So I want to buy a Lexus RX 350. The 2012 model year was tuned to run on 87 octane gas. The cost difference between 87 octane and 93 is at least $5,000 over 300,000 miles. Which I run high miles on my vehicles. About to break 300K on my 01 jeep xj.
So I was gonna get a 2012 because it can handle a different octane. But I don't like the color choice in 2012.
So I called a TECH at the dealer.
The Tech guy in the dealer service center said all models should use 93 octane except once in a while its ok to use 87 if nothing else is available. I said but 2012 was tuned to run on 87 octane, he said no it wasn't and to use 93 octane.
All kinds of web information says the 2012 was re-tuned to run 87 octane.
I want to run 87 octane for 300,000 miles.
Will this hurt anything and can I run 87 octane in other years as well. Once this is figured out I'm ready to buy one.
Need your thoughts.