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Old 03-26-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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So "Select Shift" gets worse MPG on the 2012

Thats nice - the idiotic "select shift" feature that nobody uses anyway gets 1 MPG less!

And if you get the SEL or Titanium models you HAVE to get this feature!

Guess im getting the SE model then....... (2500 cheaper!)


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woops typo - meant 2012 Focus

(2021 hasn't been announced yet.)

So the MPG is 27 city and 37 Hwy for select shitt and 28-38 for non-select.
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Thats nice - the idiotic "select shift" feature that nobody uses anyway gets 1 MPG less!

And if you get the SEL or Titanium models you HAVE to get this feature!

Guess im getting the SE model then....... (2500 cheaper!)
if you think about it, it makes sense. The 12' manual Focus gets even less then that, and this "Select Shift" is generally supposed to retain some of that manual fun that's lost in the higher trims. I personally don't think it's a necessary feature.

I'd like to know how they tested this though. Was the button used during the testings? Because I would never use it personally.
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wait... there is a 2021 12 foot focus comming? lol jk
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Thats nice - the idiotic "select shift" feature that nobody uses anyway gets 1 MPG less!

And if you get the SEL or Titanium models you HAVE to get this feature!

Guess im getting the SE model then....... (2500 cheaper!)


Posted via FF Mobile Um...seriously? Why would a mode that holds gears and climbs to the rev limiter not get you less mpg then a mode geared towards fuel economy? I dont see the logic in this argument here. Select shift is just a button, its not on all the time people. The powershift transmission in the titanium is the same as the one in the SE, just if you get select shift you get the OPTION of being able to shift for yourself. Also one mpg is nothing, so many other variables can cause you to easily lose 1mpg. Someone driving a titanimium could get more mpgs then someone driving an SE...these epa mpgs are not absolute.

Please post links to the information that is causing you to get all excited. Also remeber the titanium is going to weight slightly more then an SE (without sport package). The titanium has more sound deadening, larger wheels, and rear disc breaks, all which will add some weight and Im sure cause a drop in 1mpg. But seriously, 1mpg...the 2012 focus tank is 12.5 gallons...is that extra 12 miles that big of a deal to skip out on all the extra stuff you get from the upper trims.

I would reconsider, even if you still want an SE I would getthe sport package because you get alloy wheels, a better suspension, sport seats, sport trim, DISC BREAKS, and te select shift features...and the package is only $600. A steal!
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I think 1 mpg is not "worse" by a heck of a lot. A good driver could get better overall mileage in a Select, then a bad driver in an SE.
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I think 1 mpg is not "worse" by a heck of a lot. A good driver could get better overall mileage in a Select, then a bad driver in an SE.


Posted via FF Mobile True and when they tested the select shift, Im sure people arent going easy on them lol.

Which makes me think of something. To the OP, the 1mpg difference is not the select shift, its the extra weight in the upper trim levels. Thats a sure thing.
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This data is from the Ford Focus website - I guess that's reliable data.

http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/specifications/engine/

The MPG with Select Shift is just less MPG, plain and simple. The MPG tests are all standardized. It's not a matter of how many bags of groceries you have in your trunk or how fuzzy your carpet is. It's just not as good. The tests are done by Ford, not by the government, so believe me they would do everything possible to maximize this number, but they could not.

(small difference granted, but im a mpg fanatic.)
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fixed that thread title for you
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Their are two driving modes With the duel-clutch system, D and S. Does anyone know if Ford posts the mileage for the D mode or the S mode? But perhaps this is the reason for the difference in the mileage rating.
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