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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
Aug 01, 2012 (6:34 am)
Seriously, there is no good way to spin getting 19 mpg on a 2012 Ford Focus. Mileage may vary, driving habits, blah, blah blah. Engine needs broken in----- then buy my gas until it is broken in. I am not asking for the mileage that you guys are getting. Honestly a combined 25 mpg would thrill me. Absolutely no way I would have bought this car if I knew 19 -20 mpg was all I was going to get. I drove about 80 highway miles on Sunday and the mileage went up a little but now is back down.
maybe I just got a bad one??????
For those of you getting in the thirties can you honestly tell me that you were getting only 19 when you first bought the car?
#125 of 185 Re: C'mon now [johnplisap]
Aug 01, 2012 (6:41 am)
I agree with you wholheartedly!
#126 of 185 Re: C'mon now [johnplisap]
Aug 01, 2012 (6:43 am)
I'm with you John.
I purchased this car based on the published EPA numbers and figured I'd get close to them but not entirely miss them. I do most of my driving in the city and I get between 20-21. When I do highway I may get about 27. I've tracked my mileage since April and I'm averaging about 21 MPG with 2400 miles on the car. I love this car I do but the mileage currently sucks. Once it reaches 3K I'm turning it over to the dealer to have them really look at it.
#127 of 185 Re: C'mon now [johnplisap]
Aug 01, 2012 (7:03 am)
which model Focus do you have? I have the Titanium.
#128 of 185 Re: C'mon now [revss]
Aug 01, 2012 (9:32 am)
I have the SE. The thing that gets me is that everybody keps telling me at Ford or the dealer that , "mileage may vary, the car needs broken in , and driving habits...... (means you suck at driving.) I just want a car that is going to get more than 240 miles on a 12 gallon fill up. 300 would be great. that would 25 mpg combined. i could live with that.
#129 of 185 Re: C'mon now [johnplisap]
Aug 01, 2012 (9:43 am)
Thats EXACTLY how I feel. The break in period, as stated in the manual, is 1000. I've been told by my dealer its at least 7,500 which is my first service. My friend who purchased a 2010 AWD four cylinder Subaru Outback gets better gas mileage than I do! I should at least be getting 300 MPG out of a tank of gas. I'm getting the same MPG as my 2007 Honda Odysee which is about right for that vehicle. Not this one!
#130 of 185 Ohhhhh..... that went badly
Aug 01, 2012 (6:17 pm)
So I went to the dealership and talked to the sales manager. I knew it was a bad idea because he doesn't have the power to really do anything. I let the salesman talk me into meeting him. First thing he does is roll his eyes, smirks and says the car needs broken in. Then he says we can get it into service next week. Gee thanks.
I leave pissed. As I am about to leave he stops me and tries to talk to me. He says I am computing it wrong and I am getting a combined 22 mpg (first of all i am not wrong, second even if he is right, [he isn't, btw] big whoop on 22 mpg combined.) He tells me that I am not understanding the point. I told him that I am very intelligent and that he is treating me like a schmuck. He says very angrily, "there is just no talking to you!!!!!" I said, "You're an asshole, hows that?" and left.
So I was almost out of gas and being very stupid decide to run to empty to get a real gas mileage reading. I ran out of gas at 249 miles from the last fill up. Btw that includes 80 miles of straight highway at 60-65 mph driving. So I have exact numbers but I am being unreasonable because I refuse to wait for the car to break in. A mechanic at the dealership actually said it would take up to 9000 miles to get the car broken in.
He said it was a learning transmission and that I needed to understand that. (the sales manager not the mechanic said that. )
Anyway this is my last post on the subject until I get 3000 miles on the car. Either that or trade it in before that. I will let you guys know.
Honestly I hope I am wrong and the car gets 30 mpg combined. in this case my wallet saving gas money trumps my ego on being right!!!!!! But in the meantime, Ford owes me some gas money!!!!!
#131 of 185 Re: Ohhhhh..... that went badly [johnplisap]
Aug 01, 2012 (6:50 pm)
I;d actually like to stay in contact with you as I am having the EXACT same issue. Just not sure how to go about doing this. This forum doesn't seem to allow for private messages??
#132 of 185 Re: Ohhhhh..... that went badly [revss]
Aug 01, 2012 (6:58 pm)
Ron, I just joined a Ford Focus forum that has private messaging. Here is the thread that I started:
Maybe you could join and post in that thread.
Btw, everybody I don't want to hate my Focus. I am just concerned especially after talking to a lot of other Focus owners who are in the same boat as me (not just here)
#133 of 185 How to contact other members
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Aug 02, 2012 (3:07 am)
All you have to do to allow other registered Edmunds forums members (and ONLY registered members) to contact you directly is to click on the Forums Preferences link that you'll find in a box at the top right of any forums page that you're on. Then change your E-mail Setting to "public". That way, any registered forums user can click on your username and contact you via email.