CanadaCraig Posted November 5, 2006 Share Posted November 5, 2006 Hi Guys!! :) I hope you're OK. I've done this a few times now and it always turns out the same. My 1993 Lexus LS400 [as you all know] has a 4.0 litre V8 that makes 250 h.p. and 260 lb/ft of torque. My particular LS400 takes a leisurely 12 seconds to reach 60 MPH and has a top speed of 117 MPH. My 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 has a 6.1 litre V8 that makes 425 h.p. and 420 lb/ft of torque. It can reach 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds and has a top speed of 173 MPH. [According to Car & Driver magazine - at least] On average - my 1993 Lexus LS400 gets 16.79 MILES PER U.S. GALLON. On average - my 2006 Chrysler 300C SRT8 gets 16.91 MILES PER U.S. GALLON. Something MUST be wrong with the Lexus? Don't you think?! Oh well... A brief update: The extended warranty on my LS400 is over. It cost me $2,000 when I bought the car just over 3 years ago. I haven't added everything up - just yet - but the warranty company ended up paying for more than $4,500 in repairs. So I certainly got my money's worth. [Extended warranty wise] During the last service - the other ignition coil was replaced and so was the tachometre needle. I think it drives a little better - maybe - but the gas mileage is still horrible [at least I think so] and it still takes 12 seconds to reach 60. But I'm not planning on doing anything about it. [At least not right away - now that the warranty is gone] It's too bad though. At least I can't accuse my Lexus dealer of being unfair. I lost count of how many courtesy cars I had. And the last one I had - the Toyota 4Runner - I had for over 3 weeks!! [At no cost to me] If I ever do get to adding everything up - I'll let you know exactly what was done. AND just how much it cost. BUT.... This was a message about gas mileage!! Have a great day. Craig!! :) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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