Focus for use as highway transport - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Focus Forum Forum for the discussion of the Ford Focus

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-03-05, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2
Focus for use as highway transport

Hey all,

I'm looking for a new car atm and it would seem I'm getting some BS from various dealers (oh surprise!) so now I don't know what to believe.

What I'm after is a car that will be predominantly used (90%) for travel on Aussie freeways (110km/hr). I also want to keep the car as a long term purchase.

A focus would do fine sizewise, and I was all set on it until I started hearing suggestions that using a 4cyl car in that way would just thrash it to death and I'd be better off with a 6cyl. But the ford guy says it's designed for the European motorways and would be fine.

I guess the logic makes sense - more power at lower revs = less strain on the engine. But is it true! Any opinions?

aaGeoff is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-04-05, 01:30 AM
Registered User
 
fastfalc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Gold Coast
Posts: 52
Re: Focus for use as highway transport

for hyway use go for the 6 cyl falcon.It will use not much more fuel than the 4 on the hyway speeds plus long wheelbase equals smooth ride, less noise.

i have a 6cyl ef futura and i get 750 ks out of the 67 liter tank on the hyway. a 4cyl wiil not be much better than 6.5 liters to 100ks. for the sake off saving 2 bucks per 100 ks with the 4 cyl you will forfiet the power and comfort of the falcon.



I guess the logic makes sense - more power at lower revs = less strain on the engine. But is it true!

Yes!
fastfalc is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-04-05, 07:52 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Auckland, NZ
Posts: 56
Re: Focus for use as highway transport

The Focus will do just fine, and will use about 30% less fuel than a Falcon. And it should be worth something when you come to sell it!.

I drove a 1.6l Focus in England 3 years ago. It averaged just under 40 mpg in mixed city (London!) and motorway driving (80-90 mph). Great little car.
BA_XR6 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Focus Forum


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome