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Old 06-14-2005, 00:01   #1 (permalink)
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Re: Focus TDCi fuel consumption

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 22:03:20 +0100, Gary McClean wrote:

> "David Millen" <notdmillen@newsfeeds.com> wrote in message
> news:nv6r91l87ud99ndbtjhd76tmaiadj8r65n@4ax.com...
>> Just put the third tank of fuel through our recently acquired 2003 Focus
>> TDCi 100. It's averaging 37.5 - 39.5 mpg (Imperial gallons), 7.2 - 7.6
>> litres/100km on a mix of long and short trips, lightly loaded. This
>> our first diesel-engined car, and I'm beginning to think the diesel
>> "economy" thing is b**s**. Is this consumption normal, or is there
>> something wrong with the engine?

>
> I've never got less than 45mpg out of my TDCi 115. Mostly 30 mile plus
> trips twice daily, mixture of motorway and country roads. Driven in a
> "press-on," but not overtly wasteful manner, I seem to average around 45
> to 47. I vaguely recall pushing that up to 52mpg once on a series of long
> motorway runs. Don't know what the official figures are for the TDCi 100
> though.


I see pretty much the same from my 2003 TDCi 115 Ghia. Not quite as
good I'd hoped, but not bad. ISTR it was quite a bit worse for the first
5K miles though.

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