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post #1 of Old 03-19-2019, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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RPM

I’m positive this has been discussed elsewhere here, but I’ll ask again...

I’ve owned a 2013, 2016 and now a 2019 Versa S. All of them have been the 5 speed manual.

Question is, why did Nissan choose to run the RPM’s so high in 5th gear? I’m pushing 3800 at 75 mph. That seems very high and that it would take a toll on the motor long term.

Why didn’t they add a 6th gear? Is there an advantage to such high rpm at 70 mph? Seems like gas mpg would suffer because of this as well.

Love the car overall, but this has always bugged me.

Thanks,
Dan
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