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good luck getting 40mpg for an entire tank of gas, lol
 

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I got up to 453 with 1 MTE. Filled the tank with 12.25 gallons. I guess I was running a bit low huh?
 

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I'll have to check next time I fill up. but I often get 450+ miles/tank. Right now I have driven 100 and it says 375 MTE. 500 would be amazing, but incredibly hard for me to do.
I am very impressed with the mileage I get on this car. One of my deciding factors was a 450mile hwy range, and it delivers. Some other vehicles I was considering had similar or better mileage, but the tank was too small to give me my 450. My last vehicle was an 05 Prius and it usually gave me 450-480 range with only about 1.5 gallon less than the focus. I don't miss it at all.
 

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I don't know how you guys are doing it cause when I fill up my car, the highest MTE has been 323. My car has about 3700 miles now so it should be broken in. Just this Saturday I learned not to trust the MTE completely since I tan out of gas when the MTE was displaying 5.
 

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I don't know how you guys are doing it cause when I fill up my car, the highest MTE has been 323. My car has about 3700 miles now so it should be broken in. Just this Saturday I learned not to trust the MTE completely since I tan out of gas when the MTE was displaying 5.
How you drive impacts the MPG HUGE. I went from showing 26-30 to showing 29-31 just by being more gradual with my take-offs and braking maneuvers. It's all about finesse!

Also, my MPG readout has been fairly accurate, and I haven't bothered testing DTE cause I don't ever let my car get that low! When the light comes on I know I have to get a tank in the next drive or two.
 

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How you drive impacts the MPG HUGE. I went from showing 26-30 to showing 29-31 just by being more gradual with my take-offs and braking maneuvers. It's all about finesse!

Also, my MPG readout has been fairly accurate, and I haven't bothered testing DTE cause I don't ever let my car get that low! When the light comes on I know I have to get a tank in the next drive or two.
For the last 2 tanks of gas I have been making it a point to take off very slowly increasing speed slow and smooth. Have felt like and old person driving since everyone passes me at take off. Even still my best MPG has been 26.7 though I'm guessing the 110 degree heat has been affecting MPG's. The weather has finally cooled off into the 80's here in Houston, so we'll see if that makes any difference.
 

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I have got in the 480 range DTE for the past few fillups. I averaged 41.0 MPG hand calculated on my last tank.
 

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If Ford would have gone ahead with a 13 gallon tank, 500 would be a lot easier![idea] Seriously, I do wish they would have done that for the extra range.

For the last 2 tanks of gas I have been making it a point to take off very slowly increasing speed slow and smooth. Have felt like and old person driving since everyone passes me at take off. Even still my best MPG has been 26.7 though I'm guessing the 110 degree heat has been affecting MPG's. The weather has finally cooled off into the 80's here in Houston, so we'll see if that makes any difference.
Take care down there and don't let the wildfires get you or your Focus.
 

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I won't ever hit that cause derps on the interstate have no idea how to drive at 7am and at 4:30 pm.
 

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I know this sounds odd, and it's just a theory of mine for the time being, but I've found that nearly flooring the car from a dead stop and quickly getting up to speed seems to yield better overall fuel economy. I got the idea watching my girlfriend drive the car and noticed she was getting consistently better mpgs that I was.

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I just filled her up with 11.4 gallons, which means there was a gallon in there. The display was reading, DTE 1 mile with what would be a gallon left I guess. Anyways after the fill up:



Engine is young too, 787 miles and getting 35.7 mpg so far, it is still rising everyday.
 

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I know this sounds odd, and it's just a theory of mine for the time being, but I've found that nearly flooring the car from a dead stop and quickly getting up to speed seems to yield better overall fuel economy. I got the idea watching my girlfriend drive the car and noticed she was getting consistently better mpgs that I was.

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Tony
If you know how to get in to the "TEST" screen on your gauge cluster you can check the fuel flow there.
 

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I got this after my last fill up, early this afternoon.



488 ToE
 

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I know this sounds odd, and it's just a theory of mine for the time being, but I've found that nearly flooring the car from a dead stop and quickly getting up to speed seems to yield better overall fuel economy. I got the idea watching my girlfriend drive the car and noticed she was getting consistently better mpgs that I was.

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Yeah, i am a believer in get up to cruise fast and then coast.
I usually run it up in first, second and shift straight to fourth or fifth. [driving]
 

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Yeah, i am a believer in get up to cruise fast and then coast.
I usually run it up in first, second and shift straight to fourth or fifth. [driving]
Well so far it's far from scientific, but it sure seems like I'm getting overall better economy by driving this way, probably by about 2 mpg.

I remember years ago reading an article about driving this way and it explained how starting from a stop and getting up to speed quickly (not WOT) was actually better than being overly delicate with the gas pedal. It was so long ago I don't remember the source or the specifics. Anyone else ever hear something like this?

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Well so far it's far from scientific, but it sure seems like I'm getting overall better economy by driving this way, probably by about 2 mpg.

I remember years ago reading an article about driving this way and it explained how starting from a stop and getting up to speed quickly (not WOT) was actually better than being overly delicate with the gas pedal. It was so long ago I don't remember the source or the specifics. Anyone else ever hear something like this?

Tony
I've heard it as well - there is definitely a break-even point where quickly accelerating and getting into the higher gears sooner pays off.
 
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