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I've posted about this before, but I also have a 2.5 SL, tech package, and am getting results a good bit lower than expected. My computer is always optomistic, anywhere between 0.2 and 4.0 mpg high. I tend to be a little fanatical about this, since the mpg was a big factor in me choosing the Altima over several others. Anyway, my mpg's, per tank, since new, are as follows:
I realize there are some decent numbers there, however you'll notice that they're typically butted up to a really low number, meaning the pump cutoff probably factored in there (it all averages out in the end). I have a very careful driving style, and with every other car I've owned, have never had a problem achieving the advertised mpg. I drive 90%+ hwy, between 60 and 70 mph. No quick takeoffs, no high aceleration passing.
Looking at fuelly.com, that seems to also be the case. The highest I saw was 36, but most seem to be high 20's, low 30's. Granted, I don't know driving styles, but I see people here bragging on this one trip where they got 40 mpg....I just took a long trip, according to the computer, I averaged 36. I will fill up today and fully expect to see a 34.
Long story short, for those of you posting any numbers, would you please tell us 1) what model you have, 2)if the reading you're showing is the computer or manual, and 3) What your overall numbers are, not just that one blessed tank where you managed to overfill and not spill.
Last edited by aubrian; 11-28-2012 at 08:44 PM.