2009 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Pathetic Fuel Economy
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2009 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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2.5 S Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Pathetic Fuel Economy
By Sorrybuyer on

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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

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I traded in my 4Runner thinking that I would get better fuel efficiency based on the advertised 23/31 mpg. It's giving a dismal 18 mpg in the city and a pathetic 20.5 mpg combined. And yes it is the 4 cylinder 2.5S. My 4Runner was giving me just a mile or two less with a 6 cylinder engine! Besides the poor fuel efficiency it's a decent car but if you are looking for better mileage, look elsewhere. My last Nissan purchase!

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Good styling, decent handling. Would have been nice to put tinted windows and climate control.

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Nissan needs to learn about truth in advertising. Advertise 23 mpg and delivering 18 mpg is simply criminal. Learn how to develop a more fuel efficient engine.
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By firephool
on 02/21/12 13:48 PM (PST)

Dear Sorrybuyer, The "Fuel Economy Ratings" are from the gov't. They can change based on vehicle CARE, and the Operator's Driving habbits. I suggest you do some research before you complain.

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By firephool
on 02/21/12 13:49 PM (PST)

Dear Sorrybuyer, The "Fuel Economy Ratings" are from the gov't. They can change based on vehicle CARE, and the Operator's Driving habbits. I suggest you do some research before you complain.

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