paulrnx

Sold my 2019 IS300h Sport

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I just got fed up with drving around dodging potholes and being super sensitive about where I parked it. Over 18 months of ownership I had two bird strikes which amounted to £550 worth of damage - the car is very low at the front. Then a buckled alloy wheel costing £80 to repair - a soaking wet country road and a water filled pothole. Then a cracked windscreen - seems that an unseen chip developed into a crack instantaneously in very hot weather as the windscreen rapidly cooled after startup. Then, and this was the last straw, I drove over a raised manhole cover and caused £800 of damage to the underside. Didn't see the manhole and the front wheels went neatly either side of the cover which then smacked the underside of the car at the lowest point. A smashed in floor support and torn underfloor tray ensued. I loved the car but it had to go. I'll post up some photos of the underside of the car. It was in a new housing development but at least the housebuilder coughed up the money to have the damage repaired. Now back in an NX which is better suited to the roads around where I live. The IS is a very low car.

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13 hours ago, paulrnx said:

 The IS is a very low car.

Sorry to hear of your woes. Would that be true for all IS models or just he sport version? I have a 2014 non sport model and I was once told 'your front part' is a bit low and now very careful not to drive on to certain kerbs (rather reverse onto it or avoid totally)

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Have rubbed noses with too many motorway service area kerbs and now understand why so many cars reverse park. ! But I notice that some cars have even lower skirts (and sometimes also big exhausts!).  Must be a real problem considering the state of many A roads, never mind the Bs'

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only recently i realised how low the IS300h F sport is,  as of the 11/09/2020

i part ex'd the car for a GS300h my god i feel like i am in an suv as the seating

height feels so much higher than i have been used to.

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It is quite a low car, but here in Cambridge with my luxury model, I've never really had a problem, but you do need to be a bit more cautious than say with an NX.

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