Gary T

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    Gary
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    IS300h Luxury + UX250h Tacumi
  • Year of Lexus
    2019
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    West Midlands
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  1. Just been out and tried that, unfortunately doesn't switch it off.
  2. Our 2014 Luxury with Premium Nav (mouse operated) has had both camera and sensors from new so I'm not sure why they said only one or the other. Possibly if the car has standard Nav (dial operated) it can only have camera or sensors.
  3. I get a dry throat from a/c if its on too long, either in the car or in work. As a result I only use it if its really hot or to demist in humid conditions.
  4. I'd noticed it appears that the only way to turn off the a/c is on the screen, pressing the auto button will turn it on but no button to turn it off. I've downloaded the full user manual as the car only came with a short version. Will have a search in there to see if there is another way.
  5. The 2 litre turbo is still available in other markets, such as the USA and Australia although it appears to have changed it's name from IS200t to IS300 recently. Not to be confused with the US market IS300 AWD which has a detuned 3.5 litre engine! The IS 250 and 200t were only ever a small percentage of Gen 3 IS sold in the UK, I suspect that the higher powered petrol versions of equivalent German cars are also a small percentage of the total but as their sales overall are so much larger its worthwhile keeping them on the price list. I recall once seeing that the BMW 320d outsold the 330d by a factor of 20 so I can imagine the 340i would sell even less.
  6. Yes, its not bad considering I like surprising people about how quick off the mark it is and the amount of stop start traffic I have to cope with. Would rather have a larger tank as I'm not used to visiting petrol stations so often but at least its only just over £40 a time rather than £70. Not noticed much in the way of noises on startup, seems to make less than the IS anyway.
  7. Update on second tank full, I filled up after 353 miles with 57 miles range left, 33.51 litres which equates to 47.8 mpg.
  8. I do 10 miles each way in heavy traffic (23 sets of traffic lights!) and for the UX the individual trip comsumption meter reads about 45 mpg in the current weather. The IS gives that in summer, just over 40 when its cooler and sub 40 in winter. When I had an IS250 I was getting around 25.
  9. I always use normal mode and don't drive especially carefully. I had been driving the IS for 5 years before this so may have picked up the ways of getting the best from a hybrid.
  10. On my first full tank I re-filled after 347 miles when it was showing about 60-70 miles range. It took 33.31 litres so that works out at 47.3 mpg. Am currently on 314 miles since that re-fill with 100 miles range showing. Driving has mainly been commuting in the Black Country with one trip to Nottingham on the first fill and one to Bristol on the second. Must admit I miss the 600 mile range of my IS300h but as the other half still has it we can use it for long journeys. Only had to fill up once a month if I only used it for my commute. Fuel consumption appears to be better than the IS around town, slightly worse on the motorway but the tank is only 2/3 the size.
  11. I got mine in just over a week but they did find one already in the country to the exact spec and colours I asked for.
  12. Wolverhampton have a UX Premium Plus in their showroom in addition to a Takumi. I've noticed that noise but hadn't really associated it with any particular time after starting, I'm sure it happened once after going back out in the evening to pick up my daughter. Will have to keep an ear out for it.
  13. Picked mine up Monday evening, only ordered it on March 23rd, so quick delivery. Mercury grey Tacumi with ochre interior:
  14. They share a diesel engine and a few switches plus maybe a few hidden components but the Avensis is front wheel drive with a transverse engine and the IS longitudinal with rear wheel drive so nothing in common chassis wise. I've seen an ill-informed motoring journalist say the IS is based on the Avensis but that is nonsense, you only have to compare the two side by side to see that.
  15. Interesting how its appeared on US web sites before any of the British ones even though its the Geneva motor show and the Brits are reporting live from there.