Posted by 2011fiesta
on 14 November 2013 - 06:31 PM
Hello fellow auto owner. Also to bare in mind is pre 2012/3 fiestas have an old school 4 speed automatic which isn't know for good fuel economy.
My mpgs fall through the floor during these winter months when doing short city stop & go commutes from a cold start. As James has said it should improve over time, and as daft as it sounds my mpg is much better in the summer months.
To be honest though if you're looking for good fuel economy from the 1.4 petrol 4-speed fiesta, you're going to need a steep decline, and a strong tail wind lol.
Having said that I think my best ever reading was something like 48mpg - but that was on a single journey, rather than an average over a whole tank of fuel.
Post facelift (auto) fiestas now come with Ford's Powershift, a 6 speed twin clutch automated manual gearbox which gives much better mpgs than it's predessor.
Turned up at work this morning and everyone I spoke to was like "Oh, someone's caught the sun!".
Been to FF two years on the trot now and both have been glorious weather!
On speaking with Mark/Steve/Nathan yesterday, I reckon we should drum up some interest for next year to try and make it the best yet. Think about it, potentially everyone who was there can join this forum: it's a welcome environment for Fords both old or new, standard or modified etc. It's the one opportunity in the year for a large meet for all members
Maybe some FOC flyers under wipers too to dish out or for people to pick up.
Yeah people will see all the various club names when there, but if they then get home and have a web address on a flyer they'll be more likely to browse the forum and potentially join, and even become a supporter once they see what a friendly and helpful place this is.
Maybe set times when all FOC members will actually be at the FOC stand would be an idea too. Say 10.00, 12.00, & 14.00 etc, as for example I saw a few FOC cars I recognised, but never actually met the members who own them.
If its all planned earlier on this time I'll probably book the Monday off work so I can stay overnight on the Sunday, as well as the Saturday - (then I'll have more time to bore inath and jimrex about powershifts and american fords )
Oh and a pitch on the right as you come in against all those tall trees would suit me down to the ground, shade wise.
I am going to have to be there next year.... at least i now have a year to get my car finished and ready
I only decided to go on Friday night, so quickly booked a hotel and set off on Saturday afternoon. I've never been and regretted not going last year - plus this may have been the first and last time my fiesta goes, (not that it was on show - too dirty to show its face haha).
Ya know the Trip Computer that say's what MPG you're getting? That changes literally every 1-2 seconds with random readings from 99.9mpg to 76.2 or say 41.6 etc etc. Totally random numbers but keeps changing. Could there be a fault do you think??? Or did yours do anything like that??
You have it on 'live mpg readout' - hence the figure jumping up and down. When coasting or going down hill etc you use very little, if any fuel, so it will say 99.9mpg, as thats the highest figure the 3 digit mpg part of the screen can display.
If you press the button to scroll through your trip computer's display you can take it off 'live' readout if thats distracting you, and maybe leave it on average mpg instead.
Yes but yours isn't automatic!!
True, but the new Powershift should get a fairly decent figure for being an auto once broke in, as its an automated manual with 6 gears, so it doesn't have to work as hard as mine and 'Magenta's' old type 4 speed traditional auto. Plus obviously having more gears the car keep shifting higher: ...higher gear = less revs = better fuel economy
Excuse me asking but I am guessing that the Ford Powershift auto is a different type to mine which is a 1.4 auto (epicyclic type, sometimes called 'conventional' auto). Is the Powershift one of the 'automated manual' types of box where the box is of manualconstruction but operated automatically ? The reason I ask is that I once had a Vauxhall (wash my mouth out) Astra 'auto' of this latter type which actually gave better mpg than the manual although it was awful to drive.
Correct, auto face lift fiestas are equiped with Fords Powershift 'Automated Manual' twin clutch 6 speed gearbox. Giving fast smooth gear changes as the second clutch prepares the next gear you need, it apparently has the benfits of a manual (mpg - in theory lol), but with the ease of a driving like a normal automatic.