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  2. Jump leads: which size?

    30A would be more that enough for the 400h. Don't use your 400h to jump another vehicle.
  3. Parking tickets

    Just an anecdote to illustrate how dishonest some private parking companies can be, especially when they pay their employees by the number of tickets they write. Last year in Denmark, having parked in a metered zone, I returned to my car and found a warden writing a ticket - or, rather, tapping one into an electronic pad - for no apparent reason. When I asked for an explanation, he muttered something unintelligible and shuffled off, clearly embarrassed, only to be stopped after a few yards by a policemen and a couple of civilians who engaged him in what appeared to be an unpleasant conversation with much finger-wagging before he managed to detach himself and drive off in his own car. When I asked what exactly had occurred, I was told that this particular warden's activities had been being watched for some time by some of his previous victims, mainly local residents, who suspected him of inventing false parking offences. It seems that the stripes of some individual spots, including the one where I had parked, were invisible when photographed from certain angles, especially on wet and murky conditions like on that particular day. The policemen then took a statement from me, to which he added a photograph of his own evidencing that I was correctly parked inside the short unworn bits of stripe between which I had aimed the nose of my car. He finally gave me a file reference number for use if I received a fine (which would have been via an international collection agency in the case of a foreign-registered car like mine), though he thought this unlikely given that he expected the warden to be suspended or fired and his recent tickets cancelled. And indeed, having received no fine after nine months, I like to think this is exactly what happened.
  4. Jump leads: which size?

    A traditional starter motor can draw anything upwards of 300A when starting but the hybrids don't have a traditional starter motor. The batteries are much smaller because all they do is to power the security/entry/exit system and the computers to get the car into the ready state - the engine is actually started by the traction battery. However, although you don't strictly need a big beefy set of jump leads I would still be tempted to go for them as the small ones can often give problems. We've had nothing but automatic cars for almost 30 years now so I've always carried a big beefy set of leads in the boot, but about a year ago I also invested in one of these units. I've never actually used it yet so I can't give you any anecdotal evidence of how good they are, but there are loads of videos on Youtube showing them in action and they seem to perform very well. Also very handy for helping other people because I'm not sure if a hybrid can actually be the car to provide the jump start if someone needs it.
  5. To buy or not to buy 2017 CT 200h Sport Plus

    Thank you colin79666! Fab tips re which mode suits certain situations as I haven't a clue! I probably would've just selected a mode for the entirety of ownership lol. Also good to know it has a bit of poke in it. I wouldn't be using it as a race car, but assuring to know i can put my foot down and go on occasion. As for the dog, well he is quite big and was worried about the boot at first, but he will have use of the entire boot (seats down with a liner) and will be for short journeys only. Thanks again. All very encouraging!
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  7. It's about right. I'm in the high 20's.
  8. If like me you have ordered a po 40 harness from Michael he has been in hospital so your delivery may be late.
  9. I found these at link below if your having some difficulty, I know the michelin crossclimate are winter rated so legal across europe all year round
  10. I think thats the factory size, they are on mine anyway, why whats wrong with all season at that size?
  11. The fk2’s are becoming reasonably priced, and there should also be hondata available for them very shortly, so proper tuning will be available, although a company called 7mod are around the 500+ bhp region
  12. I want to buy some jump leads for emergency purposes. They must be capable of starting my RX400h from another battery. The battery on my RX is rated under 400 CCA, so will 400A capacity leads be satisfactory? Could I save a bit of money (and boot space) by getting lower-rated leads (eg 300A)?
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  14. Is the factory tyre size on the 16” wheels 225/60/16? Are there any suitable alternative sizes for the 16” wheels? Looks like I will need some all season tyres for my upcoming roadtrip so just weighing up my options.
  15. F friends

    They have an online calculator similar to webuyanycar that gives an instant quote then you choose a dealership to have the car inspected / value adjusted. I'm interested to see what it goes on the market for. When webuyanycar are offering 2.5k more than Lexus (Scottish Lexus Dealers- they are both owned by the same group) you start to get the feeling they are either not interested or just trying their luck. @ThebigC Might be worth trying a few different places other than Lexus for a valuation or buy your car scheme. Would be interesting to see how the figures stack up vs a trade in against a GSF through Lexus.
  16. I haven’t seen a brand on them. The previous owner must have had some trouble with the air suspension as it’s an SE-L model. When I was looking for an rx I looked on here and saw the complaints about the air suspension issues so I was only looking at the SE model first until I saw this one with all the extras of the SE-L but coilovers so I was happy to have a look. It’s only a little lower than standard but you wouldn’t really notice. Until you corner then it doesn’t willow around as much lol. A few people have don’t tell the conversions but I don’t know about the price. If it’s a good car just get it and budget for if it goes wrong but remember it may be fine for a while these cars are very well made. :)
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    Thanks 👍
  18. F friends

    That is very true. £5k seems daft though. Are you sure it's even right? Usually Lexus dealers tend to be on the money or not far off the book value. They usually use HPI valuations formerly CAP. They all make a profit of £3-4k in the end but it'd odd. Unless Arnold Clark are pricing it at like £35k 😂😂
  19. Probably confused with the latest RX which doesn't have air suspension on any grade. But in 2015 yes the premier had air suspension Tbh the ride is fairly tight. Something to do with anti rolling safety malarkey and having to handle semi well for people to buy the thing. Felt my RX300 was a but disconcerting at high speed, would probably feel similiar to the 400h whereas the newer ones are more stable
  20. I'm going to the French Alps in my RX on Good Friday and need some snow chains. My tyres are 235/55 x 18". DOes anybody have any that they want to sell, or seen any for sale at reasonable prices recently?
  21. F friends

    I think I'll just keep my F if they try to insult me with a s**t part ex value.. we arnt stupid we know what they are worth both as owners and car enthusiasts.
  22. That's very good. My 250 F-sport has averaged 28.6 over a year, but it's a 2.5 litre V6 engine and I like to use it. I could easily get much better mpg if I drove like a granny.
  23. Wouldn't be the first salesman to not know what he is talking about. How about a review on Lexus' own website that state air suspension is standard on the Premier: These is a pinned post at the top of the RX forum with the equipment levels on the different grades. 2009-2012 SE-L and SE-L Premier, and 2012+ Premier models all had air suspension as standard. It was the series II 400h that never had air suspension, whereas some of the series II petrol models did. I've not heard of series III air suspension issues, however given there age you wouldn't expect to - only time will tell if they remain reliable.
  24. Sunday is looking most likely for me at the moment but I'll definitely be there
  25. only ever used the computer , so not really that accurate , however over the 4 years i had the car , my commute , 7 miles each way , was 29 , and on a road trip was about 37 .
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    Welcome Neil
  27. F friends

    Your far too honourable for me!! Money talks, especially if it's going to help with getting a new car. Lol Marcus
  28. Pretty much what to expect - some tanks you'll get a bit more, some a lot less. Maybe you were pussyfooting a bit! [emoji18] Don't trust the computer for tank average too much. Sent from my PSP7551DUO using Tapatalk
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