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  1. Hi, new member here and I recently purchased this Lexus GS 450h Premier saloon finished in Sonic Titanium with black leather interior. It has the sunroof/moonroof and 19" diamond cut wheel options. I got it from a Lexus dealer as an Approved Used car, best thing of all just 3647 miles from new and one owner. It's so quiet and smooth, even over rough surfaces, not surprising coming from my previous car which was a Mk.3 Ford Focus RS. The list of gadgets and safety features this GS has is almost endless, I'm still getting my head around the User Manual which is 600 odd pages and the infotainment
    10 points
  2. As a couple of you were asking, here are the new-ish wheels. Not a Lexus but still Japanese, although made in Swindon! Top of the range so all very nice, and a pleasure to drive. I seriously considered the RX but it just didn't have enough space, and the rear load area is just too high. These are the dealers pictures.
    8 points
  3. just gave my son in laws is250 the once over.. full clay and decon, used turtle wax precision platelet done in 1 for the first time, easy on and off with good results, topped with Zaino Z2, Z6, Z8.( as it can be used in full sun) the leather interior had a refresh with zaino Leather conditioner..
    7 points
  4. I’m very much on your side but as an retired mechanic can I give a neutral opinion ? 4K miles is a lot of mileage before reporting a problem and can I use an mot test as an example …."a car is only roadworthy on the day of the test" . It’s taken 4K miles for your car to develop a braking fault, It’s very easy for a brake caliper to become stuck due to corrosion in that 4K and you didn’t need a small service so that just added to your bill. Think you have a weak case for a complain….sorry .
    7 points
  5. Well.... it wasnt just a wash. Haven't had chance to do it but gave the UXe a decent new car detail. Started off with this and doesnt look too bad from a distance - Process - Wash - DetailedOnline Lava snow foam, Carchem 1900:1 shampoo. AS Smart Wheels, APC, Autoglanz Rebound Decontamination - Powermaxed Tar off, DetailedOnline Fallout remover. The car didnt need a clay and didnt need a polish so wiped the whole car over with KKD Prep and went straight onto protection Protection - Raceglaze nano wheel sealant, Angelwax H2GO and Gyeon can coat Tyres d
    7 points
  6. I've tried many of the SUVs on the market today and none of them, not even the Wayne Rover has as much space as my LS430. About the only advantage I have seen to SUVs is that if you have kids in car seats, then it's easier to deal with those because yer not bent double. I suppose the high driving position is an advantage, but only until everyone has one, then we are all back to square one. I often end up changing lanes on the motorway simply to get out from behind yet another fat arsed opaque SUV. Otherwise they are massive vehicles with compromised interior space, poor aerodynamics, p
    7 points
  7. Really no offence to you personally Vlad but I do see on here new members posting up about their 220 or 200ds and the first thing they get are responses regarding issues owners have had and how they should have bought a 250. Some owners have had issues, not all. And if I'd spent my hard earned on a motor I fancied and when I joined the owners forum all I got was "you've bought the wrong one" I'm pretty sure I wouldn't come back. Again, nothing personal. This occurred to me the other day with another thread, this one just gave me a nudge.
    7 points
  8. I recently had “Smart meters” fitted as “They show your energy usage and can help you save money” I have saved loads of money since they were fitted ....... sitting in the dark, going to bed fully clothed to try and keep warm whilst carrying a candle are the new normal in our house! At the end of the day if it’s dark you put a light on if it’s cold you put the heating on and the energy monitor found a nesting place in the kitchen drawer.
