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Old 09 Jan 2004, 01:30 pm
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went on a trip to the bay area this weekend and on a full tank of gas got only 280 miles on it. is this normal? my 89 nissan maxima with a v6 would get 400 miles on a full tank of gas.have any of you guys had the same problem? by the way i have not had the pcm changed out and i heard you get better gas mileage when you do get it replaced, but is it a big difference? thanks in advance.
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Old 09 Jan 2004, 01:36 pm
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mine is a little better than that but not much!!
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Old 09 Jan 2004, 02:15 pm
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hmmm, I average 350-400km per tank....
remember this is a heavy little car, and a big 4cyl, and once the turbo kicks in it's hungry for fuel...
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Old 09 Jan 2004, 03:17 pm
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I hear you there, Mine is about the same as you 275-280 miles on a tank
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Old 09 Jan 2004, 04:25 pm
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That sounds about right. If I remember right the Maxima has 20 gallon tank too.
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Old 09 Jan 2004, 04:36 pm
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I get on a 370 mile h/way trip 27-28 mpg and thats doing 70+ mph for most of the way.
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 04:04 pm
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I've been tracking my mileage religiously since day one and am currently hovering around an average of 21 mpg. With lots of highway driving I'll get 23 to 24 mpg.
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Old 10 Jan 2004, 09:15 pm
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haha, you must drive like I do, Punch, constantly accelerating/decelerating, never a constant velocity; I usually get 240-280 MPT.
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Old 11 Jan 2004, 12:40 am
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I usu drive 2-3 miles to work through town and that is slow driving. Alot of 2nd and 3rd gear. Gas mileage sucks.
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Old 11 Jan 2004, 12:30 pm
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I get on a 370 mile h/way trip 27-28 mpg and thats doing 70+ mph for most of the way.
What do you have pulling you? I had a 2001 limited that got 22 average, my 2003 turbo get about 20 average, highway doesn't make much difference.
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