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Everything posted by PaulWhitt20

  1. CT200h and TomTom Live Services

    I had a CT advance with the built in tom tom. It is basically a tom tom fixed to the dash. There is a memory card that stores the map data but to my knowledge no mobile SIM card. I did not use live services but could take the memory card out and update the maps on my computer via the tom tom web site. It has nothing to do with the Lexus portal. I remember there were live services like traffic info but not sure how it got the information. Is it from your phone via Bluetooth? The Pre facelift CT advance was the only model to use the built in tom tom. Which is a pity as it is better than the Lexus offering and you could change the voice to Wallace and Grommet! Have you got the manual? You need to subscribe via the tom tom web site to live services. The tom tom has nothing to do with the car computer. Its like a tom tom stuck to the windscreen with a remote control put on the centre console. It's called the Lexus MoveOn navi. A search should bring up more information. Hope that helps.
  2. Easy to take things for granted

    The only bad thing about the e-cvt is the name. It should have been called the Planetary Drive Gear (PDG)! Mention CVT and you think of rubber bands and Daf Variomatic drive.
  3. Infinity

    Just wondering what people's opinion of infinity cars are. Particularly the Q50 hybrid. How do they compare to the IS or GS. They seem expensive to buy new but take a big drop in the first year. They are probably quite expensive to insure, tax, run as it is a big engine and the IS is powerful enough for me to waft around in. Just thinking of options when it is time to replace the IS.
  4. NX Lux 6 months in…MUD anyone & MPG

    How about a photo competition. With before and after pics of the muddiest NX.
  5. new pictures from the Lexus japan website

    Interesting they are calling it a Hybrid that charges itself. A dig at plug in hybrids and EVs.
  6. Servicing Costs

    I thought on a BMW the dipstick was behind the wheel. [emoji1]
  7. Easy to take things for granted

    Welcome to the enlightened minority.
  8. No But you can use the flappy paddles to select a lower "gear"
  9. Infinity

    Don't like the NX styling. To fat at the back end and I prefer curves to sharp edges. As for taking the kids to uni. We use the wife's Jazz. Which has a much bigger boot and space in the rear then the IS. I'll stick with the IS for now. Thanks
  10. Infinity

    Thanks for your opinions. Seems like they are not quite on par with Lexus and a bit expensive for a private buyer.
  11. Test drives.

    Sounds like you have already bought it in your head as you are still persisting in having a test drive. The IS is not a sports car. If you want something to race around in and enjoy the performance the the eCVT is not for you. If you want to waft around in comfort then you will soon get used to the eCVT and enjoy its sublime smoothness.
  12. Dealer servicing courtesy car

    Dealers should see curtesy cars as potential test drives and put you in the car they hope you would buy next.
  13. Sat-nav in 2013 IS 350h.

    Not sure what sat nav you have but does it have a display option in the carousel. In there there is an option display off. This works on mine.
  14. IS 300H RWD

    I keep pressing the Snow button, but it never snows.
  15. Test drives.

    Good luck with the test drive. Take your check book with you! One issue you may have, the test drive car may be the face lift version and if you are after a used one it may be the pre face lift. Not sure how different they are to drive.
  16. IS300h cvt gearbox

    I thought it would hold for more than two seconds. Sometimes when stopped on a hill I can stay stationary without the parking brake or foot brake depressed. Perhaps in the situation the creep forward is equal to the roll back. I thought it could not roll back. Like how the include electronically controlled baking these days. Never know when you may need a cake.
  17. Test drives.

    A half hour test drive with the Sales Rep may be a good start. If you have never driven a hybrid before then having someone to explain how it works maybe a good idea. If you then like what you see you can ask to have a longer test drive. It does seem to differ in how you are treated if you are buying new as opposed to second hand.
  18. Ceramic coating... Thoughts

    I had Gen 3 glasscoat put on my ex demonstrator at about 4 months old. After two years the paintwork still looks like new and I would definitely have it done again. I did get someone open their car door into mine and it scratched the paint. The smart repair got the scratch out completely and they re applied the glasscoat to the door. The smart repairer said that because I had the glasscoat he did not need to repainted the scratch and it just polished out. I get lots of comments on how nice the car looks.
  19. I find normal mode is better so stick to that. 50+ mpg in summer. Eco mode seems too slow and when you are used to normal using eco mode needs more gas so you are not as economical. When I tried eco mode for a week mpg was worse. High 40 s in winter low 50 s in summer. Mainly urban driving. 7 mile commute to work.
  20. Rust on brake caliper

    Why not paint them red.
  21. Rear Camera Quality

    Better picture with clean lens If I clear the condensation off the rear window I do the camera too.
  22. Rear Camera Quality

    Lens could do with a bit of a clean
  23. Your Lexus Dealer Experience

    I think dealers are missing a trick with curtesy cars. When you go in for service, treat it as a potential test drive. If you take an IS in for service and book a curtesy car they should give you the option of a GS or similar, the car they would hope to sell you next rather than a CT.
  24. Wheel Spacers - IS300h

    What are wheel spacers?
  25. Lexus IS300h Wiper Blades

    I got some Bosch aerotwin from Halfords (because they had a good review in autoexpress) but they are a bit smeary. Would not particularly recommend them.