2016 Nissan Versa SV Fuel Mileage Update

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  1. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    If I drove the Versa all the time I'd probably have to fill up ever 7-10 days but since I use my old '02 Escort for a lot of my local driving it's not uncommon to go 2-4 weeks on a tank in the Versa. The Escort doesn't get the gas mileage the Versa does but at 216K miles with the body being in poor condition it's great for a knock around car. My wife is also learning to drive now since she used to have a seizure disorder and wasn't able to drive when younger. The Escort works good for teaching her how to drive. If she bumps into something as long as it's not someone else's car it's not going to hurt anything. Lately the Escort has been getting 35-38 MPG so it could be worse. Last several tanks we've been able to exceed 400 miles per tank in the Escort. With me teaching my wife how to drive I've been able to show her how to increase her gas mileage before she had the chance to learn bad driving habits.
     
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  2. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    Hurry up and get an EV.
     
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  3. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Yes, I should get the EV right now & miss the $12,000+ rebates coming in 2022, so everyone here who already save huge amounts of money pedaling economy vehicles, will save more money when gas prices are reduced. Sounds right, that I sacrifice for the good of the CleanMPG crew. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'd wait for the $12K in rebates too.
     
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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    My sister & brother had epilepsy, so I know the tragedy your wife & family are going through. :(
     
  6. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    I filled up again yesterday, 444.6 miles on 8.768 gallons of gas for a tank average of 50.707 MPG. New stats:

    Fuel Cost $990.69
    Gallons 442.791
    Miles 22281.8
    Cost Mile .0445
    Ave. MPG 50.321
    Tank MPG 50.707
    G. Saved 212.566
    Free Miles 7226.9
    EPA +48.004%
    Tank +49.139% EPA
     
  7. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    Thought I'd add a new twist on my old thread to let everyone know about recent events in my life. On Decemeber 25, 2021 I was admitted to the hospital. I went cold turkey to get off Morphine that I'd been on for approximately 20 years because of chronic back pain resulting from a construction accident on Jan. 11, 2000. My family Dr. that had been writing my prescriptions was retiring, I went to another Dr. and he refused to write the prescriptions and sent me to a pain clinic. The Dr. at the pain clinic refused to write the prescriptions because I was on Ativan as needed for anxiety (sometimes go months without taking any) so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I guess I over did it a little and became severely dehydrated. When I got to the hospital around 11AM my blood pressure was down to about 60/40 and my kidneys were shutting down. I guess a week of vomiting and diarrhea had taken their toll on my body. They started pumping fluids in me at about the rate of pouring them through a fire hose and were able to save me having to go on dialysis. A day or two ago my wife and son said the Dr's told them if I hadn't came in when I did I'd probably have been dead within a couple more hours. Until you're faced with such a delima you have no idea the impact something like this changes your perspective on life and the people you love. I was dismissed from the hospital on 12/29/21. I'm still pretty weak as expected but I give 100% credit to God for my recovery. Sure the Dr's/Nurses did there part but God did the healing. Had it not been for my wife calling a church member/nurse friend of ours that morning and having her talk to me I'm sure I'd have laid here at home and died. I knew I was sick but I had no idea how sick. I thought it was nothing more than the vomiting and diarrhea. There are plenty of gaurdian angles watching over us every day. My wife of 30+ years and this nurse that I've known ever since she was a tiny girl are both now even more special to me than ever before. If anyone of you are ever faced with such a delima don't be stupid like I was get the correct spiritual/medical help. The devil is out to steal, kill, and destroy but my God said "NOT TODAY DEVIL".
     
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  8. litesong

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    Wow! What a story of Grace, timing, love from God, family, & the right help when needed! Think all of us have stories like that (me 30 times over), if we think hard on our lives. Wonderful to have you back under the Power of God…..& healthy (at least recovering)!
     
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  9. Ford Man

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    I just told my wife this morning at 62 years old this was the first time I'd had an overnight stay in the hospital but I did it right. Not just an overnight stay but 3 of 5 days of it spent in ICU. There's no doubt in my mind that miracles happen everyday. What's the chances of my wife being able to get our nurse friend on the phone on Christmas morning and her be willing to take the time out of her I'm sure somewhat busy schedule to talk to her and insist on talking to me.
     
  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Congratulations , Ford Man.
     
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  11. Ford Man

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    Today, one week to the day since I got out of ICU I resumed driving. I'm still a bit on the weak side but I feel I'm more than safe driving local short trips. God is good. I was also able to go back to the gym this morning and get started back doing water therapy for my back. I was able to spend about 40 minutes in the water today which was only about half what I was doing prior to my illness but I'm hoping within a month to be back where I was before.
     
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    My family was addicted to smoking & drinking. Four of them died in their latter 50’s to early 70’s, after many decades each of abuse AND their last decades were wracked with pain, collapse, loss & hell. Two were able to swear off drinking, but not the smoking. One even said that he had a vision from God, & he swore off smoking, saying he would smoke no more. Two weeks later, he was smoking again. My sibling & I agreed that we would no longer encourage or try to keep him from smoking, if even God couldn’t end his addiction.

    Anyhow, pay attention. Addiction is a viscous Task-Master & works 24 hours a day to retain its slaves.
     
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  13. Ford Man

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    I'm both a former tobacco user (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco) and former heavy beer/liquor drinker. I think part of it is that over the years I've got more stubborn about giving up bad habits but giving up the prescription morphine was easier for me than when I quit drinking/smoking everyday. When I quit smoking I used nicotine patches. I'd use the patch for a couple days then I'd smoke for maybe 1 day. By doing it that way I was able to go from about 1 1/2-3 pack a day smoker down to only smoking about 3-4 cigarettes a day on the days when I did smoke. After about a year of doing this I finally decided on 6/16/97 to give up those last few cigarettes per week. If I make it till June 16th it will have been 25 years since my last cigarette. When my dad passed away in 2010 I needed something to help me though and chewed for a couple years before finally deciding to go tobacco free again. Even when dad passed away I knew not to touch cigarettes/cigars because I was pretty sure I'd never stop smoking again if I restarted. There was lots of lung cancer in my dad's side of family. Of uncles and cousins I can think of at least 5 that died from lung cancer associated with smoking prior to the age of 47 years old. My last dose of morphine was 12/17/21 and till now I miss nothing about it. Worst thing so far has been the sleepless nights and anxiety associated with the sudden shock to my body after ~20 years of use. Even my pain level for the most part is no worse than before. I've been having to take melatonin for the past few night just to get a few hours sleep each night. While I was in the hospital for slightly over 5 days I was able to get one nap about 30 minutes to an hour long.
     
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  14. litesong

    litesong litesong

    BEAT IT!!! None of my family ever beat it. Even distant family members, who inflate my first numbers mentioned, never beat addition.
     
  15. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    I plan too. I know the damage to my kidneys is already done but I plan to do everything I can to prevent further damage. I've had 2 nephews die of drug related issues since about 2011-2012. One overdosed the other was using inhalants, passed out and choked to death on his own vomit. Years ago I thought accumulating money was the only important thing. As life has happened I've learned that loving God, family and friends is more important than all the money in the world.
     
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  16. Ford Man

    Ford Man Well-Known Member

    I filled the Versa up today since I'm having to use it daily now because my '02 Escort is waiting on a repair. I've been getting a cylinder 4 misfire off and on for awhile changed plugs, reversed wires on 3&4 and put a coil pack off another one of my cars to no avail so I ordered a new fuel injector just a few days before I went in the hospital. I talked with a mechanic Monday and he said get back with him Thursday and maybe he could get it on for me. This tank in the Versa got 52.018 MPG.
     
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