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Old 12-17-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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Engine w/ best MPG

Ok, so out of all the engines for the focus, which has the best MPG, or can have the best MPG with all bolt-ons? I'm guessing it's between the standard Zetec and the Duratec 2.0, but I figured I would ask.


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iono my bone stock 00 kona got 375 to a full tank on 87 octane.
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both my '01 zetec and my 07 2.0 dura are about the same.. of course the duratec still needs to loosen up a little :D

Honestly, I think it comes down to luck, driver and conditions. But that being said I think D20 would be best overall.
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It's so close that it doesn't really make a difference.
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I don't think my mom's SPI sedan ever got under 35mpg.
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klondike has pushed 40 mpg in his focus. so yeah hybrid economy is doable in the duratecs
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both my '01 zetec and my 07 2.0 dura are about the same.. of course the duratec still needs to loosen up a little :D

Honestly, I think it comes down to luck, driver and conditions. But that being said I think D20 would be best overall.
Indeed, since I live out in the open with minor to no traffic incidents, my roads being in the city but with highway streched roads I was happy to get 30 MPG in mixed driving conditions (Plus the fact that I half to dodge about a dozen military folks that like to act fricken crazy all the fricken time.)
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I usually get 35 on average with my slightly modded zetec(see profile for mods). 40+ on the highway. I usually get about 300 miles to 3/4 of a tank, but I don't usually push it hard either.
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I have got 39.5mpg with my '05 2.0 Duratech (pzev) and a 5sp manual trans on more than one occasion. But Generally I haver 35.5-36mpg hwy, but here HWY speeds are 70-80mph.
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My 2000 Zetec and my 2007 Duratec are about the same. The Duratec is getting about 2mpg better right now, but it has a 5spd and the Zetec is an auto.

Zetec - 28.5 combined
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