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#451743 - 15/09/05 06:49 AM 21 city MPG!!!
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Since the gas hike to $3 per gallon I decided to do my very best to drive w/maximum gas mileage in mind. I just filled up last night and when I calculated my mileage I was at almost 21 mpg (20.85). Thats not bad considering there isn't one mile of that wasn't city driving. Albeit it is pretty flat down here in Fl.

I am curious as to what the best mpg is for everyone else.

MAn I hate driving like a grandma though to get it :rolleyes:

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#451744 - 15/09/05 08:36 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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What RPM have you been shifting at? I need to try to take it easy, too. I've got about 5300 on the odo, so the engine should be loosening up, but i'm getting only about 18 city mpg, and 19 highway. frown

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#451745 - 15/09/05 08:40 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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His is a 4x2 and yours is a 4x4 that is the difference. I get about what you get for mileage.

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#451746 - 15/09/05 08:45 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I average 17-18 MPG over a mix of highway and city driving.
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#451747 - 15/09/05 08:51 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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^^^

That's about what I get.

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#451748 - 15/09/05 08:57 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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i think theres something wrong with the trip computer. I never see anything more than 16 mpg. almost half city hlaf freeways. [Crybaby]

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#451749 - 15/09/05 09:03 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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Quote:
Originally posted by TLR:
Since the gas hike to $3 per gallon I decided to do my very best to drive w/maximum gas mileage in mind. I just filled up last night and when I calculated my mileage I was at almost 21 mpg (20.85). Thats not bad considering there isn't one mile of that wasn't city driving. Albeit it is pretty flat down here in Fl.

I am curious as to what the best mpg is for everyone else.

MAn I hate driving like a grandma though to get it :rolleyes:
With all due respect, I don't believe those numbers. I did a test recently where I babied it in city driving, and all I could manage was 16. I might accept 1 or 2 mpg more I suppose, but not 5, no way. Something wasn't calculated properly.

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#451750 - 15/09/05 09:05 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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TLR - is that a standard or automatic?

I'm getting 18.4 consistantly. That's fine with me!

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#451751 - 15/09/05 09:46 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I hope this motor breaks in and loosens up pretty soon, because my mileage suck! Its not been over 16 yet!

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#451752 - 15/09/05 10:06 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I got my X in April '05 and it has 4500 miles on it. I have been keeping close tabs on the MPG, and in strictly city driving, I get between 20.2 to 20.8 mpg, and in strictly freeway driving I get 22.3 mpg with the 6 spd transmission.

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#451753 - 15/09/05 10:12 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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Oh, I forgot to add, my very first fill up yielded only 17.2 mpg and after that I have been getting 20.2 to 20.8 mpg in the city. I am delighted with the Xterra performance.

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#451754 - 15/09/05 10:28 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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MikeX
I understand being skeptical about the numbers. I was to at first although even before trying to conserve I never got below 17-18 city/ 20 hgwy.
I calculated the numbers 3 times and they are correct. 292 mile by 14 gal. = 20.857142857142857142857142857143

05_X
I have a 4x2 Standard

muffle
I was careful to try and shift no further then past 2k rpm. Happened a couple of times pulling out of parking lots and such but really I think the biggest gain was accelerating slowly from stoplight to stoplight

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#451755 - 15/09/05 10:36 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I average about 20 mpg, with a 5 spd manual and 4wd...I can drop that to 14-15 mpg by rushing and not timing traffic gaps, etc...and I can stretch it to about 25-26 if I drive gently for long stretches at constant speed.

I can also drop it to about 7 mpg if I am crawling over rocks/idling waiting for others to get over, etc... all day in 4wd lo.

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#451756 - 15/09/05 10:58 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I can see getting 25-26 mpg on long stretches of interstate or highway driving. 55-60 mph and it should be very possible. My biggest problem is driving 55-60mph :p

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#451757 - 15/09/05 11:08 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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Originally posted by TLR:
MikeX
I understand being skeptical about the numbers. I was to at first although even before trying to conserve I never got below 17-18 city/ 20 hgwy.
I calculated the numbers 3 times and they are correct. 292 mile by 14 gal. = 20.857142857142857142857142857143

05_X
I have a 4x2 Standard

muffle
I was careful to try and shift no further then past 2k rpm. Happened a couple of times pulling out of parking lots and such but really I think the biggest gain was accelerating slowly from stoplight to stoplight
OK, I accept your data, good for you. I wasn't aware you had a manual. I guess if you keep the rpms low when you shift you can do it, but I don't think you are going to want to drive that way from now on!

