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Nissan Versa, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#876 of 889 Re: wha tis wrong? [herrkaleu]
Jan 05, 2012 (5:26 pm)
Wha tis wrong? Well according to the Nissan dealership(s) and the "NIssan Technical Tean", - there is nothing wrong. Read the following carefully, and your conclusion should be not to buy this car or any other Nissan vehicle. The dealerships do not instill confidence, nor do the customer service divisions nor the Technical Experts in engineering. Shoddy product is being produced in Mexico, and then shipped to cold climates. The Versa which is produced in Mexico should stay in Mexico as it cannot perform in cold weather. The following have been my problems since the car was new, and the Nissan Tech Experts are lame. They have no solutions to these problems. They nactually tell me that these problems are normal for the Versa with CVT.
1. It is normal that the CVT transmission makes a whining noise on coming to a stop.
2. It is normal to hear the clunk, clunk, clunk, clunk noise after leaving the curb. This is the ABS self calibration that sets in every time after you start the car. This problem kind of makes you forget about how you feel in the car, and that the upholstery is pretty good. At this point you are worrying that you are losing the engine, - who cares about comfortable upholstery.
3. The mileage I have gotten is 1/2 of what is in the brochure for a 2010 with CVT. The answer I get here is that it depends on how I have been driving the car. Let's face it, its only got a 1.8 l ENGINE so what could you possibly do with this tin can?
4. Most current problem is that the car won't start at -15 degrees C. It was fine in the first year, but itlooks like the battery is going now at 11, 800 km.
If I could do it all again I wouls never buy a Nissan product.
It appears that Nissan is making lemons, and they do not want to take their lemons back nor repair them.
I will never buy a Nisan again!!!!!
#877 of 889 Re: New 2011 Versa [wr426f]
Jan 05, 2012 (9:51 pm)
I just bought a 2011 Versa Hatchback a couple months back with the reg tranny, and I to have been averaging around 23 MPG. I have been driving it like a baby as well. Its only got about 800 miles on it, and I know about the whole "break in" thing but 23? Thats horrible for a 1.8L. Has your MPG improved?
#878 of 889 Re: New 2011 Versa [jason108]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jan 06, 2012 (5:22 am)
So much depends on driving conditions you face and driving styles. Right now we have 3 Versas in the family. All are 6 speed manuals and we average about 31-32 MPG in mixed drving, about 33 on long highway trips. That number was up around 35-36 prior to the introduction of the ethanol boondoggle at the pumps.
But back to my point... a friend bought a 6 speed Versa after having seen how much we like them. He lives in the same area as me, so we're driving basically the same roads, although he doesn't do as much long distance drving as we do. He's only getting 28-29 mpg. Driving style and habits HAVE to be the difference.
I agree that 23 seems REALLY low, but it's hard to make a call on whether there's a mechanical issue with the car based on that alone. Winter driving conditions, things like living in a hilly area, all sorts of things can eat away at the number
#879 of 889 2012 sedan manual 5-speed
Apr 04, 2012 (10:27 am)
This one actually calculates average MPG. I am getting 39.2-39.5 MPG in the greater St. Louis area, and about 36 on the freeway at 70-75 speeds. Now, I haven't hit any big traffic jams in the 2 weeks I've had the car, but I have been driving carefully. I am in the fifth gear when the car is above 30 MPG, and I coast a lot.
My daily driving is about 30 miles freeway at 60-65, 6 miles on a 45-50 mph parkway, and 5-6 miles on 40 mph streets.
With 39.5, a tank gives me 400 miles. I always knew the EPA estimate of 27 city was wrong, and they have no business estimating city driving MPG on manual transmission cars.
#880 of 889 versa spark plugs socket.2007 versa
May 07, 2012 (4:16 pm)
i'm trying to change my spark splugs in my 2007 versa, i need a 14mm extra long socket or a 14 mm deepwell socket. does any one have information on here i can get the tools, having a hard time . could someone please help me. and are these the corrct tool needed.
#881 of 889 Initial gas mileage results.
Sep 30, 2012 (7:20 pm)
These are very preliminary results based on the first tank of gas in my new Versa (5 speed) and partial consumption of the second tank. Initially, the computer reported an average 35.7 mpg with mixed local and highway driving. This figure went to 39.2 mpg with an 84 mile highway trip to the casino. I reset the mpg meter to measure the return trip and the computer came up with 46.5 mpg for the all highway trip. I do not know how accurate that is, but that is a remarkable figure.
#882 of 889 Re: Initial gas mileage results. [aldag]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2012 (2:59 am)
Not sure I'd judge the mileage on a first tank with any vehicle. I currently have a 2011 and 2012 Versa, both with 6 speed manuals and (with ethanol in the mix) they both get about 31-32 MPG in mixed driving. Same fo the 2007 that I sold to my daughter. If I manage to find a gas station without ethanol in the mix, the mileage will jump to about 35 on highway trips, but that's about the highest I've ever seen. I think if you do the calculation yourself by filling up, running most of the tank, filling up again and seeing how many gallons you used over those miles, you're going to see a number more int he low to mid thirties range.
#883 of 889 Re: Initial gas mileage results. [pf_flyer]
Oct 01, 2012 (6:02 am)
Yes indeed pf_flyer, you make some good points about the first tank of gas. It is really too early to tell. But when I pulled into the gas station with 240 miles on the odometer, I could only put 6 gallons of gas in the tank. So maybe the computer is not that far off. Time will tell. Some additional info, the shore highway is flat and straight as a line, the AC was off. And I drove about 55 to 60 mph max as the car is still new.
#884 of 889 Second tank of gas for the Versa.
Oct 06, 2012 (9:04 pm)
Completed the second tank of gas today after combined local and highway driving. The computer reports an average of 43.7 mpg. There were 293 miles on the trip odometer and the car took 6.7 gallons of gas (using 89 octane, middle grade gas). So the computer figure looks to be fairly reliable. I am reminded of my 1986 Nissan Pulsar which also routinely yielded 40 mpg. That car had a 1600 cc engine with a five speed, but with a compression ratio of 8.5 to 1 it only produced 69 horsepower. The low weight of 1860 lbs. allowed reasonable performance. The Pulsar was fun to drive, I miss the flip up headlights. The Versa has so many technological improvements.
#885 of 889 Tank of gas #3.
Oct 22, 2012 (12:22 pm)
Nissan Versa 5 speed Sedan S with about 800 miles now and 3rd fill up. Computer reports 42.1 mpg, 253 miles and 6.5 gallons of 89 octane gas.