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Is200 Fuel Consumption Whats The Average

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To be honest i think people who are getting bad fuel consumption have either a faulty car or a big heavy right foot!

I read all the reviews on the IS200 which said poor fuel etc and i think they are all written by Hugo faster!!!

I am a car dealer and have been running a 2004 54p IS200 se,i live in the country side and do about 1000 miles a week going to auctions and running the kids to football,Horse riding etc so alot of mixed driving and i am getting 32+mpg running around never worked out lower and recently i had a run to Manchester on the M62 70-80mph all the way and i worked it out at 38 mpg.

The car is no worse than any other of its type

In the last week i have put £40 worth of petrol in at £113.9 at Asda and i have done 250 miles and the light hasnt come on yet and it was on before i put it in for about 20 miles

Just interested as to what the average is amoungst you guy's

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Averaging 32 if you do a lot of motorway miles and drive quite lightly isn't that extraordinary, I average 25mpg out of my auto (which has considerably worse economy) with a mix of town and dual carriageway.

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You lucky people, i put in about £80.00 (Tesco Ultra 99RON) and the light comes on 250 miles later, dread to think what actual consumption is but know it is not very good. Problem for me is it is 1.5 Mile to work so car only does 3 miles some days spread over 2 journeys. I guess 3 litres do not even warm up at those distances.

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Russell.

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Average 30 MPG, but can get more if i try. any sort of tesco fuel is crap, dont use it anymore, not even in the lawnmower, serious lack of power.

ESSO has always been best for me,giving best performance and mileage?

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i did a return from leicester to devon and surrounding and back to leicester again = 525 miles to £75 petrol! dunno if thats good or not!

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Is200 Auto Navigator 2000 (heavy foot!)

Exculding Motorways & A roads

Average: 25mpg

Usual fill: £40.00 Shell Unleaded

Miles: 210 before the reserve light

Recent purchase of another is200 auto 2002

similar consumption

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Normal driving with some heavy foot sometimes mostly city and Motorways i get something like 20-22mpg which is terrible for that kind of car.

the best i got out of it is 35mpg at that was strictly motorway driving at 60-70mph and that is not good either.

the engine is a relic and the gearbox got too short gearratio to be effective and add that to a heavy car with no power at all so i guess that is the outcome of the terrible fueleconomy.

but the rest of car is outstanding..but i would like to have a IS300 instead of mine..proper engine for the IS model

EDIT: Shell V-Power is the fuel i use,,nothing else comes near my car.

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I agree with most of people here, the "average" for average public Joe is 25MPG.

Never seen mine over 30 ever! even a long motorway run, I can't do 60, it's not what these cars for.

IS 200/300 is not designed for the MPG, it's for get you from A to B as reliable and comfortable as....... so enjoy it people.

Felix

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Altough mine only averages about 18 on day to day driveing, recently i drove back from Cornwall fully loaded 4 people in car and lugage and left at night got home at 2:00 in the morning, the roads where clear so i set the cruse at 95 and did that most of the time and got 35 mpg on that journey, so they can be good.

Regards

Russell.

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I agree with the last comment, I moved from a high revving Honda Integra (import) because I wanted a bit more refinement and pampering. Getting a bit old in the tooth now, saying that I was lucky enough to pick up a IS200 sport SC. The first thing I wanted to find out was my mpg, judging for the comments on other parts of the forum a SC can put quite a dent in your mpg.

I have to say getting 410 plus miles out of my first tank which included some shall we say spirited driving, I have very little to complain about. I can also report I’ve refilled and showing 215miles done on half a tank, not to shabby for a car that’s done 90k+ and is 10yrs old imho. Almost forgot I only use Shell V Power I noticed the difference in mpg when I used 95 ron however that was in my previuos car and will have to experiment with the IS.

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Its strange how much variation there is in cars

Being a motor trader all my cars are for sale as is the Lexus and i never put more than £30 worth of petrol in at a time,reason being if somebody rang me now to come and see the car i don't want to be giving £80 worth of fuel away.

Today i put £20 in at Morrisons at 113.9 per litre and my low fuel light had just come on,i have been to Leeds city centre (stop start etc) and back through a roads to an auction etc and just checked the trip meter and it shows 121.5 miles and the fuel guage is still 2 marks above the E line.

I have to go out tonight to take my son to a football match which is about 60 miles round trip and bet i can do half of that before the light comes on.to be honest i don't drive that slow either 70-90 on the motorway and the speed limits everywhere else and every now and then the odd blast to overtake a row of cars etc,i find thrashing these cars isnt that rewarding anyway so stick it in six and cruise along.

Reason i am so interested is that everything you read about them and people you speak to suck through there teeth and say they drink fuel.

and i don't find that to be the case,i have had a number of Audi's/BMW 1.9 and 2ltr cars that have been worse.

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I average about 25mpg running on E5, mostly town driving, and the Altezza only has a 50L tank so I'm filling up allot more often, always get 400km on a full tank.

