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  1. i believe the small battery only supplies power to the electronics, this then enables the hybrid system to start the car, i dont think the battery starts the starter motor.
  2. My MR2 is a 2003 mate, 230mm length X 120 mm wide X 190mm height approx mine I believe to be a Panasonic supplied by Toyota if this helps. You need to just make sure the terminals are located the same as original if you are getting a different make etc mate. + & - in same place.
  3. It's just a standard run of the mill battery nothing special hence its the same on the Toyota MR2 ! I ordered mine from my nearest Lexus dealer in Norwich which was same franchise as my local Toyota dealer so asked them to send it down to the local Toyota garage for me, I paid over the phone and when I went to pick it up the guy in the parts department said if you had ordered one for a mr2 it would have been cheaper! When I got home looked at the MR2 and is exact ! I since have had to have one on the MR2 and same part number. panasonic T28800-YZZJU. £62.57p 24/05/2017
  4. Some advice, they are the exact same battery as fitted to a MR2 roadster only about £20 cheaper for the MR2. I have both cars and found this out after I paid more for the Lexus.
  5. I've driven mine in the snow a few years back fairly deep and found it superb with plenty of grip and stability, standard tyres aswell, maybe the extra weight of the hybrid batteries helped.
  6. I believe this is the case. I always take mine to roys motor company an independent toyota/Lexus specialist , Ian there told me something on the lines above before . I'm sure he would answer your question over the phone if you gave them a call and asked for Ian 01603 424877 . Based in Norwich so can't be too far from you. Have used them for over 25 years and have been superb . Phil.
  7. I think that's a lot for that ,Lexus offered me £6500 for mine 53k 2006 and would have put a couple on top when on forecourt so for 3 years newer and a bit more miles seems a lot.
  8. Yep as above deffo the AFS for headlights, as you turn the steering wheel the lights follow the direction of turn but this can be turned off if required. Spare wheel is lowered under flap in boot but you remove a small round plastic cover to access the bolt to turn . mine has done 53k 2006 and I was offered £6500 at Lexus dealer recently so there are some low mile ones out there for not too bad price.
  9. My biggest bill was for cambelt, water pump , plugs (which are hard to get to well 3 anyway ) full service , brakes freed off, £600 . Had a 12v battery twice since ownership as these are really small and like said above just provides power to electrics to tell hybrid system to start car. Same battery on a MR2 roadster only cheaper on the MR2 ! You need to drive one you will be amazed how fast they are and refined . The RX400h don,t have air suspension unlike the se-l RX300 so nothing to go wrong there. I would look to get a SE-L spec if you can as you get rear DVD screens for the kids as well !
  10. Well I took my 2006 RX400h with 53k miles on to my local Lexus dealer the other day to test drive a couple of cars and was offered £6500 for it which as its near mint thought for a main dealer wasn't too bad an offer. Mine has been ultra reliable with only the odd brake caliper sticking and wheels needing to be refurbed. Just make sure all recalls have been done and allow £60 per wheel if need refurbing.
  11. Had Hankooks fitted on mine four years ago they have been superb and were around £104 each fitted.
  12. Having a broad Suffolk accent I would say " home" and she would come back with CD radio so never got grips with mine lol
  13. The aux leads are useful for playing PlayStation through the screens, when my son was younger when we went away on trips he would plug his PlayStation in there and I had a power pack which plugged into the cigarette lighter and powered it, was brilliant kept him amused.
  14. I looked at 8 before I bought mine and all were at Lexus dealers and 7 were awful ! Travelled from Suffolk up to Derby, Leeds finally bought mine from Lexus Hatfield but not the one I put deposit on as that was shocking too ! Be prepared to wait for a good one , one will turn up mate .
  15. Same colour same interior as mine , although I had my wheels powdercoated in a Porsche grey metallic so a little darker than should be , mine 06 plate 52k , awesome car you'll love it, had mine 6 years and no intention of changing it for anything newer. All best .