Spacewagon52

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  1. Cam Chain Wear

    That is a scenario we all dread. You are effectively writing off the car after 3 years ownership. A horrible situation. My preference would be to take a chance with SRD in West Sussex. The other alternative is a replacement engine from a breakers. You will need to weigh up the £££££ lost and possibly ££££ spent with no joy. I feel for you too. One major advantage (not applicable to the fantastic ISF) of owning a cheaper car is that you can say goodbye without breaking the bank. Best of luck - keep us informed what you decide.
  2. MOT Today

    Thanks Phil - I fully understand - as my bath was a bit too hot tonight!
  3. MOT Today

    "Bum in the bath" ????? Hot?
  4. We use a lead that clips into the rear seat belt. Though NOT in my LS! I would be putting a blanket over the rear seat AND a waterproof cover! LS saloons were not made to transport dogs. Having said that it put my kids to sleep!
  5. I now do not use my LS400 as much as I should ..... but I just can't let it go. Surely there is room in your stable for a Lexus RX for the dogs?
  6. I think it will be a while before you will change your 400 Malc!
  7. Excellent! That is just what we need here, a bit of humour!
  8. 1964 - Film on the Car

    This really brought back memories!
  9. Did you have legal cover with your policy? Sorry if I have missed this point.
  10. ISF FOR SALE

    Are getting another Lexus or leaving the fold?
  11. Sorry to hear your Mum is not well Steve. Experiences can put things into, let's say, sharper focus! You can't live entirely for today but we don't know what the future holds. I am no longer prepared to wait now ......... provided I can afford it, I do it now. I think I understand your viewpoint.
  12. A difficult subject that has many facets - but we need to calm down chaps!
  13. £1700 for second-hand parts? What do the new ones cost? When you are paying over £70,000 for a car I suppose that is not too bad? Not car thsat can be run on the cheap - but what a car!
  14. Could it be a suplimentary cooling fan? Does the car have a tow bar?
  15. Old Car Adverts

    Of all the car adverts you have seen on TV and in magazines, which ones do you actually remember from a few years ago? Adverts are meant to keep in our subconscience - but which ones do you remember? This was my favourite - at the time!
  16. Old Car Adverts

    Another one remembered.
  17. Old Car Adverts

    I really like the Used Accord advert! The fur coat "Changes" I still like after all these years. Princess Diana look. Good song. Fur coat = No knickers! ACE!
  18. Unfortunately that is criminal damage - very frustrating but he will get his just desserts! Only you will not be there to see it. Check the MOT history of the plate in a few months to find out if it is still on the road.
  19. People are under the misapprehension that if you don't use the aircon you are not wearing it out! The reverse is actually true.
  20. The GS300h - is that the 4 cylinder engine? IS300h has the 6 cylinder engine. Others on here will correect me if I am mistaken - worth checking. Had a ride in a GS300h, so quiet and refined as it was running on electric! They are very economical on fuel and compared to a BMW are far more reliable. If you can afford to run a BMW you will easily run a Lexus! You need to own one for a few months before you fully appreciate how good they are. A test drive is not really enough. Good luck with your search.
  21. Have you considered an RX 400h? I have the RX300, which is a lovely car to drive but the fuel consumption is on the high side if you are covering average mileages each year.
  22. Are you reading the computer or doing a full tank to empty calculation? Just a thought.