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#1 jmurray01

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:33 PM

My 2000 Ford Focus LX 1.8 5dr petrol gets 30-32MPG which consists of 50% city and 50% urban driving.  The average MPG on the Parkers website is 37 so it is getting a lot less than that but it does have 167,800 miles so taking that into account it isn't doing too badly.

 

It is hardly getting the 40+ MPG my old 1997 Fiesta 1.25 got though.

 

So, what does yours achieve?



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

I usually get around 50mpg (mainly around town, a bit of m'way), rising to high 50s on a run. This is from an 06 Focus Ghia 1.6tdci (110).

Jamie, when was your car last serviced?
A good service (plugs, leads, oil flush, oil, air and fuel filter change) should help if it hasn't been done for a while.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

1.8tdci 2006...i get 35mpg with lead foot....around 54mpg combined and around 57ish on motorway...

 

I have had 62mpg according to the computer on motorway using cruise at around 67mph



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:40 PM

Most of my driving is done in london so my mpg is a bit low, however before egr blanking i got 45mpg after egr blanking i get 45.6 or 46mpg, i also get this when calculated. 1.6TDCI



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

I usually get around 50mpg (mainly around town, a bit of m'way), rising to high 50s on a run. This is from an 06 Focus Ghia 1.6tdci (110).

Jamie, when was your car last serviced?
A good service (plugs, leads, oil flush, oil, air and fuel filter change) should help if it hasn't been done for a while.

The next service isn't due until 176,000 miles or January 2014 (whichever comes first). 

 

Unfortunately lower fuel economy is just part and parcel of owning a higher mileage car (since the compression decreases as the engine wears and a richer fuel mixture is required).



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:45 PM

2008 1.6TDCi (90) estate, 60k:  60 - 62mpg on motorways, if you do nothing but short school runs in winter the worst case scenario it'll drop to about 53, averages around 58 so with the £30 tax disc its cheap to run.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

2005 Focus (CMAX) 1.6 TDCI Auto

 

46 - 52MPG country roads

40 - 46MPG motorways

42 - 46MPG combined.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:08 PM

2010 focus 1.6 tdci (110) 14k on the clock

65-74 motorway 

50-54 combined

45-47 round town

 

I find that a good service helps as well as correct tyre pressure, I didn't realise the difference that tyre pressure made.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:37 PM

My Focus 1.8 TDCI is telling my i have an average of 45mpg 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

2005 1.6 zetec (100bhp) 32-35 around town, 39-42 on the motorway.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:48 PM

My 2000 Ford Focus LX 1.8 5dr petrol gets 30-32MPG which consists of 50% city and 50% urban driving.  The average MPG on the Parkers website is 37 so it is getting a lot less than that but it does have 167,800 miles so taking that into account it isn't doing too badly.

 

It is hardly getting the 40+ MPG my old 1997 Fiesta 1.25 got though.

 

So, what does yours achieve?

for a 1.8 petrol that sounds about right, dervs get much better mpg. Could give yours a service its surprising what fresh oil, filters and plugs can do but the book figure is normally always higher than what is easily attainable

 

for the record im currently sat at 31 mpg but towed a caravan 75 miles and had a/c on since i last reset it about 200 miles ago



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 04:25 AM

Ive stopped looking 1.6 tivct does 34 town 39-42 b roads ignore the figures they mean nothing other than a loose guide

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:07 AM

Had my 1.8 TDCi (115) Focus a month now, and at first the economy was working out at 42mpg. Since then, I've changed to Shell 'Fuelsave Diesel', and changed the air filter, and I'm now averaging 48mpg for weekly commuting.

 

Haven't done a long motorway run to gauge what that returns yet, but a run up to Northumberland on A-Roads at constant 50-60mph returned 52mpg before I changed the air filter, so I'd hope that kind of run might be up to 55-57ish now.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:34 AM

for a 1.8 petrol that sounds about right, dervs get much better mpg. Could give yours a service its surprising what fresh oil, filters and plugs can do but the book figure is normally always higher than what is easily attainable

 

for the record im currently sat at 31 mpg but towed a caravan 75 miles and had a/c on since i last reset it about 200 miles ago

It has just recently had a service (the oil is still golden) and isn't due another one for 9,000 miles.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:47 AM

Filled my car up, went to Manchester via llandrindod wells back to llandod,on to Aberystwyth, back to llandod then on to Leominster, back to llandod then to Swansea. Forgot to check the mileage, but I've just had the light come on in the car to say there's less than 50 miles left.was showing about 58,59 mpg on the clock.

not to shabby I think.



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