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#1 Sirus67

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:31 PM

Hi all, great to be amongst people of individual taste who don't succumb to the 3 big Germans! I recently took delivery of my Kuga Titanium X 2WD 2013 140 ps diesel, with lots of toys, and I have to say I'm absolutely delighted. Only gripe is massive disappointment in the MPG, I'm way off the figures advertised, I'm lucky if I get 37mpg in town and 43 on a long motorway run. I wrote to Ford but the silence was deafening. Anyone else experienced this?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

Welcome to the family Bill!

 

I expect that the engine is still being run in! how many miles has she done?



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:32 PM

i reckon the above post is spot on,

my better half had a smax zetec(60 reg) and the mpg was terrible,my smax titanium(08 reg) not only was faster but gave MUCH better mpg then hers ever did.

same engine but the difference was hers(when handed back)had 21k on the clock and mines got 110k.think mine is well and truly loosened up, :D



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:05 AM

Hi guys, thanks for response. Ive only done 4000 miles so you're probably right about the engine needing run in. I'll keep my eye on it. :)



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

No Worries Bill.As I  say, you can reset the car, and then drive it as you plan to for the long term. The MPG will look worse for the first few tanks, but after that, the ECU adapts to your driving style and improves the efficiency. Having said that, as your car has barely opened its eyes for the first time (so to say) you may not necessarily see any improvement.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:22 PM

Hi Bill welcome to the club! I'm sure it will loosen up a bit as others have said!  :)



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

Yip that seems to be the advice James! Just need to do more miles then! :)

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:50 PM

Ye she's still an infant Jeebo lol

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:57 PM

Fingers crossed that it gets better from here on.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 08:58 AM

MPG update at 5000, still rubbish. Averaging 40.3 mpg which is worse than my petrol TT! This car is costing me a fortune in business mileage. Very disappointed and bordering on misinformation on Ford part.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:54 AM

How many miles have you clocked so far Bill?



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:51 AM

Just over 5000 Jeebo


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

Should be sufficiently run in by now.

Have you tried a reset, disconnecting the battery for an hour or so then starting driving afresh?

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:36 AM

No I've not thought about that one mate. I wouldn't mind if it was just a few miles off the printed figures but it think it's taking the !Removed! when they publish 44.8 urban, 60.1 extra urban and 53.3 combined. It's a company car so I'll take it into the dealership to do it.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:58 AM

Best call! Good luck and let us know what they say

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