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Old 03-13-2015, 02:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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90 day: 23.2 mpg (US)

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90 day: 51.55 mpg (US)

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new commuter 1995 Nissan 200SX (Killed the Prius)

hello all,

I finally killed my 2001 prius (she is now in a better place)
MG2 (Stator) was burnt up, and she left me stuck on the side of the road
one day before sending her to the scrapper, I got a call from my Craigslist Add, a guy from 400 miles away (in a hybrid repair class) contacted me and came and got the car
it's now back on the road, and serving as an example of his new business plan



as for the new commuter

she's a 1995 Nissan Sentra 200SX SE GA16DE 5sp (1.6 DOHC)

Nissan Lucino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Between 1995 and 1998, Nissan retailed the Lucino coupe as the 200SX in the United States and Canada.

picked her up with a hair over 200K miles
she seems to be a good runner for my 110 mile/day commute

first tank got me about 34mpg (with 17x7" wheels and sporty tires)
2nd tank got me a little less (stock wheels/tires and a can of Chevron Fuel injector cleaner)
3rd tank got more what I've been hoping for @39mpg (tires at 29/30psi, factory tire pressure)
I'm currently on my 4th tank, and I've bumped the tire pressure up to 34psi, (tires say 35psi MAX)

next (hopefully this weekend) I'll check (and probably bump up my timing)
maybe throw in a new Cap/Rotor Spark Plugs/wires while I'm in there

after that, I will consider some (mild) Aero Mods (the car's factory Coefficient of Drag is pretty decent @ .30),
not sure what else to do (this is a complete budget build)

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