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

18 March 2015 - 08:40 AM

That's a bit gash on a brand new car, unless you've done 150,000 miles since you bought it but I doubt that. :P

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In Topic: Acceleration...

05 March 2015 - 08:33 PM

Tried it tonight and the car does seem to accelerate better when you gradually press the accelerator, but even then at the moment it's kind of like an on/off switch at the very beginning of its travel. Sometimes feels like there's no engine braking at all even when the pedal is not even touched, sort of like wants to run away at the slightest of throttle. Weird.

In Topic: Acceleration...

05 March 2015 - 01:48 PM

It happens in the 2000 to 3000rpm range where the turbo should be spinning so I'm not bogging the engine down. I find that if I have to put my foot down e.g. pulling out of a junction then I have to apply partial throttle to get the engine to rev up the quickest, whereas if I put foot to floor where you'd expect maximum acceleration it takes even longer to rev through the same rev range.

In Topic: Dpf On 1.6 Tdci

04 March 2015 - 09:26 PM

Always amazes me why these DPF's aren't serviceable... I mean how hard is it to fit a removable compartment to it, sort of like an ash catcher, which when full you can pull out and empty then pop back in and bob's your uncle.

OK fair enough if the internal core has failed, but jesus at least make them like a vacuum cleaner where you can empty it when it gets full. 

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...