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    Glenn
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    IS300H (2013)
  • Year of Lexus
    2013
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    Northamptonshire

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  1. I concur with Dublet here. I hoped for a Mark Levinson system when I originally was speccing up my IS (Had one in my old 220D and it sounded great) but I took a NONE ML system for a test drive and was suitably impressed. So I bought the whole car. 😄
  2. I spent an aweful long time working that out. I assumed the Premier was highest but as already pointed out and as I found out myself. Some options were only available on certain models, so it all depends on what you consider "High Spec" Takumi Basic Equipment 3x3 point rear seat belts ABS Alarm Alloy wheels CD Driver`s airbag Electric mirrors Front electric windows Headlight washers Heated mirrors Isofix child seat anchor points PAS Passenger`s airbag Rear electric windows Traction control Takumi Standard Equipment (14) CD Multichanger DVD Electric driver`s seat Electric passenger`s seat Electric sunroof Folding rear seats Heated seats Leather seat trim Lumbar support Parking sensors Sat Nav Side airbags Steering wheel rake adjustment Steering wheel reach adjustment There were no optional extras for the Takumi. Premier Basic equipment (15) 3x3 point rear seat belts ABS Alarm Alloy wheels CD Driver`s airbag Electric mirrors Front electric windows Headlight washers Heated mirrors Isofix child seat anchor points PAS Passenger`s airbag Rear electric windows Traction control Premier Standard Equipment (15) Audio remote DVD Electric driver`s seat Electric passenger`s seat Folding rear seats Heated seats Height adjustable drivers seat Leather seat trim Lumbar support Parking sensors Remote locking Sat Nav Side airbags Steering wheel rake adjustment Steering wheel reach adjustment Premier Optional Equipment (5) CD Multichanger Cruise control Electric sunroof Front fog lights Space saver spare wheel F-Sport Basic equipment (15) 3x3 point rear seat belts ABS Alarm Alloy wheels CD Driver`s airbag Electric mirrors Front electric windows Headlight washers Heated mirrors Isofix child seat anchor points PAS Passenger`s airbag Rear electric windows Traction control F-Sport Standard Equipment (8) Electric driver`s seat Electric passenger`s seat Folding rear seats Heated seats Lumbar support Parking sensors Steering wheel rake adjustment Steering wheel reach adjustment F-Sport Optional Equipment (13) Audio remote CD Multichanger Cruise control DVD Electric sunroof Height adjustable drivers seat Leather seat trim Partial leather seat trim Remote locking Sat Nav Side airbags Space saver spare wheel Sports seats Advance Basic equipment (15) 3x3 point rear seat belts ABS Alarm Alloy wheels CD Driver`s airbag Electric mirrors Front electric windows Headlight washers Heated mirrors Isofix child seat anchor points PAS Passenger`s airbag Rear electric windows Traction control Advance Standard Equipment (14) Audio remote Electric driver`s seat Electric passenger`s seat Folding rear seats Heated seats Height adjustable drivers seat Leather seat trim Lumbar support Parking sensors Remote locking Sat Nav Side airbags Steering wheel rake adjustment Steering wheel reach adjustment Advance Optional Equipment (3) Cruise control DVD Front fog lights
  3. That's impressive. I never thought that I would be overly concerned about MPG figures, since I came from an IS220D which was dismal, at best. If I was lucky I got 27mpg around town and never improved on 37mpg on a long run. So, not thinking I would care, i am shocked that I do. I am always in ECO mode and I'm constantly watching the damn gauge and always try to improve on my last personal best. (42.9 combined) I find it annoying that I have become "That Person"! Anyway, as it has had an adverse effect on my driving, I now refuse to plug in my smart meter monitor, in fear I will turn off things in the house that shouldn't be turned off, like the fish tank! I used to like driving fast and pushing my traction boundaries, damn these gauges. lol
  4. Just checked for recalls. I have a 2013 and Lexus claims, no recalls required for my year.
  5. ***UPDATE*** I disabled the interior sensors for 3 whole days and nights, then allowed them to activate after that. So, far, no false alerts and waking of neighbours. Been over 2 weeks now. This leads me to two conclusions: 1. There was some critter, moving around in the vehicle and setting it off. It died or left the building. 2. Disabling the interior sensors removed a glitch in the sensor system. Unable to conclusively disprove either of those, so, as Toyah Wilcox would say.. It'th a mythtery! Apologies to those not akin to the reference or are offended by humour.
