Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content


Nearly A Newbie


Trill
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi,

Just wanted to introduce msyelf, I will admit at the moment i do not have a lexus, i currently have a 350z but due to a change in Job i need a diesel and have always loved IS. I am therefore looking at the 220d.

I really value the owners forums and gained a lot of info from them when i bought my last car, and having researched this one and found there to be a few potential issues with the 220d.

I test drove one today, 2008, 65,000, had nearly full lexus service history. On the test drive it did seem flat before 2000rpm to the extent that it was hardly accelerating , i have driven diesels before and understand they are not very quick before the turbo kicks in, but it was not very smooth either, and in 6th on the motorway foot to the floor ( not a lot was happening which i expected) but it was juddering. This all gave me warning signs to walk away.

I checked the oil, and coolant and no tale tale signs of trouble there. In the end this was my first one i managed to drive so didnt want to rush it, so I did leave it.

I was wondering if it was possible if there was any one local to me (southampton, hampshire) that has a 220d that would possible take me for a quick drive so i know what is normal for this engine. Obviously i would come to you. Or any further advice would be much appreaciated.

Thanks in advance,

Chris

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the club. Nice car so enjoy it. I had a 220d SE-L MM unitl recently, it was the best car I had ever owned but now I've got a better one as I've moved to the IS250 SE-L MM. You will I'm sure, get a lot of pleasure from your new car. If it's as good as mine was you will be very pleased. the acceleration on mine was superb and, after I'd cleaned the EGR valve my mpg returns were brilliant. You will read a lot on here about the EGR Valve, you will do well to read the relevant threads.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Latest Deals

Lexus Official Store for genuine Lexus parts & accessories

Disclaimer: As the club is an eBay Partner, The club may be compensated if you make a purchase via eBay links

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share






Lexus Owners Club Powered by Invision Community


eBay Disclosure: As the club is an eBay Partner, the club may earn commision if you make a purchase via the clubs eBay links.

DISCLAIMER: Lexusownersclub.co.uk is an independent Lexus forum for owners of Lexus vehicles. The club is not part of Lexus UK nor affiliated with or endorsed by Lexus UK in any way. The material contained in the forums is submitted by the general public and is NOT endorsed by Lexus Owners Club, ACI LTD, Lexus UK or Toyota Motor Corporation. The official Lexus website can be found at http://www.lexus.co.uk
×
  • Create New...