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Old 07-20-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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!!!Ford Focus MPG!!!

I have a 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SES that I have recently done some engine work on. I just got the car and I wasn't smart enough to check the MPGs before I did the work. Does anyone out there have a similar car that would like to share the MPG they get?

Also, My car has an automatic transmission. I am just curious about the overdrive button the bottom of the gear selector. I heard that driving around town with the cruise contol on does harm to the engine and lowers the MPG's and should only be used on the highway doing speeds of excess of 50 miles per hour. Is this true?!

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You will probably get 28-30 mpg if you drive normally. I have not heard that using cruise control at low speed harms the engine. I do not see the reasoning in this maybe someone else will think differently.
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We have revised the 1985-2007 MPG estimates to make them comparable to the new 2008 and later MPG estimates!
Fuel Type Regular
MPG (city) 23
MPG (highway) 31
MPG (combined) 26
Fuel Economics
Cost to Drive 25 Miles $3.92
Fuel to Drive 25 Miles 0.96 gal
Cost of a Fill-up $51.41
Miles on a Tank 328 miles
Tank Size 14.0 gal
Annual Fuel Cost $2356
* Based on 15000 annual miles and a fuel price of 4.08 per gallon.
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Engine Size (liters) 2
Cylinders 4
Transmission Manual 5-spd
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Gas Guzzler no
Turbocharger no
Supercharger no
Passenger Volume 94ft3 (4D)
Luggage Volume 15ft3 (4D)
Additional Engine Characteristics NA
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Premium: 4.31
Diesel: 4.69
CNG: 1.65
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E85: 2.51
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:56 AM   #4
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HA I use my cruise all the time set at 40MPH due to a construction zone with cops always looking for speeders.

I do this in my Focus and my Expedition all the time.

I have also done this at 30mph through the park systems.
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