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Old 11-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #21
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My suggestion: Under 2013 Ford Focus, you should add a filter, or engine class for the ST since it is a high performance turbocharged version that is rated at a lower MPG than the other trim levels for 2013. Right now the ST's are mixed in with others, skewing the data. Just a thought.

Fuelly's response: Thanks for the suggestion. We don't track vehicles past the model level and that's a blanket rule across all vehicles. There are
instances like this where it might be nice to track trim levels, but
with our small staff we need to have rules to keep things manageable.
Many people include details like this in the vehicle name. So
sometimes you can spot differences that way.
It's an even bigger deal with many other models where they throw in hybrids and diesels with the base gas versions. I was trying to compare the focus to the jetta but couldn't because of all the TDI's.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #22
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I was able to do 5.2L/100 Km @ 112 Kph using cruise control on a 2 hour flat strech of highway (Montreal/Quebec). 2 adults, some luggage with A/C 'cause it was during summer. Also, my car gets 8.2L/100Km for my daily commute. It's been like this for months. I had a SE 2013 Flex fuel loaner with 3800 Km on it and used it for 2 days to use it to get to work. I got 8.2L/100Km out of it. Same numbers, same usage. The only difference is the flex fuel option the loaner had that I dont have on my car. But then again, the Flex Fuel thing does not much help when stuck in traffic as it is, I beleive, an aero dynamical thing only.
You're confusing flex fuel with the SFE package. All 2012 2.0 and 2103's have flex fuel capability. The SFE package is an option package.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:53 PM   #23
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Poor Mileage

I have a 2013 Focus Titanium Hatchback (Dual clutch auto) and I have around 2000 miles on it now. I have filled up 6 times now. My commute is around 85% highway (55mph + without stops) and I only average 28.5mpg. The window sticker for my car reads 28 city, 38 highway so I would expect to get well above 30mpg with my driving habits. This mpg value has not increased since I have owned the car.

BTW I am not only relying on the trip computer, I also calculate mpg every time I fill up.

Also I hear a rubbing noise coming from the transmission periodically in third gear while accelerating. My dealer tells me that the sound is normal, but I have driven many cars in my life and have never heard this noise before.

Additionally, my car will "buck" sometimes if I try to accelerate from a stop on a hill. I think there is a problem with my car but the dealer does not want to admit it. Im not too happy right now.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #24
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I have a 2013 Hatch, 5 speed, with less than 500 miles on it. With mixed driving, I'm averaging 29 MPG and the counter is going up slowly.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #25
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I'm an owner of a 2012 Focus w/ DCT. I've had some mechanical issues with the car, hopefully resolved, and have averaged over 42 mpg so far. However, I see that 27 owners of the 2013 Ford Focus have reported an average of 28.6 mpg (!) on the Fuelly website. That borders on scandalous for a car touted by Ford for it's good gas mileage. Can they all be driving like idiots? Any thoughts?
On Fuelly, my average is 30 mpg, but my last few tanks ranged from the low to mid-20s. Nothing wrong with my car -- just a change in where I drive. My new commute is shorter but it involves lots of idling through city streets. It takes me about 30 minutes to go 4 miles. Biking would be faster, but I've been too lazy.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #26
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Scandal! My 2012 with DCT averages 25-28 MPG, but I drive in S unless I'm on the highway ...
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:04 PM   #27
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I think there is a problem with my car but the dealer does not want to admit it. Im not too happy right now.
Give it some time. These transmissions can exhibit some pretty weird behavior, mine did. That should clear up and the fuel mileage will come up. I do all city driving and when it was new I have gotten as low as 19mpg. I am at 4,500 miles now and my last tank was 26.4mpg. It seems like it has way more power than it did and I wind up giving less throttle to get the job done.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #28
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(without offense) I'm coming off of 20 years with a 5.0-liter Mustang that never got more than 17mpg. I've had the 2013 S sedan for one week, still on the original tank of gas, and my average mileage has been slowly climbing up to (now) over 27. This is with a good mix of traffic, highway, and "spirited" driving. I'm loving it! I've also been on vacation this week, and go back to my regular commute of 30 miles traffic and 30 miles highway starting tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to seeing what I get with the next tank. I don't ever expect to see the projected 36mpg on the top end, but 27mpg for how I drive is a revelation. And I drive like an idiot.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:28 AM   #29
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I live in constant fear of misguided scientists extracting velociraptor DNA out of dino juice so I make it a point to burn up as much as I can so they can't get to it and take over the world.

That is the reason for my low MPG rating.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #30
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Hahaha! Making the world a safer place. Enjoy burning up those dinosaur bones. Just save some for the rest of us too!
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