    7 points
  9. Hi Folks, I was lucky enough to have caught the eye of a journalist who works for Lexus and they done a little feature on my collection. Thought some fellow enthusiasts might like to read it. https://mag.lexus.co.uk/lexus-lives-ross-campbell-paintwork-appreciator/
    7 points
  10. I thought I might share with you my first 90 day experience of owning a RX450H which may resonate with other people or not as the case may be, and in no particular order; Despite it having the footprint as my XKR this is a big unit and without the rear camera I would need a HGV licence to reverse and still haven't braved parallel parking😊 The internal dimensions are huge which is great for my dog crate but is ruddy cold in winter thank goodness for heated seats and gloves 😁 Yet despite its bulk on the road it is surprisingly Inconspicuous and doesn't draw attention which has it
    6 points
  11. Or, if the OP has somewhere like this near to him
    6 points
  12. Hello All, I am writing this thread to help fellow future Lexus owners. There is an IS250 new buyers thread, but can't see one for IS220D. I have had the joys(not) of owning a 220D. I thought of writing this thread for new potential buyers of this car. If there was a thread for IS220D before going to test drive my old IS220D, I wouldn't have never got it, and would have just went for IS250 instead LOL! 🙂 PROS : * Very good spec for the year of the car - I have had the Sport model, which came with auto lights + wipers, memory seats, fully electric seats with lumbar supp
    6 points
  13. Bit of a pointless answer really - Could have just summed it up by saying "read the T&C's"
    6 points
  14. Took possession of this 17 plate genuine 4K mile 500H on Wednesday this week and was able to thoroughly spruce it up yesterday. Long tiring day but I hope the results speak for themselves. Sonic Titanium and rose leather if I've got my colours right. Very impressed by the whole package and will be stretching its legs later today. Still fathoming the infotainment system but nowhere near as bad as some would have you believe. Already a big fan of the HUD and radar/adaptive cruise control. I haven't got used to the reverse camera, despite having one on a previous Jaguar a couple of years ago
    6 points
  15. Our Ct is mainly local use and returns 58/60mpg, the main benefit of the Hybrid over our other vehicles though is Maintenance costs. There are no troublesome components fitted like Alternator, Starter motor, or the need for expensive cam belt replacements etc etc. the Lexus is pretty much bullet proof. Ours is over 7 years old now and apart from it's yearly service items nothing has needed fixing no mot advisories Zilch Nada 😁 By comparison my so called high end vehicles are well up the Richter scale with component failures. Owning a CT is like the best dog you ever had 🤣
    6 points
  16. Why on earth not? It's a brilliant invention and smooth as silk. OK, when you jam your foot down on the loud pedal to overtake something the engine revs for fun, but in context how often do you do that? On a recent 90 mile drive on 'A' roads (purposely avoided motorway for the scenic route) I heard the engine noise twice. The rest of the time was just effortless, smooth, wafting and a very enjoyable drive.
    6 points
  17. You know what Mincey that's one helluva good point. Funny tons of negative reviews yet of all the gen 2 IS's I see 90% are 220d's. @Rich absolutely no offence taken pal your post is Bob on.
    6 points
  18. MOT failures on tyres make me cringe..... a quick walk around before using the car and a weekly 10 minutes out of your life to check the pressures and tread wear. To discover you have an illegal tyre fitted only at an MOT is not good when it could have been like that for 364 days since the last test. Worst scenario is an advisory the previous test and a fail on the same tyre the next test
    6 points
  19. Hi guys a new member on here, I have a 2017 E350d V6, and am an active member on the Mercedes forum (sorry🙁), but have just persuaded my elderly retired parents to purchase NX300h Luxury 2018, but there are plenty of owners on the Mercedes forum with owners having issue with Nox Sensors, and adblue and dpf, so what spacewagon52 says is correct, so factoring that, and also the noise of a diesel car, (unless it’s a V6 of course), then if the mpg of a hybrid and a diesel is more a less the same, then hybrid would be a better choice. Also in London a residents permit for a diesel car also has a ad
    6 points
  20. i'd have hybrid every time,i have a GS300h and last year a mercedes driver only stopped coming off the motorway when he hit the side of my car , my courtesy car for 9 weeks was an Audi A5 S-line 2ltr diesel 40 what a horrible car, it sounded like a tractor whilst driving it returned less mpg from the 2ltr diesel over my 2.5ltr hybrid petrol my hybrid was more refined to drive so smooth with it being the E-cvt transmission over the Audi auto box and better pick up.the only thing i liked about the audi was returning the key to enterprise.
