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Old 10-17-2008, 08:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
Doofus McFancypants
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Location: Tosev 3 - Atlanta GA
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Red Rover - '01 Nissan Altima GXE
90 day: 30.07 mpg (US)
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I have my fuel log spreadsheet calculate "Max Range". I take the MPG of the tank at the last fillup - and extrapolate out to see what the full tank would have been. not that i would actually drive it that low - but if i DID - My last tank would have put me at about 540 Miles ( although i filled up at 400 miles with about 11.8 Gallons) extrapolate that to the 15.9 gallon tank and you get anout 540 miles to drive it dry.

Hey - i went to verify the tank size at
2001 Nissan Altima specs, auto safety at Edmunds

and i have been using the incorrect FE numbers. This site shows them as 20 / 28 city-highway. i have seen elseware ( i did not save the link) numbers of 23 / 32...

I better update the car info them - i am even doing better ( in a % over EPA) then i thought i was.
Steve - AKA Doofus McFancypants
"If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line - But it better work this time"

First Milestone passed - 30 MPG (city) 5/15/08
Best City Tank - 8/31/09- 34.3 MPG (EPA= 20)
Best Highway Tank - 5/20/09 - 36.5 MPG (EPA= 28)
In effort to drive less:
Miles NOT driven in 2009 = 648 (Work from home and Alt Transporatation)
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