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View Poll Results: What is your MPG
0-10 10 0.39%
10-20 91 3.51%
20-25 530 20.43%
25-30 996 38.40%
30-35 702 27.06%
35-40 211 8.13%
40+ 54 2.08%
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:41 AM   #431
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People behind me don't like it too much, but then again, they should realize if they really want to piss me off, I'd love to take them out of their car and beat them down for being a dick and tailgating me. :) Happy motoring! (and be safe..)
LOL. How do you take them out of their car if you can't catch them with a slow Focus?
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Old 08-04-2008, 06:40 AM   #432
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Keep in mind that the reported MPG figures straight from Ford and other places, give the manual transmission Focus a +2MPG advantage over the automatic version.......but only on the highway. Around town the MPG figures are the same.

Meaning....don't blame poor MPGs on your transmission, shift the blame somewhere else, like your foot. If you're driving honestly conservative, and still have poor MPGs, you might blame Ford and it's poor PCM programming. A 2.0L engine in a relatively modern/small car, not tuned for racing......should average at least 28MPG in mixed driving.

IMHO......Ford should develop a new PCM program for all Focus models, optimizing MPG. It should be considered a recall, and done for free for anybody interested. The whole program would easily pay for itself by the good publicity/good will received by Ford. Since I bought my Focus, I have bad-mouthed the thing because of my poor MPG. (25.5)
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:52 PM   #433
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i have an 08 4door 5speed and i havent goten below 40.1 mpgs. my highest is 40.8. i do mostly highway drivin, and i go the speed limit. i have no mods, i just changed my oil and added amsoil so im hopn that will help.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:46 PM   #434
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LOL. How do you take them out of their car if you can't catch them with a slow Focus?

Well, since they are behind me, I won't have to go too far to 'catch up' to them, now will I? And yeah, I've nick named my car the 'Slowcus'. Oh well, If I wanted to go fast I would have bought a fast car!
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:56 AM   #435
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Approaching 6k miles, I'm now seeing 42.3 MPG on the guage. Manual fill 'n divide (I always use the same station and pump) gives me extremely close to the same right at 42 MPG - I have every receipt and miles / so it should be pretty accurate. I used to have to fill up the tank on the Explorer every other day. Now I'm getting over 500 miles on a tank in the Focus. So I only fill up twice a week. A/C does hurt the MPG a bit but not much. If I keep it under 66 MPH the A/C doesn't seem to matter. Everyone else around me is driving a bit faster, but I almost *always* catch up to them at the stoplights (which I try to coast and not stop).

Is anyone else here getting over 42 MPG? This is bone stock. I'm trying to see how high it will go before I start changing things (air filter to K&N, plugs, 100% synthetic, etc.).

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Update: I'm now getting 43.8 MPG and changed over to Mobile 1 oil and filter today (8/29/08) - so we'll see if I can hit 45 MPG... that's my goal.

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Old 08-05-2008, 06:53 AM   #436
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i'd like to the know the 13 people that get 40mpg secret.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:19 AM   #437
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The secret to high mileage claims......

Flunked basic math.

Only drives down-hill with a tail-wind.

Faulty gauge on gas pump at filling station.

Wishful thinking......

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Old 08-07-2008, 06:51 AM   #438
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:29 PM   #439
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My last 3 tanks I have gotten 33, 30 and 31 mpg untuned, I want to get a tune to see how much better I get
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:37 PM   #440
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I've been getting around 35 - 36 driving 55 mostly all highway. Last fill I calculated 38.5, but it only took 10.6 gallons when the gas light had been on for about 7 miles, so I think it just didn't fill all the way. It should have been around 11.5 gallons. I got 409 miles out of that tank. How anyone could get 500 miles consistently is beyond me.
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