Mincey

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About Mincey

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  • First Name
    James
  • Gender
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  • Lexus Model
    IS300h F Sport
  • Year of Lexus
    2019
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cambridgeshire

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  1. "Earlier on today apparently a woman rang the BBC and said she had heard that there was a hurricane on the way. Well if you are watching, don't worry, there isn't."
  2. I use an app called "Know Your Car" for such reminders and checking that the stepchildren are still legal.It's a shame it can't link to AskMID itself but it's no great hassle to go there separately.
  3. Yes my IS250's camera did exactly the same thing. I just learned to live with it I'm afraid and didn't look into fixing it. This is probably a contender for the most useless post of the day...
  4. There are USB and lighter sockets in the storage area in the centre console. I'm not sure what you mean about the space under the nav knob. Either cup holder in mine will take a standard Samsung S20 sized phone.
  5. Returning from a trip to Sainsburys (wearing a mask, of course), I pulled up at a set of lights over one of the many parkways in this fine city of Peterborough. A black A6 swept up in the left lane, timing the light change just right. He/she then went round to the next set of lights which I was heading to, which were at red. I was in the right hand lane, they were in the left. As the road goes down to the parkway, the two lanes merge into one - the right lane (mine) becoming the main lane. I'd noticed it was a 3.0 TD A6 and I had a thought. "Hmm. what does this Sport Mode do?" I wondered to myself as I turned the knob to the right. The dash did its fab changey thing, the lights changed and I booted it. I have to say that I did have to hang on as the car was doing 50 by the time I had to make the turn onto the slip road. I looked in the mirror and the A6 was fairly close behind, clearly irate at having been humiliated at the lights. I made it past the part where the lanes joined and looked down at the speedo - 82 and rising! On joining the parkway, the A6 began to claw its way back, but remembering that I've not long done a speed awareness course, I eased off and took the next exit to avoid letting the side down. Vorsprung durch, 'ave that matey!
  6. The ride in my IS300h F Sport is quite hard - over some of the local roads which have been dug up repeatedly by the council and utilities, it does bang a lot. I've not driven a 300h on 17" wheels but I would imagine that they give a floatier ride like my IS250 did. I am an old fart though (52) and as I get older, being able to hurl a car round a corner is still satisfying, but not something which I feel compelled to do on a regular basis. If I were you, I'd drive the F Sport then one of the other models to see which ride you prefer. You'll notice a difference in mpg coming from an IS300, that's for sure!
  7. +1 on the colour - it looks fab.
  8. As my granddaughter would say "you snooze, you lose" :-)
  9. I'll give that a go - I read a review of the Amazon Auto Alexa thing (admittedly it was an American review) and it didn't come out well.
  10. Good point! I've not used voice control on the phone for some reason. I may have a trip to Cambridge planned today so I'll give it a go. If Google can control Spotify then sorry Alexa...
  11. I see where you're coming from Rich - I don't know if I need one. Calling out "Alexa - next!" or "Alexa, play Gilbert O'Sullivan from my playlist" (I didn't let that slip out, did I?) might be easier than using the "mouse" whilst making progress to change tracks perhaps? Each Christmas at work we're given a choice of companies to receive a £30 pound voucher from. I always choose Amazon and for various reasons my vouchers from last year are still approximately 163 miles away from me. I have asked for them to be couriered here this week as I feel I need to take one for my fellow Lexus owning chums. Yes, I'll stump up an extra £20 and buy one of these Devil's Devices and let you know how I get on. Someone has to discover how life with an on-board Alexa is, and dammit - it might as well be me!
  12. I'm just trying to work out if this is going to solve/help all the infotainment woes (no Apple Car Play/Android whateveritis) which us Lexus types have? https://www.amazon.co.uk/echo-auto-add-alexa-to-your-car/dp/B078YP59TT/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=alexa+car&qid=1592405337&sr=8-3