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How hard can I run this thing? Harder than my GF?!?
Hi All! Nissan Newb Here!
A couple threads on here were similar, but I didn't want to get scolded for bumping a threat.
Here’s the gist: I live in the Nevada desert and commute in my 2018 Nissan Versa 90 miles each way per day. Of that 90 miles, about 60 of them have a speed limit of 80 MPH. This car doesn’t seem to struggle with 80, but it is working very hard – about 4,000 RPM and with the radio off you can really hear the engine.
My question is does this engine mind spinning that fast for that long every day? Does anyone have a similar situation and, if so, how many miles have you been able to put on your Versa without killing it? I try and keep cars for this commute 4 – 5 years, which is 200 – 250,000 miles. Can she take it that long and hard? : D Rather than slow down like a puss, I'm thinking at least synthetic oil to hold up to that amount of friction.
The 80 MPH speed limit is new – it use to be only 70. The last cars I had doing the drive were a Saturn and an Accord. Both did 300,000 miles flawlessly, but both those cars were running at just 2,300 RPM and the Versa is running nearly double that.
Oh! And it’s the 5-speed manual super base model with no mods. (Though I did buy a ‘Black Edition” emblem in matching font – to make her special. : D)