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OK how do I get FORD TO HELP is the BIG QUESTION? I have taken my car in seven times about the gas mileage and have left numerous messages here about it but today is just crappy. I got 165 Miles to 11.918 Gallons of gas that is a Big 13.84 MPG in the City. I have no idea what to do if this stays like this I am gonna go crazy. I have kept track of my mileage the past 5,000 miles and my average MPG is 18.56 MPG way below standards in anyone's book!
 

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you need to call ford customer service and tell them exactly what you posted and let them know how freaking pissed you are. That's freaking unacceptable!
 

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I told them and they said all they can do is send the info which they did to Bloomington Ford once again but they have checked it 6 times and they find nothing wrong and i have taken it to Larry Bird Ford once and they haven't found anything wrong. I told them to get an engineer from Ford and they said absolutely not as there is no cause to have one sent. I want to talk with the Regional Rep but they haven't got me in touch with them yet. Anyone know any Regional Reg Phone numbers??


[ 04-11-2003, 07:52 PM: Message edited by: Red_Willy_Focus ]
 

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Hmm... I had one tank of 14MPG around town, and typically get 17-19MPG around town... I usually see 27 on the highway.

So I dunno... That doesn't sound too far off to me!
 

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I am getting about 220 Miles on a tank of gas on the Highway so it is just as bad!
 

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This maybe a long shot but do live close enough to Michigan, Illinois or any other state?

The reason I ask is there are two things to consider.

1) Indiana is using their winter formula for fuel
2) One of the other states can have a different formula

So by trying fuel from a different state may see a difference in mileage.

One more thing what are the specs of your car?
 

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April 1st was the time when they were to stop using the Winter Fuel but I have been tracking before they started it this season and getting the same crappy mileage. So I don't really live close to another state to get Gas in as I am in Bloomington right smack dap close to the Middle of Indiana.
 

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Not to brag, but (and i shoulda taken pics) My best tank of gas was 87 octaine, doing between 35-45 on back roads to work and back.. before the (dummy)light came on, i had 365.&change miles :-D this was also thro 2 snow events! i was freekin amazed.. but also drivin at night so i could slow down up hills exc.. to milk every drop i could.. too bad my 1.6 civic ex could do *** miles with and still only take in 10ish gal. w/ a 11.9 tank i believe.

I dono what else to say but maybe shift sooner? Change your spark plugs? Filter? Wires?
 

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I got 200 and change on a half of a tank once, on the highway. I probably averaged about 70 mph.
Not to brag though, and I hope that never happens to me.
 
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Man, that sucks. Does that affect your car performance as well ? I can't think of anything that causes such bad mileage.

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so 250 miles on 3/4 of a tank in the city is a good thing?
 

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OK... All I know is that when I started shifting at 2500 RPM I went from 24MPG City/Highway to 29MPG City/Highway. Try it... you might be impressed.
 

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You know there's factors that can effect you gas mileage. And agressive driving can account for a whooping -20% to your gas mileage...
 

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I have an automatic focus and I don't drive aggressively! I drive the speed limit and just drive like most normal people!
 
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