Can I ask what sort of driving you do. Town, lot of traffic stop start, heavy acceleration and braking? I ask because mine easily gets claimed without resorting to any crawling around. Its averaged exactly as ford claim last month at 34.4 mpg. Was over 36 running in. I think if you really tried, 40 odd is possible. Dont know why people think they wont do what is claimed. Wltp is designed to fix that and in my case does. If you constantly accelerate hard then brake hard over short distances it will waste a lot of fuel. My MK 3 averaged over 35mpg In 12k. I use 97 octane minimum.Have now had ST since May and pleasently surprised with it.When collected the steelers had fixed the front number plate over the front sensor and it had been valeted by an S. Wonder and an R.Charles but they did correct it all.As expected it does not do the mpg as stated,even though still running it in.Did expect this as the last one never did what it should have.But hey,we dont drive an ST for fuel economy do we.I find it better than the last three versions I had.Miss the door guards and full leather.Would have paid the extra,better than the door bungs.Price adjusted because of all the tech I suppose.