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  1. You realise that most Lexus approved used vehicles are actually purchased from the Lexus network or through BCA Lexus/Toyota auctions right? On a side note, most of my cars have been from Bradford. Have to say, the prep and conditions of vehicles were much better than those from much bigger/well known Lexus dealerships
  2. If they were diamond cut then my statement doesn't apply as it happens across all brands on diamond cut wheels I'm talking about standard painted wheels
  3. I suppose that explains the brake issue! Hmm, I believe it was a problem on earlier Lexus/Toyota. All of them post 2012 have had new alloys which don't corrode. I certainly haven't had any corrosion on 3 of my vehicles since then, 2 of which suffered from kerb marks. I wonder if they have been refurbed in the past by the previous owner before sale?
  4. extensive write up Few things I find unusual however 1) You mention heavy use on break discs and pads. I find that quite remarkable actually as the 3RX I sold was on 50% wear at 55k miles. Mine is currently on 30% at 31k miles and the IS is on similiar levels. Ive found the hybrids to use the mechanical brakes less often unless using the brakes in very slow traffic 2) The alloy compounds since around 2012 is quite difficult to corrode even with significant kerbing. Are you sure the paint is original on the wheels? Likely poor refurb I would assume.
  5. Interesting - the NX450h has over 300hp. Most likely will be coming out with the redesigned NX later this year (or next year) depending on COVID
  6. Never had a warranty on any Lexus. They've all been fine I think I saved about £6-8k over the years from not buying warranties. The RX doesn't have any common issues.
  7. For the average user and by hand, Autoglym is hard to beat to be honest, especially their SRP For a DIY detailer, I would say Other - things like Scholl and Sonax are a good start
  8. Ive bought the denso ones from ECP and tbh they're no different to the ones fitted from factory Worked out cheaper than buying the refills too
  9. Hairdryer works well for getting bird poo etching out - the theory being it restructures the molecules back to how they were before it happened Of course it only helps in terms of fine swirls Sonax perfect finish works very well for me.
  10. As far as I am aware, petrol stations are still open and it is still permissable to buy petrol from them
  11. Yes you're correct. See I think the whole situation has been mismanaged. The vaccine is still a long way away, the latest estimates are the end of the year. So really instead of discouraging or banning large social events they should be encouraged and the vulnerable I.e over 70s, immunocompromised encouraged to stay indoors. That way herd immunity develops quicker in the population not at significant risk What's actually happening is that we're delaying the spread so therefore it takes much longer for this immunity to become useful in the community. We know most of the population is going to get COVID-19 at some point but I think the main reason for delaying is to reduce the peak of it in healthcare provider settings.
  12. COVID-19 has similiar symptoms to influenza. The issue is we don't have a vaccine so the vulnerable i.e. older people, immunocompromised are unlikely to do particularly well. The majority of people will fight it off within 7 days. Remember that children are carriers and are asymptomatic so limiting the spread of COVID-19 is actually quite difficult as theyll be the ones spreading it more than adults. Personally, I wouldn't put any restrictions at all and establish herd immunity quicker.
  13. The high beams are automatic units which can be turned off in the menus. The parking brake is electronic and turns off automatically when driving, you shouldn't have to press anything I think a lot of that is to do with the engine. Ive recently driven the C300, petrol turbo. Didn't seem to suffer from much turbo lag I think some of the issue is with driving a hybrid for a while, the ability to drive a normal automatic is impaired. For example in my son's C class I can change gears by modulating throttle pressure. Worth remembering these gearboxes are "smart" too so if you drive it like you stole it, it'll hold lower gears than previously
  14. Thats Mercury Grey Its just the lighting which makes it look a bit unusual
  15. That repair looks very good indeed. Glad that its sorted out in your favour As for Merc, my son acquired a 15 plate C Class Coupe last year. I've grown quite fond of it actually. One thing to remember is that Merc and diesel don't go together, unless its a 6 cylinder, and they need to have all the options on. The base models, much like Lexus are utter crap.
  16. You can use a site called deliveryquotecompare There are plenty of car delivery companies with reviews on there
  17. I believe the next NX is going to be a PHEV too. It should be released in the next 3-6 months
  18. Well I mean it's been a few months since the UX300e was revealed and is actually available to order from March onwards. And it comes with Android auto so it seems you're slightly behind in terms of what's actually going on
  19. There is a new IS coming next year, and yes, it is RWD but is expected to grow slightly to BMW 3 series and upcoming C class size
  20. The Michelin LTX premier is an all season tyre which is available in 4RX size. However, its £260 each. Ive had the Bridgestone duelers on from factory and theyre also very quiet. No complaints bar the wear rate and only about £150 each The fronts were gone after 16k miles, The rears are on 4mm at 30k miles currently, the same as the new fronts. So they tend to last anywhere between 15k-20k on the front which is reasonable for the weight of the vehicle.
  21. Road tax will be in the 5th year on that particular plan so will be £450. From year 6 that will no longer apply and itll pay the £140 or however much the standard rate is. I suppose you could say that for anything though. Is £120 on a bottle of Aventus Creed worth it compared to another fragrance at £40-50?
  22. On most deals they appear to be built into the monthly payments though For example the NX300h F-Sport Takumi Pack/Panroof deal is £4263 + 47 x 453.70 inc vat. Road tax is fully included.
  23. I also had one recently as a courtesy car when my RX went in for service. Was pretty pleased with it, handled better than i thought it would whilst retaining a lot of comfort. I think people are getting hung up too much on the £40k list price. Pretty much all cars are on lease nowadays and its built into the monthly payments. Additionally, the competition are similiarly priced anyway
  24. Ive had 3 RX's none with any sort of waterpump/coolant issues
  25. Should be a little compass in the corner of the screen which you can click to change the view of the satnav. Most likely its just being tapped by accident or something