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Old 09-26-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Totaled my '05 spring of '11. Replaced it with an '01 VW Passat GLX Wagon 4Motion. Huge mistake. Car was a neverending pain. Last straw was when it blew a coolant hose and then headgasket before i could get to the shoulder. Donating it to the local Vo-Tech high school. Replaced it with a '12 Focus 5 door SE in Silver yesterday. Last tank in the VW I got 17.5 MPG. Today I got 38.5 commuting to work (55 miles total, 30 cruising @ 60, 25 of Washington D.C. commuter hell bumper to bumper stop and go traffic). Gas savings alone should pay for the car by the time the car is paid off.


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Old 09-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
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Totaled my '05 spring of '11. Replaced it with an '01 VW Passat GLX Wagon 4Motion. Huge mistake. Car was a neverending pain. Last straw was when it blew a coolant hose and then headgasket before i could get to the shoulder. Donating it to the local Vo-Tech high school. Replaced it with a '12 Focus 5 door SE in Silver yesterday. Last tank in the VW I got 17.5 MPG. Today I got 38.5 commuting to work (55 miles total, 30 cruising @ 60, 25 of Washington D.C. commuter hell bumper to bumper stop and go traffic). Gas savings alone should pay for the car by the time the car is paid off.
Congrats on the Focus. Did you get the 5 speed or the DCT?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Congrats on the Focus. Did you get the 5 speed or the DCT?
I got the DCT.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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Very nice! welcome back!
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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Nice car it seems lets see those pics
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Jesus ...

You got 38.5 in a mixed 55 mile commute? Now, granted, I have a heavier right foot than you - I cruise at 70 not 60. But if I did 30 miles of cruising and 25 miles of bumper to bumper, I'd be mid 20s MPG. In fact, just the other day, I did about 30 miles on the highway (Dulles Toll Road from Tysons to Herndon and back) followed by my usual Reston stop and go. It quickly went from mid 30s to high 20s to mid 20s. I mean quickly.

I think I'm getting the worst MPG of anyone on here. I'm actually wondering if the fuel injection is off, maybe feeding too much in stop and go environments?

Anyways, don't mean to piss on your parade :) and I still dig my car.

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Old 09-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #7
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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Welcome back! Good luck with your car, Waranties are awesome :)

And average about 30-32 mpg in my 2.0 dtec on mostly freeway... I wouldnt feel too bad about your mileage. It's probably normal
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #9
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Anyways, don't mean to piss on your parade :) and I still dig my car.

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Take it in while you're still under warranty. They might be happy to get one in for just a fuel economy problem.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:13 PM   #10
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