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Its the usual as any other car, in the sense its all filters and spark plugs. Being an 'even' year - it may also need brake fluid doing and possibly the engine coolant...but bear in mind the factory fill coolant is 10YR/100K miles (AKA: 'lifetime fill') - so unless it has been changed since factory, that should not need doing.

Other things to look out for would be the brakes (discs) and the parking brake cable (which can seize).

Nothing really to worry about IF it has been looked after correctly.

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Its the usual as any other car, in the sense its all filters and spark plugs. Being an 'even' year - it may also need brake fluid doing and possibly the engine coolant...but bear in mind the factory fill coolant is 10YR/100K miles (AKA: 'lifetime fill') - so unless it has been changed since factory, that should not need doing.

Other things to look out for would be the brakes (discs) and the parking brake cable (which can seize).

Nothing really to worry about IF it has been looked after correctly.

Spark plugs are hugely expensive and labour associated with their fitting. 60k service for me which only additional itme over and above normal every 20k was spark plugs and cost was almost £500!

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Its the usual as any other car, in the sense its all filters and spark plugs. Being an 'even' year - it may also need brake fluid doing and possibly the engine coolant...but bear in mind the factory fill coolant is 10YR/100K miles (AKA: 'lifetime fill') - so unless it has been changed since factory, that should not need doing.

Other things to look out for would be the brakes (discs) and the parking brake cable (which can seize).

Nothing really to worry about IF it has been looked after correctly.

Spark plugs are hugely expensive and labour associated with their fitting. 60k service for me which only additional itme over and above normal every 20k was spark plugs and cost was almost £500!

The 3.0 V6 in my Camry is essentially the same as that in the RX300, you can take it to a Toyota dealer for about half the price of what Lexus charge, I had the plugs changed at 60k, I think they were £9 each plus fitting, total service came to about £260.

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I bought a Service Pack (from Lexus GB) for my RX. Services covered were the 50/60/70. Total cost (for the pack) £606. Individual cost of 60K service about £400. And people seem to suggest Service Packs are not 'worth it'.

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I bought a Service Pack (from Lexus GB) for my RX. Services covered were the 50/60/70. Total cost (for the pack) £606. Individual cost of 60K service about £400. And people seem to suggest Service Packs are not 'worth it'.

Inspired by the above, I looked up the contact email address for Lexus UK, and sent them an email a week ago, asking how I buy a Service Pack. No answer. I recall trying the same thing a year or so ago, when I explained to Lexus UK that I wanted to contract with them, not with a dealer (because the financial vialbility of the dealer might be less than that of Lexus). I received nonsense replies then (which I posted on this forum) and gave up.

But your email convinces me of the sense - if only I can buy from Lexus!

Can you tell me how you achieved it, please?

Thanks

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I bought one from Lexus Nottingham - in fact I bought two! One for the IS and one for the RX! Massively pleased with both the dealer and the cost savings. Glad I took IHPJ's advice :)

I too was a little worried about what would happen if something happened to the dealer which is why I decided to pay by credit card. I checked this with my credit card company and if the worst should happen I get my money back!

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Can you tell me how you achieved it, please?

The Plans can only be bought from your Lexus Dealer. They input your details into the central system and it quotes a price. No negotiation, no flexibility. Its one price, no matter which Dealer you buy from, so it does not matter. The plan is actually administered through Inchcape Vehicle Contracts - who front for the Lexus Service Plan. Make sure you buy the Lexus UK plan and not one that limits you to just that Dealership.

You may also wish to explore which combinations of services work best for you as they can vary.

I would not recommend the service and maintenance pack - as that is far too restrictive and prescriptive of the work they will do. Brakes on these cars are very easy to DIY and tyres are best bought from Costco...so I don't really see the point of paying the extra. Services are essential, especially if you intend to extend the Lexus Warranty and to ensure it continues to perform faultlessly.

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I bought one from Lexus Nottingham - in fact I bought two! One for the IS and one for the RX! Massively pleased with both the dealer and the cost savings. Glad I took IHPJ's advice :)

Fantastic stuff - glad my experience was helpful :D

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I bought a Service Pack (from Lexus GB) for my RX. Services covered were the 50/60/70. Total cost (for the pack) £606. Individual cost of 60K service about £400. And people seem to suggest Service Packs are not 'worth it'.

For the 80K & 90K & 100K services (for a RX300 Mk1, hitherto Lexus maintained) I've just been quoted £1,410.62 by Lexus. Does that sound worth it? Views welcome!

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