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Old 02-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #3451
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because you lose psi in winter, car feels better with those psi, personal preference, I have always found oem recommend psi to make tires squishy I don't know if that word actually translates what I am trying to say. 36/35 and 37/36 are my personal favorite psi, I did run 35/34 for a bit but found in snow I prefered a psi higher
I actually prefer 34/32 in the winter and 35/33 or 36/34, in the summer
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #3452
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I actually prefer 34/32 in the winter and 35/33 or 36/34, in the summer
I always run 35 all the way around...good balance between performance, ride quality, MPG, and tread wear.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #3453
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Took a trip from north atlanta to birmingham and back last week. Saw 33mpg for the trip, 430 miles on the tank. About what I was expecting driving 70+ and using cruise control most of the time. CVT transmission.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #3454
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Roof rack and snowboards demolished my MPG. 26.5 on a trip where I usually get 30+. Included about 60 miles going 80mph. 375 ish mile trip altogether, I will make an effort to fit the gear inside the car.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #3455
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I always run 35 all the way around...good balance between performance, ride quality, MPG, and tread wear.
But the rear doesn't need that much because of the weight distribution, hence why I go 2 psi less. So far at 15k on the tires, wear looks pretty good
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:29 PM   #3456
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But the rear doesn't need that much because of the weight distribution, hence why I go 2 psi less. So far at 15k on the tires, wear looks pretty good
I'm not saying it NEEDS it, just saying that's what I run. 2psi will not make a noticeable difference in tread wear IF you rotate your tires like you should. I just prefer 35 all around, that's all.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:00 AM   #3457
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I had a 2012 Ford focus rental for 1 week while on vacaton. Drove about 400 miles and got 31.6mpg reported by the in dash trip computer. I only filled one tank, so couldn't hand calculate. Ford focus has about the same epa rating as impreza.

This weekend I had similar type of mixed highway driving around the coast in my impreza. Impreza reported 31.8mpg on the dash. I typically get 1-2mpg less from hand calculated mpg.

It would seem that Impreza mpg is holding up well compared to the Ford focus.

To be honest, I haven't been thrill about the mpg from my impreza. The 36mpg rating had set my expectation to high. At least from this trip with the Ford focus, it seems that epa ratings do give a good reference for comparison between these 2 cars.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:49 AM   #3458
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I'm not saying it NEEDS it, just saying that's what I run. 2psi will not make a noticeable difference in tread wear IF you rotate your tires like you should. I just prefer 35 all around, that's all.
Maybe not, depends on the tires too. Between the larger rear swaybar and factory tires I found anything over 34 in the back is pretty squirly/easy to loose grip in aggressive cornering. Hence why I go 2psi less.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:45 AM   #3459
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I had a 2012 Ford focus rental for 1 week while on vacaton. Drove about 400 miles and got 31.6mpg reported by the in dash trip computer. I only filled one tank, so couldn't hand calculate. Ford focus has about the same epa rating as impreza.

This weekend I had similar type of mixed highway driving around the coast in my impreza. Impreza reported 31.8mpg on the dash. I typically get 1-2mpg less from hand calculated mpg.

It would seem that Impreza mpg is holding up well compared to the Ford focus.

To be honest, I haven't been thrill about the mpg from my impreza. The 36mpg rating had set my expectation to high. At least from this trip with the Ford focus, it seems that epa ratings do give a good reference for comparison between these 2 cars.
Good post.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #3460
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I had a 2012 Ford focus rental for 1 week while on vacaton. Drove about 400 miles and got 31.6mpg reported by the in dash trip computer. I only filled one tank, so couldn't hand calculate. Ford focus has about the same epa rating as impreza.

This weekend I had similar type of mixed highway driving around the coast in my impreza. Impreza reported 31.8mpg on the dash. I typically get 1-2mpg less from hand calculated mpg.

It would seem that Impreza mpg is holding up well compared to the Ford focus.

To be honest, I haven't been thrill about the mpg from my impreza. The 36mpg rating had set my expectation to high. At least from this trip with the Ford focus, it seems that epa ratings do give a good reference for comparison between these 2 cars.
I see a much bigger difference between my Focus and the wifes Impreza. The rated mpg part is why I am disapointed with the Impreza. The dash readout of the Focus is much closer to the calculated mpg than the Impreza.

Interestingly enought the best mpg in the Focus was when my wife drove the car.

My Focus has a 5-spd and 16" wheels while the Impreza has the CVT and 17" wheels. This might be why the mpg are further apart then what you noticed.

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:48 PM   #3461
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Since the forum doesn't seem to want to accept my edit to the last post, I have this additional information.

