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Old 08-14-2017, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Q Sold - '02 Infiniti Q45 Sport
90 day: 23.08 mpg (US)

blackie - '14 nissan altima sv
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bought 2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

Sold the 2006 Kia Sportage w 217,000 miles

Bought a 2014 Nissian Altima 2.5 SV w 49,000.
THe onboard trip computer showed 30mpg avg.
I reset it and have been avgering 34mpg on the road and around town. (50/50)
I got 34mpg going 71 for 15 miles on 130 toll road in Austin tex.
got over 40mpg going 55mph.
only mod: tires at 49psi
windows are already tinted.
I run the ac on auto at 73 degrees

All and all, VERY good mpg without any effort.

MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Kristin's Impala FFV - '10 Chevy Impala LT
Team E85
90 day: 28.92 mpg (US)

XFE Coupe - '09 Chevy Cobalt XFE
90 day: 38.6 mpg (US)

Kt's Cobalt - '10 Chevy Cobalt LT
Last 3: 29.4 mpg (US)

Penny's Rogue - '15 Nissan Rogue SL AWD
90 day: 28.62 mpg (US)

Cam's Rogue - '11 Nissan Rogue SV AWD
90 day: 27 mpg (US)

Elantra - '17 Hyundia Elantra SE
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Drove Pen's Rogue to move daughter back to college over the weekend, once started I reset the Ave mpg, set cruise at 59, after about 50 miles, 3 stop signs and 2 corners indicated was 38, AC at 60f on the whole time just coasting into corners/stops. Got on 4 lane set cruise to 69, after 50 miles Ave was down to 35 mpg, some city driving then back home, down to 32 when got off 4 lane, got it back up to 33 by the time I got home. 1500 rpm at 60 mph.

Does the 14 have the Active Engine Braking feature. Was out in Colorado a month ago, 4 tanks in a row of 35 mpg(Pulse up the hill, Glide down, repeat....). Going down hills it will ramp up the engine braking to try to control the speed, great feature. Not sure when it decides to work. Will only go up to about 3300 rpm. I would have hated it in CO if it wouldn't have helped control the speed down all those hills.

Not that useful around home, except a 25 mph zone in a nearby town where I first noticed it. I try to crest the hill at 20-25 without ever using the brakes and it won't let it get over 30 mph.

Be careful on hitting the Resume button on the Cruise control if you aren't pretty close to the speed unless you want near redline engine speeds.
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Old 08-15-2017, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 49.98 mpg (US)

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CVT? I'd expect (hope!) the failure rate on the 14's will be much better than the earlier cars.

EG: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...2-a-34646.html

Does it have a manual mode? Every CVT I've driven with paddles or a gate can be "short shifted" to a lower RPM faster than the default programming under light throttle. Another fuel saving tactic.

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