  6. I sourced a condensor from an online breaker and fit it myself. Cost around £90 Saying this, I must also warn you about doing this yourself. ****DOING SO, YOU MAY BE BREAKING THE LAW OR COULD CAUSE CONSIDERABLE INJURY TO YOURSELF AND/OR THE ENVIRONMENT*** My system, when I did mine, was completely drained down, safely, via a registered Air-Con specialist I purchased and fit the condensor myself but took it back to the Registered Air-Con Specialist to have it refilled and leak tested (£40) (Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the deliberate release of refrigerant into the atmosphere is illegal. The use of R12 is now banned in the UK. Refrigerant R12 is a chlorinated fluorocarbon (CFC), an ozone-depleting chemical harmful to the environment which was phased out worldwide from 1994. A total ban on its use came into force in the UK on 1 January 2001. The ban extends to its use for the maintenance of existing equipment, so when a system containing R12 requires maintenance or repair, it will be necessary to carry out a conversion, for example to R134a. Otherwise, it is acceptable for R12 to remain in use in an air-conditioning system until the end of its service life. The only refrigerant currently approved by equipment and motor manufacturers for use in air-conditioning systems is R134a, although other replacement chemicals, some flammable, are becoming more common. What are the dangers? The main risks to health and safety associated with R12 or R134a occur if they are released into the atmosphere. The risks include: ● FROSTBITE - caused by skin or eye contact with the refrigerant liquid or gas; ● ASPHYXIATION - if the heavier-than-air gas escapes in sufficient quantities into a vehicle inspection pit or similar confined space where someone is working; ● HARMFUL GASES - resulting from thermal decomposition of the refrigerant in contact with a naked flame or exposure to high temperatures, for example the highly toxic gas phosgene from R12.)
  7. I'm still working on a solution. Checked the battery after vehicle has sat for several hours. Still reading ok @ 12.3 v Issue has primarily showing in the evenings, first off all at 11pm every other evening, then at 10pm every other evening. Only the over, up until last night, when it went off twice, whilst at work. tonight I will disable intrusion sensors and see what happens
  8. Thanks for that. The head unit failing does not sound like something I would want to happen, especially right now
  9. Rather than quote multiple posts I'll leave this here. I posted, previously on here for advice on which 300H I would be better off with (HERE). After fantastic results and information from multiple members, I made my choice. I have many hobbies and a lot of them are of an artistic nature, with this, unknowingly, until I started looking back, I noticed that a lot of my work involved stark contrasts, mainly black and white or strong colours. This has followed me, recently, into vehicle colours and interior choices. I have never been/ever will be, in a position to spec and purchase a brand new Lexus but when I buy second hand, I follow a well trodden path (Set by me, without me even realising) whichever colour I choose, dark or light, i go opposite on the interior colours. Light colours though, tend to have dark dashboards, steering wheels and centre consoles, with black seats and carpets, this would be too much dark, for my taste, so... I was looking for an Ivory interior. I found a Premier with such an M.O (You can read the story in the original post "Original Post" ) That purchase didn't work for me, so it was back to the drawing board. On return from the Premier, the hunt began again. The second white Is300h I saw, on my perusal, had the red interior. This was the first time I had seen red in an F-Sport and I admit, it was a shocker. (The pictures showed a much lighter red than it actually is (as Malc said "the red leather is beautiful ............ reminds me of the leather interior, exactly the same colour, of my 1969 Wolseley 16/60 about 50 years ago !" I too, was cast back to the past but the 70's for me, with the old vinyl seats) I made the mistake of showing the pics to the wife and she instantly fell in love with the car and colours. Being level headed and not prone to rapid and impulsive decisions (LOL) she told me to take it for a test drive. So, arrangements were made, I viewed the car and actually found myself really liking the wine/claret coloured seats. I took it for a test drive and was hooked. Parking in my works car park, amongst a sea of silver vehicles, instantly she was getting a lot of attention, many about how much they love the red interior and the white combo. Many others commenting on how modern and edgy the styling is for an 8 year old car. (This was a major factor in my model choices) I have stated that I have some small work to do to get things, just so but very, very little. There are very few marks on the exterior, light scratches under the door handles, a couple of light scratches on the rear near side door and a few stone chips but for an 8 year old, the bodywork and condition is outstanding and I am more than happy. What I can't get over though, is the attention that she is getting. I had the IS200 Sport, in blue and that got "some" attention but this is next level, I'm even getting BMW and Mercedes drivers double taking me. And I have to confess, it's something I'm not used to, which, at first, was making me nervous but i'm getting there. There doesn't appear to be many 300h's around where I live, as I have only seen one in the last 6 weeks, other than the two I looked at. Who knows, I might have inadvertantly started a Lexus advertisment campaign and may spark a 2nd hand Lexus, sales boom. If that's the case, I will be requiring some recompense 😉 Thank you all for taking time to comment and for all the advice, you wonderful people, freely offer. Continue the good work. I have been a member here, since before I even owned a Lexus, so I won't be going anywhere in the forseeable future. Thanks again for your great comments!!!
