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Old 08-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #1151
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #1152
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I'm currently looking at getting a 2012/2013 focus titanium edition ford states it gets
5.2L/100 km / 54.3 mpg highway I'm only stating highway because that's all i care about
I know Canadian gallons are different so in us terms 5.2L/100 km / 45.2 mpg. That is US gallons. From what I've read skipping through this thread most people are saying 37 mpg us gallons. Or 6.3L/100 km. Is ford blowing smoke with their numbers? This is very important because my tiburon gets over 600 km to a tank and these numbers are saying the focus gets just over 700 km. I can't justify the focus with these numbers. Does it even get close to the 5.2L/100km they state?
It will get close to 5.2L/100Km if you drive at 100Kph on the highway. In my experience, if you go over the limit and have some fun with the FF you will see numbers between 7.5 to 8.5L/100Km.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:00 PM   #1153
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Not too bad Sonic, but I've seen higher in my brother's car, but he's a big hypermiler, but I'm the voice of reason that swayed him from considering the Fusion as a 2.5L i4 atx for the Focus SEL hatch he's driving to replace his old 03 Taurus. All it took was suggesting it, then reminding him about the 6F being built in our very "favorite" assembly plant, the one that's burned us in the past. Sarcasm definitely intended.

His car is almost identical to mine, except that his is Sterling Grey Metallic, and he'd actually ordered his close to a month before me. The only other differences were that they hadn't used up their stock of 2 way head restraints for the first row when they built his so I've gotten plenty of chances to compare them, at least from the passenger seat. Of course of the two of us he drives far more on a daily basis for work at the moment, although it wasn't long ago I was plowing 100+ miles/day on my old car for my internships while finishing university.

I don't know with certainty that there will be wide spread issues with the 6F, and I hope there aren't for I know that the majority of people here in this country don't want to be bothered with learning the finer points of driving and how the car actually works. Had there been a 6MT available with similar gearing to the DCT I would have considered it, but from a technical standpoint and using the power train calculations I studied in university there was virtually no case for the 5MT on paper. The DCT does feel more mechanically connected than a torque converter automatic however. I was conflicted at least briefly and I do sometimes miss sliding gears together manually, but when I'm stuck in heavy traffic on a semi regular basis after work its nice to be able to focus on trying to dodge the crazies and maniacs.

I've seen as high as 39.38 mpg hand calculated at 70 mph with light throttle over about half a tank but the trip computer was only registering 37.6 mpg, so at worst it would be roughly a dead heat, but the weight differences are negligible (less than 28 lbs between the mtx-75 and the DCT250/DPS6.)

My brother on the other hand has seen closer to 45+ mpg for a sustained period of time, but then he was driving probably closer to 55-65 mph most of that time on the freeway.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #1154
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I must admit... That was after resetting the 'puter and with only 12.5 miles on the tank...

And... I do have a MTX-75... And I haven't managed more than two "Eco" petals :(
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:45 PM   #1155
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216.7 mi/ 5.5 gal= 39.28 at 70 mi/hr avg on the highway, including getting stuck in traffic and going up to 90 mi/ hr for a couple miles romping on it.

I was surprised that it was so much higher than what the trip computer said, but that was almost all highway. My previous highest tank was around 37.37 mpg and the first time I stretched the tank down to 4 miles dte and still made it back to the same station.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:22 AM   #1156
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I just went a little over 400 miles on a tank and it took about 10.7 to fill. That was about 80% highway driving. Now if they could only fix the dam clunk!


My dashboard usually underestimates by a few mpg.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #1157
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I just went a little over 400 miles on a tank and it took about 10.7 to fill. That was about 80% highway driving. Now if they could only fix the dam clunk!


My dashboard usually underestimates by a few mpg.
What highway speed?

I only get 330 miles from an 11.2 fill up.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #1158
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I usually set the cruise at 70. If I'm coming down a long hill I'll let it coast but that's about the only thing I do to try to increase the mpg's.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:36 PM   #1159
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I have been noticing my gas gauge has been dropping a lot slower since I finished the exhaust, so I decided to average two weeks worth of driving to work (Rt. 33 in West Virginia= 2-lane rural, curvy, bumpy, hilly). Well, the average (this is combination driving mind you...) is 42.3mpg. I figured this at the pump using the odometer and how many gallons it took to fill. Didn't even look at the computer on the car until today, and even it is showing close to what I figured.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #1160
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I have been noticing my gas gauge has been dropping a lot slower since I finished the exhaust, so I decided to average two weeks worth of driving to work (Rt. 33 in West Virginia= 2-lane rural, curvy, bumpy, hilly). Well, the average (this is combination driving mind you...) is 42.3mpg. I figured this at the pump using the odometer and how many gallons it took to fill. Didn't even look at the computer on the car until today, and even it is showing close to what I figured.
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What highway speed?

I only get 330 miles from an 11.2 fill up.
I average about 380 miles on ~11 gallon fill. ~65% highway. I usually cruise between 70-85 with the occasional speeding.
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