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#1 andygayle83

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:15 AM

A while ago i got a 2013 Focus Zetec S 1.0 125 and was in complete horror at the fact the dial was reading 33mpg average.  I tried every possible way to get the mpg up but even driving for an hour at night on a motorway could only achieve 35.  Well after 1600 miles i have finally seen 40mpg.  Since 2006 Ive had 6 brand new cars(one being a mini and the other 5 fords from a fiesta ST500 to a fiesta econetic) and I know they have to be run in but I have never exoerienced a car so far off its published mpg(56.5 mpg).  Anyway probably by 4/5000 miles it will be up towards mid 40's but just a bit of info for anyone getting one of these cars dont panic, it will get better



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

My 182 ecoboost will do 41mpg average on a 100 mile motorway journey with cruise control set to 70mph. Now it's nearly got 9k on the clock.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

as i said i didnt buy this car for economy i basically got a higher spec and new car for less money but i was worried about he mpg as 33 is terrible.  im happy with 40mpg.  anything above is a bonus.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:36 AM

When the weather (finally ?!?!) warms up, you should find it improves too.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:51 AM

yes should get another 1 maybe 2mpg more. im just happy that im finally getting decent mpg. old car was 37.5mpg so as long as it matched that im happy.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

When I got my 2010 Fiesta 1.6TDCi I struggled around the 50mpg mark, once past 15k I struggled to get below 60mpg ;)

They do wear in and then the MPG goes up & up!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

i had a 60 plate fiesta econetic.  when i got it it was doing 60 mpg, when it was run in i was doing 70 and if i tried i got 80mpg.  ive had so many new cars that im used to it improving but it isnt usually that far off to start with  33mpg from published figures of 56 is a big jump



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

Mine has just passed the 4000 mile mark and getting around 40mpg still..which isn't too shabby as I do like to put my foot down every so often...

 

As said hopefully when it warms up a bit it should start to rise a bit



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

i had a 60 plate fiesta econetic.  when i got it it was doing 60 mpg, when it was run in i was doing 70 and if i tried i got 80mpg.  ive had so many new cars that im used to it improving but it isnt usually that far off to start with  33mpg from published figures of 56 is a big jump


33>56 in the Focus is a smaller gap than your Fiesta Econetic at 60>85 ;)

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

33>56 in the Focus is a smaller gap than your Fiesta Econetic at 60>85 ;)

 

Not in percentage terms :P

 

Focus is at 59% of its expected MPG, Fiesta is at 71%



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

Glad, to hear this infomation had mine Focus Ecoboost one week now and am enjoying it!



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

as said above. not in persentage terms.  i would expect 70+% from new engine then getting up to 85% when run in 95% if you try your hardest



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:12 PM

My 59 plate 1.6 with 36k on clock gets 41 on motorway. 70/80mph and 32mpg around town/ short trips.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

haha no comment mine does 3 gallon to the mile :)



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:51 PM

My 59 plate 1.6 with 36k on clock gets 41 on motorway. 70/80mph and 32mpg around town/ short trips.

 

My 08 plate 1.8 petrol with 69k on clock gets 37mpg on motorway @70mph and 32mpg around town/short trips. Doesn't seem so bad after reading some of these posts. The 1.8 feels well place in the focus with power to weight ratio. 



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