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FORD FAIR – SILVERSTONE – 6TH AUGUST 2017
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Afternoon all, first post here. My friend and I bought a Fiesta Zetec 1.0 Ecoboost about a month ago. We've both gone roughly the same distance (about 1200 miles) most of those miles from long motorway journeys and we're averaging between us about 45mpg, now this whilst this isn't bad mileage its nowhere near what Ford advertised (65.7mpg average, 53.3mpg urban, 76.4 extra urban). Now I'm aware that official MPG figures are always exaggerated surely getting roughly 65% of their estimate amounts to false advertising? I never expected 100% but somewhere around the 84% mark. I'm sure its not my driving being uneconomical as I've got 'full marks' on the eco performance whatsit on the dashboard and I've even earned myself a nice little on screen trophy for my advanced eco driving prowess. I've checked honest John and it seems this is the average for the car. Now I've been reading on here for a while that it takes a while to 'break the engine in' in order to gauge a more realistic mileage figure, but what are the chances of the car getting an extra 10mpg or more and how long does it take to get to a more accurate figure? What kind of MPG are you guys getting if you don't mind me asking? I called Ford today about it and they recommended I take it back to the dealer and get them to check there is nothing wrong with the car, I think its safe to say there won't be, and it'll be a bit of a waste of time to take it there in order for them to tell me that the car is fine and its just a case of Ford inflating their mileage claims, but if this is the case is no one else going to look for any form of compensation? I've seen people on here mention their MPG on this car and seem to be quite happy with it, and I'm happy with the car, I love the way it drives and a lot of things about it but the MPG claims surely amount to false advertising and being sold a car on worthless claims of exceptional mileage. Is anyone else feeling the same and what do you intend to do about it, if anything? This is the first brand new car I've ever bought and though I'm very happy with the car itself I bought the car because of the economy advertised.