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02-03-2013 11:14 AM
flyboyike
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For example: I purchased a 85 Daytona Turbo new in 85 it was arguably the most powerful FWD compact car of the day. It made 150hp/150ft-lbs and got 25-27 mpg around town and 32-34 mpg on the hiway. My wife's 12 Focus SEL makes 160hp/148ft-lbs and gets 32-34 mpg in the same around town driving and gets 38-39 mpg on the hiway. Then take my 13 ST it gets the same mileage as the Daytona and makes 100ho/100ft-lbs more than the Daytona.
Some say three decades later the improvements should be even greater.
02-03-2013 11:06 AM
Dgc333 With the much more sophisticated engine controls and better cylinder head design engines can run much leaner at light throttle steady state conditions which accounts for the higher hiway mileage cars get these days. However, richer mixtures are required for acceleration and you can't get away from that so the mileage has improved as much as the hiway mileage.

The thing I find amazing about new cars is the amount of power with great economy they get.

For example: I purchased a 85 Daytona Turbo new in 85 it was arguably the most powerful FWD compact car of the day. It made 150hp/150ft-lbs and got 25-27 mpg around town and 32-34 mpg on the hiway. My wife's 12 Focus SEL makes 160hp/148ft-lbs and gets 32-34 mpg in the same around town driving and gets 38-39 mpg on the hiway. Then take my 13 ST it gets the same mileage as the Daytona and makes 100ho/100ft-lbs more than the Daytona.
02-03-2013 10:39 AM
flyboyike 29-30mpg, 90% city driving. It bears mentioning, though, that our city driving in the Daytona area isn't like, say, New York. We hardly have any traffic jams at all.
02-03-2013 04:27 AM
SA-focus i do alot of city driving with rarely any highway and i avg. 27-29 mpg. stoplights and having the car running without moving are mpg killers.
02-01-2013 11:03 PM
RonMaiden We do very little highway driving and my wife's commute is only a little over a mile each way and when I drive it I'm a little heavy on the skinny pedal and I am impressed with the solid 26-28mpg we've been getting since new.
Using premium nets us only 1-2 more mpg than mid grade but we stick with it.
02-01-2013 09:48 PM
Roadworthy Driving with the DCT, found that the rate of pedal power can have an effect on MPG (computer). Sometimes, when I accelerate fast and let things cruize I tend to do ok still.
02-01-2013 09:47 PM
Roadworthy I'm at around 9,000km and haven't had my first oil change yet.. anyhow
with a mix of 60 highway and 40 stop and go city in the winter on Husky 87 (winter blend) I'm getting between 7-8L/100KM. When I did a trip in November with my gf (got the car end of September) to the Radium hot springs, filling up at Banf and about when I got to Edmonton area I was at 5.2L/100km. Having new winter tires and a bit of cargo, thinking it wasn't too shabby!
02-01-2013 06:43 AM
nseah
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Wow the city streets must be longer in Calgary.

I do about 8.6 l/100 km which is about 24.5 MPG out here in Vancouver.
I'm doing about 8.6 if its strickly city driving. and about 7 mixed. Straight on the highway I can get around 4.9 L/100km
02-01-2013 03:04 AM
dutd33
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Originally Posted by Bogey View Post
Between 7-8 liters per 100 km. If im lucky 6.5
Wow the city streets must be longer in Calgary.

I do about 8.6 l/100 km which is about 24.5 MPG out here in Vancouver.
01-30-2013 07:50 PM
Bogey
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Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY View Post
This can't be american gallons.
Between 7-8 liters per 100 km. If im lucky 6.5
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