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Old 12-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #7
poorblackfocus
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Originally Posted by swansong View Post
Gonna have to call BS on that one, especially the mid 50s part.

Fuelly data: http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/cobalt/2006

Your mileage on the Focus should improve after the break in period though. Give it a few thousand.
Mid 50's were in a very hilly area actually and normally done at night with a just waxed car on a normal 30 mile trip I take. But i really don't see how answers any questions beyond the break in.
I mean yeah how i drive is the biggest effective contributor to mpg. but even to use the fuely website as a reference would leave you with the fact that it gives the 2006 cobalt a higher mpg than the 2013 focus. I mean realistically i think its in the gearing at this point. cobalt does 5th at 40 mph, while the focus can go into fifth much earlier. The gearing allows it to run at 2.5k rpm at 65, while in the focus the rpms are well above that(anything above 500 rpm means its using more gas).
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