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Recently bought a 2011 Sentra that had 3k on the odometer. I researched CVT's for a year prior to buying so I knew what to expect. Unfortunately, and to my disappointment, I seem to be one to those owners with a gas guzzling Sentra.
After multiple trips, I realized the ONLY way I can achieve 34 mpg highway, is if I drive the speed limit, 55 mph. The moment I approach 60, the average speed everyone else drives in my area of Canada, my engine no longer sips gas, it guzzles. I get 28 mpg no matter what I do. 5 miles per hour difference, my mileage drops 6 mpg. I have a few hills, nothing extreme, it's 90% flat roads in my region. The problem is, if I want to save on gas, I'd have to piss off everyone else on the road. It's not worth it. There are way better cars out there, heck, my friends Corolla gets close to 40 mpg at 100 km/h (60ish) with a 4 speed-auto.
I have a 2008 Nissan Sentra 6-speed, and do mostly city driving and my computer tells me usually that I get 20-22mpg mostly. I do notice that I have to put in gas very often, my full tank would last me about 4 days. And no, I don't have a heavy foot. My oil has recently been changed, and I've been tracking how many miles each of my bars have been getting starting from half tank.
1 bar went down after 19.5 miles, the 2nd went down after 27 miles, and the 3rd after 28 miles. There has to be something up with my car, can someone help me out?
Idk if it's how I shift? I usually shift around 2 rpm sometimes 2.5 rpms, is that the problem? The car shifts pretty smooth so idk
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