So I did that Audi MPG test on my car today...

Raider

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Well if you've seen that Audi segment where Jeremy drives the twin (bi) turbo V8 diesal Audi for 800 miles on one tank you'll know what i'm talking about...

I wanted to know if this would work on my car as well...So I did my own test...and here are the results...

Car: 1995 Nissan Altima (Bluebird), 2.4 Liter KA24DE engine, stock ecept for air filter, 203,000 miles, 2500 miles since last oil change
Trip Distance: 304 miles (school to home 1 way) 20 in city miles + 260 highway miles + 20 miles mountain passes
Additional Notes: 1x 27 inch tv, 2x 17 inch crt monitors, 1 computer, 3x milk crates full of books, and 2 duffle bags of clothing.

Normally i drive agreesively, cutting in and out of traffic, hard breaking, hard accerealting cause since it's a long ass drive, i just want to get home as fast as i can. Normally, it takes a tank full to get home, fill it up at school, and I either get home on that single tank, or i need to put in a little bit extra gas. So i average a sad sad 26-29 miles per gallon. about 280 miles - 330 miles to the tank.

Today's trip was a little bit different. With all these above in my car, i drove the whole trip without hard accerealting, without hard breaking, no a/c, and i wouldn't let my car go over 2600 rpm's. Let me tell you it was hell. If you've ever driving in california driving to southern california, it's pretty freaking hot. You seriously do have to think hard about driving slow, going up the mountain passes without accerating hard sucked, driving with no A/C and keeping the windows closed sucked, and i drank so much ater and gatorade to keep hydrated was insane...but the results are incredible.

i averaged 41.5 miles per gallon, and i still got over 1/4 tank of gas left, which i could probably drive another 130 or so miles. From averaging 300 miles in a tank good day, to over 420 miles on 1 fillup makes it worth it...
it freaking shocked me how well it worked...that A/C and that heavy foot really do cost you $$$.
 

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HAH me slow down? NEVER!!!

I still get 30mpg with my 18yr old car even if i drive with a lead foot
 

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ESPNSTI said:
I get 16-17 mpg (city), and I don't care :twisted: :twisted: .

So when the world is depleted of fuel I know who to go after! :twisted: :D

I generally get about 20-25mpg out of the 2.8L V6 in my crappy '88 Cutlas. It just gets even worse and worse as my car slowly implodes on itself too.

I really need a new car. :(
 

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Wow...it will be crazy to try tat in summer when the weather's so hot and without A/C. In my country, its impossible when everyday is a scorching 33-34C. I only manage to get 30-35mpg in my Toyota Corolla. Tat is normal driving with A/C on.
 

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:? Sounds like an old car with a rusted muffler.. doesn't sound sporty to me...

it's automatic?
 

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Yea it's a ATX. :( Wish I had gotten the MTX.

I took it on a little digital camera so the sound is overwelming the mic. Sounds cleaner in person coming from a 2.5l.
 

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well maybe it would be better from 0-60..

in that vid it feels slow and looks like the engine moans.... the redline is quite high for a V6 though
 

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gimme your car... I won't care about the missing A/C!

is it broken? I thought even if it's old it would have A/C.. it's still a BMW
 

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Renesis said:
gimme your car... I won't care about the missing A/C!

is it broken? I thought even if it's old it would have A/C.. it's still a BMW

nope, never had AC never will. it was an option from the factory, and I don't want it. it saps too much power from the engine. Only problem is that my power drivers-side window died :shock: so its a bit hot to drive in the summer, but I manage to survive.
 

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Are you sure it's not just a disconnected wire? Power windows can die easily, take apart the door panel and make sure the wires to the switch and motor are all in place. If so, take the motor out and test it using a 9V battery or so. It may be an easier fix than you think.
 
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