Originally Posted by sleepy1263
this sounds like a case of mine is bigger than yours
i am well aware a 2.0L is faster than a 1.6L,, the clue is in the numbers... i have a 1.6tdci 115 hp only 400hp smaller. we also have the 2.0 model. which on our roads would compromise the mileage.. plus i think the 1.6 is adequate. for the body weight of a focus. as i have no intention of towing, or racing.
I don't recall suggesting your engine was inadequate, only that it was smaller and less powerful than the US engine. Even in the 115hp guise (which is less powerful than even the US Fiesta), your engine is still nearly 25% less powerful than the US Focus, and this is even before we take the difference between the US and Imp Gallons into consideration, so, again, better gas mileage would be expected in your case.
You sound like you have a case of size envy.