40 + mpg 00 se!!! - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

Ford Focus & General Car Chat Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2012, 11:23 AM   #11
Bryan23ferra
Focus Enthusiast
 
Bryan23ferra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98170
Location: Mesquite, TX
What I Drive: 2011 Blueflame SES

Posts: 189
FF Reputation: 1 Bryan23ferra Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rambleon84 View Post
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Power...chtyp=yearMake

22/30 city/highway


Are you redlining every gear and cruising at 90+? something really has to be wrong to do that poor. I think the worst ive seen in my 07 is 24mpg, that was in super crappy/cold snow and getting stuck in hours of traffic due to the snow.
See, that's what you would think. But, for one, automatic and two, average 70 cruising. Actually at 60mph it's worse. I've had a head job for the valves, replaced imrc tps and few other things here and there. Not one thing has made a difference in mileage. Rarely get a cel. The mileage has been like this since I bought it. But no one believed me it was so bad. I have to fill up at least twice a week. Being a student doesn't make it any easier.
Bryan23ferra is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-16-2012, 12:20 PM   #12
suprchrgd_zx3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
suprchrgd_zx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87400
Location: Columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2001 black w/blue flake suprchd ZX3

Posts: 36
FF Reputation: 1 suprchrgd_zx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
suprchrgd_zx3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #13
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,090
FF Reputation: 22 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suprchrgd_zx3 View Post
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.
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
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus
rambleon84 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 05:41 PM   #14
xxMichaelAnthony
Focus Fanatic
 
xxMichaelAnthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58459
Location: Orange County, CA, CA
What I Drive: 2001 CD Silver ZX3

Posts: 2,480
FF Reputation: 20 xxMichaelAnthony Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suprchrgd_zx3 View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rambleon84 View Post
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
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/focus
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.
__________________
http://effyeahfordcars.tumblr.com
[HOONIGAN]
iTroll
xxMichaelAnthony is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #15
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,090
FF Reputation: 22 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post

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.
that's more respectable
rambleon84 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #16
xxMichaelAnthony
Focus Fanatic
 
xxMichaelAnthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58459
Location: Orange County, CA, CA
What I Drive: 2001 CD Silver ZX3

Posts: 2,480
FF Reputation: 20 xxMichaelAnthony Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Didn't even try to do it either and it was with my old motor that had a blow head gasket and 200k+ miles on it.
__________________
http://effyeahfordcars.tumblr.com
[HOONIGAN]
iTroll
xxMichaelAnthony is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 08:42 AM   #17
Fan4Focus
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 104234
Location: smalltown, MN
What I Drive: 2001 White ZX3

Posts: 34
FF Reputation: 1 Fan4Focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
mileage

I own two 2001 ZX3's with the Ztec engines. Bought the first one for my son when he was looking for a sporty looking but, economical first car. I was so impressed with this little car, I looked for another one for myself. Both are pretty consistent at 27MPG local and 35-36MPG on the highway. One has 109,000 miles the other has 65,000. Love this little car
__________________
Fan4Focus
Fan4Focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #18
xxMichaelAnthony
Focus Fanatic
 
xxMichaelAnthony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58459
Location: Orange County, CA, CA
What I Drive: 2001 CD Silver ZX3

Posts: 2,480
FF Reputation: 20 xxMichaelAnthony Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
109,000 miles - Time to change the timing belt and water pump.
__________________
http://effyeahfordcars.tumblr.com
[HOONIGAN]
iTroll
xxMichaelAnthony is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #19
Fan4Focus
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 104234
Location: smalltown, MN
What I Drive: 2001 White ZX3

Posts: 34
FF Reputation: 1 Fan4Focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
109,000 miles - Time to change the timing belt and water pump.
Yep. Already on that!
__________________
Fan4Focus
Fan4Focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 07:29 PM   #20
smurf91
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102429
Location: granite city, IL
What I Drive: 00 silver focus

Posts: 25
FF Reputation: 1 smurf91 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Well after driving the car around I'm getting 31.2 mpg in town and 49.6 highway. The worst I got so far was 29.2 and that was running the snot out of it! I must say I love this car!
smurf91 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.