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InKontrol

Member Since 27 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Ecoboost 1.0 125 Real World Mpg

25 February 2015 - 10:13 PM

I picked up my 2014 Mk3 Focus Zetec S with the Ecoboost 1.0 125 engine last week and I'm currently averaging 53 mpg - that's with about 50% motorway (60mph) and 50% urban. At 70mph for about 200 miles, I got about 47 mpg. It's a little disappointing after all the hype I read but it compares favourably with my previous Mondeo 1.8 Econetic diesel which managed just under 53 mpg at 50% motorway (60mph) and 50% urban.

That's more than what I was expecting really. :) As above I guess it depends on a load of factors. I've heard that putting the engine in to the highest gear possible is also bad for economy, because you're putting unnecessary load on to the engine which it has to compensate for. Not sure if this has been proven however...


In Topic: New Car Ordered, Goodbye Focus... Hello New Mk3.5 Focus!

17 February 2015 - 09:20 PM

I don't own an ecoboost but this may or may not help...


In Topic: Focus Ecoboost Mk3

10 February 2015 - 12:21 AM

I won't be going for a new car, rather nearly new if I can, eg. Ex demo. I've been told that March is a good time to bag myself a bargain due to the dealers being more flexible. Not sure if this is true.


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In Topic: Focus Ecoboost Mk3

09 February 2015 - 11:03 PM

When would be a good time to buy one? I see Arnold Clark have a fair few Titanium X's for sale at the moment, but neighbour best bet is to wait until march. I'm not sure whether they'll still be around by then as they seem to going thick and fast...


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In Topic: Focus Ecoboost Mk3

07 February 2015 - 07:53 PM

I suppose when you're coming off the motorway you can lift your foot off the accelerator a lot earlier, which'll mean a greater distance covered on zero fuel usage. :)


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