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I bought a new 18' Versa sedan, super base model for only two reasons: I had enough cash to buy it outright, and it got 39 MPG on the highway. The commute is 90 miles each way, so MPG is important.

But I soon realized that my car was getting ~29 MPG and was pissed, because now this car didn't have a single redeeming quality. Regular, premium, different brands, it was always about 29 MPG on the highway. My old Saturn, which was the same weight but had a bigger engine could get 40MPG on the highway easily - so what the hell?!? I chalked it up to being that the speed limits out here are 80, so the Versa is working pretty hard during it's commute and I know those gov't MPG tests aren't always realistic.

But I always put regular gas in the car and out here, our 'normal' gas is "up to 10% ethanol."

Pulled into a gas station and all their normal gas pumps weren't working. But the Clear / Ethanol Free / Blue pump handled gas was, so that's what I filled up with. I've only done one tank so far, but BAM! 37MPG at 80, and if I really baby it and do 75MPH, 39MPG. WOOT!!!!

I figured MPG would go up a bit, but that's a 34% increase in mileage for a 4% increase in gas cost! Dude.

Just throwing it out there if anyone else is unimpressed with their MPG and lives in a state that sells Clear fuel - give it a shot. I'm also curious if anyone has experienced the same thing? Cheers!
 

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Driving habits effect fuel mileage more than anything. I'm a slower driver usually 40-55 mph on rural country roads and I watch well ahead of me if someone 1/4 mile ahead brakes I get off the gas and coast. By doing this I can often avoid ever touching the brakes. When I'm in an area where there are stop lights I watch the lights ahead if a light 1/2 mile up the road is red I start coasting and usually by the time I get to it it's already turned green, again never touching the brakes. I always get well over 100K miles out of a set of brakes. My '02 Escort had about 80K miles on it when I bought it in 2008. It now has about 205K and still has the same set of brake pad/shoes on it it had when I bought it. The last 8 fill ups in my Versa using E/10 have been between 50-56 mpg hand calculated not by the optimistic dash readout which often reads 55-62 mpg when in reality I'm getting upper 40's to mid 50's. Even though temperatures have dropped 20-30* here in the past couple weeks, according to my calibrated Ultra Gauge I'm in line for another tank of 50+ mpg. The worst mileage I've ever got in my Versa is 42.345. It was the first tank of gas I ran through it when I bought it in Feb. 2019/March 2019. The weather was cold/rainy a lot of the time on that tank. My best ever tank was the last tank I ran through it at 55.656 mpg. My overall average since I purchased it 20 months ago with 13,932.9 miles tracked is 48.401 mpg. The EPA tests using E/0 but, most of us use E/10 because E/0 is not readily available or the price is much higher. Right now E/0 is about 12-13% more expensive than E/10 in my area. I may try a tank of E/0 someday to see what my car/driving habits will do with it. A few years ago I tried E/0 in one of my cars for a few consecutive tanks to see if there was any difference in mileage. In that car with my driving habits there was no noticeable increase in mileage. The formulation for gas has probably already changed to winter blend for this year so don't be surprised if you see a drop in fuel efficiency again until next spring.
 

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Driving habits effect fuel mileage more than anything. I'm a slower driver usually 40-55 mph on rural country roads and I watch well ahead of me if someone 1/4 mile ahead brakes I get off the gas and coast. By doing this I can often avoid ever touching the brakes. When I'm in an area where there are stop lights I watch the lights ahead if a light 1/2 mile up the road is red I start coasting and usually by the time I get to it it's already turned green, again never touching the brakes. I always get well over 100K miles out of a set of brakes. My '02 Escort had about 80K miles on it when I bought it in 2008. It now has about 205K and still has the same set of brake pad/shoes on it it had when I bought it. The last 8 fill ups in my Versa using E/10 have been between 50-56 mpg hand calculated not by the optimistic dash readout which often reads 55-62 mpg when in reality I'm getting upper 40's to mid 50's. Even though temperatures have dropped 20-30* here in the past couple weeks, according to my calibrated Ultra Gauge I'm in line for another tank of 50+ mpg. The worst mileage I've ever got in my Versa is 42.345. It was the first tank of gas I ran through it when I bought it in Feb. 2019/March 2019. The weather was cold/rainy a lot of the time on that tank. My best ever tank was the last tank I ran through it at 55.656 mpg. My overall average since I purchased it 20 months ago with 13,932.9 miles tracked is 48.401 mpg. The EPA tests using E/0 but, most of us use E/10 because E/0 is not readily available or the price is much higher. Right now E/0 is about 12-13% more expensive than E/10 in my area. I may try a tank of E/0 someday to see what my car/driving habits will do with it. A few years ago I tried E/0 in one of my cars for a few consecutive tanks to see if there was any difference in mileage. In that car with my driving habits there was no noticeable increase in mileage. The formulation for gas has probably already changed to winter blend for this year so don't be surprised if you see a drop in fuel efficiency again until next spring.
New here. My lovely granddaughter gifted me with a 2016 Versa with CRT. She had the windows tinted and the car detailed and there is very little wear inside, almost perfect. The car has never been wrecked and the body has no dings. I live in the country and make a round trip to "town" almost every day, with a few other trips, and after a couple of months of getting used to this car (my old one is a 2001 Camry w/over 262K miles on it but still runs great, so I kept it for a spare), I am getting right now 46 mpg consistently in the Versa. The trick I think is what you say, don't brake, coast, and look ahead so you can just slow down and use the brake only for complete stops.

