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  1. wendle

    Living with my NX

    Thats why you don't leave your wipers on Auto in the winter.
  2. The detailing shop that did my car told me that every time you touch you car with a cloth, wash fit, you will start to mark it, so regular waxing is not a good idea, and polish with its slight abrasives would be even worse. I no its not practical but if you have a good ceramic coating 1.... snow foam 2.... two bucket method. 3.... Rinse with De-ionised ( pure ) water. 4.... blow dry, or more realistically, pad dry with a drying towel.
  3. Other than some slight misting in both headlights which were changed under warranty I didn't have any issues with mine, I came from a GS 450h f sport which had AVS which gave me the option of changing the ride comfort the RC-F did not have this and I felt the ride comfort was a bit hard for me, but as David has mentioned the 2017 model has AVS,
  4. A couple of friends at work have just had the Blackvue 900S-2C..4K fitted, one is a Lexus owner the other owns a merc , its a nice bit of kit ,but expensive, they both had it supplied and fitted at Halfords, although there quoted £30 fitting fee was doubled because its a 2 Chanel system, its the one I am going for but , call me a snob but I can't bring myself to let Halfords fit it, my local Lexus have given my a number of a company they use to fit, dash cams, trackers etc,
  5. wendle

    Theft prevention

    Both seta of keys are in a Faraday pouch, plus do not leave you keys near a door or window ( or in your case a cat flap )
  6. wendle

    Too Flawed to Live With

    I have had the GS, RC-F and now the LC and to be honest I haven't really noticed much difference in width even though there is a difference, The GS was the first wide car I have ever owned and since then I tend to avoid width restrictions were I can. I have never had surround camera,s so can't comment on that. as for the infotainment system, its not the best, how ever i think most systems, even touch control would have the same affect of you taking your eye of the road, most if not every thing i need can be used by either voice control or buttons on the steering wheel. Also I find the concierge system works ok for me, but agree buttons for the heated and cooled seats would have been nicer and easer to use. you could possible replace the interior lighting with brighter bulbs, I notice this seems to be a thing reading posts on the US form. I have never used the Auto High beam or any car which has had it, probably because I don't do much country driving so most if not all the roads are already well lit. one thing I have noticed is that I get flashed a lot with just my normal headlights on, does anyone else get this?, I have had the headlight's hight looked at by Lexus and a independent garage, both have said they are correctly adjusted. Rattles are a right pain, though touch wood my is rattle free so far, its funny how Lexus drivers notice the slightest rattle or creak, I had a ride in my friends new BMW 5 series last week and noticed a rattle coming from the centre cancel, and his drivers seat made a clicking noise every time he went round a sharp corner, when we got to our destination i mentioned this to him and he was unaware of any noises. I don't think there are common flaws to any make of car, I just think we all want/expect/like different things.
  7. It depends on what you want done, which products they use and the condition of the cars paint work. i have mine done from new, using the best product available at the time, it cost around £700.
  8. That was my old car, it now belongs to another member on this site https://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/car-care-blog/new-car-protection/lexus-lc-500-v8/
  9. wendle

    Safety Recall

    Mine went in for its first service Tuesday and there was not any mention of a re call,
  10. I think Lack of marketing is the main reason, although they have seemed to have gone up a gear with the LC, I have seen many TV commercials and bill board posters with the LC, compared with absolutely nothing when i purchased my RC-F. I also don't think that Lexus as a company are to bothered with the UK / Europe sales they have enough problems keeping up with US demand.
  11. Are you sure this was at Lexus Sudbury? as I no the salesman on the right very well.
  12. wendle

    Software update - beware!

