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#1 jimbobc

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:24 AM

Well despite driving it sedatley its only returned 41.5mpg once I filled up and worked it out with a calculator. That's on over 400 miles despite the computer recording 44.6mpg. I would be interested to see how Ford think 47.1mpg is possible on a combined as mine was recorded over what I would have thought was a fairly typical combined cycle. Its not that much better than my Scirocco which has 265bhp and quite a bit worse the Grande Punto diesel it replaces despite having an almost identical official figure. Dissapointing! Its done 4400 miles now and about 650 since I picked it up.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:41 AM

Hi, you'll never get really close to the quoted figures as they are generated under simulated conditions and thus should only be used for a general comparison of different manufacturer's cars. If it is any use I got 34mpg around town on my first drive of my car.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:26 PM

No I guess not but didn't think it would be 15% or so out. The Scirocco can get 36-37mpg reasonably easily. Although I am sure I heard someone with a MK3 diesel was only getting 45mpg so it seems maybe a Ford exaggeration thing.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:12 PM

I've got the 1.6 diesel and I'm getting 54mpg not driving hard or like a granny, girlfriend gets 56 mpg it's like a war at the moment, having said that the roads we drive on are like your b roads and the mountain road is a killer so not to bad but not close to the 63.7mpy I think its suppose to be returning.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:33 PM

Thats pretty decent economy glad to hear that

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:34 PM

i get around 34 mpg to work which is all 30 mph,but half of that is cold running as its only 3.5 mile,had a run down to brighton though with 2 adults,2 kids and the boot full to the roof with cruise set on 74 mph(which gives 71 mph with gps)and it returned 48 mpg over 365 miles.ps thats with all my petals intact.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 12:30 AM

dont they say give a few thousand miles to run the engine in if brand new?

i get around 57mpg on motorways and 46mpg on town roads. thats on a 1.8tdci 2006 mkII focus.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:16 AM

They do but is not that much on new engines 1k max to run it in but you'll propably notice improvement after that.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

i get around 34 mpg to work which is all 30 mph,but half of that is cold running as its only 3.5 mile,had a run down to brighton though with 2 adults,2 kids and the boot full to the roof with cruise set on 74 mph(which gives 71 mph with gps)and it returned 48 mpg over 365 miles.ps thats with all my petals intact.


Hi, is there a way to get the petals displayed instead of the recommended gear change green arrow and number?
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

No I guess not but didn't think it would be 15% or so out. The Scirocco can get 36-37mpg reasonably easily. Although I am sure I heard someone with a MK3 diesel was only getting 45mpg so it seems maybe a Ford exaggeration thing.


Ok, here's mine. 1.6TDCI Stop/Start (Non-Functioning at the moment!!)

Just refilled.

46.16 litres = 10.15 gallons
466 miles covered / 10.15 = 45.9mpg

And thats with driving like a Sunday driver.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:34 PM

Hi, your car is young of course and it depends so much upon driving conditions, state of the engine, etc etc. I used to have this debate with other owners of the Mk4 Mondeo 2.0l diesels, thay all said there cars were uneconomical, because they were only able to average about 42mpg. Yet I could get that around town, even showed how 50mpg was possible, and I could hit 60mpg on a run. My answer is, give me your car, let me drive it on roads I know and we'll see how good it is...
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:56 PM

Hi, your car is young of course and it depends so much upon driving conditions, state of the engine, etc etc. I used to have this debate with other owners of the Mk4 Mondeo 2.0l diesels, thay all said there cars were uneconomical, because they were only able to average about 42mpg. Yet I could get that around town, even showed how 50mpg was possible, and I could hit 60mpg on a run. My answer is, give me your car, let me drive it on roads I know and we'll see how good it is...
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I drive 30,000 miles a year, have done for the past 17years in my job. Drive a mix of roads, varying traffic conditions, don't thrash it and stick to speed limits. All I'm saying is that in my opinion my previous 2 company cars were more economical - A 2.2 CDTI Civic and before that a 2.0TDI 140BHP Octavia (very, very rarely saw under 55mpg on that one).

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:03 PM

Hi, I'm not questioning your driving ability, but if other owners can say this, "I've got the 1.6 diesel and I'm getting 54mpg not driving hard or like a granny, girlfriend gets 56 mpg it's like a war at the moment, having said that the roads we drive on are like your b roads and the mountain road is a killer so not to bad but not close to the 63.7mpy I think its suppose to be returning". Then there must be something different going on...
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:14 PM

Hi, I'm not questioning your driving ability, but if other owners can say this, "I've got the 1.6 diesel and I'm getting 54mpg not driving hard or like a granny, girlfriend gets 56 mpg it's like a war at the moment, having said that the roads we drive on are like your b roads and the mountain road is a killer so not to bad but not close to the 63.7mpy I think its suppose to be returning". Then there must be something different going on...
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The post you refer to says his car is a Focus Mk2 'Soon to be Mk3'Year 2007 - different car ??

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:32 PM

Hi, yes I saw that, was hoping that posters who don't own a Mk3 would state so. If it is a Mk2 then my bad. Stand by what I said though, it is so difficult to compare. I only know what I can do, which seems to be better then most.
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EDIT: correction, posted by Will Clark IOM over at talkford; "ordered 25th June arrived 18th August that's a 1.6 Tdci titanium."

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