Oh gosh.. where to start???!? - Page 2 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-28-2008, 06:58 AM   #11
Site Team / Moderator
 
Jay2TheRescue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 4,657
Country: United States
Location: Northern Virginia
I don't know. It is possible, Ford owns Volvo.
__________________

__________________






Jay2TheRescue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2008, 07:05 AM   #12
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 280
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay2TheRescue View Post
... (Like I need a 4th car!)

-Jay
Ha! Who doesn't!

Pinky about the wagon, he meant a Focus ZX3 or ZX5 wagon or hatchback thing. My friend has a ZX3 3 door, 5 speed and I bet it didn't drop that many MPG compared to the sedan.
__________________

itjstagame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2008, 08:12 AM   #13
Registered Member
 
rgathright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 189
Country: United States
Welcome to the forums! Hope to hear more about this from you!
rgathright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2008, 08:21 PM   #14
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by itjstagame View Post
Ha! Who doesn't!

Pinky about the wagon, he meant a Focus ZX3 or ZX5 wagon or hatchback thing. My friend has a ZX3 3 door, 5 speed and I bet it didn't drop that many MPG compared to the sedan.

ZX3, ZX5, and a wagon are three seperate cars. They are a lot of same and some differences. For example, ZX3 and ZX5 are pretty much the same- just going from a two door to a foor door, both being a hatchback. The wagon is a little bigger, well, longer by at least a foot and the brake lights and whatever are different from the ZX3 and ZX5. I like the look of the ZX3 and ZX5 better than the wagon- more sporty and they handle curves and everything better.

Bottom line of importance is weight. Wagon is heavier because its bigger/longer and for the pure fact that it was an automatic (never seen a manual trans on a wagon) which again adds weight. More weight = less MPG Biggest difference, as far as, getting better MPG was manual VS automatic.

I say.. since I had to suck it up and learn how to drive manual, so should everyone else and we can all save gas.. and maybe.. just maybe.. gas prices would go down and (I know, I'm dreaming, just let me dream for a minute... sometimes dreaming is priceless) yeah.. ok.. damn.. back to reality.. ok, truth is, to get a minimum of ten more miles to the gallon, wouldn't you learn how to drive a manual too??!?!??!?? I think back to all the gas I probably could have saved.. all the money... and all the "what if"'s... win some... loose some... I guess?
Mr Pinkies ZX5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2008, 08:50 PM   #15
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14
Country: United States
Who did kill the electric car??
Mr Pinkies ZX5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2008, 10:00 PM   #16
Site Team / Moderator
 
Jay2TheRescue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 4,657
Country: United States
Location: Northern Virginia
Hmmm, maybe that wasn't a speedbump I drove over this morning...

Maybe, just maybe I killed it.
__________________






Jay2TheRescue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 05:41 AM   #17
Registered Member
 
GasSavers_SD26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 529
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Pinkies ZX5 View Post
Sounds neat! I like rare cars.

Q: Aren't Focus's on a Volvo chassis?
The Ford Five-Hundred, which is now the new Taurus, and the Freestyle, which is now the Taurus X, are Volvo chassis.

The Focus is a Ford of Europe design.

And I believe that the ZTW can have the suspension upgraded with the SVT shocks and struts for a little better chassis set up. We did that on our ZTS, used the SVT dampers.
__________________
Dave
GasSavers_SD26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 06:21 AM   #18
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by SD26 View Post
The Ford Five-Hundred, which is now the new Taurus, and the Freestyle, which is now the Taurus X, are Volvo chassis.

The Focus is a Ford of Europe design.

And I believe that the ZTW can have the suspension upgraded with the SVT shocks and struts for a little better chassis set up. We did that on our ZTS, used the SVT dampers.

well, partly true. the wagon can use the fronts, but not the backs. the back struts and etc are different from all the other focus's
Mr Pinkies ZX5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 08:02 AM   #19
Registered Member
 
theholycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,624
Country: United States
Send a message via ICQ to theholycow Send a message via AIM to theholycow Send a message via MSN to theholycow Send a message via Yahoo to theholycow
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Pinkies ZX5 View Post
More weight = less MPG Biggest difference, as far as, getting better MPG was manual VS automatic.
This is a common misconception. It can be true under certain conditions, but when you've got the same engine (tuned the same) with the same gear ratios and tire size (in other words, pretty much the same car), 15% weight loss will probably not cause a measurable change in FE.

Making a car lighter helps if you can then sacrifice power to save fuel (taller gears, smaller engine, tune for more efficiency) and still have consumers buy it (because it can still accelerate decently).
__________________
This sig may return, some day.
theholycow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2008, 12:22 PM   #20
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14
Country: United States
I agree! I was, however, pointing more fingers at manual trans VS an automatic.
__________________

Mr Pinkies ZX5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Partial Fuel-up Calculations Improvements ryogajyc Fuelly Web Support and Community News 16 04-17-2012 09:25 AM
Scanguage alternatives? Ashmck General Fuel Topics 12 12-07-2007 09:05 AM
Brakes 1993CivicVX General Fuel Topics 3 10-05-2007 04:27 AM
Buying a CHEAP truck. Anything out there have MPG hope? bambbrose General Fuel Topics 40 06-28-2007 05:51 PM
Wheel covers Telco Aerodynamics 6 05-27-2007 06:25 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.