LennyLexus

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About LennyLexus

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  • First Name
    Abu Z
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    Male
  • Lexus Model
    IS200 TTE Compressor (Nav/AT)
  • Year of Lexus
    2001
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. Just google picture'd 030, 031, 068, 069 the 030 and 068 are the correct way around, I guess the even numbers are a clue.
  2. Retail and autocentres are very separate business arms for the plc with distinct reporting lines. Anyway I would have gone down the credit card claim route if there was such an issue (downside is it takes 8 weeks). Lexus fit an OE replacement for £95, but it's a 3 year warranty and only 1 year labour. Yuasa seems to be legendary Japanese brand, more power and a 5 year warranty. £100 including fitting after gold member discount seems like a good deal, I would definitely supervise while they carried out the works.
  3. Linas, this is extremely odd and having followed your other battery posts, I think it's fair to say that you are being a bit unreasonable here. Halfords retail and autocentres are separate businesses, the auto centre arm was brought from Lex autocentres. You contract is with halfords retail, you lost the receipt two years later and expected a replacement.. how can they be sure the battery was from the back of a lorry? Agreed with Bob, some branches have excellent service and competent staff while other have dossing incompetents.
  4. Great info, you don't have the size of the tray do you?
  5. He said avoid halfords own make, but Yuasa are legendary, let halfords do the speccing and fitting and leave the onus on them.
  6. The car is still running on OEM 12 years later. I doubt a Yuasa is going to go bad after 5 years. As long as the Yuasa fits, there's no point mulling over the finer details, £20 a year for guaranteed battery performance is a low risk outlay. A £600 set of tyres (could) last as a little as 10k etc.
  7. +1 for Rock. Factor in and extra 32pc for import duty and VAT, still works out cheaper in most cases.
  8. JLR used to rent fields from farmers and leave cars stocked in these fields..
  9. As your car is out of warranty, I would recommend Tiburon Auto in Birmingham. Ross is a petrol head/geek and up for a technical challenges. Fault diagnosis is a maximum of £60. For servicing I would recommend providing the parts yourself part from diff oil and using his labour and stamps. He is very well known in the Korean car community, but is knowledgeable about most things automotive.
  10. On budget go for the phev. Wanting luxury go for the RX. That's coming coming from someone who is considering both for a next car. The phev would be good if your daily commute is less than 25-30 miles in which case you could go all electric.
  11. I think I will go with the Halfords one it fits, Halfords is around the corner from me and 5Y warranty appear appealing. If seems that The Yuasa is a better battery vs the Bosch, 75Ah vs 70Ah and 640Ah vs 630Ah and 5years v 4 years. The breakdown man said it's charging fine, but will need replacing, my mechanic said its just a phase for winter, but I'm a little nervous after Texas's comments.
  12. Lexi Lou II had minor hesitation starting last Wednesday and Thursday, hasn't been driven since Thursday evening and would not start this morning. What for recovery chap to charge her up. Is a new battery needed or is this just a phase (never had an issue in 2 years of my ownership). I'll let me know if its still on the original battery. Is this halfords one suitable or is there a better offer? http://www.halfords.com/motoring/bulbs-blades-batteries/car-batteries/yuasa-5-year-guarantee-hsb030-silver-12v-car-battery Guessing is £115 fitted before LOC Gold discount, so just under £100 guaranteed for 5 years. Thanks
  13. LennyLexus

    Almost a Lexus owner

    Google money saving expert car insurance, there is a technique to cover most of the market.. I'd probably stick to John Lewis. I think insurance costs have gone up this month Vs last month. I was quoted £600 a month ago, £800 for the same quote today, luckily my previous quote is locked in and complete today.
  14. Looks lovely. Lexus/Toyota engine build quality is generally legendary, so probably nothing to worry about. Might be worth doing a carbon clean on it first thing? My concerns would be selling it on and the hassle of explaining the history.
  15. This is not too far from me, it will go quick as Birmingham Auto Gas around the corner from the garage sell very cheap LPG (20-30pc cheaper than the garages). To help others what sort of mileage did you get for litres filled? How are you finding the rx450h?