    Mine is is for its first service on the 2nd October, they didn't mention anything about a software update, although like Julian I have allready had the Sat Nav update done. as for m.p.g I have recently returned from a 320 mile trip to Great Yarmouth, it was all Motorway, duel carriage way driving with the car in eco for 90% of the journey and the cruse set to 70 with the odd blast or two, to get around slower moving lories, I achieved a very respectable 32.6 m.p.g. A different story around town 18 m.p.g were I only do very short journeys 5/6 miles The car has only done 1500 miles so this may improve in time, I have noticed with any new car I have had that m.p.g has improved as the millage exceeds 5000 miles.
  13. its the complexity of the layers of paint, it can be repaired, it just can't be a local repair, smart repair, you would have to have the hole panel done or possibly the complete side of the car depending on were the damage is.
  14. I don't think there is such a thing as a " Invisible repair", I have had many chips repaired on various colours but you can always see them mainly because you no they are there and look in that particular area to find it. the problem is that you won't no how it looks until you have it done, will it look better that the chip out of the paint?,
  15. They shouldn't have offered you that in the first place, it was a well known fact that Structural Blue can not be smart repaired. they have only just started to offer tyre and wheel insurance on the LC's 21" wheels as they were not sure how they could repair them, although i have seen a repair done on one of these wheels and it looked terrible.
  16. Great review, and I agree with everything you have said I have had 2 MK3 GS450h and a MK 4 and its certainly a car I would go back to if they still built them, and in a couple of years your tempted to change your 450h i guarantee your love the MK4 even more, better everything, including m.p.g
  17. bugatti veyron.....lol. spell check, it took me 10 attempts to get it to say " veyron "
  18. Its not a trap they have fallen into, over the years i have come to the conclusion not to take any notice of magazine or TV programs concerning car reviews, they either don't take the car on its own merit or the journalist / TV presenter's have there preferred manufacturer. Other than looks the RC & RC-F are two different cars, insurance, fuel and running costs for a start, then ride comfort the RC is a lot more comfortable. But silly me, as per usual the RC is not fast enough, its 0-60 is to slow and it doesn't go round corners on two wheels so buy a RC-F, in fact don't bother , buy a Baguette Veyron you can pick up a cheep one for a Mill.
  19. wendle

    Potential Buyer

    the Blue was definitely a limited colour for the limited addition LC. there was no other blue closet to it although the Azure Blue available on the RC-F is a close match as for the yellow limited addition i can't work out if its a new yellow or not, you my have to ask the dealership on that one, the interior has the yellow door insert and white/light grey seats. https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/lexuslc?source=feed_text
  20. wendle

    Potential Buyer

    I haven't herd anything about another limited addition LC only a convertible and the "F" the yellow LC available now is not my cup of tea colour wise, but must admit looks amazing in bright sunlight your unlikely to get any type of discount on the LC, other than buying a second hand / demo one. as for performance, i haven't driven a f type but i would think it would be a lot faster, if your set on performance then i would sagest the LC is not the car for you, its quick enough for me but the LC was not built for neck breaking performance, more of a GT cruiser
  21. wendle

    Considering a used LC500

    The dealership's ceramic coating is not that good, they only use a basic coating which you can buy and do yourself. I have had this done on my last 3 cars and have been very happy with it, it is expensive your probably looking around £700 / £1000 mark depending on the amount of paint correction needed and coating used. http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/car-care-blog/new-car-protection/lexus-lc-500-v8/
  22. wendle

    Considering a used LC500

    I am pretty sure that Sonic red is not just a LC colour , Lexus have had this colour for a few years now on various models so I am quite sure they can match it otherwise they would not have mentioned a smart repair, they also no how us Lexus owners require perfection with our cars
  23. wendle

    Considering a used LC500

    if you pay for a membership on this site you should get 15% off your service's
  24. wendle

    New LC500 Sport+

    its like any new car when you first drive it, you fiddling with every thing while on the move, its all new to you, once you get to no were everything is its easy. I can honestly say i have touched my track pad while on the move no more than 5 times in 10 months, every thing i need is on the steering wheel or voice controlled, and as for the climate control as Malcolm has said "climate concierge" takes care of that.