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01-25-2013 08:28 AM
cobie56


thanks all... works fine....
01-25-2013 08:11 AM
sgmfocus go to your car page on fuelly ,on right hand side of page you'll see share your mpg click the link ,then just copy the banner you want to show and use the insert link here you have to delete the "http//:" that shows up in pop-up box before you paste your link there
01-25-2013 07:35 AM
cobie56 BTW, how'd you guys get your fuelly to post to FF as seen, for example, in voldar's post?
I can't seem to do that.....
01-25-2013 07:33 AM
cobie56 This is my mileage acc'd to Fuelly. All in all i'm pretty satisfied... Def much better mileage than my '01 focus

Basic Stats
34.0
(+0.1)
avg MPG
43.0
(+7.8)
last MPG
43.0
(1/24/13)
best MPG
01-24-2013 11:36 AM
VOLDAR Here is mine and I don't baby my car. Is it worthy ? I don't know for you, but I love it !

01-24-2013 11:13 AM
TiPilot My lifetime average is 57% highway / 43% city and I'm sitting at 32.3 MPG over 17,000 miles.



I've discovered that this thing loves all-highway on Premium (Shell 93 V-Power) at cruise of 65 MPH and below. I've pulled tanks (480+ miles) at 42 and 45 MPG in those conditions.
01-19-2013 12:02 PM
r1ch999999 I just ran a little test, I reset my mpg meter when I got up to 55, left it on cruise for the trip home and got 44.8 mpg. When I did the same thing at 65 mph I got 34.7 mpg. Granted, this is a little test and isn't a big enough set of data to be conclusive, but the gist is the same. If you want better mpg drive slower, accelerate slower, coast up to red lights and stop signs.

I had an 03 Sport Trac that I was getting 16 mpg with when I traded it for the Focus. I'm averaging about 32 mpg with the focus, because I don't normally drive 55 on the highway :) With that better gas mileage I'm saving about $125 a month in gas, and since the Sport Trac needed a lot of work I also saved about $3,500 in maintenance over the next two years. So I pretty much drive the Focus for free for two years, and I've already sold enough extra parts I had to make up another payment or two.
01-18-2013 08:44 AM
kam327
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Originally Posted by darkangelism View Post
He said 2500 miles a month so that would be $262.50 a month for doubling fuel economy. Also with as much driving as he is doing, his current one could easily be in the 100k-150k mark already and repair costs could start creeping in.
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$218.75. Unless gas just went up to $4.20 a gallon.

I guess we're all having trouble with math! I missed the 2500 miles a month, yeah $219 could potentially make a hybrid worth it, BUT it depends on how much he owes on his Fusion among other things. All I'm sayin' is, dont' forget about the big picture!
01-18-2013 07:52 AM
lewisra
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He said 2500 miles a month so that would be $262.50 a month for doubling fuel economy.
$218.75. Unless gas just went up to $4.20 a gallon.

01-17-2013 03:48 PM
darkangelism
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Trouble is, trading in a perfectly usable car for a new hybrid just to get better fuel economy is usually folly. At 1,000 miles a month and $3.50 per gallon, you're saving only $87.50 a month in gas by doubling your fuel economy from 20mpg to 40mpg. If your increase in payments (and decrease in expected maintenance / repairs) by buying the new hybrid is significantly less than $87.50 a month then it may make sense. But with hybrid prices where they are, that seems unlikely. Especially if you're currently driving a paid off vehicle, or will be paid off within the next year or two.
He said 2500 miles a month so that would be $262.50 a month for doubling fuel economy. Also with as much driving as he is doing, his current one could easily be in the 100k-150k mark already and repair costs could start creeping in.
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