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About Jamesf1

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    GS 250
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  1. Ive dealt with 2 dealers for purchase - Lexus Chester and Lexus Stockport, and Lexus Bolton for servicing. All 3 have been excellent. Happy customer.
  2. Apologies if someone has already pointed this out, but the ES is basically a Toyota Camry (until current model) which is why its FWD. The current model shares its platform with the Toyota Avalon (big saloon). The ES is smaller than the GS so sits between the IS and GS., but, it is priced just over the IS but a fair bit under the GS, especially in Hybrid form (from the Lexus USA website). Its place in the range is a bit odd. If IS = 3 series\C class\Audi A4 and the GS = 5 series, E class, A6, then the ES almost seems = high end non "premium" large saloons - VW passat, Buicks\Caddilacs and other big but cheaper saloons in the US market? So not sure how 1 combined model would work in the US market but compete in the class above in Europe\Asia? ES
  3. blimey unlucky mate, but as you say you've had your 3..
  4. Points Id agree with: Sat nav is fiddly - but to be fair I never read the manual and dont use it that often Auto wipers - never seem to be quite where I want them in terms of sensitivity Road noise - can be too loud for this class of car on some road surfaces. However, mine had semi budget tyres fitted which are quite worn now, when I change it will be to decent tyres so that may help dont agree with: auto lights - I find them absolutley fine, never need to manually do anything. Cant remember what sensitivity I have them set on. Only issue I have is a noise from the drivers door over bumps, which I think is the window seems a bit loose ie when closed can move around a little. Ill get the dealer to take a look at service time Overall I love the car
  5. I have the current GS (13 plate), but the 250 so I cant comment on the hybrid aspect. But I can say having owned the GS for 6 months now its a deeply satisfying car to own\drive\live with. Mine is the luxury spec with Mark Levinson sound and 12" screen. Its comfortable, roomy, feels very planted on the road, interior quality is excellent.
  6. I did the same and walked away with the GS. its a great car
  7. I drive a GS and Im 44. I bought by IS at 41, A fellow GS owner at work is similar age to me, A CT owner is mid 30's...
  8. Too right - my first though as well. £10k to make a 2007 car with only 41k miles "Safe"?? I know Lexus charge a lot but there is a 5 year plus scheme for cheaper rates\parts.
  9. I remember when this forum was all fields.....and you could get your Lexus serviced and get some chips on the way home, see a film at the local picture house and still have change from 5d shilling tupence. Tell young people today and they dont believe you.....
  10. Same here. But the better MPG I've seen in the GS- which curiously I didnt in my IS250 - is a definate bonus
  11. Last Tuesday I needed to fill up again. Did so with a tank of Vpower. Almost straight way mty MPG has gone back to high 29-low 30 from the mid 26 - low 27 of the Supermarket unleaded. I can tell the car has a little more pep also. Guess she likes the good stuff.
  12. This is the change I did. Even happier with the GS than I was with the IS. Only downside, so i thought, would be MPG, but I get the same from the GS.
  13. pretty sure most of this didnt change significantly in Chorley in my GS between Monday and Wednesday