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  • Lexus Model
    Lexus IS250 F Sport
  • Year of Lexus
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands
  1. IS Three likes/dislikes

    Didn't realise you don't get a space saver with the ISh - making room for the battery I guess. I have one with my Gen 3 250.
  2. So fed up of the poor Nav and MMI on the IS, have mounted my iPad - works great. 4G version for data, connected to Bluetooth Waze navigation app - the best I've found, saves me hours every week Podcasts and Audio books Messenger and Text pop up alerts It covers the air con buttons but these are all available on the MMI. Put a magnetic mount on the air vents so it just clips off when needed. Ran a lightning cable behind the fascia to the 12v plug in the arm rest.
  3. IS Three likes/dislikes

    I am referring to the Gen 3, I have a 2014 IS250. Job st updated my profile. Having come from Audi and BMWs the interior on the Lexus IS disappointing. The glove box is pure plastic and flimsy, the lower door panels are thin plastic which scratches easily. The way it all connects together is solid but the look and feel is low quality - this was a sacrifice I accepted when getting the Lexus, trading interior luxury for overall reliability.
  4. IS Three likes/dislikes

    Dislikes: 1. Interior is too plastic and cheap. I can see the screw heads when I turn the steering wheel 2. MMI - shockingly poor, Nav is awful, bugs in system 3. Agree with boot comment, very flimsy Likes: 1. It's exterior look, particularly the F Sport grill 2. Smooth, reliable v6 engine (IS250) 3. Sound system - ML is outstanding
  5. What's stopping someone copying the SD card?
  6. 2000 Audi A4 2.4 SE 2006 Audi A4 S-Line Cabriolet 2007 Audi Q7 2006 BMW 7 Series 2009 Audi A5 S-Line Cabriolet 2011 Audi Q5 S-Line 2010 Audi A8 2013 Audi A5 Sportback S-Line 2015 Audi A4 Black Edition Got married / had kids - decided to buy a car to keep a long time: 2014 Lexus IS250 F Sport The rest is history. Plan on keeping as long as humanly possible then will get a GS and do the same and then an LS when I'm an old git :)
  7. Having come from a 2.0T Audi the fuel economy wasn't impressive - as I get a car allowance my company only pays HMRC advisory rates for fuel. As the 200t engine is 1998cc I'd only get 12p a mile (same as the Audi). In my IS250 I get 21p per mile. That was a consideration when getting the car. As the IS300h is a 2.4 you get the 21p mileage rate plus you'll me getting the best economy across the range - huge bonus. I just wanted a v6, the 250 in the later model is quite rare. Took a while to find a black F-Sport. I love it. Just another point against the 200t :)
  8. Leaving -But not going far!

    Thanks for the write up, will be looking into a GS when I'm and Grandad too :)
  9. I bought my car for reliability and with a view towards putting a few hundred thousand miles on it. IS250 all the way. Those turbo's spin at tens of thousands of RPM and are not reliable in the long term. Cant imagine my IS reaching 225mph though 😂😂😂
  10. PCP - Positive Equity

    So you've paid £718 a month pro-rata, that's a lot of money for an IS. I buy cars on straight 5 year loans with very little deposit. The nature of PCP deals means you can't rely on getting any equity back, even if you've put down thousands.
  11. servicing

    Is there any difference between the normal servicing and the "essential care" servicing at 5 years onwards or is it just a pricing thing?
  12. I'm wondering is my 2014 IS250 2.5 v6 the last Lexus made without Turbo or Hybrid?
  13. I popped mine off to run an iPhone charger cable up to the dash, used a plastic knife and they popped off really easily.
  14. servicing

    It was an experiment as I didn't believe a brand new car should go 20k before it's first oil change. In the States Audi do an oil change after the first 5k for free. the result of my experiment made me lean towards a used Lexus when I moved away from leasing and bought a car to keep long term. I wouldn't buy an Audi that had been serviced every 20k. even though the oil change was recommended by the lab it wasn't my car and I was following the manufacturer and leasing companies service requirements so why would I pay for the oil change at 10k miles.
  15. servicing

    I had a brand new Audi, it was on a 20k service interval. At 10k miles I extracted some oil and sent it to a lab to be tested, they found metal in it and recommended oil change be carried out immediately. The cars computer didn't pick this up, the car was leased and had its oil service 10,000 miles later. This is why I moved to Lexus, a service every 10k miles is a necessity in my opinion. Also once your car reaches 5 years old the service costs drop a lot I believe.