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About 08ISF

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  • Lexus Model
    GS F
  • Year of Lexus
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Greater London
  • Interests
    Classic Cars

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  1. Pads down to 2mm front and 3-4mm rear in 15K miles? Have you seen this for yourself or is this what Lexus told you? I only ask because Lexus told me the pads on my ISF were worn out and when my mechanic took them out to replace them (with non Lexus pads) they were only about half worn! Check this before you go any further as it might be just the local stealer trying to gouge you. Hard to get alternatives in this country as Brembo Europe do not seem to even list them for the front, but the US site from an earlier response indicates they are the same as LS 460/600h pads. I think this is worth checking out as that model has been around for a while. I'm certainly not going to be paying £1200 for a set of pads for my GSF when the time comes. It would almost be cheaper to fly to the US and buy some there.
  2. Daily Drive

    No question it will be more expensive, but how much more will depend on the length and type of your daily commute. When I got my ISF, I used it for a daily round trip of about 45miles, with a mixture of motorway, A roads and queues. It averaged out at about 26 mpg against 35 for my previous 250. If your commute has heavy traffic you will get much less , probably around 16-17.A colleague of mine thought I ought to get a cheap small car for the commute and keep the F for weekends, but what's the point? You're still stuck with the cost of the car and the car tax/insurance for the banger. This adds up to several hundred pounds a year , which could go to meeting the extra cost of car tax, insurance and fuel for the F, and you're not getting to drive the F which still has to be taxed, insured and serviced regardless of whether you use it or not. If the man maths can be made to work out, I'd go for the F and drive it every day. These cars need to be used, they can take high miles and they don't go wrong that much. Personally, I would look for a car with full Lexus service history and get it covered by a Lexus warranty for piece of mind. As I said ,they don't go wrong much, but when they do the bill is huge as it will be for your 300h if it goes wrong out of warranty. By the way, if negotiating to buy an F, get the cost to change agreed before you drive it. If you don't you'll lose any leverage over price. Good luck. Graham
  3. Collection Day!

    I hope you enjoy this car as much as I did. I'd have kept it for ever if I hadn't been seduced by a nearly new GSF! More of that in another post.
  4. Heads up - ISF coming on the market

    It certainly looks like it. If you want one go for it, they're all getting older and they don't seem to be getting much cheaper.
  5. Heads up - ISF coming on the market

    It's dark grey, Cadoxton Slate I think its called.
  6. Hi all, I don't contribute often to this forum but I do read it every day. I've seen a few posts where members are asking about various cars in dealers. I traded my ISF in today against a GSF and the Lexus dealer told me it would be going to the auctions as it was too old for their stock, so it will be appearing in a dealers sometime soon. Don't know where but if GU08VSN turns up on a forecourt it was mine. I've had this car for 4 and a half years and enjoyed every minute of it. This is a good car and I would have kept it for ever if a chance to buy a nearly new GSF at a substantial discount hadn't turned up. 30,000 miles and all it cost me apart from servicing was 3 tyres and some brake pads and discs. Only 2 things went wrong, the idler pulley on the drive belt and a seized caliper, both paid for by Lexus' warranty. It has full Lexus SH and about 75K on the clock so if it turns up with less than this someone's been at it. It's also going to need new front discs fairly soon as the thickness is near the minimum. I do have the new discs as I intended to do them later this year, so I'll probably put them on eBay. Watch out for this car, it's been loved .
  7. Frozen Nav Screen

    Hi All, I haven't contributed to this forum for some time, but this subject prompted me to find my password. When I first renewed my Lexus warranty a couple of years ago I asked the service manager specifically about the nav screen and he told me that he couldn't see any reason for it not to be covered (but he doesn't work there any more). Second point: If they ultimately refuse the repair, and it looks like they are moving in that direction you could try pointing out that if this came to court, the court would likely seek guidance as to the definition of "trim" from some learned text such as the Oxford English Dictionary which gives the following definition: "Decorative additions to a vehicle, typically the upholstery or interior lining of a car" Can't see anything there about nav screens! There is no way that a nav screen can be regarded as trim as it is not an inanimate component covering up the engineering bits. It actually has a function as an electronic switch to control elements of the car and if Lexus tries to argue that it is trim, shame on them. Lexus have made their name on reliability and customer service mostly, as the majority of their cars (ISF excluded) are pretty unremarkable and they should not be trying to wriggle out of what their warranty promises. The warranty is a legal contract between customer and Lexus and if they have drafted the wording in a way that doesn't suit them, that's their problem not ours. kieron1977 - if you have legal expenses cover on your home insurance it might be worth a chat with their advisors as to how to react if they turn you down, so as not to prejudice any legal action you might want to take. Also - £2500 for something that has slightly less functions than a £40 smartphone??? Rant over Keep us posted