Originally Posted by CoasterDan
I drove the Focus 45 miles this morning. The transmission behaved perfectly.
Most of the drive was at freeway speeds, but there were some long hills. Without doing anything special but keeping the speed below 70, I averaged 37 mpg. There are still less than 1,000 miles on the car so I expect that the mileage will improve with time, but I'm happy with that #.
Just took a road trip, and it does seem that you do need to have the accelerator planted more to maintain speeds over 70 mph. I could easily coast in the 60-69mph range with some light pumps on the throttle.
Bring the speed down to 55-65 and I've rocked 41 mpg averages with some good coasting.