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IS200D

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  1. Mine's done. Left it with them yesterday mid morning and picked it up same time today, as don't do traffic jams. Everything seems fine, but I'll be checking for creaks. Asked for a rx as a loan car but got an is, knew it was a rather large ask so not that bothered. Got £25 of fuel, which was a nice little surprise.
  2. For the moment I'd say a Lexus LS 430 is the best option. I've been watching Tesla for years ever since meeting someone who had a Tesla roadster (as well as an electirc rav4), but range anxiety, price, build quality and break down issues have always put me off Tesla. a while ago I nearly put a deposit on a model 3, but my local Tesla rep couldn't address issues I had(forgot what they we're but it was enough to not bother with a test drive). The only thing I wish I had I had done was buy some of their shares, as a punt in 2013 would be worth a few quid more today!
  3. Test drives.

    Could you benefit from a service loan car experience? Lexus Edgware rd service dept are always pretty obliging and I've ruled out a couple of cars after getting them as loan cars, like the ct200h's too small with a harsh ride, and the is300h wasn't right for me right - it was very good, but I've been pining for a hatchback since my 4th gen Celica. They offered me a NX, while its really the RX I want to experience, but they couldn't do it - but you shouldn't have a problem getting a is300h, as they seem to have loads of them.
  4. Airbag Recall Damage

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking, at least one positive out of being one of the last in a very long queue. Mind you, this is all par for the course. In the states loaners and compensation are all the rage, while long waits and scratches are much more our bag.
  5. Convenience is the top reason I use them. My dealer at Edgware Rd offers all three options as per Mike's comment.
  6. Well, I got quoted for stuff two years ago, which miraculously disappeared the next service, then the same total sum reappeared - but for something else this year. Does make you wonder.
  7. Now that is disappointing, I would expect at least one of them to say 'ah well, win some, lose some'!
  8. Thanks for letting us know. I'll be ringing my local dealer to see if they've dropped the don't have a clue act, in favour of looking like a company who actually gives a toss about their customers.
  9. This is exactly why I never drive without a dash cam, as its like nobody wants to take responsibility for their own actions nowadays. There no question he was in the wrong lane for where he was going, yet had he at least carried out his dodgy lane change in the correct manner, this thread wouldn't exist. What I've yet to understand is why dashcams aren't installed at the point of manufacture.
  10. Ocd and main dealer servicing

    At Edgware Rd they did a video walk round of my car at last month service, but a simple visual check is sufficient, so just ask if they don't offer. As others have said, just dont let them wash it, and I'm sure they'll be happy with that. What I have noticed is that when they changed a tyre last time, my wheel had this really hard to remove black gunk on it, so this time I said I'll sort it out myself - so their loss.
  11. Glad to read you sorted it, as Phil said, the dealer got off lightly.
  12. The alternative IS-F picture thread

    This is incredible, what sort of ignorant low life could possibly think this make sense....I mean this is like 99.99999% risk/0.00001% reward
  13. Good for you, please let us know how you get on. Just to reassure you that you are doing the right thing, a sd card is very minor in comparison to what I've insisted dealers sort out.
  14. What a poor response. My reply to that would have been ' and I wouldnt have bought it if I had known the sat nav wasn't working properly'!
  15. That sounds more like laquer than paint that they gave you. I bought a touch up pack from an ebay Lexus retailer which contains both paint and laquer. Used it today actually, while touching up the alloys, and results are good. You just need to be really tight with the paint, and if you dont get the chip/scratch spot on, just wipe it off and try again.
  16. servicing

    I asked what the difference was last time my is200d was serviced, and was told no stamp, no filter change and hinges not lubricated. I got a £75 discount on the normal service, so the price difference was only £41 (370 full service, 329 full essential), had it been the original the £445 I would have probably gone for the essential.
  17. You're right. My last Lexus service (60k mile type)report sheet shows an unticked box next to 'replace diesel fuel filter every 7 years or 50k miles'...so I guess the technician must have attempted it before and thought I'm not doing that again!
  18. What year is your car John, only I'm thinking I wont even ask a mechanic to do mine (and hoping mines not full of crap), after the reading all the nightmare storys on this thread!
  19. Just picked up my IS F!

    Welcome Vijay, good choice! Also, I think the tracker makes sense....as for other mods, I think Lexus got it spot on with the isf.
  20. Why buy and ISF when you can have....

    slightly closer to reality now.....https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lexus/is/lexus-is350-supercharged/7145673
  21. Bargain luxury GS300

    Great looking motor, that colour really suits it too.
  22. After finally discovering just how easy this job was I just had to post details for others, and save yourself £100 in Lexus labour fees! Thanks to is200 Newbie for his excellent tutorial and to normski2 for pointing out some time ago on a distant thread just how easy it was to do this! Right here goes, hope this helps somebody, and if my post needs improving please let me know...... 1. Pull off wing mirror glass panel - simply by pushing it back at the top and out at the bottom, spreading your fingers across to distribute the load. Its helps to open the door window and lay a cloth on it to rest the mirror on while you do the job 2. Remove 3 screws, which releases the back of the wing mirror. 3. Remove 2 screws securing the indicator lamp in place. 4. Remove the power lead to the lamp, by pressing on the side of the connector to release it, and pull it off. 5. Lift off the indicator lamp, then connect new lamp (remembering to fit the two screws, which I didn't!) 6. Clean everything, ensuring the back housing fits tightly, which I lined up at the tricky bit under the motor. 7. Put three screws back to secure back housing and reinstate mirror.
  23. Thanks for the heads up Steve, I never knew this existed and its very handy. Quite surprised at service detail held.
  24. Thats exactly what insurance companies (which is what warranty companies are really) prey upon, and we all fall for it one way or another. Its all about how you view risks. I like a holiday, so I'd prefer to take a risk and have a couple of days away!