In alt.autos.ford.focus CJM <email@example.com>:
> "Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
>> Depends on where you drive, have some speed limits on highways
>> frequently used 80-120km/h (50-75mp/h), this creeping helps to
>> keep fuel usage down. On parts without speed limit and if traffic
>> and weather allow it's nice to let the Focus run, but there are
>> certain points on the speedo beyond them you can watch the fuel
>> gauge fall.;( >160 km/h (>100 mp/h) and even worse >200km/h (>124
>> mp/h) it starts guzzling remarkable.
> Well I don't have the opportunity to drive on Autobahns (shame)... and the
> one (and only) perk of living in a country covered by speed cameras, is that
> an enforced 50-70mph drive is very good for the fuel economy!
For sure, looking at your good mileage. Large towns have placed
speed cameras every few meters here in addition to mobile ones,
soon after some politicians had the bright idea allowing them.;(
Not that they'd point them were it might make sense
(school/kindergarten/etc) but downhill on wide roads with a good
overview. You get the picture?
> The only way for me to really burn up fuel is with excessive acceleration...
> and that's not so easy in a 1.6!
Only used to my 2l, acceleration is (gear 1-3) to much for a front
driven car for my taste. You can turn on the small ASR light as
you like. Anyway, the car runs really great, it has a Sachs
performance chassis set (http://www.sachsracing.com/
one of the best add-ons for the Focus.
Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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