ColinBarber

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  1. Lexus are within their rights to refuse warranty as there is no service history / stamp in the book.
  2. A deposit has been paid yet the vehicle is still advertised for sale. Why would someone pay £500 for an independent service when it would be cheaper at a Lexus dealer? The spoiler has been wrapped by the look of it - or a cheap one replaced the damaged original. The carbon should look exactly the same as the rear spoiler. No service history, and I doubt it has had the fuel pump recall done - Get your refund back and WALK AWAY.
  3. How do you find them compared to the OEM ones?
  4. Looks nice. States two keys but there should be two normal keys and a keycard.
  5. Exactly the problem then. They are designed to improved handling, with the ability to lower the vehicle, meaning they are stiffer which will compromise ride quality and noise. Even 'comfort' coilovers are harder than Lexus stock suspension.
  6. Dealkent was referring to Tesla, not Lexus.
  7. I think it makes a bigger difference on a saloon but still isn't that much in it compared to good quality OEM sprung suspension. What coilovers did you use - it is those, rather than being non-air, that has compromised the ride and increased noise.
  8. Assuming a Toyota/Lexus hybrid system then 5+ years is fine. 10+ years is where I draw the line, only for the fact that I don't want the hassle of getting a battery pack repaired if a cell were to fail.
  9. No, iPhone doesn't support MirrorLink. The Lexus system supports iPod controls so you get audio control of your iPhone but you cannot mirror the screen.
  10. Excellent result 🙂 IMO the RC or more likely to the tracked than the GS so I don't understand their reasoning for not allowing this TSB for the GS 😞
  11. Yes you are correct. They must have change that at some point. I've just taken out the extended warranty on mine, will take a look at my policy when I receive it.
  12. Specs vary country to country. The UK Premier has full leather. Not sure about Japan models, they possibly have the option to have it or not.
  13. You don't. You get MOT cover which will fix a failure under warranty but you still pay for the MOT test itself. You do get full roadside assistance as part of the warranty 🙂
  14. I think the problems with the steering were covered via a recall so you should be okay there.
  15. I don't think brand is too important but you should get an AGM one, for safety reasons and so that can stand up to deep cycling better than standard flooded batteries which is important on a hybrid. These don't tend to last more that 5 years so others hopefully can give you their brand recommendations.
  16. A mod pulled it due to breach of the forums T&Cs (Treat your fellow members with respect) and a complain by another forum member
  17. Hi Engine issues aren't common, but then again the GS300 isn't a common car. The issues with direct injection will cause carbon build up on the inlet valves leading to poor idling and high oil consumption - it won't cause an engine failure. If possible check for cold startup engine rattle but check out other potential problem areas such as worn suspension and steering.
  18. Seems to be the case for the petrol version but looks like the diesels all have the same - this certainly indicates there are at least three different rack assemblies.
  19. unfortunately those numbers appears to be OEM part codes. Are there any Toyota part codes - something like 44200-53120?
  20. Closest thing to the series I GS in the UK is the Toyota Supra but that has uprated suspension. You can try is the Japanese Toyota Aristo which is essentially what the GS is - but firmness may be different, and the Toyota Crown which shares suspension parts with the Aristo. Probably best to source from the US - e.g. rockauto.com, but again be careful of different suspension setup between territories.
  21. Unless you are willing to change all the brakes, rims smaller than 19" won't fit.
  22. Unless there is something weird about the NX Nav, BT provides all services - it just provides Internet access the same as wifi. Live traffic updates, Street View and other apps via BT worked on my old IS, it works on my current GS and it works on my wife's Prius. Connected services is flakey at best so maybe it was coincidence that is wasn't working when you tried BT? If you have an iPhone, or any other type of smartphone, I cannot understand why you would want to use the slow, poorly navigated implementation of Street View on the Lexus Nav system - so much easier and faster directly on a phone.