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post #1 of 12 Old Sep 23rd, 2005, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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05 Nismo gas mileage

I am getting ready to buy an 05 Nismo 4x4 with the 6 speed. I have been told that the gear ratio in the NISMO is different than the se and le which causes it to get around 9 mpg, personally after doing a little research I think this is a bunch of crap but just wanted to ask somebody who has one before I go and buy something i'm not going to be happy with. Thanks for any and all info.
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post #2 of 12 Old Sep 24th, 2005, 01:28 AM
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I get 21 mpg consistently on the highway with a NISMO automatic. You should do slightly better than that.
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I've been getting just under 17 mpg with mine (16.85-16.9). Truck is my daily driver, with an even 50/50 split between highway and stop-and-go driving. Haven't had it on a long trip yet to know what it does on strictly highway -- I expect 19-20 or better if I'm lucky.

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Thanks guys I figured the guy that told me that didn't know what he was talking about. Hopefully I'll be getting my new one today if the dealer gets the one I want up here.
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post #5 of 12 Old Sep 24th, 2005, 08:39 PM
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I would test drive that 6-speed before you buy it. It has some "electronic throttle control" characteristic that I can't stand, mainly the decceleration delay.
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post #6 of 12 Old Sep 25th, 2005, 12:04 AM
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I have a Nismo 4x4 CC auto and even with my 100% city driving I'm getting 14.6 mpg. And with only 1k on the clock, the truck isn't even totally broken in yet. I think the 15/20 on the sticker is pretty accurate for the Nismo.

Wonder if the salesweasle was telling you that to try and sell you a full sized truck?
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post #7 of 12 Old Sep 25th, 2005, 08:21 PM
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I'm getting a consistant 17 mpg with my 4X4 NISMO KC, and that's about 60/40 Hwy/City driving on my daily commute. Maybe it you were in 4X4 Lo with the rear end locked climbing some rocks you'd get about 9 mpg, but with normal driving, you should see way better than that! You sure he wasn't referring to the Dodge Hemi? I hear they average 9 mpg on a good day, going down hill with a strong tail wind!

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I don't know what the guy was trying to pull but I knew they had to get better than 9 mpg, I don't think nissan is dumb enough to put out a midsize truck that would get that kind of gas mileage. Now if I can get the guy thats buying my truck to hurry up and write me a check I can go get my new one. Thanks for the info guys.
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Not sure what was meant by electronic throttle control delay on the 6 speed, unless it's strictly a NISMO thing. While not a NISMO, my 05 SE 6 speed acts just like every other manual tranny I've owned over the past 20 years.

I've got a little over 3.5K miles on it & on my all-highway drive to & from visiting family over Christmas, I pulled in just over 22 mpg using the cruise set right at 76 mph.
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And the Nismo 6-spd ratios are VERY similar to the SE 6-spd. Enough so that the KC nismo has the exact ratios as the CC SE that I have.

I'm averaging 19.3mpg (it's dropped some since it got cold and I've been using 4wd in the snow...plus winter gas kinda sucks too)
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And the Nismo 6-spd ratios are VERY similar to the SE 6-spd. Enough so that the KC nismo has the exact ratios as the CC SE that I have.

I'm averaging 19.3mpg (it's dropped some since it got cold and I've been using 4wd in the snow...plus winter gas kinda sucks too)
My last tank was 13.87 MPG. Most of that city...just a few miles in 4 x 4. 05 CC SE Auto with an easy foot on the gas.
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Throttle delay

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Not sure what was meant by electronic throttle control delay on the 6 speed, unless it's strictly a NISMO thing. While not a NISMO, my 05 SE 6 speed acts just like every other manual tranny I've owned over the past 20 years.

The throttle on this truck, regardless of model, is electronic. It's drive by wire. There is no throttle cable. Stick your head down by the gas pedal and notice a wire coming out of it..

The delay you get when shifting is the way the ECU is controlling the throttle. You wouldn't notice it with an automatic. Perhaps Nissan will change the code in the ECU to stop this behavior or maybe the aftermarket will provide a hand held device to plug into the ODBE II port to adjust some settings that would stop this.
I've learned to live with it.
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