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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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I use Shell v-power all the time now and do believe the quality of fuel makes a slight difference, but of course, that is open to opinion I'm sure.
oh good to see not everyone here drives like they stole it all the time then ! I think if you drive flat out all the time, you get kind of used to the cars speed and then think its slow and need more power and then get in a cycle of tuning and searching for more performance. I prefer to drive normally, and like an old far t at times and then when you do open it up, it seems fast ! if you get me.
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Driving sensibly on the motorway i get 45mpg on average but when i'm having fun i get 30mpg.
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This is my latest after driving A roads through the Peak District. I feel like it's drinking more lately :confused:

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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 mpg 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
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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"...
Fantastic, I got a Jaws esque sized nibble from my new favourite forum poster. Never driven one pal, so can't comment 馃ぃ My MK4 diesel Golf is quick though, probably better than 50mpg as well! Just for absolutely clarity, when the Ford Performance chief engineer (during RS development and many popular FP products) mentions in conversation that he agreed it could have done with being a bit quicker, I'll take that with more weight than any article you can fetch for me 馃榿 Peace brother
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Fantastic, I got a Jaws esque sized nibble from my new favourite forum poster. Never driven one pal, so can't comment 馃ぃ My MK4 diesel Golf is quick though, probably better than 50mpg as well! Just for absolutely clarity, when the Ford Performance chief engineer (during RS development and many popular FP products) mentions in conversation that he agreed it could have done with being a bit quicker, I'll take that with more weight than any article you can fetch for me 馃榿 Peace brother 锟
Lovely driveway! 馃槏
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Should have bought a white one then, the gas van blue is too common (over 5000 in uk) whereas the fast ones (white) only 900 were registered in the UK. I knew there would be a VW involved somewhere, all VW fanboys talk the same talk. Funny how Golfs and Polos and Audis are all owned by folk that swear they are the fastest things on earth. Theres far more in a car to me than outright top speed or 0-60 times. I wouldn't want a Golf even if it did 0-60 a second faster than the Focus RS, I just don't care. The Focus has character and is fun, as does/is the Fiesta ST, VW and Audis on the other hand send me to sleep.
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We've had a good run so far of threads staying on topic and not getting personal. Can we continue that spree, please?
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We've had a good run so far of threads staying on topic and not getting personal. Can we continue that spree, please?
Always fun to wind up anyone that mentions an RS and 50mpg in the same sentence, that's on topic right?! Okay, I've had my fun 馃帲馃槈
Always fun to wind up anyone that mentions an RS and 50mpg in the same sentence, that's on topic right?! Okay, I've had my fun 馃帲馃槈
I achieved the 40MPG on the display while doing A and B roads cruising between 40 and 50 MPH, not 40 and 50mpg. I have never achieved or said I got 50 MPG. I also said the 40MPG was achieved with a Dreamscience Ultima 2+ map on and the car was not the 'slow std 350bhp' you suggested at the time. Hope that clears things up for you. Does your daddy let you drive his FRS MK3 much?
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It's not often I wish for my old diesel Fiesta from my hypermiling commute days, but its dash displaying a constant '99.9mpg' left me wishing for a four digit LED display... no idea just how far over 100mpg I was achieving 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檪锔
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We're all old enough to drive. Act like it.
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I achieved the 40MPG on the display while doing A and B roads cruising between 40 and 50 MPH, not 40 and 50mpg. I have never achieved or said I got 50 MPG. I also said the 40MPG was achieved with a Dreamscience Ultima 2+ map on and the car was not the 'slow std 350bhp' you suggested at the time. Hope that clears things up for you. Does your daddy let you drive his FRS MK3 much?
My old man drives a Maserati, but I can't say I get to drive it 馃し馃徎鈥嶁檪锔 I suspect that's pretty terrible on fuel as well, not high on the importance list for a Ferrari V8 though I'd imagine.
Best I've managed, so far, is 6.91l/100km
Average is about 7.2l/100km

That's on our dishwater 95 RON, which is soon to become E10, so I expect that to drop a bit.
Mine since I got it is sitting at 38.1 mpg.
Live mpg is 37.3.

I am parked up btw taking these photos, in a car park 馃憤馃徎


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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
Yes, I've seen 38mpg in my Mk3 RS but it was a very steady and boring trip!
The 'screw' on mine is turned up to 420 but the like for like fuel consumption is better! MSD map plus datalogged adjustments makes for more efficiency across the range.
The wife's Fiesta ST easily achieves 43/44 mpg even with me driving!

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Took an impromptu journey out this afternoon. Decided I wanted to go for a drive and ended up going to Snake Pass in the Peak District.

A bit of steady motorway driving (65-70mph), town/city driving and a spirited drive on snake pass and managed 46.4 mpg over 100 miles. Wasn't focused on economy - was just out having fun. Wasn't just a there and back trip - took a detour on the way back as didn't want to be just motorway driving otherwise it would have been over 48mpg (where it was when I pulled off the motorway).

Has to be said that I didn't go crazy, stuck to the speed limits throughout but where possible I got my foot down without going crazy. Wasn't focusing on economic driving.

Standard mode on the motorway and cities, sport mode when on the open road.

Quite impressed with that - doubt I'd have got that in my 1.5 focus.

(Wasn't driving when I took the photo, parked up on driveway - engine off).

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Took an impromptu journey out this afternoon. Decided I wanted to go for a drive and ended up going to Snake Pass in the Peak District.

A bit of steady motorway driving (65-70mph), town/city driving and a spirited drive on snake pass and managed 46.4 mpg over 100 miles. Wasn't focused on economy - was just out having fun. Wasn't just a there and back trip - took a detour on the way back as didn't want to be just motorway driving otherwise it would have been over 48mpg (where it was when I pulled off the motorway).

Has to be said that I didn't go crazy, stuck to the speed limits throughout but where possible I got my foot down without going crazy. Wasn't focusing on economic driving.

Standard mode on the motorway and cities, sport mode when on the open road.

Quite impressed with that - doubt I'd have got that in my 1.5 focus.

(Wasn't driving when I took the photo, parked up on driveway - engine off).
Doing a lot better than me, don't think mines been that high since I got it in September...馃槅
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On Sunday I got back from The Classic Ford show in West Sussex and even though I got caught in the accident on the M25 on Saturday (junction 9 to junction 8 was closed off due to a major incident) and was stuck for nearly 4 hours the car still returned 48 mpg (running on V power).
Had that not been the case it would have been over 50 mpg鈥︹ot bad considering my little beast is running the superb M235 map!
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