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According to my records (I've kept a spreadsheet ever since buying the car!)......highest was 436.7 and lowest was 241.3 miles. Average is about 280-300 miles to a tank.
 

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High 30's on the motorway, and around 30mpg on my daily commute. After 7000 miles the overal mpg has been 31.7 according to the computer.
 

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High 30's on the motorway, and around 30mpg on my daily commute. After 7000 miles the overal mpg has been 31.7 according to the computer.
That is pretty good.

My mate gets ~25mpg in his CTR. I bet the Focus ST is well less than 30mpg also.
 

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Can't remember per-tank values, but we look at 29mpg for a 20mi commute from edge of London to central (not bad in my books!), and 33-36 on the motorway runs (making full use of the throttle as and when required!)

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Can't remember per-tank values, but we look at 29mpg for a 20mi commute from edge of London to central (not bad in my books!), and 33-36 on the motorway runs (making full use of the throttle as and when required!)

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This is similar with mine. I have noticed my consumption over the last few months to have got worse rather than better.
 

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Can't remember per-tank values, but we look at 29mpg for a 20mi commute from edge of London to central (not bad in my books!), and 33-36 on the motorway runs (making full use of the throttle as and when required!)

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This is similar with mine. I have noticed my consumption over the last few months to have got worse rather than better.
Now, that's VERY interesting. I thought I was just being MORE heavy footed, but I'm getting the same feeling about mine. My pootle around towns have dropped, I've lost a mile on the commute (30.x used to be easy to do), and I used to get another couple mpg on the longer runs. Now, it's hardly much, but having had my "i love this car and going a bit mad", and calmed back down again - so I'd expect things to get better??

Does that make sense??

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Can't remember per-tank values, but we look at 29mpg for a 20mi commute from edge of London to central (not bad in my books!), and 33-36 on the motorway runs (making full use of the throttle as and when required!)

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This is similar with mine. I have noticed my consumption over the last few months to have got worse rather than better.
Could that be because fuel consumption is worse in cold weather? I'm sure I've read that in the manual or somewhere.
 

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IMO all cars are less economical in the winter compared to summer months (same driver, same journey) simply because the lower ambient temperatures means the engine has got further to go to warm up (typical starting temp of 0c v 20c), added to which it takes the engine longer to get to operating temp because of the colder blast of air as it drives along. It's also more than likely that the occupants are taking heat away from the engine to warm the cabin.

Only done just over 2100 miles so still loosening up, but pleased to report 32.5mpg overall, with a worst of 30.54mpg & a best of 33.74mpg from respective tankfuls.
 

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IMO all cars are less economical in the winter compared to summer months (same driver, same journey) simply because the lower ambient temperatures means the engine has got further to go to warm up (typical starting temp of 0c v 20c), added to which it takes the engine longer to get to operating temp because of the colder blast of air as it drives along. It's also more than likely that the occupants are taking heat away from the engine to warm the cabin. Only done just over 2100 miles so still loosening up, but pleased to report 32.5mpg overall, with a worst of 30.54mpg & a best of 33.74mpg from respective tankfuls.
I have had my car from March 2005, and the fuel consumption is definately up compared to in the summer, by about 5mpg
 

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IMO all cars are less economical in the winter compared to summer months (same driver, same journey) simply because the lower ambient temperatures means the engine has got further to go to warm up (typical starting temp of 0c v 20c), added to which it takes the engine longer to get to operating temp because of the colder blast of air as it drives along. It's also more than likely that the occupants are taking heat away from the engine to warm the cabin. Only done just over 2100 miles so still loosening up, but pleased to report 32.5mpg overall, with a worst of 30.54mpg & a best of 33.74mpg from respective tankfuls.
I have had my car from March 2005, and the fuel consumption is definately up compared to in the summer, by about 5mpg
That means you are using more fuel yes?
 

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IMO all cars are less economical in the winter compared to summer months (same driver, same journey) simply because the lower ambient temperatures means the engine has got further to go to warm up (typical starting temp of 0c v 20c), added to which it takes the engine longer to get to operating temp because of the colder blast of air as it drives along. It's also more than likely that the occupants are taking heat away from the engine to warm the cabin. Only done just over 2100 miles so still loosening up, but pleased to report 32.5mpg overall, with a worst of 30.54mpg & a best of 33.74mpg from respective tankfuls.
I have had my car from March 2005, and the fuel consumption is definately up compared to in the summer, by about 5mpg
That means you are using more fuel yes?
Yes, consumption is up so more fuel to do the same journey.
 

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I would have thought colder air meant less fuel consumed?

My thoughts are colder air = denser air = more air into engine = better performance = less throttle.

Also, climate control compressor isn't being worked as hard to chill air so fuel is saved there as well.

I haven't worked on Engines or their theory for a long time so I guess the above could all be wrong of course [:)]

Best I ever had from my car is 38mpg after 20 mile journey cruising at 40-50mph. Worst I've had is 18mpg after 5 miles and 2 hours (stuck in the middle of London traffic chaos during the bomb alerts) [:(]
 

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Once up to operating temp you're probably correct - turbo engines certainly give more power the colder/damper it is.

However, getting warmed up takes that much longer when it's cold, so on shorter journeys you're loosing out big time.

Plus there's a chance you've had to run the engine for 5 minutes just to defrost the windows before you start driving anywhere.
 

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All makes sense really as lots of power being drained from the engine with heated screen & mirrors plus heating the cabin. My average mpg has slightly increased but this may be due to the mileage increasing so engine looser (nearly 4K now) plus in this weather I tend to drive a bit steadier.

I average between 280 and 300 per tank at the moment but do relatively short journeys.[:D]
 

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I'm getting around 24-26mpg in town and about 31mpg, and my range-to-refuel indicator with a full tank usually displays between 320-340 miles (you can probably add another 5-10 miles to this, as I found out once!).
My fuel economy has improved a lot since I've had the car (exactly one year on the 13th!).
 

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I'm getting around 270-280 miles from a tank of Shell finest. [:)]

My driving mix is usually 80% Town 20% A & B roads
 
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