I know this is a cheap car, but I love it! I'm small and appreciate the way I can raise the front seat and not have to depend on a cushion. It handles well, in my opinion, has good pickup, and the only mild complaint I have is the small gas tank (10.8 gal) and the sensitivity of the trunk button on the fob (I once drove home unaware the trunk had come open until I noticed it bouncing up and down when I hit a rough spot and it bounced a bit high. It did take me a couple of weeks to really adjust to it and learn where everything is, but it's perfect for my needs. Driving the Camry seems almost like driving a truck now as far as the steering is concerned, but it's a trooper to be so old. It was driven from New Mexico before my grandson bought it and later gave it to me when he got a new Scion..
 

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I've had the same problem with the trunk button on my fob. I've been driving down the road many times and when I looked in the rear view mirror the trunk was open and dancing in the wind. I assume you meant yours has a CVT. I want you to be aware Nissan has had lots of trouble with the CVT in the past and recently increased the warranty on the newer models which would include your 2016 from 5/60 to 7/84. This is on the transmission only. I suggest that you keep the fluid changed regularly and I'd recommend using Nissan NS3 fluid in it at least until the warranty is gone so they have no reason to deny a warranty claim if you have one. I plan on changing the CVT fluid in my '16 every 30K miles hoping I can keep it happy for years/miles to come. Sounds like your Toyota has and is still serving you well. I had an '88 Ford Escort that I retired around 2011 or 2012 that had 518K miles on it when I quit driving it. Now being disabled I don't drive near as much now as I did back when I was younger so, I'll never live long enough to put that kind of miles on the Versa. For years while I was driving the Escort I worked construction and usually drove it anywhere from 50-125 miles a day just for work. It was just a basic car with no bell and whistles, not even an AM radio in it from the factory but it would consistently deliver 40-45 mpg even driving 80-90 mph on the highway so it was perfect for my commuting needs.
 

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I've had the same problem with the trunk button on my fob. I've been driving down the road many times and when I looked in the rear view mirror the trunk was open and dancing in the wind. I assume you meant yours has a CVT. I want you to be aware Nissan has had lots of trouble with the CVT in the past and recently increased the warranty on the newer models which would include your 2016 from 5/60 to 7/84. This is on the transmission only. I suggest that you keep the fluid changed regularly and I'd recommend using Nissan NS3 fluid in it at least until the warranty is gone so they have no reason to deny a warranty claim if you have one. I plan on changing the CVT fluid in my '16 every 30K miles hoping I can keep it happy for years/miles to come. Sounds like your Toyota has and is still serving you well. I had an '88 Ford Escort that I retired around 2011 or 2012 that had 518K miles on it when I quit driving it. Now being disabled I don't drive near as much now as I did back when I was younger so, I'll never live long enough to put that kind of miles on the Versa. For years while I was driving the Escort I worked construction and usually drove it anywhere from 50-125 miles a day just for work. It was just a basic car with no bell and whistles, not even an AM radio in it from the factory but it would consistently deliver 40-45 mpg even driving 80-90 mph on the highway so it was perfect for my commuting needs.
Well, my granddaughter bought this used from a Chev dealership (who wanted to get rid of it), for $5995 cash in July w/no warranty. I will take it to the local Nissan dealership and have it checked. Are you referring to the CVT fluid? So far, I've had no problems with the car, and have only put around 3K miles on it. It really does serve my need for a well functioning car, esp during the Time of Coronavirus when I seldom get out much anymore at age 79. I don't need a "muscle car" at my age, and drive more carefully and am more observant and my reaction time still seems to be pretty good. I've had cataract surgery which allows me to drive at night as well but only when necessary, though. I don't even use the interstates anymore because of aggressive drivers who scare the hell out of me. When I start feeling anything failing in me, I'll stop driving altogether and get chauffeured around, haha.
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The extended warranty on the CVT is part of a class action law suit so Nissan is supposed to cover any failures that fall within the limits of the warranty in this case up to 7yrs./84K miles whichever comes first. I bought my '16 in Feb. '19 with 10K miles and a rebuilt title yet Nissan sent me a notice saying my car was covered. Yes, the CVT fluid is what I was referring to. Of course changing it doesn't guarantee the transmission will be problem free but, I figure it can't hurt. There is a filter on the transmission that I plan to change along with the fluid, and magnets inside the transmission pan that are there to collect any metal fragments so I plan to pull the pan off and clean off any metal that may have accumulated from wear. Mine currently has almost 25K miles on it so I figure the fluid will be ready to be changed about spring of 2021 since I have others cars that get driven a lot of the time and the Versa only gets about 10K miles or less per year. Here is some information on the class action suit. Patricia Weckwerth, et. al. v. Nissan North America, Inc.
 

