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10-27-2014 10:37 AM
Dennyj1992 Stupid idea. Many people are just going to continue going 70 MPH here in MI.

That's just way too slow, gas saving cars or not.
10-25-2014 02:22 PM
RonW956 I discovered on my '14 FF Se Hatchback that its MPG sweetspot is around 71-73mph. I can set the cruise control to 72mph and the MPG stills will slowly climb up towards 40mpg..... thank god for Texas highway speed limits of 75mph in my area and the SH-130 is a schweet 85mph legal speed limit...
10-25-2014 01:14 PM
REVDRX I admittedly drive like a maniac and still average 37 mpg in a 2012 SE. An extra few mpg isn't worth it if it sucks all the fun out of driving.
10-14-2014 02:27 AM
rebelx
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
I set it on cruise and drive 53mph. I do not care that all the other cars are going 80mph.. usually some other person will settle in behind me and then two of us are casualy going 53mph. relaxed and happy.
Naturally we anger some folks who demand everyone break the law and drive like insane maniacs.. But usually we just get to our destination. And Oh look, at 46mpg too.
I hope you only stay on the right! Way too many close calls with people driving slowly on a 65mph zone :(

But dang, that MPG! I'm only at 2300 miles (had the car for a month and a half) and I'm approaching 38. Goal is 40, but I cruise at 69. The roads are much too damaged to drive on the right lanes on the freeways where I am.
10-10-2014 02:21 AM
sailor That 36.5 was true Hwy miles as mentioned, only a little traffic jam & local driving included.

NO special mods for mileage, I've got SVT suspension/wheels/tires on it & that won't help. The BSD delete is the only mechanical change, no aid at constant Hwy rpm.

Mostly cruise at 70 this year, I tried a tank at 67 on the way to FF11 & got 38 then - dropped to 35 @ 70-75 that year, we had fun driving faster when we could.

Factory PZEV otherwise, even the original air cleaner still.


BTW - I can't QUITE get 30 in town with mixed driving, 29+ is the best when driving conservatively without special mpg tricks.
10-09-2014 12:57 PM
RonW956 2014 Focus se HB getting 29.9 mpg in Texas where the legal speed limit is 75mph & on the sh-130 that I take its 85mph
10-07-2014 09:03 PM
Mr Orange SVT My best over 26k miles and 88 fill-ups was 29.2 and my worst was 20.75. I did a Sunday afternoon drive of 280 miles most of that on the highway at 75-80mph and I got 25.4 so the hell with 55!
10-07-2014 01:29 PM
forddiesel1 Best I've ever attained is 33. Air off at 60 mph.
10-07-2014 11:38 AM
ItsMcCoy
Speed Reduction - 55 MPH Limit

How in the hell do you get 36mpg? What economy modifications have you made? Have you taken almost all extraneous weight out?

Keep in mind that my trip was mixed with 100 miles in the city. 2/3 of that trip was expressway miles.

The best I've recorded was close to 31 MPG. Something must be wrong here.
10-07-2014 01:25 AM
sailor McCoy - speed does matter for MPG

My car is almost identical to yours, and I averaged 36.5 from Buffalo NY to FocusFest & return. 70 was the cruise speed, so that extra 10 mph costs 7.5 mpg. by your 29 @ 80 figure.

Both are sedans with the 2.3 duratec, so they should be close.
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