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    fuel economy questions

    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
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    Just reading your fuel log and efficiency,
    seems like your in montreal, so do you ever break 100km/hr? You are getting fantastic mpg.
    Do you keep the gas tank full and drive around with a full tank? or do you let it stay at 1/4th full so there is less weight?



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    Hi pdmasta -

    The Micra S 5-speed in my fuel log link was a loaner from Nissan. I drove that car 1234 km and filled it twice. Most of my driving was in between Montreal and Picton.

    Keep in mind that fuel economy is my game. I drive to get good numbers.

    do you ever break 100km/hr?
    I probably didn't go past 105 km/h, and only about 1/3 of my driving was on the freeway. The rest was a mix of secondary highways (80 km/h) and sub/urban driving. I prefer taking the scenic route.

    Basic ecodriving techniques were used, like shifting into top gear as soon as practical (the Micra will happily cruise in 5th at 50 km/h on level ground); minimizing unnecessary braking by reading traffic conditions well ahead and easing off the gas early; I typically shut off the engine at stops of more than ~10 seconds.

    More info in my notes about the Micra S: Fuel economy wrap-up

    do you let it stay at 1/4th full so there is less weight?
    No, but I did cover part of that total distance with some ugly but effective aerodynamic modifications in place.

    FYI, here's some discussion of ecodriving both the automatic and 5-speed Micra in Montreal: 2015 Micra fuel economy/mileage test: ecodriving a 5-speed and automatic in Montreal

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Micra S manual: 5.0 L/100 km ... 56.5 mpg (Imp) ... 20.0 km/L ... 47.0 mpg (US) ...


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