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#1 KAR

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:35 PM

I'm thinking of buying some Ford roof bars for my 2010 Galaxy Zetec 2.0 Powershift. Motoring organisations always advise to remove roof racks, but what about these semi-permanent roof bars? I guess because they are streamlined they will have minimal effect on mpg - but is this assumption correct. Has their effect on mpg ever been measured?



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:47 AM

Hello and welcome to the forum!

 

According to this test i found, aerodynamic roofbars/ boxes do not make a big difference to MPG -

 

http://www.autoexpre...mpg-mythbusters

 

airconditioning (especially around town/ not at a constant higher speed) and extra weight (especially up/ down hills) made a bigger difference / reducing MPG



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:56 AM

Thanks for the reply. Very interesting. If a roofbox takes up 0.2 mpg then the roof bars by themselves must take up virtually zero.




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