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  1. wendle

    Sat in LC500 today !!!

    It's mainly for the press, they should have explained to you that it's wasn't a finished production car, the RCF's we test drove in Madrid were the same but we were told this, I surprise it's not worth using all the top great materials is the car is only going to be used by the press and for magazine reviews then scrapped, I believe all 10 RCF,s we drove in Madrid were scraped after being used for 3 weeks,
  2. wendle

    Sat in LC500 today !!!

    was it a full production model, if you go on Utube there are a few reviews and most say that the cars that they are testing are not full production model's, i think this also included the ones tested in Madrid at the Aracari race track.
  3. I use standard unleaded, runs perfectly ok, I only do short trips ( 2500 miles p/a ), the last two tanks I did put in shell V power, only because I got an offer on it I haven't noticed and difference in power or mpg. As I only do short trips I may use V power for a couple of fill ups just to help keep the engine clean. Red X costs around £5 for two tank fills, so it's no more expensive to use the premium fuel
  4. wendle

    Sat in LC500 today !!!

    was lucky enough to get to sit in a LFA, start it a give it a couple of blips on the throttle, unfortunately was not given the chance to take it for a spin. LC500 looks very nice, will be interesting to see it in the flesh and to see how it drives.
  5. i just smile at the Lady on the service desk and say if you don't give me 15% of ill buy a BMW that seems to work, have just paid £478 for the second year 20k service on my RC-F. should have been £545
  6. I did love my GS 450h f-sport and its a car i could quite easily go back to.i only had it 4 years but did not have any issues at all, although i only covered around 12k.
  7. iam not sure what all this " RC-F taken a big hit " is all about, a basic M4 coupe costs 58K new, they have a 2015 M4 coupe on the BMW website with 18k on the clock up for 40K which you will probably get for 38K ish so whats the difference? and 58K is the basic price with no added options, the one for sale has a few added options so the initial cost was probably over 58K.
  8. i think he meant that the last driver sold it with 18K on the clock because he was concerned that it would loose even more value with higher millage.
  9. i have a couple of friends who work at Lexus, this is what i have been told the ES, and a new model thats smaller than the NX there is also a press release for the LC at the Ascari race track in Malaga for the first week in Feb
  10. I don’t think Lexus ever expected to do well with there “F” cars in the UK, it will be the same for the LC 500 and the ( LC-F, which will come. ) They are more for the US market, they don’t even bother advertising the “F” cars, I have never seen a advert, TV commercial or poster for a “F” car, Most people don’t even know they exists, today I pulled up at a set of lights on a dual carriageway, a Audi pulled up next to me, I didn’t even floor it, I was only in normal mode, 2 miles down the road at the next set of lights he pulled up next to me, opened his window and said “ what the hell is that “. Over the past 3 years I have noticed a lot more Lexus cars on the road and apparently there are at least 3 new models coming out including brining the ES from the US to the UK.
  11. some people like service plans because you pay monthly for them , which means that you don't have to suddenly find a large amount of money in one go, if it works out cheeper in the long run is debatable, the first service on my car is listed at £295, i paid £250, so negotiating is possible, i believe Gold members on this site get a discount so that may be worth considering, you could also ring other dealerships although they have supposed to all agreed to charge the same price for servicing.
  12. wendle

    What are the odds?

    mine is tucked up in bed this time of the year.
  13. wendle

    Another Stupid Question

    i believe the Ford patent for the heated front screen expired last year, not sure if this is something Ford could renew or even if they have done, so it will be interesting to see what the other manufactures now do
  14. i love the US forum, the things they talk about, i clicked on one heding the other day ..." were do you carry yours " turned out they were discussing were they carried there guns, with some interesting photos of mods they have made to accommodate there hand guns. so here we go , ill start a new discussion, " were do you carry yours? " Umbrella of course
  15. ill try some in my car and see if it goes any quicker, at the moment i get to work 2 mins before i have left home, ill report back if there is any change.lol
  16. as an X driving instructor for 21 years, i covered over 1 million miles, driving small 1ltr Austin metros, rover 100's and 1.2 ltr vauxhall corse's, each car covering around 160,ooo miles each before being replaced, now thees car did not belong to me, i paid a franchise every week, but the petrol money came out of my pocket, so of course i was only interested in buying the cheapest petrol around, which in my case was my local sainsbury's or asda, in all that time i never had any issue related to bad fuel, or engines clogging up. so i think its down to each person to decide, but according to every report and TV program i have seen or read the outcome was the same, it only really made any difference, and only a small one at that if you are tracking your car.
  17. wow that is certainly a bash, i am surprised it didn't crack the wheel, could have been a lot worse if your friend had not got out the way, at least he has taken responsibility for the cost of repairs, pity he didn't get the other cars number. idon't know much about tyres, i know some are directional, could you not put the undamaged ones on the front or rear, again not knowing much about tyres don't either the front's or rear's were out quicker anyway.
  18. As said above you may have to have a inspection or full service before you can take out the warranty, you have to understand there point of view, we would all like to wait until something goes wrong with our car's before taking out a warranty ( not applying you have something wrong with your car ). thats why i would expect most independent car warranties have to run a certain amount of time before you can make a claim, other than that you shouldn't have any problems getting a warranty from Lexus as long as your car falls into the right category, age millage ect.
  19. i don't know much about the IS-F has the RC-F got more gears to choose from, if so then perhaps this may cause more of a hesitation while the car decides what gear to pick, which could be a concern as the LC will have 10 gears.
  20. i think i have also read somewhere that the ECU can take up to a 1000 miles of driving before it learns how you drive, so if you for example brought my car of me and decided to fly around in it the ECU would probably have a fit.lol. i have also read in the US that people have been disconnected there battery for 10 min to re set the ECU, although i wouldn't suggest you do this yourself. i am also sure some were on the club Lexus site someone had taken a photo of the TSB in the US, ill see if i can find it,
  21. No I haven't said anything to the dealer, I have had my car since March 2015, and this has only realy noticed it twice, this is probably because 98% of my driving is urban, plus I drive it like a old granny. Lol. I only like it because of its looks and colour, in fact when I pre ordered it I didn't even know it was a 5ltr V8, it was only when I test drove it at the Ascari race track in Malaga I found out
  22. A few people in the US have had this problem and it's turned out to be the fuel pump, also some have had there ECU flashed,on the odd occasion I have felt the same thing, more so if your driving in eco or normall, I don't think your have the same issue in sport mode
  23. Hi Soperman and welcome to the club, no rattles hear so far, sometimes a slight creaking from the sunroof but a good clean normally sorts it out, no problems with the spoiler raising and retracting either, mind you i don't drive fast enough for it to rise,lol.