Re: Gas Mileage Problem
That's about right for combined city/some highway driving. These cars are no
screaming gas misers, especially around town in stop start traffic.
It depends on how you are determining MPG.
Factors effecting fuel efficiency are: how much weight the car is carrying,
weather, altitude, how the car is driven,(driving 65 mph instead 50 mph uses
35% more fuel), tire pressures, kind of tires etc.
It was just proven that the gas claims on the EPA stickers placed on new
cars are a bunch of hogwash and they do not get close in the real world..
It looks that you have spent a lot of money to replace perfectly OK parts.
Want to save gas? drive slower.
"Frank" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Are there any owners of a 2000 Focus with the SOHC Engine that has
experienced gas mileage that doesn't come close to the original. I believe
the original MPG was 25 city 33 highway. (Correct me if I am wrong).
Mine is only getting about 20 to 22 average. I've had the fuel pump changed
under recall, changed the fuel filter, changed the plugs and wires 3 times
in the last year, changed the O2 sensor twice in the past year, installed a
ford replacement ignition coil and throttle body position sensor, installed
a K & N Air Filter, and still no change in the mileage.
Anyone else having mileage problems or have any suggestions.