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Member Since 02 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

08 January 2014 - 03:55 PM

Forgot to say I also had a 1.1 litre Panda Active that did low 50s mpg (manufacturer figure was about 56 I think) on the identical commute I do in the fiesta, although it was obviously very slow to accelerate (it needed a damn good thrashing but was still economical. I sold that and the D5 diesel volvo to downsize.

 

maybe ecoboost is good for town but crap on longer runs???

 

Remember air resistance is lower in town!


In Topic: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

08 January 2014 - 01:48 PM

Cruise control is excellent on m/ways for improving mpg, unless there are lots of hills and traffic. When you use it you realise how much other people slow down and speed up over time for no other reason than they are not a computer but are very bored and not concentrating very hard, which is understandable. What on earth zero air resistance has to do with it is anyone's guess!?!?

 

Yes, but equally I could say what has love got to do with it?


In Topic: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

08 January 2014 - 01:39 PM

I have now reset my vote to show 40 - 50 mpg.


In Topic: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

08 January 2014 - 01:36 PM

 

 

Not many cars on board mpg readouts are accurate... so an indicated 50 mpg could be anywhere betwen 40 and 50... which is quite poor, no?

 

Actually, long term (not resetting av mpg) and driving without particular regard to economy on a variety of roads, the indicated average mpg has now settled to read between 44 and 45. I think that is realistic and I'm still happy with it. I can't be bothered to drive like Miss Daisy.


In Topic: Ford Fiesta Ecoboost Mpg

23 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

Dan222, your speedo does not indicate mpg as well lol! I too have isolated cases of mpg greater than 60, but they are transient and probably accompanied by average downhill travel. In the long term, dependending on the many factors that effect consumption I believe that an indicated 45 - 50 mpg is realistic. This was after an initial estimate of 50 - 55 mpg which I think was down to over-cautious use of the accelerator to keep the engine off-boost as much as possible. Anyway I'm still pleased as it still beats my old MX-5 by about 10 mpg which had the same top speed and acceleration (0 - 60 mph).