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#451758 - 15/09/05 05:15 PM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I get about what everyone else gets. I figured it out since I bought my truck and am averaging between 19 to 20 depending how spirted I feel when I drive. I do only have 1400 miles on it though.

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#451759 - 15/09/05 09:26 PM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I'm getting between 18.6 and 18.8, it depends on how I drive. I try not to go above 65 to make my gas last. I told a buddy of mine who has a '05 Pathfinder to try easing off the gas some and since his MPG went up from 17 to 18, he has become a changed driver. He doesn't speed like he used too!!

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#451760 - 16/09/05 04:28 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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I am averaging 20-21 since I started driving very conservatively (I keep it below 65 on the highway), check my tires every week and keep them at 35lbs, removed the basket and air dam from the roof rack and removed about 100 lbs of stuff from the truck.

I also removed the rear seat cushions and folded the rear seat backs flat since I am usually the only occupant.

I have pretty close to 7000 miles on the truck.

I don't have a trip computer so I calculate miles between fillups divided by the gallons.

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#451761 - 16/09/05 06:21 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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It's important not to shift so early that you "diesel" the engine. Lugging is very hard on the engine. It's ok to coast downhill with no throttle at a super low rpm, but if you're trying to apply throttle and lugging it, you are degrading engine life.

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#451762 - 16/09/05 06:54 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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So what does this all mean, I'm going to run into more people in Xterras going under 65 mph on the highway where the speed limit is 65 ?? Joy! Move over old people , there is a new slow type in town

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#451763 - 16/09/05 08:53 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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Originally posted by Waverider:
So what does this all mean, I'm going to run into more people in Xterras going under 65 mph on the highway where the speed limit is 65 ?? Joy! Move over old people , there is a new slow type in town
I think if gas prices stay the way they are you will also be running into a lot of people who do not drive Xterras going under 65 mph.

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#451764 - 16/09/05 11:25 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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Quote:
Originally posted by muffle:
It's important not to shift so early that you "diesel" the engine. Lugging is very hard on the engine. It's ok to coast downhill with no throttle at a super low rpm, but if you're trying to apply throttle and lugging it, you are degrading engine life.
You are very correct. It is definitley important to listen and feel out your engine more than watching your rpm. If you destroy your engine the money saved in gas won't help much. It's pretty easy here in Fl since it is so flat but I still generally find that I need to stay around 1500 RPM or more to keep it from dogging.
YOu make a good point that we should all be watching if shifting early to save gas.

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#451765 - 16/09/05 12:24 PM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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Hmmmm....looks liek losing the roof plastic saves wind resistance too...I took mine off the day it came home from the dealer.

laugh

I took mine off because it blocked the sun roof...But it might be saving me gas to get rid of it too.

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2001 Xterra '03 VG33, SE 5 spd, 305/70/16's, Revolvers, UBSkidderz, Doubled AAL's, 3"SL/2"BL, winch/bumpers, skids, sliders, OBA, Snorkel, pine stripes....

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#451766 - 17/09/05 05:32 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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Quote:
Originally posted by muffle:
It's important not to shift so early that you "diesel" the engine. Lugging is very hard on the engine. It's ok to coast downhill with no throttle at a super low rpm, but if you're trying to apply throttle and lugging it, you are degrading engine life.
This is true, but if I read the ECM portion of the manual right, the engines in these 05's are pretty "smart". The ECM adjusts the valve timing and many other parameters to match the driving for optimum efficiency. So keeping the revs up is not as critical as the older engines. You shouldn't "lug" the engine. On deceleration, the ECM actually cuts the flow of fuel from the injectors according to the manual.

I am about to leave on a trip this morning. I will fill up and let you all know what fuel economy I am getting on the road mostly country road driving in the hill country of Central Texas.

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#451767 - 17/09/05 05:49 AM Re: 21 city MPG!!!
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the 05 has an 14 gal tank?

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