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02-03-2013 10:05 PM
EggYolkBill
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
Ask anybody that has a Ti, fuel mileage is very close to the same. Not 30% better than those averages.
Sorry, going by online post regarding fuel economy is fairly pointless. This is unscientific data. In order to make any real assumptions, many data points would need to be monitored and corrected for. For example, elevation, temperature, terrain, and driving habits all impact these numbers.

I would rather go by scientifically measured percentages and would assume that similar vehicles would be in a similar range of their individual ratings. I have only had my Ti for a week and have not driven much on the highway and I'm already getting 30mpg according to the onboard information display.

I am sure the fuel economy will improve once the vehicle is broken in.
02-03-2013 09:56 PM
WhiteTite
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Originally Posted by Slo86GT View Post
Every picture of the cluster I've ever seen online was 23 to 29 mpg. Plus all the posts on this site.. Highest I've read about was "30ish".
Ask anybody that has a Ti, fuel mileage is very close to the same. Not 30% better than those averages.
02-03-2013 03:07 PM
Slo86GT
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Originally Posted by WhiteTite View Post
Where do you get your calculations from? There are guys on the FocusST.org site that are getting 36mpg avg with their ST's, way better than I've ever seen on our Ti. At the same mileage point with our Ti, I'm getting better mpg with the ST. The suspension and brakes, do make it worth the extra money alone, the ST is more than just over HP over the Ti. Unless you actually own one, and experience the difference for longer than a 5 minute test run, there's no way you can factually make any opinions.



Every picture of the cluster I've ever seen online was 23 to 29 mpg. Plus all the posts on this site.. Highest I've read about was "30ish".

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Originally Posted by shineboy View Post
wow 29, that 3-4 better than I get. Tune, drop in and driving pretty light footed
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Originally Posted by Krnac#15 View Post
just did my 3rd oil change.Now have 10,300 + miles on her.was gonna wait a year to put a real exhaust on, since i already did muffler delete.But i stopped at Buschur racing and talked to jarrod and heard his st and ordered a twin tip catback from them.mycommute is 120 mile roundtrip.If i set cruise at 65 i can get a smidge over 31 mpg.But on avg. im getting 29.2 since getting car.
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Originally Posted by z28dan View Post
I've put 1000 miles on my st now and I'm getting 27.1mpg.
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Originally Posted by rhoover2 View Post
I drive 60 miles round trip and WHEN I stay out of the boost I am getting the same (27mpg) combined. I have not had a chance to make an extended road trip. I run at about 76mph to and from work.
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Originally Posted by RazorbackMustang View Post
30 ish hey and 24-26 in town....less if my wife drives it.
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Originally Posted by aernan View Post
I live up in the hills (twisties). I get combined 24 but I know I could get 28. Really just hard to reign it in. My other vehicle gets 16 MPG so I'm happy to get something better.
02-03-2013 12:18 PM
WhiteTite
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Originally Posted by Slo86GT View Post

For the difference in what will probably be about 5k, is it really worth it? Honestly and extra 20% of the purchase price of the Ti when similarly equipped for 30% worse gas mileage and less comfy seats? The ST is great and all but for the price, I don't see it as worth it. If you want a just under $30k sporty car there are much better options out there.
Where do you get your calculations from? There are guys on the FocusST.org site that are getting 36mpg avg with their ST's, way better than I've ever seen on our Ti. At the same mileage point with our Ti, I'm getting better mpg with the ST. The suspension and brakes, do make it worth the extra money alone, the ST is more than just over HP over the Ti. Unless you actually own one, and experience the difference for longer than a 5 minute test run, there's no way you can factually make any opinions.
02-03-2013 11:52 AM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by ImaPoser View Post
There's regional differences in rebates. Where I am, I currently have $2000 no matter what, and an additional $500 if I use Ford financing. Of that, $1000 expires tomorrow, so I am waiting to see what they replace it with.


