Gas milage

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by WScottCross, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. MasterPooBaa

    MasterPooBaa Member

    Snow tires = softer compound = more grip = more rolling resistance.
     
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  3. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    That's counter to what spangenb experienced, i.e., he got better mileage with the snow tires.
     
  4. Mr UFO

    Mr UFO Active Member

    Went 350 mi with the cruise control on 72mph and got 33.8 calculating at the pump. Rolling on the stock wheels.
    That's also on the cobb stage 1 map.
     
  5. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I may have to put the stockers back on for a couple of tanks to get a comparison.
     
  6. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    Just did that today myself. I'm going on a 500 mile drive tomorrow, so we'll see how they do.
     
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  7. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    Reset the mpg computer. I drove 100% highway the past 3 days or 60 miles and I got 32mpg


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  8. a dusty taco

    a dusty taco New Member

    Is that using regular or premium gas?
     
  9. Parker

    Parker Member

    how do you reset that? MPG was super low when I bought the car from the test drives so I would like to start it over. thanks :)
     
  10. a dusty taco

    a dusty taco New Member

    Near the Tachometer you should see a small black stick/button (not sure what you call it). Press it to select AVG MPG display. Then press and hold until the little lines go across the display to zero it out. You can do the same with the Trip and AVG MPH. Alternatively if you press the turn signal stalk in, towards the steering wheel, it should also function the same as the stick on the dash.
     
  11. ghostwhite

    ghostwhite Active Member

    91 octane a mile above sea level


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  12. Parker

    Parker Member

    ah, thanks. did that for trip, didnt even think it works the same way for everything else. someone at ford is using their brain, and I am not :) thanks
     
  13. a dusty taco

    a dusty taco New Member

    Ok cool. Add soon as I run through this tank I'm putting in 91 or 93. Looking forward to improved performance.
     
  14. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Just to see the difference:

    Yesterday I commuted really trying to drive with MPG in mind - averaged 33.3 MPG. Drive is about 1/2 highway 1/4 back road 1/4 more stop and go lights etc.
    Today I commuted like I normally do, not giving a crap about MPG - averaged 23.1 MPG (I bet that is higher than normal as there was heavy traffic on the highway which kept my speed down to 65ish.

    Pretty Significant difference.

    My take away is when I was trying I was eak the best MPG I had to work at it, using both the Average MPG Gauge - if it started down I changed what I was doing to get it to go the other way- and shifting whenever the dummy light told me to, I kept my speed under 70. Never really revving much past 3K. Keeping the motor out of the power band etc. ...no fun jaunts on and off the highway...no blasts up the fast lane...no quick runs on the twisty back roads. I was surprised at how difficult and boring I found the car to drive in this way.

    My conclusion if I wanted to get good MPG I wouldn't drive that car.
     
  15. WScottCross

    WScottCross Well-Known Member

    It really depends on your situation. I have plenty of fun, but I also drive ALOT of highway miles so that helps the average.
     
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  16. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    I agree. Personally I like having the option of choosing fun/power or economy with the same car just by changing my driving style. I don't have to avoid driving my "fun car" daily or on long trips because it costs a fortune to drive. That's why I sold the '08 Mustang!
     
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  17. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    This is where the mini owns the fiesta...with my drive for fun driving style I averaged 38 mpg over 20 thousand miles. But you guys are right. It is nice to have the option!

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  18. Neely2005

    Neely2005 Member

    My last full tank on my Fiesta SES I got 6.8 Litres per 100 Km (1.6 Litre, 5 Speed Manual Transmission with stock All Season Tires & due for a new Air Filter)

    My first full tank on my Fiesta ST I got 8.8 Litres per 100 Km (stock summer tires)

    All figures are as per the Fiesta Trip Computer.
     
  19. Neely2005

    Neely2005 Member

    Yes but a lot of the time people go with a narrower tire for their Winter Tires.
     
  20. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Right normally snows are much more narrow.

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  21. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Well I drove two hours to Buffalo a couple weeks ago with the 225 Direzzas on and just cracked 31 mpg. Did the same trip today with the stockers on, same weather, same speeds. 35+ mpg. Guess I will keep the stockers on for daily driving!
     

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