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11-18-2012 07:22 PM
Sprint I drive a TI sedan. In city stop and go driving I can granny it as low as 6.5 to 7, or driving agressively up to 10 or 11. Accelleration and anticipated stops are key. To max your city milage:
- get off the gas way early and coast into your stop.
- accelerate SLOWLY keeping rpm low.

To max highway milage stay steady at about 80 km/h

Reset your trip meter to get a fairly live reading of your milage for about 25k after reset.

This car can be driven to great milage though it takes some 'focus'.
11-16-2012 05:00 PM
FordService
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Originally Posted by Darth_Focus View Post
I'm bringing it to the dealer next week. This last tank was the worst yet. 364 Kilometers and the fuel light just came on. Thats with 100 kms highway and the rest city, but not toronto traffic creeping. It was all fairly decent this run. Light to light with no stops in between. That's great mileage for a 3800 in Buick Grand National. I am fully aware of winter gas and driver habits but this is just ridiculous. In gridlock and creeping along, I would expect poor mileage. But as I mentioned, I did not experience any bumper to bumper during this last tank. I really quite enjoy this car. I was happy to be able to have a fun to drive car that was supposed to deliver on economy as well. The fun part is quickly being eroded away.
Hi Darth_Focus,

Let me know how things go at the dealership. If you need any additional assistance, you can always reach out to Ford Canada at 1-800-565-3673.

Have a great weekend,
Crystal
11-16-2012 04:10 PM
Darth_Focus
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Hey folks,

Keep in mind that during winter months, some people experience lower fuel economy. Get the most out of the fuel in your vehicle by maintaining proper tire inflation, using the correct grade of oil, keeping your engine tuned, changing your air filter, and completing regular maintenance tasks.

If you're concerned about your vehicle's fuel economy, bring it up to your dealer the next time you have an oil change or scheduled maintenance visit so they can take a look.

Thanks,
Crystal
I'm bringing it to the dealer next week. This last tank was the worst yet. 364 Kilometers and the fuel light just came on. Thats with 100 kms highway and the rest city, but not toronto traffic creeping. It was all fairly decent this run. Light to light with no stops in between. That's great mileage for a 3800 in Buick Grand National. I am fully aware of winter gas and driver habits but this is just ridiculous. In gridlock and creeping along, I would expect poor mileage. But as I mentioned, I did not experience any bumper to bumper during this last tank. I really quite enjoy this car. I was happy to be able to have a fun to drive car that was supposed to deliver on economy as well. The fun part is quickly being eroded away.
11-15-2012 05:02 PM
FordService Hey folks,

Keep in mind that during winter months, some people experience lower fuel economy. Get the most out of the fuel in your vehicle by maintaining proper tire inflation, using the correct grade of oil, keeping your engine tuned, changing your air filter, and completing regular maintenance tasks.

If you're concerned about your vehicle's fuel economy, bring it up to your dealer the next time you have an oil change or scheduled maintenance visit so they can take a look.

Thanks,
Crystal
11-15-2012 08:30 AM
UnleashedBeast
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Originally Posted by Darth_Focus View Post
Just curious, when are you guys switching to synthetic? First oil change? That enough of a breakin period? I know the manual has synthetic as an approved oil.
I changed at 945 miles to a true synthetic. Here is the UOA for that.



The used oil analysis report I just took (6,2xx miles) will be here today or tomorrow in my email. There will be a thread about it.

Dedicated UOA thread.
11-15-2012 08:27 AM
dasilvarsa 10/11 L /100 Km in stop start city driving is normal.
Highway driving 6 / 6.7 L /100 Km
Average about 7.6 l/100Km
Best Tank Ever 5.4 L/100 Km

It all depends on conditions, a Wind will make you get 1 l/100 km worse.
Intense heat also drops mileage on fuel due to aircon compressor and bad fuel ignition under hot conditions.

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/dasilvarsa/focus
11-15-2012 03:00 AM
Infant Annihilator I got the ti with 18" rims and i drive the snot out of my car tbh, shifts between 3-4k, cruise highway around 3k and im sittin at 8L/100km,.. if i granny it ive had the thing readin as low as 6.. i wouldnt say im city or highway, a mix of both def. if straight highway on cruise at 100km/h ive seen readins down at 4 cruisin behind a semi.. i dunno how u gettin 11l/100 cause thats insane.. i cant imagine drivin this car any harder than i do now

u got air in your tires?
11-14-2012 09:23 PM
JonathanGennick
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Originally Posted by yugoflip View Post
This is with a 5spd manual. A 6th OD gear would be useful on the hwy...
5spd manual here too. Hit 41.0 mpgs on the way to fetch my niece from a college history club outing this evening. That was after a long highway stretch at the point where I realized I had missed my turn and had to go back. I had nailed the cruise on 55 miles per hour.

I agree about the desirability of a 6th gear for freeway driving. It makes no sense that Ford omitted that. Chevy has a 6th gear on their Cruze. Why not on the Focus?

FWIW, I'm awfully happy at that 41.0. My niece makes that college run twice per week. I'll save $80/month just on her fuel alone.
11-14-2012 09:07 PM
Kotlkn I'm commuting from Barrie to Toronto everyday and I'm currently only getting about 7.5L/100km. My commute is about 120km one way. I have about 10000km now. Window sticker rating for highway driving is 5.1L/100km.
I have had the car for just over two months now and am very impressed with the car except the fuel mileage. My last car, a Pontiac G5 2.2L consistently got 6.0L/100km or better, even with over 350,000km on the engine. I used to get over 650-700km per tank, but now I'm lucky if I get 500km per tank. Both cars have the same size fuel tank.
Have my first oil change this week and I have brought the mileage issue up with the dealership. They are going to look into it.
11-14-2012 06:59 PM
yugoflip My fuelly lifetime avg has been 8.2 l/100 km after about 19k mms. I do find that mileage suffers a lot in the city. I get around 9.5l in pure city driving during warm weather and hwy is about 6.5l going a bit above speed limit. I too was disappointed with this, but as someone mentioned, accelerating in the city really takes it toll on mileage. This is with a 5spd manual. A 6th OD gear would be useful on the hwy...
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