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colin79666 last won the day on October 19 2016

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  1. Is it an orbital polisher if carried out on the M25?
  2. Got to love this bit: Clearly the IQ of the would be theif wasn't sufficiently high to start a RX 400h
  3. Welcome and good choice of model and colour
  4. Done at a body shop that does everything from full resprays own to scratches. SMART is just a technique for respraying a small/medium area and blending it in, avoiding a full panel job. Doesn't mean a body shop don't do the same thing. The big chains are after the insurance jobs so as more likely to go the full panel route where as a good Indy will offer SMART at a fraction of the cost, although the end result might not be as perfect - depends on the damage, prep and skill of the repairer.
  5. Under 30 myself (just). Keep in mind forums probably attract a younger crowd than the whole marketplace so the pool results might be a bit iffy.
  6. Hmm provided it is just a SMART repair (not a whole bumper respray) then probably £300-500. The below was recently sorted by a local bodyshop for £150. Another place wanted to do the whole bumper for £200 but the SMART repair has turned out just fine (can only see it if you shine a bright light on it and look at it from the right angle). That said in our case it was a hit and run and the Micra isn't too precious. I'd be going for a full job if someone else was paying.
  7. Good choice of car Yes these are all seasons but with a starting point of a summer tyre with some winter capabilities where as most all seasons start with a winter design and change the compound to survive hotter temperatures. These are perfect for most of the UK where you just need a summer tyre that can cope a bit better in the colder months and not be a total liability if it snows.
  8. Michelin due to the Cross Climates. I would have voted Goodyear or Contis otherwise.
  9. That was fast
  10. I second this request!
  11. Hmm when I passed my test (first time ) you had to do 2 of 3 manoeuvres. I got the two they are going to chop! I don't think the 3 point turn should be removed, it is a vital skill and can be tricky with a road camber and an audience of courier delivery drivers in white vans! I'm not sure about reverse out a parking space really. I usually reverse in so as to avoid having to reverse out when visibility if reduced.
  12. Are you sure they aren't 235/55 R19 105W? I've found the Cross Climates to be an excellent tyre on my CT and I'd think they will perform well on the RX. While technically a summer tyre, like your fitter, I'd not recommend mixing them with something else as the different levels of grip would be significant, particularly in wet/snow. Will be interesting to hear how you get on with them.
  13. Kwik-Fit have it for £27 just now if you book online. Are dealers likely to come down from the £49 at all? With hybrids they don't have to do the emissions part of the test and while I expect a dealer may have higher overheads I'd grudge paying more that £20 extra just for the convenience of having the MOT done in the same trip as the annual service.
  14. Watched this morning. Good review, who needs to drink fizzy juice when power sliding anyway
  15. Hmm I hope Lexus come out with something else as well then. Otherwise the CT 200h might be my first and last Lexus - I really don't want something high riding.