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New Member saying Hi
Picked her up last weekend from Southampton after trading in my 2007 335i M-Sport.
She is a 2008 with 50k on the clock (Full Lexus Service History).
I absolutely love her. She is called Lichelle :-)
Apologies for poor photo quality. She's a little dirty as well as I picked her up in minging weather.
RX400h 100k servicing and MOT results in £2100 charge
Someone might find my story informational - this is not a post to complain or anything. Maybe just to demonstrate how servicing costs can suddenly sky-rocket... Though it left me curious if I was taken for a ride? The guys at Lexus Edgware were so far nice and helpful - no complaints there.
My RX400h just passed 100k on the odometer so I decided it needed to get serviced properly at an official Lexus shop. The official because timing belt needed changing as well - and I was thinking the official garage is the trustworthy place for this type of job. It also coincided with my MOT expiring - so booked for that one as well. Took it to Lexus Edgware (Jemca), since Twickenham (Currie Motors) do not provide the cheaper servicing option.
£40 - MOT £399 - major service for 5+ year old cars (the value service as they call it) £395 - timing belt change = £734 Left it with them. Few hours later they emailed me a link to a vehicle-vision.com where they had a video uploaded (I have attached it here as well) demonstrating and explaining the discovered faults - with a quote and a button to approve the quote. The manager also called immediately to go over and explain everything etc. Quite a nice touch the online video and quote - did not expect that.
The issues were:
Rear driver side shock absorber leaking Both shock absorber gaiters (rubbers protecting them, part no. 48760-48040) torn/split. Initial quote: £1250+ for parts and labor.
This is the part of the story that got me confused. During the call I looked up on lexus.co.uk the price for 5+ year old vehicles to replace "Rear Shock Absorbers" - it is £395. So I did suggest that we replace both - the manager did agree and it was (for some reason!) a cheaper option than replacing just one (???).
New quote to do both shocks and gaiters: £915.42 (in addition to the £734) => ~£1650
Later, the car does not pass MOT and I get another call. The reason: one of rear brake calipers is stuck and did not pass the brake efficiency test.
To replace it is £350 (single caliper) To try and loosen it: ~£165 (cost for an hours labor since everything needs removing to try that - according to the manager) I decide that replacing it might be a better option in case it will stick again.
New total: £2099
The car is still with Lexus Edgware, going to pick it up tomorrow. After all these repairs it must be golden now!
Any second opinions? I can't help just wondering how much less it could have cost at a local garage - especially given that car does have a patchy official servicing history with some gaps. Maybe was not worth going the "official" way. I also had already been putting aside some savings for this 100k service as I did expect a lot of expense - but twice less than that :)
Hi guys. First post. Proud owner of a Lexus IS200 1999 in black. I was looking at these headlights fitted on an is300 and loved them. Wondered if you can still get them and if it's possible to fit them on an is200? Think they are MMSport. If not any other suggestions?
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