tama48 wrote:My 2007 SL versa Hatch always from day one had TERRIBLE gas mileage. Nissan outright lied on the sticker when I bought it It never has got close to 30/36 mpg. Later (after I bought it) Nissan readjusted those figures. I say False Advertising. I bought it under false pretenses. Never again.
Please do just a little research. And by research, I mean go to Google and search EPA fuel economy. Amazing what you can learn on the internet.
Manufacturers are not allowed to 'set' their fuel economy rating because of the 'horrible injustice' you speak of - false advertising. What would keep a company from claiming 90 MPG with an asterisked *while coasting caveat?
All cars received adjusted ratings in 2008 when the EPA changed their antiquated testing procedures. Almost every car in production saw a slight bump downward in economy.
That doesn't excuse the fact that your car isn't achieving its EPA rating, but there are many of us here that exceed said rating, so I doubt Nissan will give a hoot. Also, I'm not sure what constitutes "terrible" mileage to you, but understand that even the individual 'city' and 'highway' rating numbers have a margin of error on them, possibly as much as +/- 10%. So the city rating range is actually about 24-30 MPG. Most new car stickers will have this data posted, just FYI.
pbrady12 wrote:I wish it was as easy as driving habbits. I have tried everything. I even took the car on a strait flat stretch of highway. tried 60mph and 70mph. 200 miles each trip with no AC and no wind. The windows were up too. I tried driving without exceeding 2000rpm, and also drive with the overdrive off. consistantly 24mpg or less. I am a jet engine mechanic, and I know a lot about cars. There is something wrong with my car that is causeing this issue, and untill the car's computer figures it out I'm SOL.
Seriously, 4 posts in a row that are almost completely identical to your original post? Not get on forums too often? And are you a jet engine mechanic, or are you a jet engine mechanic? I'm not sure you mentioned that. I'm also not sure what that has to do with the subject at hand, since the jet-engine package isn't an option on the Versa until the 2010 refresh.
And yes, you're SOL getting 24 MPG. How can you ever make it from point A to point B when you're limited to 300 miles per tank?
Sorry to be so harsh, but when folks come on here and make identical posts, I get suspicious. You wouldn't happen to work for GM would you?