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MPG show me yours because I鈥檝e shown you mine 馃槀

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Nice drive today, mixture of motorways and A roads and a couple of traffic jams with stop start switched off.

people thinking of avoiding such a car because of fuel economy fears, DONT! Driven gently following the gear change icons and sticking at 70 or under on the motorway will produce this! Quite pleased

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A bloke once said something similar to me in a public toilet once... it didn't have a happy ending for him 馃憡馃徎

Is that the lane assist icon? I've never used mine (and no, that wasn't my reply to the bloke holding his sausage 馃槅)
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I don't have a picture but I managed to average 47mpg of Momentum 99 while heading up and down the A1 over the last couple of days, 150 mile round trips, and that's running a Mountune M260 map and associated hardware. It usually returns 36-37mpg on a mixed A/B road commute but will drop below 35 in winter running heated seats and screens when setting off and I don't bother to look when having a bit of a blast 馃榿 You could get my old Megane RS to nudge single figures when giving it the beans 馃ぃ

They are pretty impressive at lightly sipping the hard stuff these little 3 pot marvels
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Nice drive today, mixture of motorways and A roads and a couple of traffic jams with stop start switched off.

people thinking of avoiding such a car because of fuel economy fears, DONT! Driven gently following the gear change icons and sticking at 70 or under on the motorway will produce this! Quite pleased

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28mpg on mine, never gets above 30 (on principle 馃槅).

It is only used for fun though, not commutes or shopping trips..
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No proof but we average 57mpg from Lincoln to the Humber Bridge A15 mainly 45 mph and 60 mph on the dual carriageway due to bad weather and road works and in normal mode.

Return trip we managed dropped that to 39mpg using sport mode and back roads home. 馃挜馃馃槈
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A bloke once said something similar to me in a public toilet once... it didn't have a happy ending for him 馃憡馃徎

Is that the lane assist icon? I've never used mine (and no, that wasn't my reply to the bloke holding his sausage 馃槅)
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probs Turned the lane assist back on when flashing somebody coming head on over a hump 馃檮馃槀
Nice drive today, mixture of motorways and A roads and a couple of traffic jams with stop start switched off.

people thinking of avoiding such a car because of fuel economy fears, DONT! Driven gently following the gear change icons and sticking at 70 or under on the motorway will produce this! Quite pleased

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thats what I tell folk about the MK3 Focus RS, 2.3 litre 350BHP...... Piece of cake..
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thats what I tell folk about the MK3 Focus RS, 2.3 litre 350BHP...... Piece of cake.. View attachment 591919
That is pretty damn impressive considering your turning an awd system also
That is pretty damn impressive considering your turning an awd system also
yes, the beauty of the system is while you are pootling along on light throttle/cruising ,its only front wheel drive, its only when you open it up that the clutches in the rear drive unit start to grip and actually drive the rears.That 40mpg was also achieved with a dreamscience ultima 2+ map on !
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You have to drive an RS like Miss Daisy to do that 馃ぃ Bet that's a fill then some average speed camera driving. Also, only 350bhp still? They were too slow as standard, turn the screw and really ruin the MPG
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I have read several times that a mapped car doesn't show correct MPG, I have no idea if this is true though as I have not seen any facts to back up the theory.
You have to drive an RS like Miss Daisy to do that 馃ぃ Bet that's a fill then some average speed camera driving. Also, only 350bhp still? They were too slow as standard, turn the screw and really ruin the MPG
Er, maybe read my last post eh? that 40 mpg was achieved with a Dreamscience Ultima 2+ map installed. Driving along like an adult , not an absolute teenager to$$er trying to impress other road users. A and B roads 40-50 mph light throttle changing up early. No Miss Daisy present in the car. Anyone that says that a Standard Focus RS MK3 with 350BHP was "too slow" probably never ever drove one and more than likely just repeats what he has seen some possible VW DSG fan boys say that they have had one from the lights etc. Any car that does 165mph and an EASY repeatable 0-62mph of 4.7 seconds is not slow , and would only be called slow by someone used to a tuned car or supercar really.
EVO magazine : I quote ..

Ford Focus RS review 鈥 performance and 0-60 time
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https://www.evo.co.uk 鈥 Ford 鈥 Focus 鈥 Focus RS
ford focus RS MK3 performance from www.evo.co.uk

The Focus RS produces 345bhp and 347lb ft of torque, that's enough to propel it to a maximum claimed speed of 165mph and we recorded a 0-60mph time of 4.7sec.
Pros and cons: Remarkable amounts of acceleration and speed 鈰 View full list

Nuff said I think. " Remarkable"...
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I have read several times that a mapped car doesn't show correct MPG, I have no idea if this is true though as I have not seen any facts to back up the theory.
I always fill brim to brim, second click usually at the same pump at Shell with Ultima and take a note of litres and miles, it normally returns a solid 30-32 mpg giving some beans now and then and the mpg displayed has always been within 2 mpg accurate either way. Also on that 60 mile round trip, half way through the mpg was over 43 mpg at one stage, it only dropped to 40 as I got to my location and caught in a bit of traffic then parked up in my garage so a 40 mpg overall is easily achievable if you are not tempted for a squirt and pop ! Running in the new ST is giving 41 mpg at the moment without even trying, and my GR Yaris is at 34 MPG both cars with about 300 miles on the clock.
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During this past winter season, we have been averaging 34mpg. Of late, the car is only used for small trips by the Mrs in the week to ferry the child around. Before winter we were getting 40mpg. Car has only ever had 99+, and is M235. My truck that I use daily pulls around 24mpg.
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Was up to Aberdeen and back down to Yorkshire this week, averaged 44 over the whole journey, sat at 68 on the cruise 90% of the way.
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I tend to beat the cruise control MPG as I find it opens the throttle quite heavily to maintain the set speed up long slight motorway inclines etc, whereas with my foot I just feather it slightly and allow the speed to drop back a bit, then gain the speed back on the downhill with nearly closed throttle .
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I tend to beat the cruise control MPG as I find it opens the throttle quite heavily to maintain the set speed up long slight motorway inclines etc, whereas with my foot I just feather it slightly and allow the speed to drop back a bit, then gain the speed back on the downhill with nearly closed throttle .
Absolutely, but 4 hours into a 7 hour drive the right foot gets a bit weary no matter how light you are with it or how many breaks you take.
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Absolutely, but 4 hours into a 7 hour drive the right foot gets a bit weary no matter how light you are with it or how many breaks you take.
yes true, in my old Fiesta Diesel I used to rest my right leg and foot on long motorway trips and use my left foot on the throttle gently for a few miles !! you have to be aware whats going on around and be ready to swap quickly !
Ok, I will show you mine as you have shown your's lol
Average is 45 over the last year. Includes steady driving and giving it some beans mainly on A roads.
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Think my long term average is 39mpg. Easy to do way better on a run.
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