12-03-2012, 05:11 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Taylorsville, UT
What I Drive: 2012, Sonic Blue, Focus Titanium
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Originally Posted by coaxial
I have the 2012, with 17" wheels, titanium. I have gone close to 6000 miles and am barely getting 25MPG, if that, when calculating by hand having kept track of gallons put in , etc.
I wouldn't mind so much, but the tank is so tiny at 12.5, I can only go 300 miles before I need to fill up. I had expected much better than this. (Anyone know a trick to make your tank bigger!? :)
My drive is half freeway, half city commuting, and you would think I would get about 30MPG average, but I don't. I have tried using cruise control, SS, and other things, but nothing works.
Should I have it looked at? I am not even getting the city average, when half my time is on the freeway.
I see you live in socal and even though half your commute is highway it could be as bad a city roads if stuck in traffic and socal is notorious for that. So, if your highway driving involves a fair amount of stop-and-go driving or if the city driving has stop-and-go driving it's entirely possible to get 25mpg when the car is working properly.
The Mk3 FF gets great mileage in all conditions EXCEPT stop-and-go and in those conditions the mileage is actually pretty bad. If you do mostly stop-and-go you could see less than 20mpg...
2012 FF Ti HB Sonic Blue, Built 5/7/12, 401A + Parking Technology Package and MFT w/NAV 3.0.2 -> 3.2.2 -> 3.5.1 -> 3.6.2