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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
#8032 of 16984 Re: MB C280 or Volvo S60? [fedlawman]
Feb 05, 2007 (1:25 pm)
Happy Ending . . .
I got a screaming deal this weekend on the 2006 S60, lo miles, right color, etc! I am happy I didn't go with the MB C280. Plus, now I have a lot more $$ left over for my Starbucks habit. And shoe habit. And . . .
BTW, you HAVE to check out the 2009 Volvo XC60 "concept" . . . should be a different forum, but I saw it in Popular Mechanics and have fallen in love.
#8033 of 16984 RE: Lexus IS 250 AWD MPG
Feb 05, 2007 (6:28 pm)
Hi guys, I just bought my new lexus and I am so disappointed with the MPG system, I am getting average 10.9mpg which is extremly low. The estimate that Lexus have is 22 for city and 28 for high way and obviously I am getting half of it in the city. Any reason?
#8034 of 16984 RE: Lexus IS 250 AWD MPG [jimjai]
Feb 05, 2007 (6:56 pm)
Lighten up on the go-pedal.
Just kidding. Take it in to Lexus. Maybe there's a problem with your ECU.
#8035 of 16984 RE: Lexus IS 250 AWD MPG
Feb 05, 2007 (8:19 pm)
blueguydotcom I am pretty stupid when it comes to cars, what's ECU?
#8036 of 16984 RE: Lexus IS 250 AWD MPG [jimjai]
Feb 05, 2007 (10:00 pm)
The EPA estimate is 22/28. Is it cold where you live right now? Cold weather seriously hurts mileage. Also, is it hilly?
As someone said--ease up on the gas pedal.
#8037 of 16984 RE: Lexus IS 250 AWD MPG [jimjai]
Feb 05, 2007 (11:40 pm)
ECU = essentially car uniqueness. No, engine control unit. The car's brains, in other words. ECU may be monkeying around based on temp or maybe the ECU's just wacky.
#8038 of 16984 RE: Lexus IS 250 AWD MPG [jimjai]
Feb 06, 2007 (12:25 am)
I am so disappointed with the MPG system. I am getting average 10.9 mpg which is extremely low. The estimate that Lexus have is 22 for city and 28 for high way and obviously I am getting half of it in the city.
You may want to calculate the MPG the old fashion way, and compare the result with the trip computer's number. That should help the diagnosis.
#8039 of 16984 Re: My bad. [plekto]
Feb 06, 2007 (4:37 am)
A lot of tire howl, but it looked very composed. Impressive.
#8040 of 16984 RE: Lexus IS 250 AWD MPG [jtla]
Feb 06, 2007 (4:45 am)
How many miles on the Lexus? I wouldn't worry so much about fuel economy until at least 1000 miles or so. Fuel economy usually improves after the engine gets "broken in".
#8041 of 16984 Re: My bad. [plekto]
Feb 06, 2007 (5:22 am)
The V looks good, however in this forum, the regular 6 versions will no doubt be on the lower end of the performance ladder vs. others, IMO. Cheaper yes. Desirable? Eye of the beholder.