Ian M

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    2013 Rx450h & 2009 SC430
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  1. Likewise about 32 mpg for me, a bit less in winter but still 30.5 or thereabouts.
  2. Just a quick update, after a fortnight of ownership. The car has been to my friendly local mechanic and up on his ramps. Clean bill of health from him, which is good news. The only issue we spotted was some corrosion on the input to the rear silencer box, but that's not entirely surprising on a 10 year old car so I am not worried. New tyres have been sourced, and with 4 matching tyres, the car runs straight and handles nicely. I have also sourced a new can of tyre goo (the old one was missing) and a couple of carpet clips to replace broken ones on the driver's side. The driver's side windscreen washer nozzles have also been unblocked (not sure how it passed that element of the MOT the state it was in) and new wiper blades fitted. Detailed examination of the bodywork reveals a couple of scratches, but nothing too serious, and a small dent in the bumper just under the rear numberplate. Not sure why I didn't spot that one before I bought it, I guess it's only obvious when the light catches it a certain way. Looking at it, I guess the dent is a parking incident with another vehicle which had a tow ball, it is exactly the right size and height. I will get them all sorted sometime. Driving it with the roof down is great, and since the weather is so good, I have hardly driven it roof up! All in all, very pleased.
  3. 2017? That's not good news for whoever's footing the bill.
  4. The only issue is that the Falken is a W rating, whereas Lexus specified Y for the SC. Not that I am expecting to get above 168mph very often....
  5. I have been to collect my SC today, and after a 210 mile drive home, I have to say I am impressed. Very comfortable on the motorway and, if the on board system is to be believed, I averaged 32.2mpg. I haven't re-brimmed the tank, so that figure hasn't been checked, but it is not bad for a steady 75 cruise up the M5 followed by a stop start crawl up the M42. The car has a full Lexus history until 2 years ago but since the June 2017 MOT has done less than 1,600 miles. It was serviced last week and the cam belt/water pump were done, so it should be good to go. My only minor quibble is that it has 4 different tyres on it, one brand new Falken, one Pirelli with only a few miles on it and two different Dunlops both of which are down to about 4mm.
  6. Cross Climates on mine too. no issues whatsoever getting to/from my dad's house in teh odd snowy days we had last winter. His place is at the bottom of a hill on a suburban estate, hasn't seen a snowplough or gritter in living memory and consequently gets pretty slippery. Fresh snow as not even noticeable, days 2 and 3 is always more fun becasue that's compacted snow and ice, enought to have defeated me with lesser cars, but the RX just wafted up and down with the heated seats on full. Not sure I'd tackle A 2 foot drift though.
  7. I have just taken the step of putting a deposit on my 3rd Lexus and whereas the last 2 have been owned sequentially, the plan now is to become a 2 Lexus household by adding a lovely SC to my RX. The SC is an '09 with ~ 65k on the clock and is getting its cambelt and water pump changed before I pick it up from Exeter next week. Hopefully, the rain will have stopped by then! Very excited about becoming a double Lexus owner!
  8. I agree. If I am leaving it somewhere like an airport for a few days, I use a steering wheel lock, but otherwise I don't worry unduly.
  9. Another vote for CrossClimates. Miles better than the previous Dunlops both in terms of noise and grip.
  10. Welcome to RX ownership. As I am sure you're discovering, they are a nice way to travel. 31.4 is my average mpg over the last year or so, so you ought to fall nicely within your expected range.
  11. I use one too, prevention being better than detection.
  12. Welcome aboard, the RX is a fine choice and I am sure you'll not regret it. I have a solution to the short journey to the station problem.................. leave the RX on the drive where it's safe, the diminutive toy motor is my station hack:
  13. Welcome aboard, nice car.
  14. I bought my RX Premier from Cambridge about 16 months ago. If you are talking to Charles, give him my regards. He is a star and it was unfortunate that he was on leave the day I was supposed to have collected my car. Upon his return, Charles really sorted stuff out for me when some of his colleagues were, shall we say, less than effective and certainly not very customer focused - a surprise at a Lexus dealer. Funnily enough, it is the only time I have ever not had a feedback questionnaire after a dealer visit and I have had Lexus cars since 2006. Exceptionally poor hand over experience aside, the car itself is perfect. Mine is a 62 plate and has been totally problem free, as I would expect.
  15. I've had my 2013 model (62 plate) RX450h Premier about 15 months now and still love it. My criteria were fairly particular (proper opening sunroof, black interior and anything but silver outside) which limited the options to Premier and Advance models, with only the premier having the air suspension. Like BlackCat, I did the research and concluded that the problems were much much less with later models, so went ahead. I got 3 years warranty with my car: 15 months in, I've not used it which probably isn't a surprise.