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Old 06-30-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
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In Sept., '11 I bought a new 2012 focus hatchback sel and the salesman kept telling about the great gas mileage I would get. She specifically said 40 mpg. I drove it until 2 weeks ago and never got more than 33 mpg and that was highway driving not city. Called the salesman to complain and she insinuated it was the way I drove the car, I told her I drive the speed limit, I'm an adult not a young person trying to race it, but she could offer no help, just kept telling me to give it some time. 2 weeks ago I traded my focus (with almost 12,000 miles) on it for a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. I now have 592 miles on my Elantra and I'm getting 38 to 40 mpg! Just think how the mpg will improve after the break in period. As you can tell, I'm VERY disappointed in the Focus and all of Ford's HYPE about their so called "fuel-efficient cars"!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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I wonder how much gas you could buy with the thousands you lost on the trade?

7 years worth?
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
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I'm having deja vu...anybody else?
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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sorry to hear you were disappointed with it. maybe you had a lemon or something.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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is this the same guy who posted about gas milage couple months ago?
lol trading in an unpaid car , have fun on the money you lost
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #7
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is this the same guy who posted about gas milage couple months ago?
lol trading in an unpaid car , have fun on the money you lost
This is the deja vu I'm speaking of.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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This is the deja vu I'm speaking of.


yeah sound about right
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #9
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The Elantra has a smaller (1.8L vs 2.0L), less powerful (148hp vs 160hp) engine. If the OP was really concerned with mileage, perhaps he could have considered a Fiesta?
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or a festiva!
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