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Old 02-19-2008, 04:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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For Different Point Of View, my first car, beat the hell out of it.

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I wish it had lasted, got it for only $900. I had so many plans for it since it didn't cost much I had money to spend. But the heavy rims and uncared for engine gave me horrible gas mileage and the reliability didn't say honda so I had to get rid of it. People keep thinking that I'm spoiled or something with a nice car but my parents just got a really really nice (5k under book) deal on the car from a friend and so for the same money I got a newer car.

Also, 2k for the jeep doesn't sound bad at all.
Very cool Accord. The same thing almost happened to me a longggggggg time ago. I had some $ in my pocket and I was looking at a 1966 Mustang in shiny dark blue. But, my friend bought it instead and became the unhappy victim of a money pit. It was a terrifying-fun ride, but not worth the coin.

Another person I know got a 4 cylinder (2003?!?!?) Altima for maybe $4K. Seems like these cars are good value for the money.

And yeah, I think the sunroof deflector needs to go.

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Old 02-19-2008, 04:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yea, I wasn't justifying your vehicle. if it's cheap enough, why not? lol.

Does that Altima have an instant MPG instrumentation, or not?
No it has an average MPG computer and it hasn't really shown a movement in numbers ever. It stays at 25.8-26.5 MPG even when I'm driving on highways. Needless to say it's not very accurate

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Have you inflated your tires to max yet? that actually seems to help.
Done, max is 44 psi so I inflated them to 50 psi. I'm guessing that is alright.

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I don't think that was a 2003. Maybe somewhere around a 1999 but even that is pushing it. But if he/she did get it for $4k, props to them since that is a steal, as long as it was in working condition.
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Try lowering it as well, that always helps out. I'm not sure if there are any quality coilovers for the Altima but it's worth looking into. Also, I'd look into light-weight wheels to reduce rotational mass/unsprung weight.
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Actually, I've seen a few without the overhead gauge. I like having it. You should be able to get better mileage without the extra 4x4 weight and stuff. And the ZJ only came from the factory with a 5 speed in 93, while a few 94s slipped through...

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yea, I wasn't justifying your vehicle. if it's cheap enough, why not? lol.

Does that Altima have an instant MPG instrumentation, or not? I was mad when I was told that they've never been in a ZJ WITHOUT an instant MPG indicator on the overhead console what's up with that? whoever bought the thing was friggen cheap, it didn't even have 4 wheel drive!!! but they bothered to get an auto tranny.... what kind of people were they!? buy a car if you want an auto tranny, not an SUV...


Have you inflated your tires to max yet? that actually seems to help.
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I thought that after 95 they quit making the manual tranny, but some of the very early models had the choice.

I know that 93 came standard, and 94 more autos came in, until the revision in 96' with the new grille style, as well as the front bumper and integration of fog lamps into it. (early zj's had them on the front bumper).

I cant really tell from your pic, but I think yours is pre-96'?


Oh, and I'm going mudding this week, which equals BAD FE for those wondering. I really wish though that they'd gotten the 4 wheel drive. If your buying a Jeep, might as well make them all 4 wheel drive. I've seen a few without the overhead gauge as well, but when someone else thinks its odd that yours doesn't have it. then it makes you think.
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Allright so I filled up yesterday and got around to logging the mileage today. What a surprise! Last tank I got 20.55 MPG, slightly under EPA estimated 21 city. (my driving usually consists of 80:20 Suburb/City:Suburban highways) We don't have real interstate or parkway like highways here. Well this tank, I didn't idle at all, traffic lights or warm up to melt ice off of the car. Along with driving technique change, and slightly warmer weather got 26.07 MPG! So excited, almost reached my 27 MPG goal, next goal will be 30 MPG.
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Very nice! Keep it up and you'll have 30 in no time (or as soon as it gets warmer).
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Definitely pull the deflector. It's adding frontal area PLUS wake turbulence, while giving nothing in return. If you use the sunroof a lot, it may be worth the trouble, but when I had a car with a sunroof, I never ever used it, and it ate up precious headroom.

Driving habits are everything in hypermiling. It's one thing to have the slickest car possible e.g. Basjoos, but even so he's hypermiling a hypermiler car: the average driver couldn't do better than 50mpg with that car, he's easily pulling in much higher numbers due to better habits.

Hypermiling is a totally different kind of performance driving. The results are a bit less sexy than loud noises and high speed, but 20 years later your car will stilll be in running condition and you'll have burned thousands fewer dollars in fuel.
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Allright so I filled up yesterday and got around to logging the mileage today. What a surprise! Last tank I got 20.55 MPG, slightly under EPA estimated 21 city. (my driving usually consists of 80:20 Suburb/City:Suburban highways) We don't have real interstate or parkway like highways here. Well this tank, I didn't idle at all, traffic lights or warm up to melt ice off of the car. Along with driving technique change, and slightly warmer weather got 26.07 MPG! So excited, almost reached my 27 MPG goal, next goal will be 30 MPG.
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