157K miles.
With the really bad front end components and less than great tires I averaged 29 mpg using 87 octane last week driving to and from work, which for me is all highway travel at 53 miles each way.
It still needs a tune up but it has a K&N Cold Air Intake and filter on it and a new exhaust system so maybe this could be pushing the MPG up.
#9 of 17 Re: Nissan 300ZX: MPG - Real World Numbers [claires]
Jul 10, 2008 (1:13 am)
Recently, on the way from LA to Palm Springs, with cruise control set at 60 miles per hour, I got about 27 miles per gallon. Lately, being careful to gradually accelerate, I am getting about 16-17 miles per gallon in city traffic. At 170,000 miles just got smogged and mechanic said it was the cleanest running Z he'd ever tested.
I get compliments on how great looking this car is all the time.
Jul 19, 2008 (9:04 am)
I have a 1990 nissan 300zx, 2-seater and when I get low on fuel or put fuel in it, it revs up to 3,000 - 4,000 rpms, kicks into 2nd gear, revs up to 3,000 - 4,000 rpms again, but then starts to slow down like its gonna stall out. I have replaced the fuel filter already. If I let it sit for a couple of days after filling it with fuel, theres no problem until it gets low again. Do you have any suggestions for me?