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andygayle83

Member Since 05 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2013 11:28 AM
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#250212 Finally Getting Decent Mpg From The New 1.0L Focus Ecoboost

Posted by andygayle83 on 08 April 2013 - 01:10 PM

the way ive looked at it, is all cars mpg's are tested in ideal conditions(perfect temparature steady throttle no wind etc) so it doesnt matter whether its ford skida renault audi all of them are going to be unachievable by roughly the same amount.  i have always looked at mpg and took 10% off as thats a fair rough gage.  if it was only audi testing in deal conditions then it would be an unfair advantage but they all do it




#249739 Finally Getting Decent Mpg From The New 1.0L Focus Ecoboost

Posted by andygayle83 on 06 April 2013 - 10:56 AM

I havent driven the diesel but this car dont strain. Will sit at 105 happily. Also believe me whem i say it loves to be revved and its fast. Alot quicker than my old ficus 1.6. I change cars yearly so cant comment on engine life etc. I was not happy with the mpg to start but now its doing 40s its fine. You would never know its a 1 litre by driving it. My advice would be get the 125 bhp engine as the 105 one i feel Is a bit underpowered. Artscot the reason people care about mpg Is the cost of petrol. I could afford an st but where i do lots of Miles id be putting in £70 a week. As for honest Johns figures that must have been a New car. I would immagine town driving would be 36mpg in my car. Im in between 38 and 40 all the time now. When i got it it was 33