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  1. Linda.p- Let's get real, the only reason anyone would consider the is250 over a is200t is price, it's miles cheaper, all the rest are excuses to make you feel better. The new IS is a better car all round, if the criteria for a car was to FEEL fast we'd all be in go-carts. Things move one, the is250'is just old now, nothing wrong with that but it's delusional to say it's underpowered by any measure apart from what's in your head!
  2. This is not quite true, a Lexus dealer can carry out the last service, sprinkle some magic dust and it becomes an "Approved Used car" Important bit below: "Vehicles with an incomplete or non Lexus centre service history can only qualify as an approved Pre-owned Lexus once the retailing Lexus centre completes the most recent major service. The centre must then update the service record book to provide to you."
  3. Doesn't the warranty only cover for 10 years, if it's 07 then must be close to that. What auction was it, just out of interest as they seem quite good if they are picking up the costs, I assume it must have had the AA approved cover on it.
  4. Depending on the millage I'd say about £18k for a 15 plate. £26k for a 4 year old BMW, I'd keep the Lexus.
  5. Fair enough, but you're also only one repair bill from the scrapyard!! 😁
  6. Problem is you might be dead or unfit to drive after you've finished putting all this money into your pension!! However, I'm no fan of PCP but there is a middle ground, I picked up a new contract hire (PCH) IS300h Exec in 2015 for £185 + vat (plus 6 upfront payments), 2 year deal which in total cost me £6600 or £3300 per year, less than the car depreciated in the two years. Why pay all that interest and balloon payments when you can just return the car and get a new one. I'll admit that was a good deal but you can still get one for about £270 + vat now, got to be better than a £700 PCP and that's for a brand new one. Look out for the Lexus offers when they need to shift numbers.
  7. WBAC are actually spot on with IS values, I got £16250 from them, much less from Evan Halshaw, but eventually they matched and gave them a little. This was more than the Lexus px of £15500, I ended up selling privately for £16500. This was for a 23 month old exec with low mileage and full history. Expect just over half from main dealer at 2 years, forget what you see them advertised for, they've been there for ages.
  8. I think the difference with the current £10 tax and £310 for Premier will make a lot of people think, I'd have to question if those extra's are really worth it, one of the lower priced models will give you 98% of the same driving experience, if you've got money to burn then you'll be looking at a new one. The way IS prices are going, I think it will be £20k in two years not three!
  9. Not that Lexus depreciation isn't as bad. My IS lost almost half its value after TWO years. I sold my 23 month old IS300h Exec privately for £16500, Lexus offered £15250, exactly half its retail value, that's a spotless car with 20k miles and two Lexus services.
  10. When I recently needed repairs I originally took it to Lexus, bit of rip off I think. Lexus then sent it to a third party repairer, as it happens the third party repairer was on my insurance companies approved list, my insurance company refused to let Lexus handle the repair, all that would happen is Lexus send them an inflated bill for doing nothing, the work would be identical. Lexus dealer desperately tried to challenge the decision but my insurance refused, Lexus tried to say that when the car was returned to them they'll hold onto it until they get paid from my insurance company, at that point I just wanted my car back, I was getting annoyed with their attitude, the insurance company simply told me to collect it from the repairer directly. I probably could have requested that Lexus deal with it but difficult to argue when Lexus added very little value, in all honesty they delayed the repair so they could get their cash. Not saying they don't deserve to get paid, but the additional fees they charge are unreasonable. The job was perfect, Lexus wanted to charge a massively inflated price for at the most checking the car and issuing an "approved Lexus" paperwork. The loan car they said they provided was not a Lexus and had the same third party logo plastered on it so hardly their car.
  11. Cheers, thanks for that, my closet would be Hatfield or Milton Keynes, I'll ring them to see what discount I can get, if any.
  12. I've heard of 10% discount but 20% would be great, mind sharing which dealer that was. I assume you could buy from any dealer and take the car in to any Lexus dealer.
  13. I changed the battery and it's not that, both mechanical keys open the door so should be correct, however if you put the two mechanical key side by side there is very small differences, some of the groves are not identical. But close enough to open the door. All the numbers on both key fobs match. Could someone please look at both of their mechanical keys and have a look if there is a slight difference, maybe the machining is not that accurate which doesn't seem very Lexus Hopefully the key is the right one and the dealer will remarry them.
  14. Cheers, I think the replacement is CR2032,I'll try it. This key has never been used from new and our other one which is used every day is still ok, car is just under 2 years old and the red led works when you press it hence I didn't suspect the battery.
  15. I've not used the spare key I have until yesterday (I know, should have tested it earlier!), when you press it the red light comes on but it doesn't do anything. I thought they might have mixed up the keys at the dealership when I purchased it but I opened the car using the hidden steel key (alarm went off) so must be the correct one. Is there anyway the key can be made to work or is it a dealer issue, car is still in warranty? The battery was disconnected recently, not sure why that would affect the spare key, unless it happened to both and they repaired the one they had. thanks