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Member Since 30 Jan 2014
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In Topic: 1000 Ecoboost Real World Mpg

28 February 2014 - 09:54 AM

Thought I'd post an update on this.  The dealership took the car in and 'updated' the engine management system.  The trip computer now reads between 43 and 46 mpg (combined cycle) and it seems to be comparing well with 'actual' mpg.

One thing I've noticed is that the gear shift indicator wants me to change up earlier now (5th at 30, 6th at 40) but the engine labours a bit if there's any load (uphill for instance), so I'm mainly sticking to my previous habits (5th at 40 and 6th at 50) and it still gives me better mpg.  I also pushed it up to 70 on a level road and the mpg still crept upwards, so here's hoping!



In Topic: 1000 Ecoboost Real World Mpg

05 February 2014 - 10:25 AM

I suppose I'm a bit niave to assume they do what the say!  Had it to work the past 2 days, 12 miles each way, open road and 3 villages en-route.  MPG is sitting at 42.7, a lot better.  I'll give it a long one at the weekend and see how it pans out.


Thanks for all input guys.


Pete :)

In Topic: 1000 Ecoboost Real World Mpg

04 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

Thanks for your input James.  The car is a Ford Direct purchase, just got it last week, so a full service should have been done and everything back to manufacturers standard.  I'm using it to work this week, so it's getting longer journeys, I'll keep an eye on it.



In Topic: Radio/satnav Screen

03 February 2014 - 12:30 PM

Took it back to the dealer and they said it's the way it's meant to be.  Showed me a focus that was exactly the same.  Looks like that's that!