    6 points
  21. When I first became a homeowner and was entrusted with the control of the central heating system, I opted for the traditional pattern of twice daily heating bursts, mainly because we were both out working during the day. So it came on for a short period in the morning and on again for a longer burst in the early evening. Some years ago I came across some articles examining the science of domestic heating. The prime argument was that it required far less energy to maintain a reasonable heat level than was required to constantly raise it to that level having allowed it to drop. Well, it
    6 points
  22. Just one point, if you are putting your trust into the dealer telling you what is wrong with the car over the distance selling you are making, how many checks did you say they were actually doing? Should these checks made cover the obvious points checked at MOT as a start point for the 100 or whatever checks they make report to the buyer which would have covered the screen? I would question the checks they have made and informed you of ... So what else have they checked (not) that may come up during early ownership. If the screen is to be replaced then absolutely make sure that it works, ie, t
    6 points
  23. I don’t know of any BEV that takes 2 hours to charge. Mine takes 20 mins to charge 10 to 80%. That works during a toilet/coffee break. Mine may just be “an experiment” and “garbage” but it’s better (with the exception of problems on collection, but plenty have no problems) as a car than any Lexus I’ve driven and better than their current BEV offering sadly. Yesterday I drove 4 hour / 185 mile round trip to visit family. I didn’t need to charge during the day and returned with plenty of range left. It was really relaxing to drive being so quiet and smooth and when I wanted to have a bit of
    6 points
  24. I believe John is referring to the original statement that you made regarding refunds on extended warranties, by which you seem to suggest as a fact something that isn't correct. As you have stated, this is a discussion forum, so others that read what you have said may take it to mean that you have researched the topic and are referring to something other than just what you believe to be true. This could lead to members not pursuing a refund on their warranties based on what you have stated. So, by that rational, perhaps it would have been better if you had quantified your suppositi
    5 points
  25. My engine bay after 217,000 miles!
    5 points
  26. I posted asking people about the very common transmission oil change months ago. I've done around 3500 miles since I got it from 83k in January. Ive been happy with the car. But recently on a long drive especially when re routed through towns the car was sluggish in lower gears. Something didn't feel right. Pulling power was always on and off recently. Checked the oil levels and all else and everything was fine. I could tell the gears were the only thing really left to work on. Long story short. £287 for a full 5l of oil change OEM Aisin. Gasket seal and filter. Labour inc
    5 points
  27. yes i wouldn't say no, although i am not keen on the Tattoos
    5 points
  28. NX is my daily, and a most excellent car it is too. In the garage I have a 2004 MINI Cooper, bought new with only 13k miles now and dry use from new. Never used in the Winter. Condition is as new, if not slightly better! A couple of years ago it was claimed - not by me - to be the best original condition in the country, which was nice. When I bought it, I knew it was one to put away and keep forever. Was invited to Plant Oxford to see it made, partly because of the epic spec (was the highest spec Cooper made up to that point) and partly because of my involvement with MINI / Mini over
    5 points
  29. Hello All, This is my first post on this forum. It's been really interesting to see all the comments about the UXe- especially about how it drives and the battery range. I have a Takumi Pack model on order (as a company car) and decided on Mercury Grey with a black interior in the end. There were many other EV's available but I went for the Lexus because of their reputation for quality and excellent dealer service. I'm currently investigating a home charger and will post some pictures when it arrives, which will be another 4-6 weeks. Best wishes, Chris
    5 points
  30. Hello all, just had the car back and no issue what so ever. As most folks suggested, it was an A/C drain. Nothing picked up during full service / health check so all good. Damn, this thing scared the life of me this morning!
    5 points
  31. That's not tranny fluid, it's the wrong colour and I'd also say wrong viscocity. Looks like aircon condensate to me.
    5 points
  32. Finally crossed the 200K barrier today
    5 points
  33. As title, I just couldn’t find anything interesting from Lexus, I would have been really tempted had we got the new IS300h as other countries did. The current IS300h is great and my wife loves it so staying until it stops working! My car will be a 2020 Volvo S60 T8 plug in hybrid, it’s got epic performance figures 0-60 in 4.4 secs, supercharger and turbo charger, I’ve managed to get one without the 112mph limiter(not that I drive at that speed anyway). I managed to get one with almost every option ticked, pano roof, pitot plus, auto parking, 360 cameras, Bower and Wilkins sound £2.5k optio
    5 points
  34. I had all four tyres ‘replaced’ on an approved used Jaguar XE after two months of ownership. I asked the dealership to replace them, they refused, I replaced all four tyres at my own expense (badly cracking and I didn’t want to take the risk), I wrote to the Head Office of that dealership group, dealership then got back to me and agreed to pay me what I had paid for the tyres and arranged a bank transfer. Cost them more than if they’d have agreed to do it themselves because they paid me what I’d paid retail. It took a while but you just need to be firm, be polite, be consistent and make it cle
    5 points
  35. The point you make about the LS400 spoiling you is the reason I have had two over the last 28 years and went out of my way to obtain the second and present car, I have no desire to get another car because this car is giving me the most sought after experience the human race seeks, "Contentment". I have had twenty five different cars in my lifetime and driven another twenty five rentals and never have I found a car that meets all my desires and as nothing I could complain about until I bought my first LS400. The history and provenance is multitude written and video's abound on the subject
    5 points
  36. Don't believe the hype. Or more accurately, don't believe the 15 minute reviews in the motoring press or online. I really can't stress this enough. I've owned or driven quite a few CVT gearbox cars and yes you do have to adjust your driving style a little but that muscle memory from a regular gearbox quickly passes. I'm currently in a brand new Subaru Outback, reminds me very much of my old RX 400h and I'm extremely happy with how it will hustle along when you want it to.
