PeterI

Service plan worth it or not for a new RX?

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In a moment of late mid life crisis I've just placed an order for a new RX450h with Lexus Woodford (arriving mid march).

Is the dealer service plan worth it? Apart from the dealership being a bit of pain to get to from home (but better from work) and being tied to servicing with them I can't think of a reason not to.

Previously I've had LS400s (first and second gen) running the second gen until last year when it finally snapped the front suspension spring (replaced with a BMW X3 inherited from my dad), so it's been a while since I've used a main dealer.

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Depends on your mile. 

I've tried it in the past with Ford and because of my high mileage and changing car regularly I didn't get the full benefit. 

Now I don't bother and my dealer in Cheltenham gives me 15% club discount which is great(saved £111)on my last (Big) service on my 2015 model. 

Bet you will be poring over YouTube and the Lexus website until it arrives 👍👍

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4 hours ago, olliesgrandad said:

Bet you will be poring over YouTube and the Lexus website until it arrives 👍👍

Busted. At least the manuals are online and it's probably the only time I'll read them, although I'm wondering about a chopped pdf with just the features fitted to the car.

I got a useful 10% discount on purchase for bothering to use carwow. Quotes were between 11-13% off RRP but by the time you've added toys that you weren't sure about (HUD via Safety pack) the quotes aren't for the same spec and I'm not going to fight for the last percent or two.

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2 hours ago, PeterI said:

 

I got a useful 10% discount on purchase for bothering to use carwow. Quotes were between 11-13% off RRP but by the time you've added toys that you weren't sure about (HUD via Safety pack) the quotes aren't for the same spec and I'm not going to fight for the last percent or two.

My car being a used premier has most of the gizmos and gadgets. Certainly I love the HUD. 

Not sure what you get in the safety pack, but I have rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring, together with 360% camera. 

If I had to choose  just between HUD or 360 % camera the camera would win hands down, as it makes parking really easy. 

 

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We collected our new 450 from the guys at Woodford in January and took the service plan, it worked out cheaper (on paper, at least), so seemed a no-brainer.

It’s a lovely motor by the way, the 2020 spec is great with apple Car Play and Android Auto, we are very pleased with it so far.

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Glad to hear you're enjoying the car, I'm currently like a kid waiting for christmas. Probably going to go for it on the service plan then.

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