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Old 10-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #1231
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12 focus SEL automatic, i have been averaging about 31 mpg i live in SOcal and drive on 405 everyday. I try to avoid traffic as best i can, but end up prob about 35% city and rest frwy. 405 can be trafficy but i am happy so far with the milage. I have not gone on any long trips yet. I only have about 1300 miles on the car so far. Hopefully it improves more! i will be putting on a magnaflow exhaust system as well.
Driving almost anywhere in Socal can be a nightmare and terrible for mileage so 31mpg is probably as good as it's going to get for you until you get away and can cruise for extended periods...


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Old 10-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #1232
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Driving almost anywhere in Socal can be a nightmare and terrible for mileage so 31mpg is probably as good as it's going to get for you until you get away and can cruise for extended periods...


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Yea well i have kinda of adjusted. I drive at 615am to gym which is halfway to work to avoid morning traffic, then after work i go to play bball until traffic dies down. generally no traffic on the way home. In the mornings still hit a little traffic, but generally i avoid the really slow bumper to bumper traffic. lol. but yea driving to the valley from redondo beach and back M-F def sucks lol.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #1233
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My best mileage so far is 43.3 but that is just side road cruising at 35-45MPH. Highway I'm getting anywhere from 32-35 depending on how late I am to work that day.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #1234
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The Mk3 FF get excellent mileage UNLESS you do stop-and-go driving and then the mileage drops off the table. All cars suffer in stop-and-go but the Mk3 FF really takes a dive. It's not the speed it's the staring/stopping and idling at lights that really kill the mileage.


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That's pretty much what I've seen as well. There's a stretch in my commute that is a "rural" road, with an initial speed limit of 55, then dropping to 45, back up to 50, then 40. There are 6 traffic lights along this 6 mile stretch. The initial 55mph part is a slight downhill and the rest is pretty flat. Yesterday, I hit 70MPG on this stretch because I barely used the brakes. I know it sounds unbelievable, and this was based on the trip computer, but it was pretty amazing. Because I didn't stop anywhere, I couldn't take a picture of the display. Other days, when I have to stop for every light on that stretch, I get around 35MPG. On more classic city streets, with a lot more stop-and-go, I get anywhere from 22-30 MPG.

My overall MPG is about 32 with 50% hwy over a little more than 15k miles. Not in the Prius category, but pretty decent for a fun little car.

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Old 10-04-2012, 01:54 PM   #1235
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5dr hatch, 1500miles before trip, full to the brim, couldn't fit a single pack of potato chips in the trunk/hatch, 3 adults, passenger seat behind driver packed with luggage and road trip supplies, Averaged 34.3 MPG over 1100 miles of MN, WI, IL Interstate, Chicago roads, local roads, and back. 775mi Highway, 464 miles local roads, 36.1 gals gas. Measured using actual gallons of gas used From Full tank before start to fill up at end of trip. Very Happy
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #1236
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Anyone has ever brought in their car at the dealer to have it checked for bad MPG's?

I recently had a dealer appointment to address a series of issues including my abnormal city MPG and the dealer said that Ford Canada does not pick up any fees related to fuel MPG testing done on their cars, even under warranty. He did not say how much it was, but basically, if I want it done, I will have to pay for it myself.

He also went on about how the EPA sticker is purely marketing and that no one should believe any of Ford advertisments about fuel efficiency! Ahahaha... love it when they are so honest.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #1237
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Anyone has ever brought in their car at the dealer to have it checked for bad MPG's?

I recently had a dealer appointment to address a series of issues including my abnormal city MPG and the dealer said that Ford Canada does not pick up any fees related to fuel MPG testing done on their cars, even under warranty. He did not say how much it was, but basically, if I want it done, I will have to pay for it myself.

He also went on about how the EPA sticker is purely marketing and that no one should believe any of Ford advertisements about fuel efficiency! Ahahaha... love it when they are so honest.
Nope, we get 31 city and 34-35 hwy consistently.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #1238
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Anyone has ever brought in their car at the dealer to have it checked for bad MPG's?

I recently had a dealer appointment to address a series of issues including my abnormal city MPG and the dealer said that Ford Canada does not pick up any fees related to fuel MPG testing done on their cars, even under warranty. He did not say how much it was, but basically, if I want it done, I will have to pay for it myself.

He also went on about how the EPA sticker is purely marketing and that no one should believe any of Ford advertisments about fuel efficiency! Ahahaha... love it when they are so honest.
An easy cop out is to blame the car.

When I drove enthusiastically I'd never break 25MPG, if even that.

When I drove normally 30MPG was a joke to maintain.

As much as the car can be responsible your right foot is more responsible for the kind of efficiency you get
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:54 AM   #1239
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An easy cop out is to blame the car.

When I drove enthusiastically I'd never break 25MPG, if even that.

When I drove normally 30MPG was a joke to maintain.

As much as the car can be responsible your right foot is more responsible for the kind of efficiency you get
I am quite aware of all the factors that might influence a bad MPG performance, my question was not to open a new debate on how to drive the car, but rather to find out from this thread if any have brought in their car for this issue.

I've done my due dilligence... I have been driving the car for over 6 months and tracking all tanks/MPG manually. I still average 19-21 mpg in the city... I have not yet found any other owners on Fuelly.com reporting such MPG (with same car specs, Ti-Hatch 2012, automatic, no handling package).
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:38 AM   #1240
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This car is a joke in the city.

I get between 23-25 with a light foot, and the same mileage when I accelerate a little harder. Yet, on the highway I get in the 40s consistently going around 65 MPH.

The thing I'v noticed that really kills it in city driving is if you have any long periods of idling. I can get it above 30 only when I drive at obscure times during which no one else is on the road.

It's somewhat disappointing because my Civic that I traded in had no problem averaging 32mpg in the same city routes.
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