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  1. New Owner - Just a Hi!

    Welcome to the Forum Andrew. I'm looking forward to some of your posts. Steve.
  2. If you try Ebay " Lexus rear bumper protector " you will find stainless steel ones for the IS cost about £36.
  3. Phil. A brilliant and honest post which sums up the the reasons why most drivers love the IS. I can never understand why the Motoring Press constantly voice there dislike for the E-CVT transmission. Its's one of the best things about the car. In every day driving it beats all other gear boxes hands down.
  4. I leave mine in ECO all the time except up/down steep hills when I use sports mode for the rev counter and paddle shifts. Also sports mode for a quick pass. I did a proper fuelly over the last 1000 miles and averaged 57.5 MPG so it works for me.
  5. IS Three likes/dislikes

    Likes. 1. Handling. Better than my last Mercedes and BMW 2. Refinement.CVT gearbox is a peach 3. Fuel consumption. Never less than 55 MPG on a full tank to tank Dislikes. 1 Sat Nav Bloody awful so use my old TomTom 2 Servicing costs expensive 3 No local dealer
  6. Try It's a mine of information for anything to do with cars and is independent, unlike most of the German owned car Mags. John Cadogan of His youtube video's are brilliant.
  7. Battery Range

    Hybrid MPG is very dependant on your driving style and profile. I do very little motorway running or short runs and I have averaged a measured 55 MPG over 2000 miles. I use EV mode for car parks ECO for town driving. Normal for out of town and Sports for quick passing and hills. The on board computer often shows 60 MPG plus but only after about 10 miles into my trip so it's not that good for short runs but better than my last petrol only car, a Merc C Class which would return less than 40 MPG under any conditions.
  8. Auto Express are running a special report on which tyres are best for your car in the next issue Wed 12 TH July. They cover noise levels as well as grip and wear so it might be worth a read.
  9. Charging the 12v battery

    If you disconnect the ground cable what systems do you lose and has anything to be reset when reconnected? I will be taking my car off the road for 3 months this winter and was going to connect a maintenance charger during this period. However I intend to ask for advice from the Lexus Service Dept nearer the time.
  10. Real World MPG Figures

    Average speed 42 mph.
  11. Real World MPG Figures

    My Wife has just returned from her first long distance drive in the car. 150 mile round trip to Leyburn. Before she left I set the MPG to 0 and left the car in Normal. She doesn't know the difference between a Hybrid and a Horse so just drives it like a normal car never uses Eco or Sports mode or bothering to lift off to engage EV going through villages.. The Computer showed 57.5 MPG for the trip. I was impressed.
  12. Real World MPG Figures

    I have just completed a proper fuely ( tank to tank ) for the first 1000 miles and it averaged 55 MPG. Most of my journeys are above 40 miles on A/B roads with just the odd shopping trip. Using the computer readings the worst has been 42 MPG on a 10 mile run and the best 74 MPG following a 75 mile run from Leyburn on a warm day and a warmed up engine. Short journeys from cold are a real killer and I have never been on a motorway.
  13. One of the most interesting reviews I viewed was on You Tube by car reviewer Howard Ritchie called " The Fun You Can Have In a Silent Car ". Worth a look for any prospective buyer. It's short on detail but gives a genuine feel from a professional car tester who had never before driven an IS 300h.
  14. A well written and subjective post that sums up my feelings about the car. My friend has a new Mercedes and the first thing he said when he sat in the car was " Wow, look at that clock "
  15. 1000 Mile Report

    My last car was a Nissan Qashqai a good car in many ways but let down by quality problems, reliability and poor customer service. Before that a Mercedes C Class and before that a BMW 3 series, both direct competitors of the IS300h so I knew the type of car I was buying. This Forum told me everything I wanted to know about buying the car unseen. Reliability and Customer Service was top of my wish list and I feel comfortable with this car as a long term proposition. If there had been pages and pages of dissatisfied owners I wouldn't have taken the gamble. I'm just glad I did. Another Mag didn't like the car being limited to 125 MPH. Being honest the last time I exceeded 125 MPH was on the Isle of Man TT circuit riding a Honda Fireblade and I nearly s*** myself.