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Friday, 31 December 2010 22:34

1989 NISSAN Micra 73-1 bbl MPG= 30.2 City

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Metric= 7.8 L/100km City

The OOCC Nissan Micra hatchback four door was built in Japan and imported. The engine is a 1.2 L four cylinder, slightly enlarged from the original one liter used in these cars. The OOCC Micra was a one owner car for about 10 years before being bought by a female who is quite meticulous about car care. She has named the Micra "Bessie" maintains the car religiously and is a very slow careful driver. Most of the miles recorded here are work commute stop and go city miles with no loads other than the 118 pound driver and a gas tank usually above half a tank. Conditions were moderately cold and wet.

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MPG when new

The Micra when new was supposed to get about 35 MPG out of the 1.2 L four cylinder engine with computer controlled carburetor. The curb weight of the 1989 Micra is roughly similar to the crazily misnamed GSX. As an aside, didn't anyone at Nissan do any name research to find out that the GSX is a legendary Buick muscelcar? Anyways, the Micra GSX weighed 796 kg (1,751 pounds).

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Kilometers     
Odometer Gallons  Fill?    MPG (uncorrected)  
121,459    5.6   Fill-up
121,683    5.0   Fill-up     27.8 MPG

126,384.0  4.0    Fill-up   
126,967.0  0.9    Fill-up   
126,673.0  4.7    Fill-up   
126,953.0  0      ?   
127,013.8  4.9    Not Full   
127,257.2  1.9    Not Full   
127,349.3  3.1    Not Full   
127,454.6  4.7    Not Full   
127,713.0  2.8    Not Full   
127,784.0  5.9    Fill-up   
128,007.0  3.6    Fill-up      38.4 MPG 
128,106.0  1.7    Fill-up      36.1 MPG  
128,246.0  3.8    Fill-up      22.8 MPG  
128,407.0  3.5    Fill-up      28.5 MPG

The first two entries worked out to 27.8 MPG. The second longer period of record keeping varies in the figures. 45.5 Gallons from 126,384 to 128,407 is 2,023 KM equals 1,257 miles/       
minus first fill 4 gal it takes 41.5 gallons to go 1257= overall average is 30.2 MPG

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