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About matt8

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    Is300h F-Sport
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    West Midlands
  1. It was 'OK', @200h? It was made out by my dealer that they would apply silicone as a precautionary measure. If on inspection there is corrosion, it'll be in the body shop for some repair work. I was told it's a 60 minute job, and that they'll keep it another half hour for a valet. Interested to hear what other people are being told.
  2. Nice feedback @MONTIMAR What car did you have before?
  3. Very interesting @PCM Where have you fitted it? Discreet?
  4. Thanks ryaans
  5. What issues were there with older systems, rayaans? Are we talking failures of them? I've a 2013 and am wondering what may present itself later on!
  6. It's been said many times, the biggest cost to consider is the cost of depreciation. As a 65 plate, you'll lose far more to depreciation than you will to any increased fuel costs over the next three years, perhaps beyond. If you've come from a Passat, you'll have far less headaches with Lexus reliability. Lower repair costs, less wasted time from breakdowns. Time is a cost. As has been said, just enjoy the car! Only if you're doing frequent long distance motorway miles might you consider looking at something else.
  7. Almost certainly a scam. He or she has got loads of items for sale. Randomly selecting one and doing a search for some text, returns this boat ad from two years ago. The eBay seller is selling a "1996 Ski Centurion 5.7L 19ft Wakeboard Boat" and the text matches the above ad from 2015. Shame. I'd have gone and purchased the above in a heartbeat otherwise (sorry)! Here was me hoping it's someone wealthy trying to sell off all they own, including numerous cars, boats etc. Scam!
  8. Stick some Fablon on the dots. Or, use a 3M sticky pad to fix it permanently. I wrote a guide somewhere on these forums, for fitting your own. Check it out, may give you some ideas.
  9. Same issue here IS300Hdriver Hope an update comes soon that enables all features for us.
  10. If they haven't got the parts, they won't be able to fix it before you collect. Recalls happen, I see it as a positive matter. A recall shows that a manufacturer is a responsible one. Lexus are doing this recall, on something that is not even a safety related matter.
  11. Thanks Paul I became aware of this when searching for the VIN of my new (to me) 2013 Is300h F Sport on the Lexus Recall Check website. I asked my dealer (Lexus Cardiff) and they advised the parts for them to carry out the recall with had yet to arrive. This was 8 weeks ago, and they've still yet to arrive when I asked last week. Anyone else any experience?
  12. What washer fluid should we be using in our cars then? Lexus Official?
  13. I did 100 mile motorway, a portion of if average 50 mph zones. Stayed within speed limits. Averaged 42mpg over the journey, driving in Eco or Regular (never sport). I feel something is wrong, everyone is seeing much better than I am! An Is 300h, 2013 F Sport.
  14. Just given the car a clean and... Can see the key slot! Thick with dirt, cleared it out. Thanks for the tip!
  15. Very nice, DJP! What are you expecting in terms of reliability? I've always felt Lexus and other Japanese built vehicles, are second to none. Personally interested in Tesla as well, but reliability is of paramount importance, which I'm not sure about. Wishing you many years of happy motoring with the Tesla!