Originally Posted by yugoflip
This is with a 5spd manual. A 6th OD gear would be useful on the hwy...
5spd manual here too. Hit 41.0 mpgs on the way to fetch my niece from a college history club outing this evening. That was after a long highway stretch at the point where I realized I had missed my turn and had to go back. I had nailed the cruise on 55 miles per hour.
I agree about the desirability of a 6th gear for freeway driving. It makes no sense that Ford omitted that. Chevy has a 6th gear on their Cruze. Why not on the Focus?
FWIW, I'm awfully happy at that 41.0. My niece makes that college run twice per week. I'll save $80/month just on her fuel alone.