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mez267 05-05-2008 05:22 PM

Hi Everyone
 
The current gas crunch and a sudden bout of maturity have caused me to trade in my much beloved, fire-breathing Hemi for a fuel sipping Ford Focus. I love the new car and am eager to work towards better MPG. The first couple of months have netted me slightly less than EPA Combined Mileage but some lengthy conversations with a co-worker have set me on the path to driving smarter. I'm looking forward to participating on this site and learning from all of you.

Lazarus 05-05-2008 05:24 PM

Welcome to the neighborhood. You have a good platform for great mileage. What the commute like?

mez267 05-05-2008 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Lazarus (Post 23558)
Welcome to the neighborhood. You have a good platform for great mileage. What the commute like?

15 miles each way on moderately busy South Florida roads. Zero highway miles.

MetroMPG 05-05-2008 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by mez267 (Post 23557)
The current gas crunch and a sudden bout of maturity...

Great intro! I chuckled. Welcome to the site.

The fact that your Escort is a manual will help enormously in non-highway driving. Gives you many more options. Good choice.

I take it you've seen the 100+ ecodriving tips?

Daox 05-05-2008 06:00 PM

Welcome to the site. Definitly take a look at the 100+ driving tips posted. With a bit of work you could be hitting 40+ mpg.

mez267 05-05-2008 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 23561)
I take it you've seen the 100+ driving tips?

That's a great list. It reinforces a lot of common sense and I picked up a number of new ideas too.

RH77 05-05-2008 10:02 PM

Welcome to EM!

Great purchase...

The folks across the street did the same thing and bought a new Focus. It's a good trend I'm starting to see around town.

Keep us posted on your progress.

Enjoy the site, and....

Best FE to ya :thumbup:

RH77

Johnny Mullet 05-05-2008 10:08 PM

I am also new and new to the whole MPG thing. Welcome!

DifferentPointofView 05-05-2008 10:17 PM

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The fact that your Escort is a manual will help enormously in non-highway driving. Gives you many more options. Good choice.
Yes, Good choice. I know that you meant Focus MetroMPG, but I must say that he bought a new focus, not an escort :p

MetroMPG 05-05-2008 10:21 PM

Whoops. Focus! Must Focus...


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