    5 points
  37. which may explain why dealers were so quick to cancel them.
    5 points
  38. Well a successful ending, her insurance have rung me to say they will pay me £2224 and I keep the car and get it repaired my self. Repair not a problem just need to find a door.
    5 points
  39. And don`t overlook the key words in the new warranty "manufacturing or assembly defect" or similar. That`s gonna be a tough one to overcome for owners.
    5 points
  40. Yes but the new Relax warranty is not the same cover. There are exclusions that weren't there in the 2 for 1 warranty, such as shock absorbers, light units , multi media equipment. There are also a lot of weasel words such as "exceptions shall include but not be limited to" and "not included if not expressly mentioned" . It's all written in a way that gives the warranty company an easy escape route in the event of a claim. Lexus service staff are going to be dealing with a lot of very unhappy customers in due course when they find out that what they thought was covered actually isn't.
    5 points
  41. I had IS250 without warranty very long time and without many issues either (126k - 192k). However, new Lexus cars are not build the way they were built in the past and very few cars comes with no-nonsense petrol engines like IS250. I was quite happy to run IS250 without warranty and would do it again, but that was because the biggest risk in car I had was engine/gearbox and those only cost £800 to buy assuming replacing the engine is even economically viable for such car. That said I would not be as "relaxed" on new Lexus cars... not only because of hybrid systems, but overall I don't fe
    5 points
  42. You can edit feedback via eBay itself, however I would not bother. You got you money back from paypal, you left fair feedback for the service and there is no need to contact the seller any longer or communicate at all.
    5 points
  43. I was thinking more about it... and I concluded overall it is a good thing for most, but not all owners and better than any other make. Further, it seems to have sound business reasoning and I can't fault them. Basically, all owners who have car between 3-7 years old and under 100k miles will benefit from this as they will be basically getting "free" warranty. Sure - it does not cover as much as old Lexus Extended Warranty, but it covers far more than no warranty. The only group of people for whom it will be worse will be Lexus owners who done more than 100k miles, or has cars older
    5 points
  44. I'm in the situation that my next service comes up 3 months before my 2 year warranty expires. As far as I'm concerned the new warranty is inferior to the one I've paid for so I will rely on the one I've got until it runs out. A warranty is a legal agreement between the parties where in return for your money and you fulfilling your obligations they have to fulfill theirs. They can change what they want but not back out of the agreement in place. Having thought more about this it could be the end of my 12 year relationship with Lexus. The warranty and the peace of mind it brings was my primar
    5 points
  45. I owned a VW Tiguan AWD diesel for about 40k miles. Over that period I got mid to high 30s mpg. I’ve now owned two NX Hybrids - about the same size and the same type of vehicle - for about 30k miles and I achieve mid to high 30s mpg. In my experience, the diesel is more economical at motorway speeds, and the hybrid claws back that advantage around town and at lower speeds, when the battery operates most. Personal view - if you’re doing a lot of motorway journeys you’ll get better economy from a diesel than from a hybrid. However, you then need to factor in reliability and additional
    5 points
  46. @Martyn76 Hi Martin She was mine prior to the RcF bought her from Lexus Sheffield with 30k miles on the clock and kept her for nearly 2 years ........never a spot of bother......here’s some pics for you starting with the day I picked her up.....9th January 2016. If you need any more info pictures and so on don’t hesitate to pm me. Click on each pic for full resolution image 🙂 🐀
    5 points
  47. This is so true about Lexus cars. My daughter and husband bought my RX300 from me. They did this out of expediency, rather than a burning desire to own a Lexus. After having the car for a few weeks and then travelling to Norfolk for a break, my son-in-law LOVES the car now. He had ridden in it a few times but actually owning the car has made a big impression on him.
    4 points
  48. Having contacted Lexus warranty department they confirmed that all Extended Warranties will be honoured. When I bought my car (used) it was still under manufacturers warranty which expires at the end of the month. With the money I saved (against buying a new car) I purchased 2 extended warranties from 21-23 and 23-25. They confirmed that I will receive the full benefits of the extended warranty package for the full term, MOTs and roadside assistance included. I will not need to join the new scheme until 2025 onwards 😊
    4 points






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