Both the Focus and Impreza are hatchbacks. Additionally my driving is closer to 50/50 while my wifes driving is closer to 25/75 city/highway.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:12 PM   #3462
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brapple, what app is that?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:32 PM   #3463
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Since the forum doesn't seem to want to accept my edit to the last post, I have this additional information.

Both the Focus and Impreza are hatchbacks. Additionally my driving is closer to 50/50 while my wifes driving is closer to 25/75 city/highway.
My focus rental was a dual clutch auto. I was very rough particularly in low speed crawl. Also there's problem with car rolling back due to the dual clutch auto keeping the car in neutral for too long. It's like sitting in a car driven by someone new at driving a stick.

I wonder if your 5-speed is what's giving it better mpg.

Both the focus and my impreza were hatchbacks.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #3464
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My focus rental was a dual clutch auto. I was very rough particularly in low speed crawl. Also there's problem with car rolling back due to the dual clutch auto keeping the car in neutral for too long. It's like sitting in a car driven by someone new at driving a stick.

I wonder if your 5-speed is what's giving it better mpg.

Both the focus and my impreza were hatchbacks.
That must be an early one. The newer ones have hill assist which will hold the car even on flat ground. But then again a automated manual, which is what the DTC is, is suppose to act like a manual transmission.

The 5-spd maybe part of it, however the DCT is rated 26-37 highway where as my 5-spd is 26-36.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #3465
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Roadtrip - You get that chart when you turn the device sideways
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:11 PM   #3466
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That must be an early one. The newer ones have hill assist which will hold the car even on flat ground. But then again a automated manual, which is what the DTC is, is suppose to act like a manual transmission.

The 5-spd maybe part of it, however the DCT is rated 26-37 highway where as my 5-spd is 26-36.
Well, the CVT impreza is rated 36, and stick rated for 34.
I think we all know in this forum that the real world mpg of the stick is better than CVT. (All the people complaining about mpg are CVT owners!)
So I wouldn't be surprised if the 5-speed focus actual do better than the dct version.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #3467
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Well, the CVT impreza is rated 36, and stick rated for 34.
I think we all know in this forum that the real world mpg of the stick is better than CVT. (All the people complaining about mpg are CVT owners!)
So I wouldn't be surprised if the 5-speed focus actual do better than the dct version.
I have a cvt and while I'm not getting 36 I'm not complaining. I think people forget that those are estimated fuel economy numbers.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #3468
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I posted a picture a while back when i did nothing but city traffic driving.

867 miles later with my normal 50/50 mix driving the mgp jumps back up
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:18 PM   #3469
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My dash calc has been hovering around 26 or 27 for the longest time during my usual morning commute. My in-laws are watching the kids now so it cuts out a daycare dropoff. My avg is now over 28 and climbing on the first tank after the change. I'm probably going to hit a 400 mile tank. This is with 90-95% city/suburb. I never imagined HOW I drove would have an impact on my MPG...
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:46 PM   #3470
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My dash calc has been hovering around 26 or 27 for the longest time during my usual morning commute. My in-laws are watching the kids now so it cuts out a daycare dropoff. My avg is now over 28 and climbing on the first tank after the change. I'm probably going to hit a 400 mile tank. This is with 90-95% city/suburb. I never imagined HOW I drove would have an impact on my MPG...
I think HOW anyone drives has an impact, and maybe moreso with the CVT transmission, though the reality is spooling up the 5speed also cuts into the MPG's.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:48 PM   #3471
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I have a cvt and while I'm not getting 36 I'm not complaining. I think people forget that those are estimated fuel economy numbers.
But they are estimated for comparison purposes. The CVT gets horrible mpg *compared* to other cars with the same EPA numbers.
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But they are estimated for comparison purposes. The CVT gets horrible mpg *compared* to other cars with the same EPA numbers.
Well, the compared quite well between Ford focus and impreza. I got just about the same mpg.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:11 PM   #3473
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But they are estimated for comparison purposes. The CVT gets horrible mpg *compared* to other cars with the same EPA numbers.
I disagree!! I don't consider my avg 32-33 horrible compared to ANY car!
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:51 PM   #3474
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hi guys...

my impreza shows me miles until i need a fillup on the dash. is that what yours shows? i see a photo above that says AVG MPG.

how are you calculating MPG to be precise? or are you just going with what the dash reads?

i imagine you'd have to set the trip and write down how many gallons you're filling up with and divide to see... (is it possible the MPG calculator in the car is inaccurate ... on purpose?)

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:17 AM   #3475
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hi guys...

my impreza shows me miles until i need a fillup on the dash. is that what yours shows? i see a photo above that says AVG MPG.

how are you calculating MPG to be precise? or are you just going with what the dash reads?
You too can make your dash read avg mpg or a few other options. I calculate by hand miles driven by gallons used.
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