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Old 05-31-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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extra performance and mpg

Just bought a 2010 Focus Ses 4 door. It is used and the previous owner took good care of it. It says the average mpg is 28. I think it should be a little better. Does anyone have any suggestions? Cold air intake? Computer chip? I wanna fix it up a little so any help would be great!


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Change the air filter and fluids and drive it easy if you want to see that # go up.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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Air filter, synthetic oil (I use Mobil 1 0W-20), check tire pressures, wheel alignment, etc. Just drove 1188 miles to Atlanta GA at speed limit +, AC blowing and by calculation got 34.8, dash is reading 37.3. Mine is a used 2008 SES with 58,000 miles on it
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Posted via FF Mobile A suggestion? Fill it up, reset the trip, drive it till the E light goes on, fill it up, divide the miles gone by the number of gallons put in. Theres your average mpg. Also, how many miles, what kind of driving do you do? Yes you should do all regular maintance stuff, like air filter, fuel filter, check tires, alignment, oil change etc. Pretty much regardless you should do this stuff with a new used car. As far as aftermaket parts that increase fuel economy, anything that will make the engine run better will increase both. So yes a cold air intake and a more free flowing exhaust will help, but keep in mind these things are not cheap and the money spent will not really justify mpg increases, you can do more with just your right foot.
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if the previous owner only drove the car in the city then thats pretty good gas mileage. My experience with the computer's take on the mpg have been is it's only a gauge and not an exact number. Just do what DrkKnight above suggested and find out what your real numbers are.

Best mpg booster is a lighter foot and slower driver (assuming the car is healthy)
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Best mpg booster is a lighter foot and slower driver (assuming the car is healthy)
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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thank you guys, i will def try it. I figured all that stuff would be expensive but i figured it would be worth it. Guess not. Thank you all. Ive never been part of a forum like this so its new to me but its becoming useful. Never had a sporty car like this before, pretty fun
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I get 36 in my 08 if I drive slow, 25 if I drive fast. I have an intake, tune, and lunchbox mod so sometimes it is hard to stay out of the go pedal.
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What's a good exhaust to put on?
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