June 15, 2015
May was another low-key month for our long-term 2015 Lexus RC F. We added 1,190 miles while we debated its ride quality (Brent doesn't mind, Ed says it's the tires), analyzed its manual shift mode, discovered an interior rattle, praised its audio quality and grumbled about its technology interface.
We also didn't do much better in our monthly fuel economy.
May 8, 2015
April was a quiet month for our 2015 Lexus RC F. We didn't go on any road trips or rip it up at a high-performance driving event. Instead, the RC F stayed close to our Santa Monica corporate office, filling in for commuting and date nights. As a result, we added only about 1,300 miles. Fuel economy did rise for the month, though.
April 8, 2015
We added about 1,400 miles to our 2015 Lexus RC F in March and averaged 19.6 mpg, which is somewhat better than the EPA estimate of 19 combined. James's road trip to Arizona helped us nudge that number higher last month.
March 25, 2015
The 2015 Lexus RC F should be a prime candidate for road trips. Obviously not with kids or bulky leisure equipment in tow, but for the type of two-person, plus-maybe-a-pet-or-two vacations I take, a luxury coupe is just about the perfect choice. You know, like this luxury coupe. But does the RC F deliver as expected? To find out, I set out with my dog Maggie to visit my folks in Arizona.
February 6, 2015
Our long-term 2015 Lexus RC F has only been in the fleet for a few weeks but it's already on track to hit its mileage goal. We've put about 1,800 miles on the odometer over the last few weeks (it arrived to us as a tester with 3,120 on the clock) and that's definitely enough for us to start tracking its fuel economy. At this rate, we'll definitely hit 10,000 miles of testing by the time six months rolls around.
Over the four weeks, it would seem we've done more driving with the use-the-big-V8-to-turn-gasoline-into-loud-noises tactic, rather than the see-if-we-can-hit-25-mpg-in-a-V8-sports-car strategy. Maybe things will get better once the RC F goes on a couple of road trips.