New to the forum, Been a Lexus/Toyota guy all my years driving and was very hard to make the switch
Just purchased 06 M45 Sport, 96k, Stock everything, just added tints, very nice car, coming from Lexus LS430(One of the best luxury cars IMO)
Driven it about 1000 miles already, few small issues I have:
Gas Mileage is something to get used to due to its high rev, 16-17 mpg so far(yeah I know its a V8, my LS430, was getting 20-21 mpg mixed driving). Manual says 20 gallons, Ive filled 3 times already from below the E line, most I got was 17.59 gallons, so a smaller tank
Seat moves forward slightly when I brake hard, thought it was a safety feature at first.
Bluetooth is mediocre at best. Lane guidance is annoying, need to know how to permanently shut it off even during start up.
Otherwise, this car is fantastic and is a beast, I have all the features(Tech, Journey) except the rear entertainment system. I have snow tires already from my LS, so I will just use those for the winter
Ive been driving moderately since 4 days with a half tank trying to see how to get better mpg, 25% hwy/75% city, Im at a bar under a quarter tank now, 128 miles since half tank, telling me 20.8 mpg.
Looks like driving with the shifter and knowing the right gears to switch is key, as I play the "beat the mpg" game with the on screen computer, keeping rpm low, driving in 4th gear, tires filled to 45 psi, clean air filter, not sure if spark plugs were done in the past, I will do that at 105k as the manual calls