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#61 OFFLINE   cafpaf

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:01 AM

Years ago when I questioned the Lexus service manager why an oil change with six quarts was twice that of my Cadillac with seven quarts, he response was, 'Well sir, you are driving a Lexus."  BTW both dealerships were owned by the same folks and are exactly across the street from each other. 

 

As an aside, here is similar story also from years ago.  A friend of mine was tired of getting  new car every few years and decided to buy a  new Rolls - Royce and keep it a long time.  When he went to the dealership he was unhappy that the trunk was small and asked the salesperson where would he put his luggage.  The salesperson responded in a very upright manner like this. "Sir...a gentleman's luggage usually precedes him." 

 

Everything is relative.  


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#62 OFFLINE   Cosmos36

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:15 AM

Adjusted for inflation, today's fuel prices are no different than the 1970's or just about any other year you wish to compare. For example, compared to today's $2.64 a gallon average, gas was over $2.00/gal inflation adjusted in 1972. In that year, I was earning approximately $10,000 as a deputy assistant director of a Federal agency in Washington D.C. I have no issues with the MKX's fuel mileage. It gives me more Smiles Per Mile in regal comfort than my other vehicles. Besides, I don't recall ever seeing a hearse towing a trailer containing the deceased occupants money. 


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#63 OFFLINE   NOTMY911

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:40 AM

... 'Well sir, you are driving a Lexus..."  

 

 

On my other forum we call it Porsche Tax


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#64 OFFLINE   walkabout

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 11:20 AM

I don't agree with that at all. Yeah, I can afford fuel. Didn't mean that I don't give a chrap about the environment, nor does it mean I like stopping at the gas station every 350 miles.
There is a reason folk with disposable income purchase Lexus hybrids and diesel BMWs.



The lousy fuel economy is a downside to the vehicle. Not a deal breaker but something that Ford needs to address.
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#65 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

Besides, I don't recall ever seeing a hearse towing a trailer containing the deceased occupants money.


That's because a gentleman of means will send his money on ahead.

#66 OFFLINE   Grillmaster75

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 07:25 PM

ok, I did the trip - 285 miles one way, warmer day (55*+), 23.5 mpg at 70 - 75 when able (traffic, construction etc thanks chicago) limits that. return at 45* same speed and 24.6 MPG. can't explain why the difference.

I wasn't trying to compare a sleek MB sedan to a SUV, but the MPG was BETTER at 75 than at 55 and I find that somewhat interesting. the MB was AWD too. that said, I didn't mention in WI we get crappy formulated gas. and the MB was working off of premium (but still crappy formulated gas).

just thought I would stand up for what I consider OK SUV gas measure - in my case anyway.

#67 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 09:06 PM

Elevation change makes a big difference.

#68 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:58 PM

Headwind.






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