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Old 09-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #11
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My 2012 Focus SE hatch is stuck at 33.4/33.5 mpg. Mostly highway driving, prob. 80%+. Had car since May 9th 2012 so mostly driving w/air conditioning ON. Rarely used AC in my 03 Corolla.

I did figure out how to get your kid to drive your new car: get Sirius/XM. Now I wish I had deleted the f'n radio.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #12
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Yeah, as a teenager I was also a very conservative driver................. WHEN MY DAD WAS IN THE CAR.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #13
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Two things...

1. She is NOT driving "conservative" when you aren't in the car without her (meaning lead footing the gas pedal until up to speed, not necessarily speeding).

2. There is something wrong with your BRAND NEW CAR.

While there is a slight possibility that #2 is the problem, I'd guess the teenage driver isn't that conservative when you aren't in he car.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #14
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Reset it while cruising around 60 or 65 on a highway, then stay that speed without flooring it, then you'll know whether it's good or not. Mine reads as much as 45 when going 65.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #15
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Also figure your miles on paper which is more accurate if in doubt about the computer. I keep track of my odo mileage from tank to tank and on a all hwy trip we averaged 33mpg which jumped the computer average to almost 29mpg but now with all short city driving with the AC on nearly 100% of the time over the last two months the computer average is dispaying 27.7 which is pretty close to my actual mileage over the last 3 tanks.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:32 PM   #16
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Hello guys, I have similar doubts. I got my Focus Titanium 2012 a week ago. In the city it spends around 9L per 100 km wich is something as 26 mpg. I want to ask you guys, the owners of focus 2012 with 6 speed auto. Do you remember if your consumption was more for the break in period ? do you find this normal ? Of course I have to tell you that I accelerate neither too fast nor too slow. something in the middle. Usually the car changes 1,2,3 gears around 2500 rpm.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #17
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Borko: Your gas mileage won't settle in until you have at least a couple thousand miles on the car. Be patient, good things come to those who wait - you should get in the mid 30's at least with this car. . .

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