Hmmm. that makes me wonder about the sheet he showed. Does this sounds right?
Msrp 24995
Invoice 23769
Xplan 23820 (I asked because I could get it if needed )
His first offer was at invoice. He dropped it to 23 even before I left.
I thought I had seen invoice of 233xx online, but was told online numbers were typically wrong. I figured 1-2% below invoice would be as far as I would find a dealer willing to sell one, which I'm pretty close to where I'm at if his invoice is right. If the online numbers are to be believed, there may be another $500 or so to play with.
I don't know as I don't have access to all the numbers, and the only reason I still can see the build and price configurator and the a/z plan information was because of the account I had created before my grandfather who had retired from ford had passed away. He had helped me to buy my car by granting me one of his four z-plan pins for 2012.

X plan is something close to 96% of the sticker price though afaik, although I may be misremembering things. I had qualified for x-plan on my own through work, but a/z plan was much better as it was below their published invoice value (above the true invoice less holdback for the dealer though), and no negotiation on price level would be required as its all fairly prescribed by Ford what the car sells for at that point minus any publicly available rebates that anyone can qualify for. Not all rebates stack, but if they do for joe schmoe they should still for the plan recipient as well.
02-03-2013 11:44 AM
Bolto
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Originally Posted by Slo86GT View Post
I don't think that price had been said anywhere else in the thread... The first had a higher figure for the Ti than the ST.

For the difference in what will probably be about 5k, is it really worth it? Honestly and extra 20% of the purchase price of the Ti when similarly equipped for 30% worse gas mileage and less comfy seats? The ST is great and all but for the price, I don't see it as worth it. If you want a just under $30k sporty car there are much better options out there.
I'm curious what you consider much better that is under 30k; in that price point every option is pretty competitive, and it just comes down to what your preferences are.
02-03-2013 10:48 AM
flyboyike I'd go with the Ti. My pocket-racer days are long over.
02-03-2013 10:47 AM
Slo86GT
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Originally Posted by pmason718 View Post
Because I'm getting the Ti for 21k otd including taxes and fees
I don't think that price had been said anywhere else in the thread... The first post had a higher figure for the Ti than the ST.

For the difference in what will probably be about 5k, is it really worth it? Honestly and extra 20% of the purchase price of the Ti when similarly equipped for 30% worse gas mileage and less comfy seats? The ST is great and all but for the price, I don't see it as worth it. If you want a just under $30k sporty car there are much better options out there.
02-03-2013 10:01 AM
ImaPoser
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Originally Posted by EggYolkBill View Post
I bought my Ti a week ago Friday and I used both the 1500 and 1000 without Ford Credit financing. You might want to check on that again.
There's regional differences in rebates. Where I am, I currently have $2000 no matter what, and an additional $500 if I use Ford financing. Of that, $1000 expires tomorrow, so I am waiting to see what they replace it with.
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Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
No, its 22195 before the destination and delivery, so $22,952 with destination and delivery before any incentives. Which is still below $23,000.

A/Z plan pricing should be the same across the country, although cars built at different times may have been built with different invoices at different points in time due to changes in the base price levels over time.
Hmmm. that makes me wonder about the sheet he showed. Does this sounds right?
Msrp 24995
Invoice 23769
Xplan 23820 (I asked because I could get it if needed )
His first offer was at invoice. He dropped it to 23 even before I left.
I thought I had seen invoice of 233xx online, but was told online numbers were typically wrong. I figured 1-2% below invoice would be as far as I would find a dealer willing to sell one, which I'm pretty close to where I'm at if his invoice is right. If the online numbers are to be believed, there may be another $500 or so to play with.
02-03-2013 01:18 AM
suss6052
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Originally Posted by ImaPoser View Post
With no incentives or discounts applied? I was looking at the sheet the dealer had on his desk while I was in there today and swear his said $23,0xx. Any reason it would vary from region to region?
No, its 22195 before the destination and delivery, so $22,952 with destination and delivery before any incentives. Which is still below $23,000.

A/Z plan pricing should be the same across the country, although cars built at different times may have been built with different invoices at different points in time due to changes in the base price levels over time.
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