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sickofit56072

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 5:36:23 PM

Ford's not kidding, 40mpgs is easy with a Fiesta. I generally average around 42. This car has shown me up to 45 mpg on the highway under ideal conditions. Low of 36mpg in city and cold weather. And it has an automatic.
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2013 7:11:18 PM

Miles per tank / gallons filled to full, that really is the best way to check you mileage. Instantaneous mileage displays are notoriously inaccurate. My wife's Highlader hybrid shows 99 mpg when u start off a stop light in battery, but the moment the engine kicks in, it shows 8 mpg to 15 mpg depending on acceleration and that's with battery assist. When we spoke to a Toyota dealer mechanic about it, he said, that calculation runs on an extrapolation from acceleration and speed and not actual fuel flow. So be wary.



[Edited by: Camry05 at 12/8/2013 7:12:36 PM EST]
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 10:59:57 PM

You said, "This car has shown me up to 45 mpg on the highway under ideal conditions."

*SHOWN YOU* ??? In other words you are trusting the display on the Fool Computer? Its called a Fool (fuel) computer for good reason, only fools trust it. My Ford was often 25% generous. Always at least 10% generous in its claims.

If you want to know real MPG use a logbook and calculator. I also like the Road Trip iPhone app. The free version works for 1 vehicle. Not sure how many the $5 version simultaneously handles, I track 4 vehicles with mine.

To be fair, I own "F" stock. Am just a happy customer of Road Trip.

[Edited by: GrumpyCat at 12/5/2013 11:00:43 PM EST]
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 7:25:14 PM

I have a 1998 Saturn SL2 with 265000 miles on it that still gets 40+ mpg. Let's see what yours does with that many miles on it.

[Edited by: BBF_PFS at 12/5/2013 7:24:47 PM EST]
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 3:52:50 PM

with all due respect- my folks are from Missouri.[that's the truth]

that said...SHOW ME !
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 7:43:40 AM

CactusBobs says;

"Good for you , but i don't care
The Ford Fiesta has always been a short lived car."

I agree with Bob here as well. Unfortunately the Fiesta probably won't last 200,000-300,000+ miles like many other small cars are capable of.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 7:37:27 AM

CastusBobs says " Good for you , but i don't care
The Ford Fiesta has always been a short lived car.

One of those cars you never see an old one of.
If you do see and old one for sale, it's only a few years old and selling for next to nothing.

Good luck with your car , your going to need it "

I agree with CastusBobs........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 7:19:33 AM

Good news!! Looks like the dual clutch auto is finally making it into more affordable cars. Just read of someone on the Edmunds Forum with a Fiesta & is averaging 34, but admits the computer calculates 1 to 2 MPG higher than actual. Still not bad numbers for a non manual equipped car in real world conditions.

FROM EDMUNDS;

"I just traded in my 2012 Fiesta SE hatchback (automatic) with 27,000 miles on it. 24,000 miles were 5% city, 45% highway, and 50% stuck in HEAVY DC beltway traffic. Over that time I averaged around 34 mpg while not trying, but I could get over 40 if I really tried on a lighter traffic day. I think my record was a 43 mile trip to work getting 46mpg - I had around 300 miles on the car at that point, and I love to use the A/C.

The last 3,000 miles were mostly puttering (slightly aggressively) around town, and I averaged 27-30 mpg.

That said, all of this was based off the computer readings, which I routinely found to be optimistic by 1 to 2 mpg."
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 7:07:08 AM

Are you using the cars computer calculation or checking mileage manually? The computer calculation is only an estimate & not terribly accurate in many vehicles. Hyundai's seem to register about 2 MPG higher than actual when using the computer.
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2013 2:32:11 AM

Good for you , but i don't care
The Ford Fiesta has always been a short lived car.

One of those cars you never see an old one of.
If you do see and old one for sale, it's only a few years old and selling for next to nothing.

Good luck with your car , your going to need it
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Camry05
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 11:06:19 PM

Good for you, i rented it once and it gave me 29 on the highway, I chalked it down to poor rental company maintenance.
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