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Is200 Motorway Eccomomy

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Hi Everyone,

I am considering an IS200 for my next car (2003 - 2004 with <40K). I know they are generally very reliable, they are excellent value for money and they are cheap to insure. The problem i have is i do a lot of motorway miles........ i have read numerous reviews and the consensus seems to be they are very juicy. What can i expect to see at a constant 60 - 70mph?

Thanks

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I have an SE auto, and at those speeds (60 - 70 ) on the motorway i achieve about 35 mpg and this is using the cruise control.

If you start accelerating hard the mpg will drop

Hope this helps

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30-35mpg is achievable on a motorway run (at 70mph), if you are expecting 50/60mpg, then your best looking at a diesel, something like an Audi A4 1.9 tdi.

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30-35mpg is achievable on a motorway run (at 70mph), if you are expecting 50/60mpg, then your best looking at a diesel, something like an Audi A4 1.9 tdi.

I wanted 40 in an ideal world. Enjoying 50-55 now.

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You're only going to get 40mpg from a 2.0 litre petrol if you buy the most up to date car with direct injection. My Dad only get 40-45 from his 1.4 litre Polo on the motorway and he drives at about 65mph!!

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You're only going to get 40mpg from a 2.0 litre petrol if you buy the most up to date car with direct injection. My Dad only get 40-45 from his 1.4 litre Polo on the motorway and he drives at about 65mph!!

To be honest most 4 pot 2.0 16v's will be no worse than a smaller engined 4 pot 16v's on the motorway. Im in hire cars all the time and a 2.0 focus does better economy than a 1.6.

I guess its the extra 2 cylinders and rwd that bring the IS down a bit.

Il have too see how much that 5mpg would cost me in the long run.

Thanks guys, you have been a great help.

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...and the IS weighs about 1600kg - not a light weight :)

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A bit low :(

Is this in an auto DJ Wozza ?

Look under my name on the left :lol:

Yes it is an Auto with a large custom I.C.E Boot Build, with a nice Supercharger bolted to the engine too :whistling:

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Mine's also an auto without several thousands worth of ICE kit or expensive hairdryer bolted to the engine and I'll get around 35 on a motorway. To be fair though, that's 35mpg and not hanging around. I reckon I could get 40mpg by driving at a steady 55mph. I'll test my little theory on a long run I have next week.

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If your worried about mpg ..

then dont buy lexus..

buy a toyota instead

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I get 35mpg easily in a IS200 Sport manual, i get ridiculed for MPG but hay i wouldn’t swap my baby.

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