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Old 09-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #1210
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Originally Posted by raptor1956 View Post
The FF is not well suited to stop-and-go driving and if that's the kind of driving you do frequently a hybrid would be a much better choice. If you're getting around 21mpg in stop-and-go driving with the FF you could expect more like 35+mpg with a hybrid like the C-Max or Prius. The advantage on the highway is much less but stop-and-go is the sweet spot for hybrids...
Hey Brian,

You're prob right about the hybrid. And I'm not really complaining about my car. Two other contributing factors : the 18" wheels and sticky Michelins from the Ti Handling Package and my heavy right foot as I get used to the car and break in the DCT. At some point, I'll lay off the stomp and go green lights and continuously dropping into S and shifting manually. I fully expect the MPGs to creep up to mid 20s.

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