Diesel Do Nicely Brian

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About Diesel Do Nicely Brian

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  • First Name
    Brian
  • Gender
    Male
  • Lexus Model
    GS450h
  • Year of Lexus
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    WestLothian

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  1. Warranty 1,000,000% worth it. Sunroof was always an optional extra on most cars I think where the Active Cruise was standard on the 06-08 Se-L Great cars though - more than 2 years and 40,000 miles on my 2006 and love it.
  2. Glasgow and Edinburgh Lexus (Lexus Scotland) are owned by Eastern Western Group. Over the years I have had excellent service from the service departments of Arnold Clark Toyota (various branches) and Nissan too. Not all Arnold Clark branches are poor - it’s very much down to the pressure from a manufacturer alongside the quality of staff that branch employs. Arnold Clark is a huge operator so will have some poor dealers but I have found over the years that the cars that cause most grief also have the poorest dealers as they are routinely dealing with problems.
  3. Interesting review. I have now owned mine just over 24 months and have done almost 40,000 miles. I am averaging 34.8 MPG (actual) over those miles, and my two year warranty has just run out - it has saved me £10k plus worth of work (lots done). The car has been great and is now approaching 12 years old and no further warranty is possible. Fingers crossed now! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I use Lexus Edinburgh, get my Lexus Owners Club discount on every service and part without issue over several years. They did the Caliper work and something else and said that would be done as part of the service schedule. There was no charge for it. The last time I had wipers done at Lexus Edinburgh (different car) they replaced the rubbers as the mechanism was fine and it cost less than £15. Air Con service was £59, I had my 4 wheel alignment/geometry done and that was £55 I think. When I had my front pads/discs this year they also price matched them without question from something daft like £490 to £320 fitted. As part of the same company, I am surprised at Lexus Glasgow but Lexus Edinburgh have always been excellent, are a hugely more experienced dealer than Glasgow and that may be part of the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Anyone got a quick screen grab of where to find my battery levels on my TPMS in Techstream? I have version 12 I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Wow - in a few years time I am certainly looking at an LS600h, when it’s time to move on the GS450h. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. Yeah - I had my Avensis done last night. Cost me £71 after discounts for a genuine Denso Condenser (compressor was fine) as the previous owner had dropped a screwdriver through the condenser! Cost £100 all in to fit the condenser, gas, oil, and properly check the whole system. £171 all in Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. One of my rear calipers on my GS450h was binding and had seized. Lexus lubricated it and eased it for me, without charge, as part of my service. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Anyone know exactly how the sport mode operates on the suspension in the car? Luckily I changed my rear struts 2 years ago at Lexus when I bought the car, and the fronts were changed last year under warranty. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I’d be interested too as had considered this when I replace my GS450H Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. Mine was serviced 2 weeks ago by Lexus and, during service they noted my handbrake was not holding anything and that one of my rear Calipers had seized and needed stripped down. They did both jobs, without charge, as part of the service. No mention of a new Caliper. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Thank God for that! I was thinking there were some folk actually putting their dog in that boot!
  13. How does that work in putting a dog in the boot on a GS when it is a saloon and it would be shut in the dark?