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Old 09-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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It was a great road trip !

Sacramento ,Reno,Seattle,Reno,Sacramento. 39 mpg Salem,Oregon to Susanville,California in our 2013 Focus sedan with Select-shift. S position is great in mountains to hold speed downhill. Did notice after 4 hour runs that we had clutch chatter when pulling away from first stop everytime but went right away after that. No back aches or right leg/heel pain at all after i stopped leaving wallet in back pocket ! This is our 3rd Focus ( 2012 was totaled ) and not one regret. Wife and i counted how many 2012 and up we seen this trip and gave up after 30 or so. Once in fast lane out of Reno I-80 westbound had a black govt. plate sedan in front and a twin to our silver sedan behind us. (image was taken on long downhill on westbound I-80 from Donner Lake area. MPG was reset on top of pass before downhill run to Sacramento valley. )


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Old 09-28-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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We're quite satisfied with our performance, economy and comfort in our '14.
Thought our economy was pretty good until we saw yours!!!!!
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:42 AM   #3
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It was fun getting it to 99.9 ! ( limit on screen ) The 2012 we had only got to 70 mpg on same part of downgrade last year at same time of day but was 30 degrees warmer out .
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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99mpg, haha! Great road trip car
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:41 PM   #5
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Yes it is. 2 USB ports ( did the cable hookup from under console ) so had plenty of music with 120 gb Zune in glovebox. Can hardly wait to go out on the road again. Cruise control is great also on this car. Only gripe i have is the door fitment is crap compared to our race red 2014. Like most of us i hate going to the dealer !
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #6
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I took two long road trips in rental Focuses, and that's where I fell in love with the car.
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we did a 3100-mile road trip in june from san jose to Yellowstone and the grand tetons. I drove 1100 miles in the parks stopping a lot to take pictures. we averaged 35.4 mpg for the trip
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:23 AM   #8
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Your trip got me thinking about Yellowstone this January. I bet winter in that area would make a great road trip I retire effective Jan. 1. We are so ready !
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