Farqui

GS 450H my first Lexus

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39 minutes ago, Farqui said:

Richard @rich1068, from what I've seen a 4x4 and BIG tyres are more suitable to the roads around Sheffield 🤣

 

Actually credit where credit's due, Sheffield council have over the last 4 or 5 years resurfaced virtually every road and pavement in Sheffield. The difference is quite noticeable. On the one hand it does make some German thing on daft wheels a much more viable option but come at it the other way, a Lexus on smooooooth tarmac! Lovely stuff :biggrin:

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On 2/5/2020 at 3:12 PM, royoftherovers said:

Had mine for 6 years now and gone from 17,000 to 60,000 miles without a murmer.....not even a bulb, until yesterday, would you believe.

I am writing this overlooking the 17th (Road Hole) fairway on the Old Course, having enjoyed one of those fairy tale Scottish Breakfasts and wondering if when I go out to the GS later this morning,yesterday`s events will reoccur.

I had left the Wirral at 6am to try and miss the interminable traffic queues which build up daily on the M56 and the M6 and which only peter out as one passes the junction with the M55 going North. We (Mrs Roy and me/I ? in) were very successful and reached Teby Services in our scheduled time of 105 minutes.

One coffee, one tea and Shortbreads each,  meant we  were soon on our way to North Berwick  where we had lunch in the Clubhouse with friends. Thereafter something went wrong with the Lexus.No sound. Nothing on Audio (cd,usb,radio) and no sound from the other buttons which normally emit a short beep when pressed. I had previously plotted a route to St Andrews and I was driving West from North Berwick so as to pick up the Edinburgh Bypass and cross the Firth via the NEW Queensferry Bridge. I did not receive a notification to turn left onto the Bypass and did not see the sign due to the setting sun and therefore went straight into Edinburgh City Centre. What a nightmare that was ! No  oral Sat Nav, fading daylight light, traffic lights, indistinct road marking and more Bus Lanes than I`ve had hot dinners.

I arrived in St Andrews at nearly 7pm, rather tired, but with no bodily aches or pains due to the GS sublime seating ! A large glass of Malbec put me right and I slept like a log. I will check out the car later this morning............to be continued....

The next morning (Wednesday) I went to the car and............all was well again. I didn`t need Sat Nav for my drives to St Andrews, Leuchars, Cupar or Falkland, so I switched off the system.

We checked out on Thursday morning and headed for Westerhope in Newcastle. Sat Nav was fine initially, then it failed sound -wise again. I made it to my location by following the route shown and much good advice from Mrs Roy who watched the map whilst I watched the road.

Never used the system on  Friday for driving around Newcastle.We were fortunate in that HMS Northumberland was docked in the Tyne and I enjoyed the biggest scone I have ever had in The Lock a smart cafe on the Quayside. Blue uncloudy skies and 6 degrees made for an enjoyable stroll along the Tyne banks.

We had to leave this morning as the news was full of an impending storm (Ciara) which  would probably affect our journey back to the Wirral had we stayed until tomorrow. I took a wrong turn and went through the Tyne Tunnel, so retraced my steps, tried the Sat Nav again and it was perfect.Brought me all of the home via Tebay Services, so I will pop in and speak with Tom at Lexus Chester on Monday.I am formulating a possible explanation which surrounds the two electronic keys I had on my person or one in the boot. I will report back later in the week.

Needless to say, the GS itself performed faultlessly, the drive was serene and extremely satisfying without aches or pains. 

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The old gals annual Hybrid health check was completed this morning at Lexus Sheffield, ODO was 124,686 miles and we got a...PASS 😃

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Whilst waiting I came across this neat explanation of what's involved that I hadn't seen before; https://blog.lexus.co.uk/lexus-hybrid-health-check-2/  

Maybe it'll help others too as it mentions the 15 year hybrid warranty which is a question that occasionally pops up on the forum.

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5 hours ago, Farqui said:

The old gals annual Hybrid health check was completed this morning at Lexus Sheffield, ODO was 124,686 miles and we got a...PASS 😃

You should have popped in for a cuppa!

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You should have popped in for a cuppa!
Maybe I'll catch you at Lex-Tex Autos sometime, Dave mentioned you often pop in for a brew ;)

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My wife has her suspicions that I'm seeing someone else. She doesn't know it's Dave.

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