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Just bought a 2000 Ford Focus Kona Edition for a commuter car. Looking to maximize my gas mileage. It is an automatic with cruise control.....other than the standard driving techniques are there any mods that I can look into to increase the mileage. So for I have been avg about 30 miles to the gallon. I drive 90 miles a day. All Highway.....
 

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Check you other post. It is a replacement filter for the stock airbaox that flows a lot better than the reg filter. It is also washable and reusable. Check them out at any parts store.
 

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please only post 1 question once... thre is no need to post the same thing more than once, and for sure no more than twice....
 

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Thank you for the information.....I will make note of it.....sorry to have been a pain my first time on.....
 

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nah man its cool, jus tryin to help ya out...cuz sum ppl on here would bich u out [:)]
 

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Check your tire press often, you can try running a little higher pressures but keep an eye on wear pattern.
Use synthetic oils
Make sure alighnment is good
Keep car clean and wax it a few times a year.
Keep all the maint up to date
Don't carry unnessasary crap in the car, lower weight helps everything.
Don't use a/c, but that might not be an option for you.

It's pretty hard to get more MPG, if there were any "easy" way to improve that number Ford would have done it.
You can spend ton of cash on performance mods that also happen to improve mileage a little but a 300 dollar exhaust to get 1mpg is going to take a long time to pay for itself.
K&N or ITG replacement air filter will pay for itself in what would have been two stock air filter changes and might get you 1mpg. If all you want is better mileage the list above is a good start.
 

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no, you get better aerodynamics if you sell the roof rack to me. Besides, i spelled roof rack right which he did not.
 

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Sorry, do not have a roof rack, it was not with the car....I am looking for one in the "Wanted" Forum, otherwise I will just try and find one in the junk yard or by a new one from the factory ($250.00).......
 

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you will see the best gains if you modify your intake/exhaust system. If you get a larger diameter more free flowing cat-back exhaust, you'll see another 1-2mpg, if you don't want it loud and racey, you can get a focussport stealth system(very quiet) also get a new complete intake (volant, aem, iceman, focus central are big brands) and a new 65mm throttlebody would help too. keep about 35lbs of tire pressure in your tires, alignment, balancing, clean aerodynamic car, get out weight you don't need too. new sparkplug wires/plugs would help too, the stock's aren't all that great. ford racing 9mm's and autolite platinum plugs.
 

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and sell me your roof rack when you get it.
 

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llama_in_a_focus said:
no, you get better aerodynamics if you sell the roof rack to me. Besides, i spelled roof rack right which he did not.
I was looking all over my car, and through the owner's manual trying to figure out what a rook rack was.
 

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shut up! i want it to mount rally lights to!
 
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