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I have always loved Nissan vehicles. I just purchased my 2012 Versa s with CVT and mats, three year service contract for OTD $14200.00.
I just got 44.9 MPG today on a 55 mile trip, 80% freeway, max speed 67 mph traveling from 4500 ft above sl up to about 6100 ft above and back down. Wow!, and the car is not even broke in yet, 600 miles.
Very comfy car, plenty of guts, lots of passenger and trunk room, love the steering and maneuverability. Love the layout of the controls, road noise is minimal. Great car!
Dislikes. Whoever designed a passenger door with no outside door lock must not have a beautiful wife to open the door for. The auto gear shift is supposed to allow for the key to turn all the way off in order to remove the key. Sometimes that does not happen no matter how many times you readjust the gear lever forward and back. Had to leave the key locked in the ignition when I was in church. It corrected itself later. However, it still has a mind of its own and gets stuck sometimes. Will get warranty repair with next oil change.
If this car gets 1700000 miles on it like my xterra without an engine repair, I will be a happy man!
 

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Welcome to the forum when the key get stuck did you try turning the steering wheel I have to do that sometimes to get it out. Great mpgs by the way.
 

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+1 on wiggle steering wheel^nice mpg, welcome:)
 

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welcome! awesome mpgs you are seeing. Is that the display giving that to you or did you actually calculate it?

Many cars these days do not have a passenger side key hole. Then again most cars have keyless entry. I too think there should have been a second keyhole especially if the car did not come with keyless entry.

I had a car that wouldn't allow me to take the key out when I was in highschool. It was very frustrating and should not be happening on a new car. Hope your dealer fixes you up on that.

I'm sure this car will last you 170,000 miles. I think you added a extra 0 to your xterra's mileage. My versa though the older model, has the same engine and it's showing no signs of slowing down and I'm at 85k miles. It drives and feels exactly like it did new off the showroom floor.
 

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I'm sure this car will last you 170,000 miles. I think you added a extra 0 to your xterra's mileage. My versa though the older model, has the same engine and it's showing no signs of slowing down and I'm at 85k miles. It drives and feels exactly like it did new off the showroom floor.
Looks like you and I are the most active 1st gen 1.6s so Im glad to hear this. The car is deff. slow but I find it to be very reliable. Its also great on gas, and looks decent so its a keeper. :thumbsup:
 

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Welcome to the forum when the key get stuck did you try turning the steering wheel I have to do that sometimes to get it out. Great mpgs by the way.
The gear shift is not moving forward enough to release the mechanism that controls whether the key can be moved to the off position. I have had to push it up and wiggle it a few times in order for it to release whatever it is that stops the key from turning all the way off.
As for gas mileage.
The 45 mpg was using a calculator and the computer was within 2/10ths of a mile. That was the trip to work. The trip back brought average to 42.5. I can maintain 42.5 going up and down inclines and declines if I watch the current MPG and keep below 68mph on the freeway.
If I climb up to 77mph it reduces drastically. At 77mph the freeway MPG drops to about 34 mpg.
The car is still barely broke in at 1200 miles.
Love the car! Will get the shifter fixed at my first oil change.
 

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Wow your mpg's are awesome! They are a mirror image of mine. Actually yours might be a tiny bit better. I too noticed if I'm cruising around 80 my mpgs are 33-34mpg. But if I keep it around 65mph I can get into the 40's. Now when I grandma it everywhere I have seen a couple 46mpg tanks and can get 44 no problem. All when it's warmer though.

Amazing your doing all this on a CVT too. I know they are fuel efficient but there are a few things I do in order to net a few more mpg's that you can't do in a CVT. Sad the new V gets bad reviews because it's real world MPG's blow the competition out of the water even though the ratings on the window sticker is less then everyone else. This car should be praised for it's roominess and mpg's. None of the other cars in it's class can you pull these numbers and fit 5 adults semi comfortably.
 
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