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#9650 of 11731 Re: 1990 lexus with factory shocks !? [elias]
Jun 14, 2013 (5:25 pm)
You may be right. I hate to keep dumping money into when it sits most of the year in the garage. It has 4600 miles in the last 3 years. Most of those miles were put on by her brother, sister and two friends that borrowed it while on vacation here. I don't like driving it as it sits too low to the ground. Would much rather drive my PU or the Sequoia. All three of our vehicles are gas guzzlers. So getting a diesel would be an improvement. The wife does not want to get rid of the Lexus. And I don't think she has driven it a total of 1000 miles in the last 10 years. I drive it just to keep it charged up. Its just a boat anchor in my opinion. Like ALL sedans.
#9652 of 11731 Re: doesn't really need a caption [steve_]
Jun 14, 2013 (6:35 pm)
Oh cool ! This is a "diary" entry on that 13 Passat TDI, longer term stable test? . According to an earlier entry, the op is getting close to the mpg I am getting.
#9653 of 11731 Re: doesn't really need a caption [ruking1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 14, 2013 (6:46 pm)
Yep, click the link for the story. They are up to 8 blog posts on it now.
#9654 of 11731 Re: GLK250 Bluetec owner reports mileage. [gagrice]
Jun 14, 2013 (6:50 pm)
Another happy owner:
Just rolled past 10,000 km on my GLK250. This week I drove from Toronto to Halifax with a fully loaded vehicle. My highway mileage was 6.4/100km while averaging about 115 km per hour. For US readers that is 37 US miles per gallon at 71 miles per hour. In Imperial gallons that is 44 mpg.
While talking to the Mercedes service manager about the GLK250 Bluetec, He mentioned driving one up North for a conference. He said it was great out on the highway.
#9655 of 11731 Re: GLK250 Bluetec owner reports mileage. [gagrice]
Jun 14, 2013 (8:22 pm)
Please share all these forums links you have found..US and Cda. I haven't been nearly as successful.
#9657 of 11731 how many miles yearly to justify 2 vehicles
Jun 15, 2013 (3:14 am)
Steve, you mention a good point. How many miles do you drive yearly now compared to before? Is it mostly city/stop&go or highway?
Lately I drive fewer miles per year and have fewer drivers in the house, and I have 2 vehicles... and a 25k or 30k miles per year total. A few years ago I was driving 60k miles per year.
Due to the recent low miles per year, I'm thinking of selling one of the cars (the 34 mpg cruze, not the 21 mpg GTO!). Extra gas cost would be ~$200 per month to do that but it's a short-term move and I'd aspire again for a 2nd car soon enough - a diesel golf or pickup within a year or two - after winning the lottery :}
#9658 of 11731 Re: 1990 lexus with factory shocks !? [gagrice]
Jun 15, 2013 (4:47 am)
it's way safer for visitors/family to rent a car which will brake/steer properly over bumps.
also surely one reason the car sits low is springs are shot.
i can see the spousal approval factor is strong with this one.
also, pretty sure that your Lexus is in strong demand in the hood, you can sell it for good $ to a playa and ask him to send you a photo after he slams/tints/paints/22-inch-dub-spinners it.
#9659 of 11731 Re: 1990 lexus with factory shocks !? [elias]
Jun 15, 2013 (6:02 am)
also, pretty sure that your Lexus is in strong demand in the hood, you can sell it for good $
I would sell it in a NY second if I could get away with it. I see them with higher mileage on the Trader from $3k to $7k. We had a ball joint replaced in 2004, he did not say anything about the shocks needing replacement. It was making a clunking noise when you hit a bump. We had him do a complete brake job in 2006, still no mention of shocks. He did the timing belt at 88K miles and did not say it had any problems. It just feels like you are driving a new Buick. When My wife read it was one of the top 5 cars ever built she decided she wanted to keep it forever.
Wish I had a bigger garage.