Re: Expted MPG for maxima?
In my experience, 30% above EPA estimates is pretty easily attainable with a manual transmission car. That would be about 27.3 mpg with your 21 mpg combined estimate for your Maxima. You can get an Ultra-gauge for ~1/2 the price of the SGII.
Shifting at 2500 rpm and starting in the next gear at about 1500 rpm works for most of us with 4-bangers. IDK what's best w/the 6 cylinder Maxima.
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49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Best tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg