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Old 01-07-2013, 04:30 PM   #152
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Originally Posted by dan50 View Post
Driving conditions, driving style, temperature, terrain, wind, winter gas all make a huge difference in fuel economy. Try this: get to a reasonably level highway where you can hold a constant speed for a fair distance. Set the cruise control at 60 moh and reset the mpg part of the trip computer. After 5 miles or so you should show average mpg in the high 30s. If so, your car is in all likelihood fine; your disappointing mpg is because of your driving conditions or style.

Unless you have a sticking brake or grossly under inflated tires, there are a very limited number of mpg harmful things that can be wrong without the car throwing a code.
Thanks, I am not sure if my driving style is anything out of the ordinary. I don't speed or drive crazy nor do ride the brake. It could be that the roads in Boston are just terrible.

I'll try your suggestion though!
2012 Ford Focus SEL
Hatchback, Red Candy Metallic, Automatic DCT,
Equip 303A, Winter Package, Moonroof, 17" Alloy
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