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thinking of changing my is 220 d to is300h

what do owners think of their is 300h

 

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It will be a revelation compared to your 220d.

I've really nothing negative to say about the 300h. Suspension can be a little stiff on F Sport and even the 18" wheeled Premier so also try models with 17" wheels to compare. 

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9 minutes ago, kullyb said:

Hi 

thinking of changing my is 220 d to is300h

what do owners think of their is 300h

 

thanks

 

 

Its awesome - I dont think there's much point in elaborating...

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What’s it like in this weather 

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45 minutes ago, kullyb said:

What’s it like in this weather 

Its fine - snow mode and summer tyres, had no issues. Probably would be much much better being RWD with winter tyres on 

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As above. Using the snow mode is excellent and makes it near impossible to spin the wheels.

I recommend you test drive a few of the model you're looking at. Get a feel for how they drive. 

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Most disappointing, with snow mode on, can't get the back end to step out at all.

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Hi all.

That's a result then Paul.:rolleyes:

Iam thinking off winter tyres next winter might be better in the rough weather than the standard ones.:wink3:

65mike:rolleyes:

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a very easy and relaxing car to drive. Most of the time in Eco mode, but switch to sport mode and the acceleration is :)

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On 03/03/2018 at 6:31 PM, kullyb said:

What’s it like in this weather 

I live on a very steep country lane the doesn't get treated by the council.  I was feeling very smug on Thursday when I pulled past a land rover that couldn't make it up the hill, he wound his window down to get my attention, I stopped and he asked if it was rear wheel drive, then said he couldn't understand why he couldn't get any grip.  I just said Landrovers are rubbish and carried on my way.  Thought that would be more fun than letting him know I have winter tyres on....

 

The IS is pretty good though even on summers, I assume it's due to there been quite of weight on the rear axle due to the batteries.

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I absolutely love mine, this is my first Lexus and would highly recommend.  I have the F sport, firmer ride however with the Michelin pilot sport 4's on it handles amazing. 

I do mainly motorway driving and average 52mpg which I'm more than happy with especially as running wider tyres compared to other models. 

I'm too running a second set of smaller alloys but with winter tyres on. I can't tell you how good they are. activate snow mode with winters and you will be getting here 4x4 can't as the above post demonstrates lol.

great car very pleased 

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I'm actually in exactly the same boat... I had to get rid my BMW 320D at the beginning of the year due to numerous reasons and opted for a spontaneous purchase of a IS 220D however now I've had my 220D for a couple of months i'm already at looking to replace it with something a little more permanent. The 300H F Sport really intrigues me but a lot of reviews has created a shadow doubt about its performance. I'm obviously not intending to compete with super cars at traffic lights but i'd still like a little kick for quick round a bout exits and overtaking... 

In Comparison to the 220D how does it compete? I've also been looking at a Mercedes CLA and the Audi A3 saloon however there is just something about the IS 300H that really appeals to me but before i take the plunge i'd really appreciate if current/previous owners could share there experiences and if they could shed some more light on real world performance instead of reading a 1 or 2 day review

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