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10-18-2014 09:41 AM
sobhall
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Originally Posted by MichaelD View Post
I just topped off my car's tank with 2.454 gallons after having filled it yesterday and doing a quick trip today. 110.6 miles driven, of which about 20 was in-town driving and the remainder was freeway driving at about 75-80mph average. 45mpg.
Really? I've never seen anyone post that kind of mileage at that speed before. Any special techniques employed? I'm get 41-over 44 on my work commute with too many stop lights for my liking, so maybe I shouldn't complain.
10-18-2014 07:10 AM
frizz Since new, 11,000 miles in 3 months. I have left one of my trip counters to record MPGs without resetting. That one is currently reading 34.8 MPGs. I have a 120 mile daily commute. I have been driving this route for going in 17 years. So far the focus has been the best compromise of comfort, sportiness, and fuel economy.
10-18-2014 06:48 AM
mavic 2012 SEL Hatch 5 speed,
30,000 miles
Average 28 mpg 50/50 driving

to get 35+mpg i essentially have to coast everywheres and accelerate at a rate of 1 mph per second.... which pisses off all the drivers behind me

i'm not very impressed, but i'm still happy, i'm coming from an 08 Ford Ranger 4"lift 33's that averaged 10 mpg haha :)
10-18-2014 12:19 AM
aaron.b I'm curious if all focus speedometers are calibrated the same. When I run my stock 17" wheels my gps shows I'm going the speed my car is going. When I put on my 15" winter wheels I'm going almost 4% slower. This effects actual mpgs!
10-17-2014 04:02 PM
MichaelD I just topped off my car's tank with 2.454 gallons after having filled it yesterday and doing a quick trip today. 110.6 miles driven, of which about 20 was in-town driving and the remainder was freeway driving at about 75-80mph average. 45mpg.
07-31-2014 10:31 PM
block If you get low MPG, make 100% sure your tires are inflated. For many years I thought I was (purposely) inflating my tires to 37-38PSI but they were a few lbs less than that. I bought a nice $25 gauge (now only $20!) via amazon - made in USA and comes with the rubber protective boot.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00404WDUC/


Also, I noticed when I have a passenger that it's a few MPG less, which makes sense. 200 lbs is 6-7% of the car's weight! Do you often have passengers?
07-28-2014 05:45 PM
goingtoscotland I just filled up and got a new best average. Only went 1/2 tank before filling up this time, though. 41.9mpg average.

By the way, the display read 40.4mpg. Like I said it depends on driving conditions as to how accurate it will be, and it varies by the car as well. Your car may usually read 2-3mpg high, but that doesn't mean everyone's does. Mine is usually within 2mpg at most as well. Not always on the optimistic end of the spectrum either.
07-28-2014 07:50 AM
cruisencode I suppose I have the updated view. It's a 2014 that was built 11/22/2013. It looks like the one in the pics that were posted a few posts up.

Also, I usually go to the same gas station and I even usually go to the same pump.
07-28-2014 07:46 AM
Squad-G
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Originally Posted by cruisencode View Post
I check the trip computer every time I fill up and compare it to fuelly.com. Every time I fill up, the trip computer is high by 2 - 3 mpg. I reset the trip computer (one of them) when I fill up. Also, I don't "top off" the tank. So, while there will be variations to the amount of gas that goes into the tank, it's not as much as if I did top off.

I'm not too concerned about this, since it's close enough. I'm more curious as to why I can't seem to get the high mpgs that others are seeing. I've never gone over about 34 mpg. That was not for a full tank and was only for the highway drive that I made right after filling up. Once I got off the highway, it started to drop back down. I think that tank came out to about 31 mpg.

I don't think I drive aggressively. As a matter of fact, my wife will complain from time to time that I'm not driving aggressive enough.
I experienced something here and others too ... do not remember where in this thread (too many pages) but I remmeber seeing it. Basically, the nozzle at the gas pump stop when it see an overflow of gas. If you do not tank always at the same place, it may varies from place to place. A full tank from station A can be different by 1-2 liters compared to station B even on a full tank.

Also, do you have the updated view ? The quad view is more precise then the old one.
07-28-2014 07:10 AM
cruisencode I check the trip computer every time I fill up and compare it to fuelly.com. Every time I fill up, the trip computer is high by 2 - 3 mpg. I reset the trip computer (one of them) when I fill up. Also, I don't "top off" the tank. So, while there will be variations to the amount of gas that goes into the tank, it's not as much as if I did top off.

I'm not too concerned about this, since it's close enough. I'm more curious as to why I can't seem to get the high mpgs that others are seeing. I've never gone over about 34 mpg. That was not for a full tank and was only for the highway drive that I made right after filling up. Once I got off the highway, it started to drop back down. I think that tank came out to about 31 mpg.

I don't think I drive aggressively. As a matter of fact, my wife will complain from time to time that I'm not driving aggressive enough.
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