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#16 Motocrossmad

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

the slowest most boring drive in my life. stopped once for a pee the whole way down. sat at a constant 68-70mph. no less and no more.

would never do that again tho, totally not worth the money saving haha

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

the slowest most boring drive in my life. stopped once for a pee the whole way down. sat at a constant 68-70mph. no less and no more.

would never do that again tho, totally not worth the money saving haha

I know it's boring but even hardly ever going above 60 I only get 51.8mpg and I've got a deisel

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:46 PM

i found just under 70 was my sweet spot. any slower or faster and fuel econemy went down ever soo much. just sat at an even throttle the whole way.

used under 2 tanks the whole way down and back up :) worked out the same price as a courier would have been to get them

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

I think you need to book the 24hr test drive of the Nissan Leaf to fully see the effect of your right foot when accelerating and braking, then take your new found awareness back into the fiesta :lol:

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

I think you need to book the 24hr test drive of the Nissan Leaf to fully see the effect of your right foot when accelerating and braking, then take your new found awareness back into the fiesta :lol:


Wash your mouth out young man!

This thread is making me quite ashamed of my Focus' average MPG, so much so that I drove to work at 55mph all the way this morning and upped it from 46mpg to 51. I doubt with my impatience, lead right foot and sluggish 1st gear it will get any higher though.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

I cant remember exact figures but I've had 500+ miles out of a tank quite a few times as i generally drive pretty sedately. i have to really considering i have to drive 100 miles a day to get to work and back, if i didn't i would be bankrupt lol

Since owning the car, (2.5 years now) my average fuel consumption is 59.8 and considering i do have the odd lead foot driving session when on the way to rugby or somewhere, i think thats damn impressive!

Ive never done a pure motorway drive mpg test, i imagine staying at 70 on the motorway would get pretty high mpg figures but as my journey to work is all b roads through villages and what not i don't get to test the mpg properly

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:53 PM

I normally get around 430 to a tank. About 52mpg. That's mainly town driving. Weirdly, my mpg goes DOWN when cruising at 70. I wouldn't have thought its supposed to do that...is it?

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:34 PM

Weirdly, my mpg goes DOWN when cruising at 70. I wouldn't have thought its supposed to do that...is it?


Mine too - 55-60 is the sweet spot!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

Mine too - 55-60 is the sweet spot!


But it's so sloooooooow! Haha
Is yours factory tuned or remapped to get 60+? I'd love an extra 100 miles to a tank

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

But it's so sloooooooow! Haha
Is yours factory tuned or remapped to get 60+? I'd love an extra 100 miles to a tank


The engine's standard ;) I did install a K&N panel filter last week but I was getting 60+mpg way before that. It's all to do with driving style.

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:47 PM

The engine's standard ;) I did install a K&N panel filter last week but I was getting 60+mpg way before that. It's all to do with driving style.


Ah, no chance I'm getting above 50 then! Still, it's miles better than the 20-25 my old Alfa got

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:56 PM

I get higher mpg at 80 than I seem to at any other point, think it's going to Ford to have a poke at, I'm pretty sure my MPG shouldn't go from 60's down to high 40's on average >_>

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:06 PM

What is the fuel tank capacity on a 1.25 petrol engine anyone?

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:37 PM

What is the fuel tank capacity on a 1.25 petrol engine anyone?


All petrol Mk7's have a 42l tank, diesels 40l

I get between 350 and 400 miles depending on driving from a 1.25 (82)

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

All petrol Mk7's have a 42l tank, diesels 40l

I get between 350 and 400 miles depending on driving from a 1.25 (82)


Thanks for that! I get around the same from my 1.25 (82 also). That's mainly from going around 70-75 though, going to try and slow it down to see how much I can get out of it!

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