2008 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Way better than expected gas m

2008 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Way better than expected gas mileage
By Carl on


2008 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


WRT fuel efficiency: On my 3rd tank averaged 39mpg ( by miles/gallons to refill) on mostly town/rural roads. Best trip was about 40 miles distance, 2/3 of it on Interstate 95, getting 45mpg. Understand, I drive very conservatively, trying to keep tach below 2k. On the interstate it's 55- 62 mph. I watch the average mpg very carefully, resetting on each trip to maintain sensitivity to moment to moment driving behaviors. Accelerate very gradually. As warm weather comes in, mpg has improved on the shorter trips. If I am in the least bit of a hurry, gas efficiency drops 20% - without fail. BTW, I have the automatic transmission.

Best Features

Fuel efficiency, mp3 jack

Worst Features

Headrest too far forward. Vent decoration is silly
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