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Old 08-30-2011, 06:57 AM   #451
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UK Ford Focus Titanium X 1.6 TDCI currently at 1550 miles display is showing avarage of 45.6mpg I do 90% city driving and 10% Moterway.

I have the 1.6 Duratorq TDCi (115 PS) 6 Speed Manual (family car for myself the wife and 2 young kids).
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:50 AM   #452
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Since "combined" fuel economy numbers are based on traffic, how you hit traffic lights, etc, I always do my comparisons now when there is no traffic and without traffic lights. What I see is fairly consistent:

At 70mph, cruise control set and without any other traffic, 33-34mpg seems to be the norm for a flat road.

At 60mph, you will see in the 42mpg range.

Things get VERY interesting when you are on a road where you are doing between 32 and 42 miles per hour, where your fuel economy will go upwards of 50mpg, I saw 52mpg on average in light traffic on a road with a 35mph speed limit where I never had to stop for other cars.

Once you get to stop signs and traffic lights, that will throw off the fuel economy numbers so it is difficult to compare one batch of gas from another. In general, I end up with between 30 and 34mpg on average including getting stuck at traffic lights or some stop and go traffic.
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:20 AM   #453
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So I have 7000 miles on mine and use the display for calculating mpg. I manually calculated a few times and am satisfied with the accuracy.
I reset all the functions on trip1 every fillup.
trip2 is the lifetime average. Its off by about 1000 miles due to dealer service resetting it 6000miles ago.
Anyway I usually get 37.5-39.5 per tank, and trip2 is reading 37 lifetime.
I am happy. I had one bad tank that was about 33 due to me mixing in some older gas I wanted to use up from a backup generator before it went bad.

I want to say that high psi in the tires really helps, I have not checked lately, but when the car was delivered they were 42psi. My car skipped the normal PDI process at the dealer, I basically bought it off the truck, so I presume part of that process is to lower the tire pressure. For those with abnormally low numbers, please check your tires. My last car I ran them at 42, and every service the dealer reduced to 32 and I took a 5-6 mpg hit. Not sure how the focus will do since the dealer has not touched the tires yet.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:39 PM   #454
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First of all, I am spending less than $100/month compared to $200/month in my old SUV.
I am getting 30 mixed and almost 37 on the highway. It just passed 4,000 miles.
I am pretty sure I can hit 40 once it's totally broken in and don't go too fast on the highway. And, it will surely go way down once winter hits though. the only minor complaint i have is that the gas tank is small compared to other compacts out there. I wish it had a couple more gallons.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:53 PM   #455
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trip2 is the lifetime average. Its off by about 1000 miles due to dealer service resetting it 6000miles ago.
The trip odometer will reset itself at 99 hrs so it is not possible to keep a lifetime average. Unless your car's life is less than 99 hrs.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:57 PM   #456
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I posted this in the other thread but I will post it here too.



About 90% highway driving. I've only had her 12 days now.
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I posted this in the other thread but I will post it here too.



About 90% highway driving. I've only had her 12 days now.
Mileage = leet
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #458
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Nice MPG! Do you think the Focus will receive the start/stop technology in future years? That would really help (the already great) mileage, IMHO.
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Nice MPG! Do you think the Focus will receive the start/stop technology in future years? That would really help (the already great) mileage, IMHO.
It would help with the city drivers more than the highway drivers, unless there is bad highway traffic.

If you are not stopping, the feature doesn't provide any benefit.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:21 AM   #460
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It would help with the city drivers more than the highway drivers, unless there is bad highway traffic.

If you are not stopping, the feature doesn't provide any benefit.
That is probably the reason for the question. Start/stop is one of those things that would REALLY help with fuel economy for most people, and considering the focus(no pun intended) on fuel economy these days, it is surprising that Ford did not include that in the 2012 Focus. City is where fuel economy tends to really suffer, so the way to fight back against the hybrid crowd is to show how good the fuel economy can be in a regular gasoline based car.

When I see 40+ miles per gallon when sticking to 60MPH for highway, and 50+ when driving 32-42mph due to no traffic lights and stop signs, that shows a lot of potential, and start/stop would improve the city fuel economy enough to really get a lot of positive publicity for Ford.
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