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  1. While enjoying some warmth and windows-down motoring on smooth French roads I noticed a high pitched whine similar to a turbo sound. It seemed to be affected by acceleration. I don't think the IS300H has a turbo so wondered what causes the whine. CVT transmission perhaps ? A slow tyre leak (and warning light) caused me some alarm. Does anyone know if the compressor part of the "puncture" kit can be used to simply pump the tyres.? Fortunately the leak stabilised. I would have hated to use the (to me) horribly complicated puncture kit.
  2. Very good consumption even after deducting 10% to get 'real world' figures. Where do you buy your petrol !
  3. Well thanks Nemesis. You live and learn! Never knew it was there !
  4. Noticed your comment on "hidden steel key". Is that hidden by you or does my IS have an externally accessible key hidden somewhere in the bodywork ?
  5. Wasn't sure about radar cruise control so wikipeed it. Users may be interested to know that "Laser-based systems do not detect and track vehicles in adverse weather conditions". Not so good for the UK then ??
  6. I have noticed that on A roads i often get a double beep (from the SATNAV?) which I thought indicated a speed camera/sensor but in every case there was none to be seen. And when I did pass a genuine speed camera, one of those white vans with rear windows, there was no beep warning at all. I'm not a big SATNAV user (too many disagreements with wife who loves map reading) but maybe the beep is related to something else ??
  7. Sorry - that's on the A26.
  8. No wonder German cars have such a firm ride. OK when you are on carpet smooth roads. Not so good on too many UK roads. And ref speeding in France, be careful between Calais and Autoroute Exit 3. Especially when late for the ferry/tunnel.
  9. Tel, why the different tyre pressures UK and (Continental) Europe ? I thought 36 covered everything.
  10. Is Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer the same as Autoglym Super Resin Polish ?
  11. I'm staggered at the cost of the ML stereo equipment. Puts mine in its place !
  12. Might be worth checking your door rubber. I have same car/year/mileage and creaking/popping sounds - but not wind - from rear offside door traced to door rubber, since corrected (free) by garage applying silicone.
  13. Looks and sounds good. Is that a 'comfortable' 6 seats ? Doesn't look large enough. As a matter of interest how many miles per full charge ?
  14. Nice car. Interested to learn your experience of miles per charge. Appeals to me but I do 500 odd mile trip to central France and not sure how easy or time consuming it is to recharge. One or two Tesla in my locality. Quiet and very quick off the mark.
  15. I have an IS300h and I'm pretty sure it does NOT have 4 wheel drive. Or have I got it wrong ?.