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Old 03-14-2013, 10:22 AM   #1
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Hey guys I just wanted to ask you all what traveling speed have you noticed gives you the best MPG in your MK3. I noticed today that while in 6th gear I was getting 39 MPG going 40 MPH vs. 36 MPG at 35 MPH on other days. Cruise Control was set in both test drives.


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Old 03-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #2
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In my manual trans equipped Focus in the summer I've gotten into the 60s on flat roads at a cruise control regulated 40mph in 5th gear. There's a graph posted somewhere around this place that somebody plotted using one of those fancy OBD2 tools.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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Mine prefers between 50-60
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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In my manual trans equipped Focus in the summer I've gotten into the 60s on flat roads at a cruise control regulated 40mph in 5th gear. There's a graph posted somewhere around this place that somebody plotted using one of those fancy OBD2 tools.
I'd love to see said chart/graph/image/smoke signals.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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Your mileage will increase as you reduce speed down to about 40mph, maybe 35mph, but cruising at that speed for very long isn't easy. You can't go that slow on and interstate or freeway and secondary roads, where travelling at that speed is doable, tend to have traffic lights or stop signs.

Back in September I spent nearly a week in Yellowstone National Park with a park limit of 45mph and I averaged over 44mpg for over 1300 miles even with some stops, mountains and idling.


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Mine gets 40+ at 60 with the cruise on. It drops off dramatically above 60 tho, I only got 33 at 70 mph. I haven't tried anything below 60 to see if it gets better.
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I'd love to see said chart/graph/image/smoke signals.
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I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread because of redundancy now that the link to the other thread is embedded.
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