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Old 01-07-2016, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mr. Regular: Can Americans Accept a Tiny Engine in a Medium Car?

Can Americans Accept a Tiny Engine in a Medium Car?
The Focus now has Ford's 1.0 liter three-cylinder. Mr. Regular explores if it's something you want.


Mr. Regular from Regular Car Reviews also writes articles for Road and Track. Here he reviews the 1.0T Focus.

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It's just the engine that is the weak point.

However, the weak point is the point. This is a car for the hypermiling nerd; a statistics major with a quarter tank of gas and seven days to payday. This is the car for the twitching Dr. Alphys in all of us who obsesses over the most minor of details.

If you like to be involved in your gas saving, and want a car that will beat a Toyota Prius in mileage without the safe-space-seeking, Tumblr-posting, recreational outrage, social-justice warrior-ing, "I regret to inform you" Prius image —and you don't want to give up manual transmission, and retain a modicum of street-cred—the 2015 Ford Focus 1.0L 3-Cyl Turbo is the car for you.

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Old 01-07-2016, 06:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mr. Regular could use more fiber.

Damning with faint praise. Them Rodent Track boys never were able to make the distinction between a road and a track.
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If every person paid as much attention to rag writers as moi, they would be applying for a health care subsidy and I don't see that changing anytime soon. It's got so bad I see new models in person, never read about them first any more.

I find my 74 hp more than adequate, nice knowing there are only 3 con rod small ends bouncing around in my baby. Wonder if the idle fuel consumption is lower than the .11 gph of the Insight.

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If every person paid as much attention to rag writers as moi, they would be applying for a health care subsidy and I don't see that changing anytime soon. It's got so bad I see new models in person, never read about them first any more.

I find my 74 hp more than adequate, nice knowing there are only 3 con rod small ends bouncing around in my baby. Wonder if the idle fuel consumption is lower than the .11 gph of the Insight.

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More refined tech, it wouldn't surprise me tbh.

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