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    GSF & RX 450h F Sport
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  1. We have had two IS250s. One with 56000 miles and the other with 110000 miles. The water pump was never an issue on either. Must be luck of the draw 🤷🏾‍♂️
  2. I too have heard about this from the car detailing forums. I was very skeptical and if I’m being honest, I don’t think I would risk damaging the paint using a heat gun or even a hair dryer. However the car has been stood in the sun over the weekend and the etch markings have been dramatically reduced. I first noticed this yesterday evening and there has been another improvement today. You can only see the damage when looking horizontally across the bonnet from the passenger side. The company who the body care guarantee is with do not open until tomorrow morning so I haven’t contacted them yet. The problem is now that it’s so faint, its going to be hard to show them when they turn up. I think I will wait a few more days to see if there is anymore improvement. 🤷🏾‍♂️ Thank you to everyone for their comments.
  3. The bonnet of my GSF was bombed today by some seagulls and despite me removing their excrement within 20 minutes, it has left a significant amount of damage to my bonnet, which was otherwise in perfect condition 😡. The car has a ceramic coating on which was placed by the dealer which apparently has a ‘life time guarantee’ against bird poo damage but I am very disappointed that the paint has been damaged so easily. Our previous IS250 and RX450 have been hit by seagulls on multiple occasions with out any damage. I guess Artic Pearl is more forgiving than Sonic Titanium. I will see what the ‘guarantee’ will offer. 🤞🏾
  4. Ah, Ok. I guess they have sent me the wrong one then. I will give them a call tomorrow.
  5. Ah cool. The dealer (Newcastle) mentioned that they were looking at potentially purchasing your car before Liverpool bought it, when they picked me up from the airport. It must be one of the last registered.
  6. Very nice. @bernie_the_bolt, is your car the one that was recently for sale at Lexus Liverpool! Here is one of ours.
  7. I average around 23 mpg around town and 34 on the motorway in our IS250. This was relatively consistent over time we had the car.
  8. I would say that is pretty reasonable. The dealership have charged us £85 per wheel in the past and the quality has varied greatly. Our 2011 IS arrived with water marks between the lacquer. Lexus Bristol had them all refurbished to a similar colour as the F Sport wheels and after 7.5 years they were still in excellent condition. However, they were washed religiously every week and covered many coats of Poorboys wheel sealant. On the other end of the scale, our 2007 IS Wheels have been refurbished multiple times by Bristol and they always begin to flake again within a year despite being cared for in a similar fashion. I guess it just depends on who they have in to carry out the work at the time, but I also wonder if the 2007 wheels are made out of a lesser alloy 🤷🏾‍♂️
  9. I’m not sure if would of interest to anyone but I purchased the Lexus Accessory Rubber/ Plastic boot liner for my GSF. After confirming with the parts department that it would fit my car, it’s finishes about 20 cm short of the rear seat backs. Not ideal but OK for what I need it for. I thought that this maybe the case as the GSF boot appears to be larger, probably because it is missing some batteries?
  10. On the 2006/2007 models, watch out for flaking paint on the alloy wheels and also the ‘dip on reverse’ wing mirrors failing if you go for the SE-L cars. We have had a 2007 SE-L and a 2011 facelift SE-L. Both have been brilliant cars. We only recently sold the 2011 model with 110000k on the clock and it drove like the day I bought it, just under 8 years ago with 19k. Highly recommended.
  11. Very nice. Congratulations on your new RC. I do love that colour and the new facelift design.
  12. They are such good cars. My dads IS250 SE-L will be 12 years old in September and it definitely doesn’t feel like a 12 year old car due to its design, quality and all the technology it has pack in to it. The only thing that has let down are the wheels which have suffered the usual corrosion.
  13. Very nice. Congratulations on the new car, I have always liked the NX. How did you find the IS200t?