Last post on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:18 AM
You are in the Ford Focus
What is this discussion about?
Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Fuel Efficiency (MPG)
#168 of 177 Re: Ford Focus Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [revss]
Jan 23, 2013 (9:08 am)
Only when you curb your fan boyism and realize that there is a real concern for some of us.
Not fan boysim - rather a search for the truth. And I do realize there is a real concern for some of you. There probably are a few cars out there with some as-yet-undiagnosed mechanical problem affecting fuel economy. But I also realize, unlike you, that based on the hard real world data out there those with fuel economy problems are in the minority.
Maybe you just need to stop replying to these and move on.
Nah, your rash generalizations need a counterpoint for all of the current car shoppers coming on here to research the possibilities. They can read your and my comments and decide for themselves.
That said, I'm interested in what happened to the guy who traded in his Focus for a Corolla.
Well based on fuelly.com data, the Corollas for the past few model years are averaging right around 31mpg, the same as the Focus. So I wouldn't expect any dramatic increase in mileage. And just like the Focus, there are Corollas on there reporting averages in the low 20's. Just depends on driving habits and traffic condtions.
#169 of 177 Re: Ford Focus Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [kam327]
Jan 23, 2013 (10:00 am)
"Nah, your rash generalizations need a counterpoint for all of the current car shoppers coming on here to research the possibilities. They can read your and my comments and decide for themselves. "
Then I will continue to be that squeaky wheel.
Jan 23, 2013 (1:11 pm)
Let's get away from throwing the snarky barbs at each other and stick to discussing the mileage issue please.
#173 of 177 Re: Ford Focus Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [revss]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:31 pm)
OK, long story short. I rented a car to drive from Charlotte, NC to Virginia (4.5 hour drive at an average of 65-70 mph) and got 41 miles to the gallon. That was not based on the car's computer telling me how far I had until empty, but based on the starting mileage, ending mileage before fill up and the tank capacity. I loved the car so much, I went and bought one. One of the best comapct cars I have ever owned.
#175 of 177 Re: Ford Focus Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [renegade8]
Feb 24, 2013 (4:30 pm)
I own a 2012 SE which can run on either unleaded or E85 ethanol. Not long ago, I was commuting between San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX, averaging 33.5 MPG with a combination of open highway and stop and go rush hour traffic. Now that I'm doing more city driving, the average is 28.5 MPG. I haven't broke out the calculator, but I'm getting pretty much what I expect out of a car with just a touch under 5,000 miles on the odometer. I hope this helps.
Mar 10, 2013 (7:24 am)
bought a2013 focus for mileage they claim 38 mpg i cant get better than 33.5 mpg
#177 of 177 Re: lefty02 [lefty02]
Mar 11, 2013 (8:18 am)
You can't get better than 33.5 mpg while driving pure highway miles at no faster than 65 mph? That's pretty much what the EPA highway rating means.