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Good morning all

I am brand new to Lexus ownership having bought a 220D last Thursday and thus far I am very pleased. I just have a couple of questions that hopefully someone can help me with.

1. I will in due course need to service my car and wanted to know if anyone has experience with garages in the Nottingham area (West Bridgford preferrably) and associated costs?

2. The previous owner has kerbed the front wheels. Again, has anyone had any experience with wheel refurbers in the nottingham area?

3. Finally. The towing hook cover on the front bumber is missing. Anyone know of a good resource for getting small pieces of trim like this.

Would love to get the wheels and piece of trim sorted as the rest of the car is lovely and a pleasure to drive, certainly in comparisson to my previous car (BMW 118D) which was the most uncomfortable vehicle i have ever owned. And that includes my first car, a 1981 mini 1000.

Thanks in advance for your help and I look forward to getting to know some of you on here

Regrds

Del

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Del

I always have my wheels refurbed at the wheel specialist in Nottingham. They do a brilliant job and I have never had any complaints. Google it and give mark a call I am sure he can sort you out.

Small parts - you could always check out eBay for someone who is breaking a car or even the part itself? Otherwise try the main dealers.

Can't help you with garages I'm afraid...

John

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Cheaptoyotaparts are good for parts, staff seem very helpful too

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brace yourself for the head gasket failure, get extended warranty as soon as possible

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Thanks for the info fewllas. Much appreciated. Ive contacted wheel specialists in nottingham and awaiting a quote back today. Ill give cheap toyota parts a shout later today.

One other thing, Ive noticed the maps on the sat nav seem to be qute out of date. The car is a 2010 and Im assuming they have never been updated. Anyone got any idea of what the latest update might be an associated cost?

Thanks again everyone

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I bought the latest map dvd from a seller in Poland on eBay....

The advantage (to me) is the ability to programme the route while moving...

It was a genuine disc and cost me £50.

You can buy the genuine discs online (or from lexus direct) but they would have cost £130 and I wouldn't have used 3 of them :)

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I bought the latest map dvd from a seller in Poland on eBay....

The advantage (to me) is the ability to programme the route while moving...

It was a genuine disc and cost me £50.

You can buy the genuine discs online (or from lexus direct) but they would have cost £130 and I wouldn't have used 3 of them :)

Just a thought, j8pfc, but could you not offer to sell your disc to dellbrowne for, say, £25? That would be of benefit to both of you. In saying this, I am assuming that the disc can be used for more than one vehicle - if it can be used only once, then forget what I have said.

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I got my 2013/2014 original disc from eBay.de for 70e delivered

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I bought the latest map dvd from a seller in Poland on eBay....

The advantage (to me) is the ability to programme the route while moving...

It was a genuine disc and cost me £50.

You can buy the genuine discs online (or from lexus direct) but they would have cost £130 and I wouldn't have used 3 of them :)

Just a thought, j8pfc, but could you not offer to sell your disc to dellbrowne for, say, £25? That would be of benefit to both of you. In saying this, I am assuming that the disc can be used for more than one vehicle - if it can be used only once, then forget what I have said.

No, unfortunately the DVD has to remain in the car!!

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cheers for all the advice fellas. Its much appreciated. Might have a look at ebay.de for the disc as my maps are still showing several roundabout on the A1 that are no longer there

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