Originally Posted by suprchrgd_zx3
i guess my 28 mpg is where it should be. not sure how anyone is getting 40. thats 10 more than the sticker says when new.. on highway.
I do 28 in my stock ZETEC. About 120k on the motor, 257k on the rest. Sticker was 30 under EPAs "perfect" driving conditions so 28 is well within where it should be.
Originally Posted by rambleon84
well i wouldnt take the OP's findings too seriously... its only based on 100miles of highway driving, hardly an average. He needs to compute his average mpg over several tanks worth of gas. I've seen pics of the '12's getting 60+mpg, they may be coasting down a hill in neutral but they still got that mpg, however brief it happened to be lol
Fuelly is a much beer gauge of average mpg for any car. Based on over 600,000 miles, the 2001 Focus has an average of 28.3, so you are actually doing pretty well with your mpg's
The 40 I did was over 430ish miles. 350 miles flat highway, 6 miles of 6% upgrade 30 miles of rolling hills, 5 miles of 5% downgrade and 40 miles of freeway slightly down hill.