Time to re-post on here again ... did another 1000mile road trip, same as last time except:
Last time car was at ~1000miles on odo, cruise at 70 to 75mph 95% of the trip, late October ... averaged 33.5mpg
This time car was at ~8000miles on odo, cruise at 80 to 85mph 95% of the trip, late August ... averaged 30.9mpg.
Same trip in my 2011 GT Mustang averaged 25.9mpg back in June cruising 80 to 85mph. From here on out, the Focus is going to only be used for commuting, no reason to bother with it on road trips...I'll survive with 84% of the gas mileage for a 250% HP boost and a more comfortable car to sit in for 7 hours each way.
At least the Focus still wins for the daily commute with 30mpg avg. and the awesome DCT auto vs. 18.5mpg and a stick in the Mustang.
2012 Focus Ti Hatch, Blue Candy
2011 Mustang GT, Grabber Blue, 6spd
1978 Mustang II, 351W, Tremec 3550
1978 Mustang II, 2.3L Turbo, 5spd
Last edited by a351must2; 09-04-2012 at 04:28 PM.