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Old 10-29-2013, 08:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The New Focus - '07 Ford Focus ZX5
90 day: 32.44 mpg (US)
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38mpg @75mph is pretty darn good for a 1.2L 3cyl engine. I'm intrigued by this car. I have my doubts about CVTs though, are they getting any better? Just seem like an expensive repair waiting to happen compared to the tried and true manual...

Just built one on Mitsu website...just like everyone but Honda, you have to have the fancy trim package in order to get cruise control and in doing that you get stuck with stuff you don't want, like stupid start/stop switch, alloy wheels, fog lamps and leather wrapped steering wheel...

I know CC is super easy to do considering all the fly-by-wire new cars come with, so why can't they just put it on every car??? $1,100 for cruise seems a bit steep...but not as steep as some other companies...

2007 Ford Focus ZX5 - 91k - SGII, pending upper and lower grill bocks - auto trans
1987 Monte Carlo SS - 5.3/4L80E swap - 13.67 @ 106
2007 Ford Focus Estate - 230k - 33mpg - Retired 4/2018
1995 Saturn SL2 - 256K miles - 44mpg - Retired 9/2014

Cost to Operate Spreadsheet for "The New Focus"

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