Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-18-2014, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Southern Vermont
Posts: 57

Oliver - '13 Ford Fiesta S
90 day: 46.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 28
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
New guy from Vermont

Hello all. What a grand forum.

I have a 2013 Ford Fiesta S which you know only came in a 5 speed. I generally get 34 or so MPG around town and on the highway about 43 cruising with the flow @ about 70-75mph.

The greatest MPG I've got was going 55mph on a round-trip of 250 miles interstate / rural road combination driving of just over 51 MPG.

I just installed yesterday a ScanGauge II and am in anticipation of doing quite a bit more. I've already modified my driving considerably watching the feedback from the ScanGauge. Very very interesting how is keeps you constantly updated on the vehicles behavior and most importantly the drivers behavior.

I'll report as I refuel and keep track both on paper and via the ScanGauge as to my progress toward becoming a true ecomodder.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 09-18-2014, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 4,067

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,724
Thanked 1,861 Times in 1,208 Posts
Hilly country like that can be great for mpg, and I love the car. I was really close to getting one myself. Welcome aboard!
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 08:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
nemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: US
Posts: 967

Chief - '06 Pontiac Grand Prix
90 day: 25.8 mpg (US)

SF1 - '12 Ford Fiesta S
90 day: 22.87 mpg (US)
Thanks: 186
Thanked 220 Times in 173 Posts
Welcome!

Wish my wife was getting that kind of city mileage. She usually on drives short trips with the A/C on never get warmed up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by FordFiestaS View Post
I'll report as I refuel and keep track both on paper and via the ScanGauge as to my progress toward becoming a true ecomodder.

Remember to start a garage entry and fuel log.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2014, 12:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,136

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,445
Thanked 2,495 Times in 1,507 Posts
Welcome to the site. You should definitely be able to squeeze some good mileage out of that car.
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 05:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Europe
Posts: 66
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Scangauge will help a lot! Welcome!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 06:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Southern Vermont
Posts: 57

Oliver - '13 Ford Fiesta S
90 day: 46.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 28
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
I took my first long trip, 300+ miles today with the ScanGauge II. Wow... what a difference. I'll reserve my enthusiasm for now.... But the #'s are big as I now monitor every push of the pedal.

I'll fill a couple times b4 I spout off as to how good the Guage is in aiding better driving habits and thus... Big MPG's. Hint: 50+ + + +

My Fiesta 5 speed S rocks the MPG when keeping it @ 55mph. Wow!
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 05:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,771

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,484
Thanked 6,282 Times in 3,251 Posts
Welcome to the forum!

Not to rain on your parade, but hopefully the gauge isn't too far off reality. Sometimes it takes a tank or two to calibrate it to the vehicle.
__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Southern Vermont
Posts: 57

Oliver - '13 Ford Fiesta S
90 day: 46.52 mpg (US)
Thanks: 28
Thanked 16 Times in 12 Posts
It's pouring out. No not that bad.. But ur right.

I'm working on a report now which I'll post shortly.

I'm on tank 2.

Quick summary.

Not 50 + + + lol, but close....

On paper (real math) 48.2

Still respectable.

More coming under a new post.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2014, 08:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 4,067

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,724
Thanked 1,861 Times in 1,208 Posts
Don't worry- once you get used to working with the feedback you'll improve. It's not a scorecard, it's an aid!

__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Tags
fiesta, ford, mpg, scangauge

Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com