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Ford Freestyle, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#340 of 389 Re: Got 32 mpg with a Scangauge. [helton]
Jun 25, 2007 (8:43 am)
I assume you're calculating the mpg manually?
Jun 25, 2007 (3:34 pm)
If you look at hp require at 60mph VS 70mph that where you figure out your fuel savings. Driving fast is easy compare to hypermiling a car. It does take some skills to hyper mile a car. I calculate my mpg by hand and with the Scanscage and it comes pretty close. If you think 32mpg on a Freestyle is a far fetch, check out this guy out with a 06 Dodge Carvan with only a 4speed tranny.
#342 of 389 Re: Got 32 mpg with a Scangauge. [saabturboid]
Jun 26, 2007 (6:20 am)
The Scanguage is a little gizmo that attaches to the car computer to measure mpg. Tango_28ís post implied that the Scanguage was somehow responsible for his ďgreatĒ gas mileage, but I guess he was just saying that he didnít know how to manually calculate mpg. I also find the 32 mpg a little hard to believe, but I suppose anything is possible if you drive slow enough, on a flat road, by the light of a full moon, etc., etc.
#343 of 389 25 MPG, plus brakes dragging, and '08 Taurus sedan
Jul 16, 2007 (5:05 pm)
Thats 25 MPG in a front wheel drive, air conditioner on, some headwinds, mostly going about 75 mph, 400 lbs of people and cargo, few hills, over 2300 miles.
Just got a letter from Ford about the brake recall. The dragging brakes they talked about could account for horrible gas mileage figures some have reported!
On the subject of MPG, have you seen the EPA figures for the latest '08 Taurus sedan (a Ford500 with the new 3.5L V6)? That thing gets 31 MPG on the highway compared to the old Ford500's 29 MPG highway, comparing the back-converted 2008-style numbers with the old-style EPA figures. I want one. I haven't seen the figures for the Taurus X (Freestyle evolution) but an improvement over the '07 Freestyle's MPG would be awesome, too.
#344 of 389 Freestyle brakes
Jul 17, 2007 (1:40 am)
I just had rear brakes changed ,along with rotors,on my 2005 Freestyle. Car has 20k miles,is AWD ,SEL, I like the car, so far, but was told by dealer that Ford used organic brake pads that don't last. Seems to me it would be a defect. What's up ?
#345 of 389 Re: Freestyle brakes [mrsaj]
Jul 17, 2007 (10:45 am)
Was it done for free? If not go back and make sure he knows about the extended warranty on the brakes. Good for 3/3600, or Dec. 31, 07 if already over 36k. They are supposed to be new pads that are much better.
#346 of 389 29.9mpg
Jul 17, 2007 (2:00 pm)
I just did a 6000 mile road trip out West and in the Rockies. My best MPG was 29.9 driving about 65mph and even with the cruise set on 80mph (in the 75mph states) I still got about 24mpg. Even in the mountains my mpg never went under 23mpg. And I had plenty of power going up the mountains and the CVT was great for going down the mountains, although I wish it had an even lower "gear" when I went down Pike's Peak. Overall, we had a great 2 week vacation...much of it spent in the Freestyle!
#347 of 389 Re: Got 32 mpg with a Scangauge. [helton]
Jul 24, 2007 (5:16 am)
Most people have bad driving habits for mpg (including me). Scanguage just show your bad driving habits.
#348 of 389 Re: Got 32 mpg with a Scangauge. [tango_28]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:30 pm)
"Scanguage just show your bad driving habits."
Youíre right about that. My other car, a 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid, has a computer display of MPG and I do pay attention to it, and often make driving corrections when the mileage isnít as good as I think it should be. So, in a way, I guess it does help with better gas mileage.
#349 of 389 The 30 plus club
Jul 27, 2007 (12:22 pm)
Would all FS owners who have gotten 30 mpg please say aye?