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Nissan Versa, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#784 of 889 Re: Versa 2008, 6sp hb 3700 miles [patrevo]
May 13, 2008 (1:21 pm)
I am sorry, but would Nissan not mandate Supreme if the reward is getting 10% higher mileage?
Why don't you try to drive the same stretch of highway twice, the first time using Supreme and the second time using Regular. Make sure the weather, traffic, time of the day and speed are the same. But wait, that is not possible, isn't it?
It is very hard to duplicate driving conditions in order to isolate the cause of better mileage.
I could swear that every time I put new synthetic oil in my car I save at least 10%, if not more. Reality is that for some reason I tend to be a little easier on the gas and that is all it takes to get better mileage.
#785 of 889 coasting with the cvt
May 15, 2008 (8:13 pm)
I have read some of the hypermileage techniques including putting the car into neutral when going down hill. Does this put additional stress on a CVT to say shift into drive from neutral at say 40 - 50 mph. Sounds like an easy way to squeeze a litle more MPG out of the car but I don't want to damage the trannie. Thanks for the help.
#786 of 889 Getting better mileage
May 16, 2008 (3:18 am)
I've complained in this forum about not getting advertised mileage (26-33mpg) in my 97 Versa auto with CVT. However, at last fill-up, I put in 89 octane and, this is probably more important, I controlled the nozzle by putting the gas in SLOWLY. I've heard that when you put gas in quickly, it evaporates and gets sucked back out of your car, which means you are paying for gas you are not getting. So far, i've driven 90 miles and the gauge is hardly off the full mark. Ordinarily it would be down to the 3/4 full mark. The care seems to run smoother on 89 octane too. Here's hoping my final mpg improves. I'll keep you all posted at next fill-up.
May 16, 2008 (3:19 am)
I've heard about this technique before and still think it's one of the more dangerous things I've ever heard of anyone doing. Doesn't exactly sound like a smart thing to do to remove your abilty to be able to accelerate if you need to.
#788 of 889 dangerous
May 16, 2008 (5:04 am)
Yes, I agree that at the wrong place and time its a dangerous thng t do. But what are the mechanical drawbacks to coasting with a CVT
#789 of 889 Re: Dangerous [pf_flyer]
May 16, 2008 (9:25 am)
Plus coasting downhill in neutral is illegal in at least some states... probably because it is so dangerous.
#790 of 889 trip mileage
May 18, 2008 (9:31 am)
Just completed an 1838-mile trip through Idaho, parts of Montana, and Oregon in our '07 Versa SL w/CVT and used 50.85 gallons for an overall 36.1 MPG. Most driving was on 2-lane rural roads averaging 50-60 mph, with around 25% interstate at 60-70 mph. Only used AC for maybe 100 miles. We're really pleased with the mileage and performance, and now have over 19,000 miles on the car.
#791 of 889 Versa 2008 hb 6speeds
May 21, 2008 (6:00 am)
I was trying to get 700 kms (435) with a tank. I was a little to close to a empty tank. I got into the traffic for one trip ( 1/2 hour of traffic ).
A lot of highway ( 62 mph ).
May 23, 2008 (5:39 am)
30% City and stop and go.
The gaz light wasn't on before i filled.
#793 of 889 Real World, the first 3000 KM
May 31, 2008 (3:37 am)
I drive at sea level, in 60-ish temps, and fill with 87 regular. I saw no difference using premium, so save the 50c per gallon for more important things. Since I received this 4sp auto 2008 hatchback six months ago, I have gotten the following mileage (Canadian car):
liters km's l/100km mpg
43.0 430 10.0 28.2
45.4 367 12.4 22.8
44.0 440 10.0 28.2
44.6 422 10.6 26.7
45.3 415 10.9 25.9
46.4 435 10.7 26.5
43.2 425 10.2 27.8
19.9 241 8.3 34.2
The last figure is the only pure highway rating, but driven twice over a 7500ft mountain pass during the trip. The rest are 20% highway numbers.
I measure tank to tank, and always fill to the second click, so these should be accurate. I would peg this car at 25/36 under my local conditions.
I have to admit I too was disappointed at the ratings compared to the misleading sticker of 33/45. But, as was pointed out before, the room, power and comfort of this small car are very pleasing. Compared to the 2.5s 4sp auto 2005 Altima we also own, this car feels much less heavy (duh:) and gets 4 mpg better overall. (and 20 better than the 77 mustang