/ Mk1 Focus MPG?

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Buzz87 - on 22 Jan 2013
Hi Guys, got an offer of a cheap low mileage 2001 1.6 petrol focus but was wondering what they were like on fuel?

Anyone had any experience of what they are like through town or on longer runs like to the Lakes or Scotland?

No need for exact MPG but an idea if they are expensive or frugal would be good...my dad had the 1.8 petrol a few years ago and reckoned it was more thirsty than he though it would have been!

Cheers

Buzz
sleavesley on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to Buzz87: http://whatmpg.co.uk/Ford%20MPG%20information.html
Had a 2.0 ghia. Did around 30mpg and that was a regular reading. That was a 13 mile trip on A roads and a 45 mile trip at weekends for my then gf who I know live with :-)
Buzz87 - on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to sleavesley:

Cheers! looks like the mpg figures stated are actually true for the focus then, normally I try not to pay too much attention to the quoted value!
Si dH - on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to Buzz87:
I ran a 2003 1.6 petrol for 3 years...used to average 38 mpg, mixture of town-driving (short commute) with longer runs at weekends. Not bad for that age I dont think.
Si dH - on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to Si dH:
also have friend who has a 2000 or 2001 2.0 ghia now, think he gets 28-30 out of it.
John W - on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to Buzz87:

I've had a 1.4 Mk2 for a year now, and it seems to average around 33-34 mpg, which I think is pretty poor - the 2.0 Golf GTi I had for the 14 years before it died did 33mpg no matter how you drove it (which was "enthusiastically" at times).
Tall Clare - on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to Buzz87:

I have a 2003 1.6 petrol (estate, if that makes a difference) - does about 40mpg, mostly on local driving (journeys of up to 20 miles). Not brilliant.
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gethin_allen on 22 Jan 2013
In reply to Buzz87:
I've had my 02 plate focus 1.6 zetec for 5 years and it's done 107k miles, I get about 39 average but upto 45 if I drive like a nun on a long trip. Normally get closer to 42.

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