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The extended warranty on the CVT is part of a class action law suit so Nissan is supposed to cover any failures that fall within the limits of the warranty in this case up to 7yrs./84K miles whichever comes first. I bought my '16 in Feb. '19 with 10K miles and a rebuilt title yet Nissan sent me a notice saying my car was covered. Yes, the CVT fluid is what I was referring to. Of course changing it doesn't guarantee the transmission will be problem free but, I figure it can't hurt. There is a filter on the transmission that I plan to change along with the fluid, and magnets inside the transmission pan that are there to collect any metal fragments so I plan to pull the pan off and clean off any metal that may have accumulated from wear. Mine currently has almost 25K miles on it so I figure the fluid will be ready to be changed about spring of 2021 since I have others cars that get driven a lot of the time and the Versa only gets about 10K miles or less per year. Here is some information on the class action suit. Patricia Weckwerth, et. al. v. Nissan North America, Inc.
Unfortunately, the car already had 93K+ miles when my granddaughter bought it. I have a call in to the dealership to have a service rep go over the car's maintenance record, though, to see if anything was done, etc.
 

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Hopefully yours will be one that lasts 250K miles or more.
I can only wish. The Camry is 20 yrs old and has 262K+, but it is a Toyota. : ) I haul a fishing kayak on top and take my trash to the convenience site in it every weekend, and it's a trooper. My grandson hit a deer and had to replace front lights, hood, etc. 3 days after he bought it 6 yrs ago. Pretty tough car overall.
 

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I bought a new 18' Versa sedan, super base model for only two reasons: I had enough cash to buy it outright, and it got 39 MPG on the highway. The commute is 90 miles each way, so MPG is important.

But I soon realized that my car was getting ~29 MPG and was pissed, because now this car didn't have a single redeeming quality. Regular, premium, different brands, it was always about 29 MPG on the highway. My old Saturn, which was the same weight but had a bigger engine could get 40MPG on the highway easily - so what the hell?!? I chalked it up to being that the speed limits out here are 80, so the Versa is working pretty hard during it's commute and I know those gov't MPG tests aren't always realistic.

But I always put regular gas in the car and out here, our 'normal' gas is "up to 10% ethanol."

Pulled into a gas station and all their normal gas pumps weren't working. But the Clear / Ethanol Free / Blue pump handled gas was, so that's what I filled up with. I've only done one tank so far, but BAM! 37MPG at 80, and if I really baby it and do 75MPH, 39MPG. WOOT!!!!

I figured MPG would go up a bit, but that's a 34% increase in mileage for a 4% increase in gas cost! Dude.

Just throwing it out there if anyone else is unimpressed with their MPG and lives in a state that sells Clear fuel - give it a shot. I'm also curious if anyone has experienced the same thing? Cheers!
I have an 2018 Base model 5 speed that I bought new, now at about 24,000 miles. It's never gotten below 40 mpg on the cheapest gas I can find, That's real mileage, not from the dash display which is always 2 mpg optimistic. Best ever was 45.6 mpg. I drive like an old man though because I am. Maybe I can top 50 mpg on a tank of non ethanol gas!
 

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I have an 2018 Base model 5 speed that I bought new, now at about 24,000 miles. It's never gotten below 40 mpg on the cheapest gas I can find, That's real mileage, not from the dash display which is always 2 mpg optimistic. Best ever was 45.6 mpg. I drive like an old man though because I am. Maybe I can top 50 mpg on a tank of non ethanol gas!
Yeah, I'll be 80 in Feb and drive very cautiously now, esp when someone is approaching me on a double line trying to pass 3 cars. There are some real nuts out here. You never know when someone is high or drunk, or having a medical condition of some sort. That has happened 3x in the last few months. So look waaaay ahead! I know my route to town blindfolded, as well as other places I drive out here, and the mpg on the car indicate it. When to slow down w/o braking, at stops, on curves, etc. After a little bit, it becomes second nature.
 
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