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This Car Could Go Forever

August 9, 2013 about Ford Focus

I have a 2002 ford focus zx-5. I kid you not, this car could go forever on E. I have literally drove from Tazewell to knoxville (which is roughly 42 miles) which the gaslight on. My grandmother drove my car once (she didnt know how to put gas in it) til the gas hand was all the way down below E. Basically where the gas hand sits when the car is off. The car doesnt get that great of gas mileage but it will go for ages. Trust me, i dont constantly drive it on E but like everybody sometimes you just dont have rhe money. And this cae has definately gotten me drom A to B.

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March 29, 2014 by Roger

Corolla. They have decent egnines and usually run long time. It will have better gas mileage than the Jeep. Easier for a first time driver to control. Much less chance of rollover. Good luck and drive safe.

September 19, 2014 by G Unit

Are you kidding me? A Corolla has terrible handling. The Focus is consistently ranked better than the Corolla. None of this is true.

February 16, 2015 by Murat

Corolla. They have decent eniegns and usually run long time. It will have better gas mileage than the Jeep. Easier for a first time driver to control. Much less chance of rollover. Good luck and drive safe.

September 27, 2015 by Yukiko

First of all, beware any prtducos that are aggressively marketed with claims of dramatic fuel economy increases. Almost all of those claims are fraudulent. Turbonators are a good example of a product that will actually hurt your fuel economy and reduce horsepower if you install it.What WILL increase your fuel economy?Well first of all, get rid of all that junk in the trunk. Seriously. Most people are hauling around all manner of things in the trunks of their cars that don't need to be there. Shed those pounds!What else?Let's see:1) Change your rear end's gear ratio. A taller gear ratio (numerically smaller) will give you slightly slower acceleration, but a higher top speed and, more importantly, it'll have your engine doing less work, and burning less fuel, at freeway speeds.2) Install an aftermarket exhaust and replace your catalytic converter with a low-restriction model. Your cat's probably gunked up inside from years of use, so any new cat will let the engine breathe better. A high performance one may give you even more of an improvement. A high performance exhaust and muffler, of course, will also permit better breathing, thus increasing fuel economy and horsepower. Just make sure the exhaust diameter isn't too huge, or you'll actually lose torque, due to the fact that your engine needs some back pressure to function properly.3) Get a tune up and change the oil regularly. Ditto for the air filter.4) Install a K N reusable air filter. As with the performance exhaust, this helps your engine breathe better, thus increasing power and fuel economy. It's also possible to replace the air intake with a high performance model and get even more of an improvement.5) Install an ignition kit from MSD or Jacob Electronics. Either company will sell you a kit that includes a high energy coil, heavy duty spark plug wires, and a little box that lives under your hood and contains a computer which will constantly monitor and adjust your timing and spark for maximum power and fuel efficiency. This will also make your engine run a lot smoother than you ever expected it could.6) Keep your tires fully inflated. This helps fuel economy and emergency lane change handling. And it doesn't cost anything.

December 22, 2016 by Matee

The truth just shines thourgh your post

June 6, 2018 by Issy

It's great to read something that's both enjoyable and provides prstamgiadc solutions.

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