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Hi guys,

I have bought a brand new Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.0L ecoboost which should be getting around 65MPG combined.

The car has only done 230 miles and Im averaging around 38MPG... I drive in ECO mode, dont generally go past 4000RPM each year but yet its still so low!

Is it true I have to wait around 500-1000 miles for the cars engine to settle down orrr?

Can anyone shed some light please!

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What year is it
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Visxal wroteWhat year is it

He did say "new" and it only has 230 miles on it so I'm assuming a 2017/18. Maybe a late 2016 but I doubt it.

What makes you say it should be getting that MPG? This is what I've found.


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I think you're confusing MPG with KPG. 40 MPG is equal to 64.374 KPG so you're right where you should be.
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Visxal wroteWhat year is it

He did say "new" and it only has 230 miles on it so I'm assuming a 2017/18. Maybe a late 2016 but I doubt it.

What makes you say it should be getting that MPG? This is what I've found.


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I think you're confusing MPG with KPG. 40 MPG is equal to 64.374 KPG so you're right where you should be.
Brand new mate, 2017-2018 car.

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The car dealership confirmed this is the MPG I should be getting around. The car is less than a week old, do I need to wait for the engine to settle down for the MPG to increase? Confused haha
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Most manufacturers break their engines in before putting them into the cars. But I have heard some people have been told to stay below 4000RPM for about 1000 miles, but just ring up and ask. I doubt you would.
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That's also most likely beat case scenario. You'll end up with around 65 MPG if you're constantly driving in highways at a steady speed in a high gear.

We have a Honda Civic here with a top MPG at 42 according to the manufacturer. Ours was almost exclusively used for highway / motorway rides and it's barely at 35 MPG. Driving in cities and lots of stop & go driving will cause it to go down a lot. But even then, if you're at over 50 MPG in my opinion that's a great number.
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Just ride it hard for one day an it should. Brake it in
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Based on the fact that everything else is written in kilometers, I'm assuming the MPG is a typo. I highly doubt you will get anywhere close to 65 MPG as they are only rated for 40ish MPG.
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I drive a Malibu that's supposed to get around 30 MPG and get around 12.1... Always expect to get a little under half of what they tell you lol
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G-59 wroteI drive a Malibu that's supposed to get around 30 MPG and get around 12.1... Always expect to get a little under half of what they tell you lol


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