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  Reply # 1099127 31-Jul-2014 10:47
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joker97: no good.
in town (flat) it does 9-10L/100ks depending on start stop.
if crusing at 50ks all the way it shows 5L/100Ks. at 70 crusing it shows 7L/100ks. at 100 cruising it shows 11L/100ks.

in town 60% hills it's around 16L/100ks.

between 2 towns it's 11L/100ks

i think it has got something to do with its box shape ie wind resistance. in my diamante when you lift off at 100ks it stays at 100ks for a while. this one you lift off it slows right down proving the wind resistance theory


Yeah, TBH Nissan's range is not a particularly economical one! Assume yours is petrol? I saw that one of their new SUV range (new Pathfinder?) doesn't even come with a diesel option, which seems crazy given it's the probably the most effective way of delivering acceptable fule economy in such tanks. Agree that the boxy shape and therefore the drag of many of these type of "cars" can't help fuel economy.

Economy is the main reason I hung out to get a Mazda 6 from the latest generation - their figures are so much better than the previous model, with the 2.5l petrol now as miserly as some other companies' diesel engines. The CX5 has the same engines, so you can clearly see the impact the more boxy shape of these versus the wagons has on economy (not major - something like .2-.4 of a litre if I remember correctly).

I saw an interesting episode of Fifth Gear last night where the presenter looked at fuel economy testing - apparently the disparity between quoted and "real-world" economy figures is growing, and it now sits at over 20%. The current testing method dates from the '90s (I think they said), but they're developing a new method that should be inplaced in Europe by 2015, which is supposed to more accurately reflect current driving realities.

I've my own efficiency woes with my Mazda - being a modern diesel, it has to go into that particulate burning mode, but it does with far too much regularity. Every few hundred kms the fuel economy goes south - even crusing at 50km on the flat results in economy of about 10l/100km - as the engine runs hot to burn off the particulate. If I'd any inkling of this I'd have thought twice about buying a modern diesel, as unless one does regular high-speed driving this problem will keep coming up. It can significantly reak havoc with how much I get out of a tank - though with a current usage of 8.1 of mostly urban driving it's not in the same league as the problem you're dealing with!



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  Reply # 1103949 7-Aug-2014 11:50
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Jase2985: no apparently, they are chain driven

is it a CVT one? if so the first gen pre facelift ones are more prone to the shuddering issue so make sure you service the transmission regularly, and also you can throw some Xado EX120 in it. it does wonders for preventing the dreaded shuddering, as well as fixing it.


how does one use the Xado ex120?

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  Reply # 1104239 7-Aug-2014 16:59
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squirt it into the transmission. in the oil fill hole, its a tiny syringe

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