Ian M

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About Ian M

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  • Birthday 05/20/1963

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  • Lexus Model
    Rx450h
  • Year of Lexus
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Derbyshire

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  1. I am quite keen to go and see how the Cross Climates are in the snow..... but there's not that much yet and a G&T before Sunday lunch seems like a much more tempting alternative.
  2. "LEXUS has ditched traditional pedals in favour of steering wheel mounted hand controls on its latest luxury SUV." That certainly qualifies as revolutionary! Years and years of learned reactions would need to be un-learned!
  3. There was a promotion on, which required a claim to be made via the Michelin web site, with a scanned copy of the invoice. All very straightforward. But I can't find the offer now, so I guess it was time limited. The cash back came as a pre-loaded VISA card, so I did 2 £50 fuel stops which seemed the simplest way of spending exactly £100.
  4. No, the price hasn't gone down! I had 4 fitted in mid-November by Extragrip in Nottingham (at your recommendation) and they were £192 per corner (although I did get £100 cashback from Michelin through an offer). I am impressed with the Cross Climates in the wet and greasy which is normal at this time of year.
  5. Mine behaves similarly, but the thing I really don't understand on this thread is why nobody has commented on those fluffy dice. So '70s...........!!
  6. Spot on. I hope the Cross Climates will mean getting out of my dad's place is no problem when it snows. He lives at the bottom of a long but gentle hill which gradually steepens towards the top. It defeats almost anything on ordinary tyres unless it's got next to no power, front wheel drive and super skinny wheels.
  7. Are you sure yours are 20"? My 2013 model RX has just had Cross Climates fitted this afternoon, 235 55 R 19 is the size on my car.
  8. Thanks for the recommendation. I was at Extra Grip Tyres this afternoon to get 4 Cross Climates fitted. As you say, very good pricing and it was nice to deal with an old fashioned local firm. My only slight reservation was that they didn't seem too impressed by my request to refit the wheel nuts with a torque wrench rather than the windy gun. But to be fair, they did do as I asked. As to the tyres, well I have only done the trip back to Derby via the A52 and they certainly seem quieter than the Dunlops which were on before.
  9. Reviews

    I had an old shape IS300 Sportcross and then a short spell in the wilderness (Audi) before coming back to Lexus with the 3RX (see here for details). Yes, the RX feels bigger than either, but in terms of overall footprint it is no longer and only slightly wider than the Audi. I think the height adds to the feeling that it is bigger but once you're on teh move it's just a superb and comfortabe driving position. It does need a bit of care in car parks though.
  10. Reviews

    Absolutely true! It took me a few weeks and a few trips away to find a car with the right spec and colour. But it's 3 months (and 2.5k miles) yesterday since I picked up my 62 plate RX450h and it's brilliant.
  11. No Keys.

    The only thing i would add is to check your house and/or car insurance - you may be covered for lost keys.
  12. I agree. I have had my 3RX a couple of months now and done about 2,000 miles. My longest day was 560 miles, almost all of which was on motorway or dual carriageway in the rain. I am very very happy with it. The car has done everything brilliantly, including a lot of motorway miles in pretty dreadful weather and I have never found it lacking in pace or grip on country A and B roads either. It's no sports car, but I didn't expect it to be. What it has done is blend into family life and just do what it says on the tin! Average in my ownership is 31.7mpg so far.
  13. Hi, nice car! Yes, you can switch on the move. But, the High setting is not available above about 25mph and if you have it set to High and increase your speed above 25ish, the car will automatically reset itself to Normal. On my 2013 model, the dash indicator stays at N, even when cruising at speed. Whether the air suspension actually goes to Low is a mystery to me, I certainly cannot detect a change. This is my "lady in red".
  14. Yesterday, the RX and I had a long day, roughly 550 miles from my dad's in North Yorkshire to Loch Lomond and then back to my home in Derby. Apart from the first 15 miles out to the A1 & some bits of the A66 which are single carriageway, the trip was all motorway or dual carriageway and the weather was pretty horrible. But the trip was great, the RX is perfect with the cruise control set and took the wind and rain in its stride. I am so pleased with this car! Given that a steady cruise on the motorway is not ideal hybrid territory, I don't think 28.9mpg brim to brim on 2 tankfuls is bad at all. The on board computer measured a slightly pessimistic 28.4 but an average speed of 61 shows that I had a pretty good run despite the miles and miles of 50 limit roadworks on the M6 in Cheshire.
  15. kinda new to the forum

    Welcome. 28k on a 2005 IS300 sounds like a dream car.