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Old 09-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #1181
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Some time ago I created this thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ghlight=Fuelly

Would be nice to have it as a sticker and everyone put their fuelly.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #1182
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man you guys are getting some amazing mileage. i'm at 2400kms so far on my car, averaging 9L/100kms with a mix of city highway. i'd say 70% city 30% highway.

that works out to 20-21 mpg. my tires are at 34psi and i'm using shell 91.
Have you tried a higher tire pressure? I didn't like the ride with the stock ContoProContact tires at the Ford-recommended 35 psi, so I tried 32 psi ... bad result, the tires felt even more mushy, so I tried 37 psi and the ride is better! This leads me to think that 35 psi is the worst pressure for unwanted bump-induced bounce from the tires. Since the tire's maximum is 51 psi, I might even try 40 and see how that is. Has anyone gone to that? ...
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:18 PM   #1183
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man you guys are getting some amazing mileage. i'm at 2400kms so far on my car, averaging 9L/100kms with a mix of city highway. i'd say 70% city 30% highway.

that works out to 20-21 mpg. my tires are at 34psi and i'm using shell 91.
Wait a second, 9L/100km is actually 26 mpg! (US gallon is 3.8L, so don't use the Imperial 4.5L to compare.) Looks like you're doing O-kay ...
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #1184
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Wait a second, 9L/100km is actually 26 mpg! (US gallon is 3.8L, so don't use the Imperial 4.5L to compare.) Looks like you're doing O-kay ...
I'm still averaging around 10.7L/100km in the city... that really sucks. On highway trips, in the most ideal situation (no a/c, no passengers, no wind, no hills, filled up on Premium), I was able to get 6.1L which is still not as good as what the friggin' EPA sticker.

I'm scheduling an appointment next week to have it checked out along with a bunch of other issues the car keeps popping up with. I keep comparing my mileage with others Foci owners via Fuelly, and even after 8500km I'm virtually off chart compared to others.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #1185
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I'm still averaging around 10.7L/100km in the city... that really sucks. On highway trips, in the most ideal situation (no a/c, no passengers, no wind, no hills, filled up on Premium), I was able to get 6.1L which is still not as good as what the friggin' EPA sticker.

I'm scheduling an appointment next week to have it checked out along with a bunch of other issues the car keeps popping up with. I keep comparing my mileage with others Foci owners via Fuelly, and even after 8500km I'm virtually off chart compared to others.
Is that 10.7L/100km in slow, backed-up traffic? If so, I think that's normal because you'll never get good mileage figures without putting a lot of ... miles (or km!) in the formula. If the distance travelled is short, it will kill the numerical result.

Also, I find the car's mileage display a bit temperamental - i.e. it seems to give different values for similar conditions at different times - so bringing out the ol' calculator and recording distance and volume of gas used may give a more reliable number.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:11 PM   #1186
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Is that 10.7L/100km in slow, backed-up traffic? If so, I think that's normal because you'll never get good mileage figures without putting a lot of ... miles (or km!) in the formula. If the distance travelled is short, it will kill the numerical result.

Also, I find the car's mileage display a bit temperamental - i.e. it seems to give different values for similar conditions at different times - so bringing out the ol' calculator and recording distance and volume of gas used may give a more reliable number.

10.7 is actually combined mileage (highways driving at approx. 90-100km/h) and then regular stop + go on city boulevards). I don't commute back & forth in the city on a daily basis. I would totally understand 10.7 if I was constantly stuck in rush hour, but it's not the case. I regularly get the ECO champion trophee on the MPG screen, so I know I'm not driving it like a maniac!

I used to have a 3.3L V6 SUV and I was able to pull 11L sometimes in the city... I mean, this is a lunchbox compared to a SUV! I was expecting so much more!

Since Day 1, I have been tracking & calculating everything by hand and then logged on Fuelly.com. The car MPG screen is always 0.3L lower than the actual #'s.

I have no clue what they could do to the car to increase its mpg performance, but a check-up is definetely required.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:48 PM   #1187
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I drive back and forth from virginia to philadelphia and set cruise control at about 68 every time and i always end up getting 44-45 mpg on the highway. Usually 32 in regular city driving though.. Definitely nothing to complain about!!
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I drive back and forth from virginia to philadelphia and set cruise control at about 68 every time and i always end up getting 44-45 mpg on the highway. Usually 32 in regular city driving though.. Definitely nothing to complain about!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #1189
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34MPG City/Highway combined..with only 900 miles...not bad not bad
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I'm scheduling an appointment next week to have it checked out
Let us know whether anything was found that could improve the mileage.
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