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Nissan Rogue, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#82 of 126 Re: 2008 Nissan Rogue gas mileage problem [phil53]
Sep 22, 2008 (8:18 am)
which means you need to be in "D" when crusing on the highway to get the best mileage
apparently true - have observed 70 mph to be at approx 2200 rpm if the tranny is left in 'D' BUT over 2500 rpm in '6th' a significant difference that logically would effect FE. The CVT while it does take some getting used to, is phenomenally smooth in the Rogueand cetainly 'smoother' than any AT I've ever had in any car - really don't understand why anybody would want to paddle shift it - after all it is no 'sports car' and overiding the computer gear 'selections' hurts FE???
#83 of 126 "catching the draft"
Sep 23, 2008 (3:56 am)
just finished driving RT to Washington DC along I-95 about 300 miles. most of the trip, caught the "draft" of trucks. would not recommend this to everyone unless you have nerves of steel, quick reactions and someone to watch for state troopers to make sure that you don't get caught tailgating. but averaged about 30-34 mpg going about 70 mph. (don't know how truckers feel about this...having a little Rogue trailing them closely).
#84 of 126 Re: "catching the draft" [tamoshanter]
Sep 24, 2008 (4:04 am)
Well, truckers don't like tailgaters at all. If I were you I would stay away from truck stops. Seriously this is a very dangerous practice.
#85 of 126 Re: "catching the draft" [bdyment]
Sep 24, 2008 (6:58 am)
If I were you I would stay away from truck stops
yeah, no kidding - I think that those same truck stops might also have a different definition of 'justifiable homicide'
'drafting' (to be truly effective) requires that one follow any vehicle much too closely to be safe! They can and do write tickets for this kind of thing?
#86 of 126 Re: "catching the draft" [tamoshanter]
Sep 24, 2008 (9:54 am)
don't know how truckers feel about this...having a little Rogue trailing them closely
In addition to that little Rogue being a danger and an annoyance, any fuel savings that you might get out of it is coming at the expense of the trucker. It's tough enough for those guys to stay in business without having to shell out extra cash from their own pockets just so you can feel good about cutting your own fuel costs. Moreover, the rest of us end up paying more for the products they deliver. There is no free lunch.
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#87 of 126 Re: "catching the draft" [tidester]
Sep 24, 2008 (4:05 pm)
"In addition to that little Rogue being a danger and an annoyance, any fuel savings that you might get out of it is coming at the expense of the trucker."
I have not heard of this. The big rig is going to generate the suction behind the vehicle regardless - the same suction with a drafter as without. There is no magical connection back to the big rig, is there? Where did you read this?
My understanding is that the drafter is entering into the suction zone where the air came off the big rig. But that zone is always present...
The truck drivers don't like it because people follow too closely, and the drivers can't see them in the mirrors.
#88 of 126 Re: "catching the draft" [stevedebi]
Sep 24, 2008 (7:33 pm)
The big rig is going to generate the suction behind the vehicle regardless - the same suction with a drafter as without.
I'm afraid not. Flow patterns are changed and the truck has to do extra work. The notion of a perpetual motion machine still doesn't fly.
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#89 of 126 MPG Gauge Stuck!?!?!?!?
Oct 19, 2008 (8:30 am)
My Rogue, which is abt. 6 months old has been stuck on 23.7 MPG going uphill, downhill, city, hwy. etc. since the day I purchased it. Anyone running into this problem. Should I bring in for service, are most of you using these gauges for the mpg you are posting, or figuring manually?
#90 of 126 Re: MPG Gauge Stuck!?!?!?!? [mtnxtreme]
Oct 19, 2008 (9:01 am)
I'd bring it in if I were you. Mine changes constantly and has been anywhere from .2 manual miles off to 1.4.
#91 of 126 Re: MPG Gauge Stuck!?!?!?!? [mx6bfast]
Oct 19, 2008 (9:16 am)
MY NISSAN SUCKS
gas like it is going out of style.
NISSAN SERVICE DEPT SUCKS,
they acted like they could not heare the noise in my CVT, until it finnally needed replacement, now my AC knocks, they act like they cannot hear that as well.
NISSAN CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPT SUCKS,
wen the dealer service dep did not acknowledg there was a problem with my MPG, they called the service dept that said 17mpg was normal on freeway and then called me an repeated what the mechanic told me.
since then we found out my car needed a new transmition
NISSAN SUCKS, CUSOMER SERVICE SUCKS, THEY DO NOT CARE IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH YOUR CAR AND THEY WILL TRY TO IGNORE MECHANICAL ISSUES UNTIL YOUR WARRANTY IS EXPIRED.