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@Steve44 - Good review and matches some of my feelings after spending a day with an ES. For me, it's even harder to justify it as a replacement for a GS.

 

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Steve,

Echoing what Keith has said, it's a good review and no mistake. Notwithstanding all else, it seems strange that the reversing camera is so naff.

I would be interested to hear from the few on this forum who have taken delivery of their ES models and have comments on your list of 'Cons'.

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The camera can be switched to different modes. The fisheye view is default but selecting the one is the exact same as the IS.

For me the con is the position of the drive mode controls. 

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2 hours ago, nerdboy said:

The camera can be switched to different modes. The fisheye view is default but selecting the one is the exact same as the IS.

For me the con is the position of the drive mode controls. 

Ah, that’s good to know. Does it fill the screen and does the resolution look better then on the other setting? 

I didn’t have an issue with where the drive controls are. For all the times you change them. And with my other observations, there is even less need to change to Sport mode etc, as the character of the car is virtually the same. Set and forget.

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On my NX there are 2 rear camera modes.  One with the 3 quadrants lit up (wide but slightly fish eye) and one with 1 quadrant lit up (less wide but less distorted).  You can click on either and, in the case of the NX at least, it stays with the last selected image when you restart the car.

Quality-wise, I’m more than satisfied.

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6 hours ago, Steve44 said:

Ah, that’s good to know. Does it fill the screen and does the resolution look better then on the other setting? 

I didn’t have an issue with where the drive controls are. For all the times you change them. And with my other observations, there is even less need to change to Sport mode etc, as the character of the car is virtually the same. Set and forget.

It never fills the screen from the ones Ive been in but yes, there are 2 options.

The wider one being useful for reversing out of car parking spots as you can effectively see around the corner somewhat. 

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It’s baffling that a company that was so far ahead of the curve when it came to hybrid engines, can be so far behind when it comes to infotainment. I spend at least four hours per working day in the car, it’s like a mobile office. The infotainment and creature comforts are probably the most important aspects for me when purchasing. 


Not for me.

I couldn’t care less. A charger is good as is Bluetooth and navigation fine. Music etc dies nothing for me so I don’t feel the need for fancy infotainment


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On 2/19/2019 at 11:24 AM, nerdboy said:

Just wondering, did anyone that got a new ES get a full set of user manuals? Do they come in the leather binder? I never got any manuals when I took delivery, initially I was told that they don't do them anymore and then told there was a some print issue, anyone else experience this?

I got manuals with mine. Also Ireland spec F sport.

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Yeah got mine eventually. Significantly slimmer than manuals with previous cars

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Update on Takumi

now getting 53mpg doing around town and motorways 

done over 6000 miles since getting the car last week of jan 😱

the auto function on seats is awesome as mine has heated and cooled seats and it senses temp in car and puts them on for you if car hot puts cooled on and vice versa 

I am armchair driver so the comfort is great, I do i lot of miles for work and get out after loads of miles feeling great. 

The power is enough for me not a speed freak but its quick for overtaking 

the adaptive cruise works brill even slowing down and stopping at juctions then setting off on its own 

all i can say still having lexus orgasm every time i drive it 😂😱

vince 

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