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EDIT: Shell V-Power is the fuel i use,,nothing else comes near my car.

Its petrol, not magic dust. What it will do is governed by RON ratings and BS Nos. You need to get it from somewhere that sells a lot because the forecourt tanks tend to be cleaner, and it is a good idea to stick to the same type which saves the ECU from having to do much adapting. Specialist fuels do genuinely return measurably improved performance/mpg on highly stressed engines but Mr Average is unlikely to be able to detect the long-term difference - and ALL reports show that improvements, particularly in mpg fail to match the extra cost.

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EDIT: Shell V-Power is the fuel i use,,nothing else comes near my car.

Its petrol, not magic dust. What it will do is governed by RON ratings and BS Nos. You need to get it from somewhere that sells a lot because the forecourt tanks tend to be cleaner, and it is a good idea to stick to the same type which saves the ECU from having to do much adapting. Specialist fuels do genuinely return measurably improved performance/mpg on highly stressed engines but Mr Average is unlikely to be able to detect the long-term difference - and ALL reports show that improvements, particularly in mpg fail to match the extra cost.

and with all that said what is your point ?? i have to run atleast 98ron becuse of supercharger and here in sweden V-power 99ron is the same price as 98..not a difficult choice right.

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EDIT: Shell V-Power is the fuel i use,,nothing else comes near my car.

Its petrol, not magic dust. What it will do is governed by RON ratings and BS Nos. You need to get it from somewhere that sells a lot because the forecourt tanks tend to be cleaner, and it is a good idea to stick to the same type which saves the ECU from having to do much adapting. Specialist fuels do genuinely return measurably improved performance/mpg on highly stressed engines but Mr Average is unlikely to be able to detect the long-term difference - and ALL reports show that improvements, particularly in mpg fail to match the extra cost.

and with all that said what is your point ?? i have to run atleast 98ron becuse of supercharger and here in sweden V-power 99ron is the same price as 98..not a difficult choice right.

Sorry, was referring to off-the-shelf versions of IS. Also to the UK where there is a big price differential between specialist fuels and stuff from supermarkets etc.

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EDIT: Shell V-Power is the fuel i use,,nothing else comes near my car.

Its petrol, not magic dust. What it will do is governed by RON ratings and BS Nos. You need to get it from somewhere that sells a lot because the forecourt tanks tend to be cleaner, and it is a good idea to stick to the same type which saves the ECU from having to do much adapting. Specialist fuels do genuinely return measurably improved performance/mpg on highly stressed engines but Mr Average is unlikely to be able to detect the long-term difference - and ALL reports show that improvements, particularly in mpg fail to match the extra cost.

and with all that said what is your point ?? i have to run atleast 98ron becuse of supercharger and here in sweden V-power 99ron is the same price as 98..not a difficult choice right.

Same here in Dublin, I get E5 99ron cheaper than most places selling 98ron, my last fill was 127.8c per liter, the average price in Ireland at the moment is 129.9c

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The best way is to pay a visit to this website and all your questions will be solved :)

http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/

As above, the average for IS200 works out to be 28.2 mpg (9.97 Litres per 100km) from a spread 20.3 mpg to 33.6 mpg, taken from reports for 61 vehicles.

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looking back on my time with my 200 and considering its mpg i have come to the conclusion that the is200 has a much smaller then average "sweet spot" regarding mpg ie the way you drive it to achieve sensible,ish mpg figures has to be constantly within such tight perameters that it is quite easy to wreck your figures with slightly too much right foot and also quite possible to drive in the "happy zone" almost by accident as the car seems most economical when driven in a very lexusy unhurried manner if that makes sense - this kind of makes sense when you see a lot of long term owners getting very consistant figures whilst cruising around in their their trusty steeds whereas relative newbies to the marque or model are possibly still seeing how the car performs and what it will or wont do performance wise - most cars i think have a wider margin wherein economical,ish figures are achieved - this theory is largely based on the fuel figures i got at the end of my relationship with my is

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Hi guys

I get 27 average, 33 on a steady motorway (clock set at 77mph)and if I give some foot then it is below 25, I guess that's about average.

Bobby the fish

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recently i had a problem with my consumption... but when i started filling it with a velocity, i always get at least 23-24mpg on an average with extreme traffic here in Manila. Last saturday i went out for a long drive, i got 27mpg with a speed of 100km/h and a few 140-180km/h.. :D so i guess not bad?

previously i only get a max of 20mpg or less so shell velocity helped a lot in improving my consumption!

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I tend to get about 28 MPG but I have found that Shell's new Fuel Save does actually have a positive impact. Worth looking into guys!

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I tend to get about 28 MPG but I have found that Shell's new Fuel Save does actually have a positive impact. Worth looking into guys!

as hard as it may be, never go over 55, accelerate gently (a third throttle) and you will get 38.1 mpg , like i recently achieved :whistling:

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