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Old 04-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #21
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For those of you that are going off the computer readout...learn to do math. Those are a nice number game...but not that accurate overall.

Local dealership swore up and down their 09 was getting 40-42 in the city...sure enough the readout would hit that when coasting...
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:33 PM   #22
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To 2012htch: I'm also in the city--Manhattan. At which dealer did you buy the car?
Rye NY. They called me when they received the first two cars. I had done an internet inquiry about a month before. They were no BS i financed with FORD. It wasn't the best rate but I have been a loyal Ford customer and have had great experiences with them! I wish Ford great success! in Queens!
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:57 AM   #23
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On my 2012 SEL Sedan which I picked up last Thursday, I am currently getting about 33.5 MPG with a fairly even mix of highway and city driving.
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:26 AM   #24
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Man if I can hit 40mpg in my 08 with exhaust and intake bolt ons, imagine what these will get! Assuming their intakes/exhausts are restrictive =P

I imagine that figures around 45mpg on flat highways wouldn't be surprising with this treatment
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:57 AM   #25
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Posted via FF Mobile Yes noobs lol, Im sorry but the trip computer is not very reliable. First off you need to break the car in. Then you need to be figuring out gas mileage by driving with a full tank, and when you go to fill up again, take the amount of gallons (exact) that went in and divide the miles you drove that your trip readout says with it. (trip readout/gallons put in = cars average mpg.)
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Well that was unecessarily insulting... I'm pretty sure we all know that the built in MPG reader may or may not be accurate. However, sometimes that's the best we can get. For me, the Focus is my wifes car. I get to drive it now and then, but certainly not most the time. And if you think that I am going to convince the wife to stand next to the car at the station and fill it up to the very tippy top, and then run the numbers on a calculator for me, then you don't know my wife. lol, I'm pretty sure my arguement of "but some folks on this internet site want to know the mpg!" would fall flat on its face.

Anyhow, You should be more nice to people, insulting people is a quick way to thin the ranks on any online forum.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:19 AM   #27
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interestingly the hatch is posted at 37 mpg vs the sedan at 38 mpg. I wonder what they will tag the real wagon if it ever shows up here. will see next week when we get our candy red sel running.
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Posted via FF Mobile Yes noobs lol, Im sorry but the trip computer is not very reliable. First off you need to break the car in. Then you need to be figuring out gas mileage by driving with a full tank, and when you go to fill up again, take the amount of gallons (exact) that went in and divide the miles you drove that your trip readout says with it. (trip readout/gallons put in = cars average mpg.)
What information do you have to support that statement though? The trip computer is pretty accurate in every car I've had with the function (multiple Fords, a Jaguar, and my current Infinit G37). Even when the car isn't broken in, the trip computer isn't going to calculate the mileage any different than when the car is new. I calculated the first tank of gas in my Focus and it's spot on with the gas mileage. I averaged 32 MPG, 387 Miles with the gas needle flat-lining. Trip computer says: 32.2

If nothing else, it's spot on in my Focus and my 08 Explorer V8 that averaged 13 MPG when new and 16 MPG now. Both reflected by the trip computer.
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Well that was unecessarily insulting... I'm pretty sure we all know that the built in MPG reader may or may not be accurate. However, sometimes that's the best we can get. For me, the Focus is my wifes car. I get to drive it now and then, but certainly not most the time. And if you think that I am going to convince the wife to stand next to the car at the station and fill it up to the very tippy top, and then run the numbers on a calculator for me, then you don't know my wife. lol, I'm pretty sure my arguement of "but some folks on this internet site want to know the mpg!" would fall flat on its face.

Anyhow, You should be more nice to people, insulting people is a quick way to thin the ranks on any online forum.
Dont take it so seriously, that is why I put LOL after noobs. And noobs didnt mean, incompetent morons, it meant...well noobs to the forum. Should I of used newbs or newbbies instead?

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What information do you have to support that statement though? The trip computer is pretty accurate in every car I've had with the function (multiple Fords, a Jaguar, and my current Infinit G37). Even when the car isn't broken in, the trip computer isn't going to calculate the mileage any different than when the car is new. I calculated the first tank of gas in my Focus and it's spot on with the gas mileage. I averaged 32 MPG, 387 Miles with the gas needle flat-lining. Trip computer says: 32.2

If nothing else, it's spot on in my Focus and my 08 Explorer V8 that averaged 13 MPG when new and 16 MPG now. Both reflected by the trip computer.
More often then not the read out on the dash changes due to conditions and will give you what your car is averaging at that moment. Its not necessarily what you average will be after a full tank, like what the other equation will dictate. Granted neither of these are 100% accurate.
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Dont take it so seriously, that is why I put LOL after noobs. And noobs didnt mean, incompetent morons, it meant...well noobs to the forum. Should I of used newbs or newbbies instead?



More often then not the read out on the dash changes due to conditions and will give you what your car is averaging at that moment. Its not necessarily what you average will be after a full tank, like what the other equation will dictate. Granted neither of these are 100% accurate.
Haha, yeah, i think i was a little too harsh there. That'll teach me for trying to post to a forum so early in the morning and more importantly, before my coffee... nothing looks good in the morning before coffee...
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