Re: Focus Gas mileage
"K. Stocker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My 2000 Focus Wagon w/automatic gets 26.5 m.p.g. with mostly highway
> driving.. Is that all I can expect to get? Consumer Reports Says it should
> get 30.
I presume these are American gallons. Regardless, this is definitely low. My
2000 wagon with 5-speed (Canadian model) gets in the low 40s Imperial, which
is mid 30s U.S., in the same kind of driving. Automatics get 1-2 mpg less.
I see from your other post that you bought it used. Do you know when it last
had a full tune-up i.e. new plugs and wires, cleaning the intake, new air
fuel filter etc. I had this done last year and was very happy with how much
better it ran.
Tire inflation can also be a factor, as well as whether the transmission is