February 17, 2010, 8:34 am
[quote name='AlexB' date='16 February 2010 - 11:01 AM' timestamp='1266317487' post='65256']
Could anyone tell me how the 1.8 Petrol engine is on the latest Focus Titaniums? I pick mine up on march 1st and just wondered how it was for mpg etc... I'm getting it to replace my 09 Fiesta Zetec S.
I'm not really expecting it to be quicker as such as it's a bigger car.
Hi Alex, We picked up our new 1.8 Focus Titanium on New Years Eve to replace our '53 2.0 Focus Ghia Estate.
With the weather being so bad we have mainly stayed local and doing lots of short journeys we are still getting 30 -32mpg. On the couple of slightly longer journeys we have made we managed over 40mpg and the car has lived up to the expectations we had for it. It's got a fair bit of acceleration when needed and handles well.
The only thing we regret is not getting the rear parking sensors fitted. Never realised how useful they had been on our last car until I came to reverse on to our tight drive in the dark the first time we brought it home. Retro fitting them will doubtless be the subject of a future thread.