In alt.autos.ford.focus Matt Mead <email@example.com>:
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 09:14:22 -0500, "Dave Gower"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>"K. Stocker" <email@example.com> 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.
> That's where I'm at with our 00 automatic wagon as well. I figure the
> only way it will get better mileage is to slow down. (I'm running
With this quite moderate speed 7.8 l/100km (30 mpg) should be
possible depending on the engine. Automatic always adds up a
little bit fuel consumption. Despite the already mentioned basic
things a quite often overlooked fact is tire air-pressure which
has a big impact on fuel consumption and needs to be checked and
corrected regular. Usually it's safe too add at least 0.2 bar or
more to the manual advertised values. Those are a compromise
mostly aimed at comfort.
Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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