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Old 05-23-2014, 08:03 PM   #11
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To me, the break in period also includes the time it takes the driver to be come accustom to the new car. I've gotten good fuel economy from the beginning, but it gets easier and the average climbs after some time with the car.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:14 AM   #12
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On the subject of Ecoboost, I decided actually the diesel "econetic" is a better choice. It has less power 85 bhp, but probably just as much torque. Im just waiting for my dealer to get one in so I can drive one. It got 88 MPG in the government tests, probably closer to 75 MPG in the real world. Looks smart in Zetec S trim too.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #13
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I've noticed on fuelly.com that for a given model, often a prior year has better MPG even though the design has not changed...seemed to make no sense at first, but I realized the older cars are broken in is likely the reason.

I wish that site corrected for fuel types. The Focus for example is sold in Brazil and I bet they are using ethanol - MPG was terrible for the owner down there. And some cars skew the average by offering diesel engines. Most people do not use the filter to remove diesels (but at least they have a filter for that - but they don't do anything for ethanol usage).
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Well, this car won twice the "International Engine of the Year" Award. It's economic and yet powerful when you need it to be. I've never been a Ford fan, but this engine is excellent.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:39 PM   #15
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I always thought you weren't supposed to really measure mileage until the engine had at least 5,000 miles on it. Needs to be broken in first.
I would tend to disagree with that statement as a whole. Bought this car with 10,000 km on it, no improvement in almost 3 yrs...and 80,000 km.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/fusio...6280/fuelchart

This one was from new, just over 2 yrs...taking out the high peaks (those would be towing the camper long distanced) I'd say it remained relatively flat from 0 to 47,000+ km.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/f-150...6281/fuelchart

Not quite a year, but 15,000 km...
http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/f-150...2881/fuelchart

Same results here...new to 30,000 km, year and a half.
http://www.fuelly.com/car/chevrolet/...3705/fuelchart
Nope...no improvement.

I call bullshi* that they get better, but not like I have the data to back it up. If there is an improvement, it's so insignificant as to be a result of a tailwind or a downhill section of road, surely not because either one was "more" broken in.
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I'm not sure about other models, but this is straight from my 08 Escape Hybrid's owners manual: "Your fuel economy should improve throughout your hybridís break-in period. As with any vehicle, fuel economy can be significantly impacted by your driving habits and accessory usage."
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I believe the new Fiesta has the new ecoboost engine right? Any idea if Ford would be doing or applying the same engine with bigger automotive suv or trucks?
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Well there is a 1.0 litre eco boost, which is probably too small for a truck, although it is available in the Focus. There is a 1.6 Eco boost available in the Fiesta ST with 180 BHP, so perhaps in the future you'll see that in some US trucks?
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Here's a link to a Fiesta ST, as you can see, the 1.6 Eco boost offers good performance with 0-60 taking 6.5 seconds, and will do almost 60 MPG (official figures) too.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...01408186688094
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:21 PM   #20
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The American Focus ST comes with the 2.0L Ecoboost.
I thought it was getting the 1.6L as an option, but apparently not so at this time.
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