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#4090 of 4353 Edmunds' 0 to 60 times, and others...
Jul 19, 2006 (7:15 pm)
I just don't get it. So I'm reading the specs for the 2006 Lexus IS 350 on Edmunds, and it says 0 to 60 in 5.61 seconds. So I go compare that to Edmunds' specs for the 2006 Pontiac GTO. Well that says 5.8 seconds! How can they come in over a full second slower than what GM advertises for the GTO?? And could the GTO really be slower than the IS 350? Hard to believe, say it ain't so.
My wife wants me to get the IS 350 and my first reaction was, any Lexus is always sluggish. Then I see this on Edmunds. Please, someone help me understand this.
Jul 19, 2006 (7:28 pm)
EDMUNDS IS WRONG, plain & simple!! Drive the GTO, then you'll know for sure.
#4092 of 4353 Re: Edmunds' 0 to 60 times, and others... [jtaco]
Jul 20, 2006 (5:27 am)
Everything I've seen in print says 4.6 sec for the GTO A4; actually reportedly a sec faster than M6.
#4093 of 4353 Re: Edmunds' 0 to 60 times, and others... [jtaco]
Jul 21, 2006 (8:51 am)
Must be an error. Plenty of test drive reviews in car magazines show the real times. Some get 4.8, some 5.1 etc.
Take it for a drive and see for yourself. There is no comparison in terms of power and acceleration to a Lexus IS.
However, the Lexus is a smaller car that would be easier to maneuver and also better on gas.
My wife loves the GTO. Take your wife to show her but also go for a test drive. My wife loves the sound of the GTO. That is one of its best features.
#4094 of 4353 Re: Edmunds' 0 to 60 times, and others... [dickc]
Jul 21, 2006 (8:52 am)
Make that 0.1 faster than the M6 (not 1 sec). Auto 4.6, manual 4.7 sec 0-60.
#4095 of 4353 Re: Edmunds' 0 to 60 times, and others... [monarofan]
Jul 21, 2006 (9:21 am)
Sorry! You're absolutely right. Slipping the dots can be a disaster in the speed world.
#4097 of 4353 Edmunds' times are bad.
Jul 21, 2006 (2:22 pm)
Edmunds' test track isn't at sea level and it was also close to 100 degrees when they did some performance testing. I think they got 14.1 seconds in the 1/4. They don't use the calculations to adjust/compensate. I also don't think they know how to launch an IRS car (but that's just my opinion).
I have a buddy/co-worker with an IS350. His car sees my '04 GTO's taillights (we've run 'em)... an '05 would be worse... for the Lexus.
not dead, just not taking the time to visit Edmunds much these days
#4098 of 4353 Re: Edmunds' times are bad. [hammen2]
Jul 22, 2006 (10:19 am)
Good to see you back!
#4099 of 4353 Re: Edmunds' times are bad. [hammen2]
Jul 22, 2006 (1:45 pm)
You said...I also don't think they know how to launch an IRS car (but that's just my opinion).
In your opinion what is different about launching a IRS? I am curious!