  10. I actually purchased the car from Lexus Kings Lynn but all the documentation and V5, does indeed state, that it is a Carlisle vehicle.
  11. I was asked by royoftherovers to post some pics of my recent addition. Having been at work all weekend, today has been my earliest moment to do so. I have some cleaning up and cable mangement for the dash-cam to sort out still but here are some pics as she sits atmtm
  12. All this info here, is why I became a member of LOC UK. I only purchased my car on Thursday 15th July 2021 (For those reading old posts) 2013 F-Sport with almost 36,000 miles on it First day my Alarm went off a 23:00, next day, nothing, day after 23:00 awaiting what happens this evening. Was thinking a cat may trigger it but as I have CCTV around my house, I have not actually seen one in the area at that time. A quick voltage check on the battery puts it in the green zone but that was after a run so I will check it again in the morning. I'll keep you in the loop if I find anything
  13. I like Lexus Leicester, not just because it's my nearest, it's because of the way they look after their clientele. But, like many other garages, franchised or not, they do tend to over-inflate parts prices, or in my case want to replace parts that don't necessarily require replacing. My example was sticking front brakes. I was aware of the issue and was on it's case but I had a service carried out by Lexus Leicester and being ultra efficient, they pointed the issue out with a couple of others, I was also aware of. The sticking calipers were actually rusted slide pins. Lexus wanted almost £1000 to replace the discs and calipers. The slide pins were £17 for a pair the discs £150 for a pair. They also noted I had a seeping rear shock. (This was picked up in my MOT, so I was also on the case) Lexus wanted nearly £1000 to replace both. I could have gone cheap and put after markets on but to maintain the originality of my car, I found the Toyota codes for them and found somewhere in Japan that would ship them out (UK unable to source them at the price I could get them delivered for) £300 delivered and £80 to have them fit. So, yes, I love Lexus and the extra mile they are willing to go for you but being a "Prestige" Marque, they assume that all Lexus owners have bottomless pockets and no clue on how a car works, let alone how to repair one. Luckily, Lexus are ultra reliable and seldom require work, other than wear and tear.
  14. In absolute agreement on that wharfhouse. It is a Toyota dealership but he claimed they have had many Lexus through their Dealership, and move them on with ease. Maybe I'm being a little naive here but if you have vehicles to sell, regardless of make or model, you should at least learn the basics of them, to assist in the selling, to me that is just common sense. Never mind. **** happens! To blow Lexus dealerships trumpets though. A few weeks ago, I enquired about a vehicle that Lexus of Reading had just taken in part exchange. Their website had very little information about it, so I emailed them. Not long after I sent the email, they rang me and answered all the questions they could, bearing in mind that it was still in the workshop having work carried out on it, prior to a full valet before going on the shop floor. They then told me that they would contact other Lexus dealers, enquiring about their used car stocks and if they had one that matched my criterior, they would let me know. Now that is what I call service! From the whole experience, I know that, despite being treated like a 2nd class citizen, people will still purchase from a garage because they.. A) Feel pressured into it B) Really like the car and are afraid they may not find another like it. Or C) Will take any amount of crap because it's too much aggro to look elsewhere. Don't even get me started on Car Supermarkets tactics for selling
  15. I will indeed be posting some pics when I take ownership of the fine looking beast. lol
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