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They Purr Like a Kitten at 95 ….

Sooo I was running just a little late for work this AM and was pleased to learn that my RC350 F Sport absolutely purrs at 95mph ….. I was also thrilled that my tach was only reading 2.7 at that speed on a flat straight expressway! Loving this car more every single day. Having so much fun driving my girl that I've already busted through 944 miles in almost 4 weeks hehehe
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Hey Spoonful! She handled great but it was a straightway so I would expect nothing less :)

I little comparison to my last car which was a 2011 Infiniti G37 coupe. The Infiniti was always in sport mode so to speak - no way to disengage. It always had a really tight suspension and steering ratio. This meant that if I even thought about changing lanes the car was halfway there by the time I looked over my shoulder. It also meant that the car would rearrange my kidneys anytime I was on a bumpy not well maintained road lol.

My RC350 F Sport default is luxury mode which makes for a wonderfully comfortable ride and my kidneys stay where there were intended! That is of course until I play with the controls and pick sport or sport plus haha. If I want to crush some curvy mountain roads here in Colorado that is the way my friend. Tightens everything up, takes out any role or play in her rear end in corners, etc. I have "roundabouts" in my neighborhood and let's just say I've been on a personal challenge with myself to see just exactly how fast I can take them
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Haha nice, at least we know you're breaking it in nicely building up some good pressure in the engine with driving like that :D
 

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Let me just say how much it killed me to have to gentle for the first couple of weeks!!! I was very thankful that I got mine right off the truck still in her wrapping and no one got to test drive it - not even me! When I bought my 2011 Infiniti G37, I was able to test drive a used 2010 to see what I thought of it. That enable me to really get up on it hard and haul ass without worrying.

I worked hard at making sure I varied my speed and RPM the first 300 miles - wanted to get good oil splash patterns throughout the whole engine before I really got her buzzing along. I pushed the tach up by 500 RPM increments with hard off the line accelerations roughly twice a week. Almost red lined her for the first time the other day but let off at 6.5 and red line is 7. It will be happening soon hehehe.

These cars are meant to be driven and admired and my girl is getting plenty of both - and her momma is loving every single minute! That being said, my first payment is due in 3 days which will require a stiff drink to make
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Glad to hear you're doing all that should be done.
Hopefully down the road you don't experience any problems, like burning oil. I think not breaking in an engine properly can lead to that years down the road due to piston rings not having the pressure needed to be seated properly.

Do you have an idea already on how long you plan to keep your RC for?
 

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Glad to hear you're doing all that should be done.
Hopefully down the road you don't experience any problems, like burning oil. I think not breaking in an engine properly can lead to that years down the road due to piston rings not having the pressure needed to be seated properly.

Do you have an idea already on how long you plan to keep your RC for?
Thanks for that O.L.T. --- I do try to take good care of my cars, especially being a girl when of course most assume I have no clue what is needed. My hubby was raised working in a machine shop and building race car engines and custom bikes. He has taught me a ton about engines, maintenance, and general workings. We rebuilt his '72 Nova together and that was a blast … and a **** of a learning curve!

I actually just made my first lease payment last night and have already talked to my bank about moving it them as a purchase. I talked to the finance dude at the dealership about it today also. He said since the lease requires the extended warranty that once I get it moved to my bank I will get almost all of that $1,400 back. I don't need an extended warranty financed into my payments - I can always pick one up later if I think it will be needed and pay for it with cash.

I leased to begin with in case I hated it or it didn't perform the way I expected. Definitely not the case! Momma is in love with her ride!!
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I hear ya on that. Here's hoping they stay that way! I have a thing for cars and tend to get a new one every 1.5-3 years. This Lexus is my 7th car in the past 11 years. I'm actually planning on keeping this one - it must be true love!!
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I hear ya on that. Here's hoping they stay that way! I have a thing for cars and tend to get a new one every 1.5-3 years. This Lexus is my 7th car in the past 11 years. I'm actually planning on keeping this one - it must be true love!!
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That does say something, but then again, is that the same thing you said about any of your other previous vehicles?

Can't believe you were going that fast on public streets. Just remember to stay safe.
 

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i have the rear steering and it can take the run abouts extremly fast and accurately in all modes .but s+ is best
 

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Thanks for that O.L.T. --- I do try to take good care of my cars, especially being a girl when of course most assume I have no clue what is needed. My hubby was raised working in a machine shop and building race car engines and custom bikes. He has taught me a ton about engines, maintenance, and general workings. We rebuilt his '72 Nova together and that was a blast … and a **** of a learning curve!

I actually just made my first lease payment last night and have already talked to my bank about moving it them as a purchase. I talked to the finance dude at the dealership about it today also. He said since the lease requires the extended warranty that once I get it moved to my bank I will get almost all of that $1,400 back. I don't need an extended warranty financed into my payments - I can always pick one up later if I think it will be needed and pay for it with cash.

I leased to begin with in case I hated it or it didn't perform the way I expected. Definitely not the case! Momma is in love with her ride!!
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That's the type of experience a lot of folks can use.

I have seen it all, seen how experience like that can change one's ownership of a vehicle over time, it even clearly shows on their vehicles even with a simple glance :D
 
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