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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14805 of 16987 Re: And another thing about Acura.... [graphicguy]
Aug 23, 2012 (11:56 am)
When I had my TL SH AWD, I got about 18 MPG-19 MPG city. It fell down a little bit on the highway, getting 22MPG, or 23 MPG on a good day with nice weather.
I realize that "real world numbers" can vary significantly for the "city" figure, depending upon how urban and stop and go the city driving actually is. But that 22-23 highway number you have quoted for your TL-AWD, unless its the Autobahn at an average speed into the triple digits, really sucks. I've never had a car that low, or even an SUV without a roof rack that low.
My 2004 TL 6-speed is rated at 29 and will pretty consistently get 29-31 mpg at 70-75 mph for a 300+ mile highway drive.
My former 2005 911S Cab, rated at 26, would consistently get 27+ on a similar highway drive, top up. 26+ top down.
My former 2002 Honda S2000, rated at only 26, never got less than 28 and managed 32-33 on a few tankfuls cruising at 72-75.
Even our 2005 MDX gets 23-24 on the highway, as long as we don't have bicycles on top. On our trip to and from North Carolina last week (1,200 miles total, including the week we were there), with two bicycles on the roof coming and going, averaged just under 20 (19.7).
None of my numbers are read from a trip computer or for a short stretch. They are calculated by me filling up before and after, for trips that are at least 250-350 miles.
On the other hand, all of our "city" mpg's suck no matter what we drive - welcome to DC.
#14806 of 16987 Re: And another thing about Acura.... [graphicguy]
Aug 23, 2012 (4:28 pm)
Real world Mpgs in the g stink - 16 all in 90% city.
Graph remember the battles on the TL board-
Any update on the information request above - or was that a general statement/ opinion?
#14807 of 16987 Re: And another thing about Acura.... [habitat1]
Aug 27, 2012 (6:46 am)
My 330 gets 27 on the highway at 70.
My 2000 Vette would get 27-29 on the highway, got to love a V8 that lops along at 1500 at 70 MPH..
Partners Rogue gets 26 on highway
Neighbors 2007 335i gets 27 on the highway, this is doing 65.
#14808 of 16987 Re: And another thing about Acura.... [sweendogy]
Aug 27, 2012 (6:49 am)
Infiniti has issues with the real world MPG of their cars, a friend had a M35, he traded in a BMW 530i for it, loved the car, had the MPG, the best he got on road trips was 23 on the highway.. He would get 27 with the 530i.. Even today the G and M do not deliver very good MPG.
#14809 of 16987 Re: And another thing about Acura.... [flightnurse]
Aug 27, 2012 (12:57 pm)
got to love a V8 that lops along at 1500 at 70 MPH.
No thanks, and no offense, but the Corvette is, in many ways for me, the epitome of GM's screwed up engineering. It takes them twice as many liters of displacement to get the same power as Porsche or Ferrari, then they throw in a transmission that has to be downshifted into 4th gear to achieve terminal velocity? And, just so they don't get hit with a gas guzzler tax, they make that super tall 6th gear feel like you are lugging a locomotive?
I was happy getting 27+ mpg at 70 mph at 2,500 rpm in 6th gear in my old 911 without having to play games with gear ratios.
#14810 of 16987 Re: And another thing about Acura.... [habitat1]
Aug 27, 2012 (1:37 pm)
Would have to say that statement for me could be the complete opposite on how I look at corvette at all. Twice as many liters, gearing (downshift) who cares you can get a vette for a third of the price if you are going to compaire them with Porsche and the Italians. Bad argument on so many levels - if you are going to bash gm the corvette is the wrong car to use as a reference. Enjoy the 911 and stick to talking about poor Mpgs in the mdx
#14811 of 16987 Headroom of Audi A4
Aug 29, 2012 (4:37 pm)
Hi guys I am looking at the Audi A4 but I feel like I have to sit pretty low to get enough headroom without reclinging the seatback too much.
I had 2 BMW 5 series and test drove a new F30 3 series they all seem to have bigger headroom than A4. Just wonder if you guys experienced the same, or it was my false impression....
#14812 of 16987 Re: Headroom of Audi A4 [hclll]
Aug 30, 2012 (5:22 am)
I have a friend at work who has the 2009 A4-He is about 5"10", honestly, he looks like Mr.Incredible driving the A4.
Literally he looks as if he is bending his neck to see the road and this is no exaggeration.
#14813 of 16987 Another happy customer
Aug 30, 2012 (8:07 am)
I posted about a friend of mine in South Fla who had a nice A4 3.2 S-Line that was totalled by either a large puddle or brilliant VW engineering.
He originally started out looking for a CPO G37S Sedan. After speaking to him and raving about my 328xi, he decided to add a CPO 335i Sport Pkg to his short list. He was disappointed by the high asking prices of '09s & many dealers unwilling to budge off their asking prices. He got 1 place to come down $1000, but that was still over $4K over auction value. A dealer called him back and told him of a 2011 335i Sport Auto. The car is a 2011 Saphire Black/Black 335i Sedan w/ sport, premium, cold weather, navigation, automatic... Executive demo w/ 7,000 miles on it. MSRP of over $52K. He paid $37,500 + TTL. My friend has quickly forgotten about his beloved Audi. I hear the excitement in his voice when he tells me how much he LOVES everything about his 335i.
#14814 of 16987 Re: Another happy customer [nyccarguy]
Aug 30, 2012 (9:40 am)
Your friend got a very good deal!