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About TonyPoll

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  1. I also get around 50 mpg, and recently got over 51 on a long trip to Scotland and back, travelling mostly on motorways at the speed limit. I tend to drive mine in Eco mode most of the time as it is relaxed and perfect for cruising around. I do switch to Sport mode when entering a busy roundabout, say, but otherwise it stays in Eco. I rarely use Normal mode.
  2. When I purchased my 2016 GS 300h six months ago the Lexus salesman said this was always the case, and the one thing he didn't like about the brake hold feature. I.e. you must turn it on every time. There is no setting to ensure it always works automatically.
  3. Having purchased a new GS300h Exec a couple of months ago I've been looking into a service plan. The local Lexus dealer gave me a 3 year quote, for 10,000 miles per year, which was the listed serving costs (£275 + £445 +£275) plus a £30 'admin fee'. i.e. £1,025 I was rather expecting some sort of discount - not having to pay extra. The price would avoid any inflation, tyres would be at 'cost' and 10% off consumables. Has anyone else purchased a Lexus service plan, and did you get a good price? Tony
  4. I have also owned a 2016 GS300h for a couple of months and agree: the GS 300h is a fantastic car! However, the sign recognition system is not great. I had a Garmin satnav in my old car and this would give speed limits via the GPS system, which was much more reliable. From reading the manual it appears that the Lexus satnav would use the GPS system unless you have the sign recognition system, in which case the satnav speed info is ignored. Is there anyway to disable the sign recognition system and use the satnav/GPS for speed data, which I suspect may be a better option?
  5. I believe the auto high beam only works at 30 mph, or above. Also, if the screen is iced up (as sometimes occurs early in the morning) the detection of on-coming cars may not works, so you may be on high beam until you manually dip your lights.
  6. After 6 weeks the one feature I would like is to be able to switch between Eco and Sport mode with the paddles. I drive around in Eco mode most of the time, as it suits my driving style. However, when entering roundabouts or leaving junctions I switch to Sport mode, as sometime you need to move off rapidly, and Eco mode doesn't lend itself to that. Having to move my hands off the wheel and turn the Eco/Normal/Sport dial is not great ergonomics. It would be so much better if, when in Drive mode, I could simply change from Eco to Sport, and back, using the paddles behind the wheel.
  7. I bought a new GS 300h Exec about 6 weeks ago and have now done some 2,300 miles. I get 51 mpg, but do daily commutes on the M3 & M25, so speed is limited. I got similar mileage on a long weekend to France.
  8. Thanks - the IS 300h info is what I needed. Now all I need to do is to remember to switch the auto high beam off when in France.
  9. Hi, I've just purchased a new GS300h Executive. We are going to France in a few weeks and I wanted to know about adjusting the headlights for driving on the right. It doesn't look like 'normal' plastic filters would work, and the dealer did not know the answer. I cannot see anything that talks about this in the full, online Owners Manual (600+ pages). Any suggestions? Tony