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  1. Servicing Costs

    I'm sorry I just don't believe this, you originally said "Lexus don't sell to fleets etc" the etc part i would think refers to business sales in general, you've gone from they don't sell at all to not very many, both incorrect. Most contract hire cars would be fleet sales, are you saying Lexus are not bothered about them? Nearly any business person prefers to sell B2B, private customers are the worst type of customers.
  2. Servicing Costs

    Ok, maybe true for some users, but Lexus have 10k for EVERYONE. I can only go by the BMW I and my colleagues have and they all made 15k, like I said I got 18k. I like Lexus but their servicing is just expensive, I'm not sure why the need to defend them, where they are not good surly you should say so.
  3. Servicing Costs

    BMW serving is actually competitive for almost all millage users, my 3 series needed a service about every 18k or 18 month, its condition based so visits to the dealer are much less frequent. Also, BMW are always doing great deals on all inclusive service packs, Lexus think they are doing you a favour by paying for the services upfront with virtually no discount, 10% if you are lucky.
  4. Servicing Costs

    You sure the don't do fleet sales, they seem to have a whole department for it, can't see any manufacturer not interested in fleet sales, in fact I'd say most private sales are a pain, much easier to sell to business. 15 to 20 k is not massive millage these days, Lexus do allow a little extra - 12.5k service intervals for business vehicles, ALL contract hire for Lexus is business only which must be a big part of their sales and more importantly a growing market.
  5. Servicing Costs

    Not the price so much but the 10k service intervals, way above most manufactures now days. if you do 20k a year that's every 6 months a fairly hefty bill, add in other consumable costs and it makes Lexus very uncompetitive for Mid/high milage users.
  6. I think the service interval are a bit a little unfair anyway, I leased my car from Lexus for two year and they stated that the intervals were 12500 miles, I have that in writing. For private customers it's 10k, as I'm still the owner of the car but now own it privately i assume it drops to 10k, although the dealer may still have it down a 12.5k. You are allowed to go 1k over or 1 month, so thats' 13.5k, I'll only be 1500 miles out so not too far out from what's allowed. I probably wouldn't bother with the hybrid check if I going out of warranty route, all or nothing!! £70 seems a lot for hybrid test/insurance when I been told that's the most reliable part of the car. I'd be interested to hear if anyone has had hybrid issues on this model. I'm happy with normal AA cover and thats about £60 per year. Lexus seems to add a additions as well, like trying to sell wheel alignment on every visit, i'd trust our local guy for the MOT and service, he's been good so far and our other cars have been fine. I was going back to thinking warranty might be worth it at £495, but £895 is a little too much
  7. Yep, looks like it was a mistake, but still can't understand why the NX is £100 cheaper. Makes who think who checks these websites Has anyone had any major warranty claims, particularly cars over 3 years? Anyone purchased a warranty for a used car, one without perfect Lexus service history?
  8. Is Essential much cheaper? I'd assume it would still be ok for extended warranty.
  9. You can get a refund as it's not started yet. Seems quite a lot cheaper than before (£400.00). Worth checking to make sure it's not an error, but couldn't understand why the NX was cheaper than the IS. AA cover is good, but I couldn't normally buy that hence why I allowed £75.00 for normal roadside recovery.
  10. you don't for the manufacturer warranty but extended warranty can have it's own terms, Main Dealer servicing for Lexus and most others really.
  11. Actually, I've just noticed Lexus have reduced the price for the IS, £495.00 for two years , that makes it a little more competitive, but still doesn't get around the higher service costs.
  12. Any IS300h owners which have cars out of warranty (more than 3 years old) had major issues? I’m going to keep my car for another 10 years, I’ve had it since new and so far no warranty issues at all, I was going to purchase the warranty today but it’s just so expensive, not sure I can justify the extra. I’m doing 15k miles, if I get the warranty I need to use expensive Lexus servicing every 10k, if I don’t bother I’ll just get the car serviced at a local independent who I trust once a year or 15 k miles, I’m comfortable running the car more than the recommended 10k/12k service intervals. Using very rough figures below, would most agree in my case it’s not worth buying, I’ve saving which I can use if I need repairs, the short service intervals and high Main dealer service cost is what’s putting me off. Warranty cost £450.00 per year: Over 10 years 150k miles £4500.00 Lexus service cost every 10k – 15 services required: 7 x main services at average £600.00 £4200.00 8 x Minor service at £275.00 £2200.00 Total £10900.00 Independent service 15k – 10 services required: 5 x Main service £300.00 £1500.00 5 x Minor service £100 £500.00 10 x AA/RAC cover £75.00 £750.00 Total £2750.00 I’d be paying almost £9k more if I kept up the extended warranty, would I have £8k of repairs in 10 years? The difference in value between a FLSH and just FSH at 10 years old will nothing. Seriously thinking not bothering with it, particularly as the Lexus should be a reliable car.
  13. Rust on brake caliper

    Thanks all, it's no big deal and I suppose the others will catch up,it does catch your eye when the rest of the car is near perfect.
  14. Rust on brake caliper

    Thanks, I looked at that thread but mines seems different. I've posted a picture
  15. All good with my 2015 IS, however I've noticed two rust patches on the front OS brake caliper, both patches about the size of a 10p coin. The other three callipers are in pristine condition and not a mark on the matt grey coating. Is this common? The car has just tuned 2 years old and done 21k miles. I know it won't make a difference to how they work but does look odd on one wheel, I would expect them to be evenly discoloured. It doesn't seem easy to shift, any suggestions?