I presume these are American gallons. Regardless, this is definitely low. My
2000 wagon with 5-speed (Canadian model) gets in the low 40s Imperial, which
is mid 30s U.S., in the same kind of driving. Automatics get 1-2 mpg less.
I see from your other post that you bought it used. Do you know when it last
had a full tune-up i.e. new plugs and wires, cleaning the intake, new air
fuel filter etc. I had this done last year and was very happy with how much
better it ran.
Tire inflation can also be a factor, as well as whether the transmission is
"SayWhat?" <whereeverforever.com> wrote in message
I averaged about 30mpg (US) when I rented a Focus sedan last year in Canada,
with varied driving (city, country, highway @ 75mpg).
Over here my diesel wagon is averaging 43mpg (US) in all-around use, but
that's a completely different animal!
With this quite moderate speed 7.8 l/100km (30 mpg) should be
possible depending on the engine. Automatic always adds up a
little bit fuel consumption. Despite the already mentioned basic
things a quite often overlooked fact is tire air-pressure which
has a big impact on fuel consumption and needs to be checked and
corrected regular. Usually it's safe too add at least 0.2 bar or
more to the manual advertised values. Those are a compromise
mostly aimed at comfort.
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