I just changed my year old St2 , build No #00126 for the UK market and she was showing 42 on the av trip with 10,679miles on the clock never gave me any problems and was trouble free motoring , the scuff plates worked fine and lit up ok and no clunking or clonking from gearbox like some have experienced only a slight clunk changing from 1st to 2nd which is normal , infact my gearbox got better and smoother as the miles went on .
Now to to my new St3 that i picked up 3 weeks ago its better in many ways driving and handling seem nicer than my old St2 bieng slightly softer and not as harsh and the clutch an gearbox are lighter and smoother to use as is the brakes being slightly less grabby but equally as sharp as had to stand on them last week when 3 deer ran out in front of me .
Its showing 40.5 mpg on the av trip in 900 miles so far running on Shell V-power Nitro and going up daily i worked it out manually as i always do and it's returning 38/39mpg just like my old st did so that's good for me with the miles i do travelling to and from work .
I now use the cruise control mainly in the mornings on my new one as i set off to work at 3.15am so no traffic about on my my journey , i am in Essex and can go on 2 routes , one is the A12/M25 so for 23 miles or so on cruise control at 65/70mph or use A and B roads on a shorter slower route doing 30/40/50 and 60 mph with only 10miles of that using cruise control on the way to work .
I do drive slower in the mornings and on my way home mid afternoon if i can do some spirited driving and still get good mpg and love listening to noise when pressing on big smiles
Anyone going to the Ford Fair ? I am also a member on the St owners club and we have a large gathering and grouping of 35+ St's on our stand so should be fun and nice to see what people have done to there's modding