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  1. Depends on the dealership

    Ive found Mercedes Hull/Grimsby to be exemplary - to Lexus standards in terms of customer care possibly because they don't get a huge amount of customers in the first place. Sorted out a panoramic sunroof rattle on son's car under warranty with no fuss at all. 

    Weirdly, theyre under Listers group, and as most of us have experienced, Listers Lexus i.e. Cheltenham, Lincoln etc have extremely poor prep and customer service standards compared to other Lexus dealers.

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  2. I agree with the prep standard from Lexus Cheltenham. Its utterly ******* to be honest. 

    With my RX they basically delivered a car with paint missing from the rear 3/4 bumper and a chunk taken out of the front bumper. I rectified it all at my expense as they werent willing to pick up the car and have it done. They wanted me to drop it off down to Lincoln which is 1.5 hours away from me (the closest Lister Lexus)

    I would say Lexus Bradford and Lexus Stockport have never let me down in terms of the standard of their vehicles

    Oh and Lexus Chester too. The vehicle I bought from them was absolutely immaculate despite being 2 years old.

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  3. 1 hour ago, ganzoom said:

    I've owned 3 EVs privately....maybe I need to get an accountant:).

    UX is too expensive for what you get, our IS300H was £34k brand new with nearly every option ticked, the UXe is £50k. Have you looked at the Taycan. Its pricy but having seen them in person they are worth every penny.


    It's not for me, for the wife. And she typically keeps her cars for 7-8 years give or take anyway

  4. My son has had 3 German cars now 

    Fortunately, all of them have been relatively OK

    1) 2006 Polo 1.4 petrol with 47k on the clock when bought at £2700 - radiator leak at around 55k - fixed for £200. 

    2) 2008 Golf 1.4 TSI with 63k on the clock when bought - obviously an undeclared accident damage car as some panel gaps were a bit big and the paint was ridiculously swirl free and polished to perfection presumably by a detailer before sale but was cheap at £3400. Whoever repaired it missed a seal in the drivers door window costing £10 which i did myself. Car itself needed only a new ABS pump, very common on these at a cost of £300 altogether. Took a remap very well with no issues at all too.

    3) 2015 W204 C180 Coupe - 57k on the clock - currently on 74k with no mechanical issues and is running a remap and K&N filters. Panoramic sunroof sticking so Merc replaced everything no questions asked under warranty. Honestly, my son thinks it broke because of him. He opened it accidently with the key on a frosty morning and it made a cracking sound so Im surprised. Merc Grimsby were very good in all honesty, up to Lexus standards for sure.

    Either way, the german cars havent been too bad to him at all

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  5. 2 minutes ago, EvilRacer329 said:

    I...wish I could say my experience had been that good so far. Dealership have had it for a week and a half at this point to correct issues caused by their valeters during my last visit, including a nasty, deep scratch to the bumper. Also some frustrating rattles/creaking from the driver's side door card. I've been told I should be getting a phonecall wiht some good news later today, so we shall see...

    A real shame, as I really enjoy driving the car, and the CT200h courtesy car just isn't as nice.


    Worth bearing in mind that everything is taking twice as long right now simply because of COVID restrictions. 

    What would have been a 2-3 day scratch fix will easily take 2 weeks if not more

  6. On 7/25/2020 at 4:29 PM, bobusa said:

    A6 is about a second quicker to 60 mph it also has a lot more torque but is about 300KG heavier. I would say our cars are not very quick, just adequate. But it's all about driver skill and fear threshold.. I've done that been there. Sometimes it's fun to let off a little steam. And yes in sport mode it feel faster but as Jeremy Clarkson always says; it isn't...

    The 0-60 times don't show much. The torque and mid range acceleration in the 300h are amongst the fastest in the class

  7. Just an update. Tyres are doing well but I caught a pothole and it cut the sidewall on the driver's side. Luckily no damage to the wheel but as it was close to home got the car in the drive and it was hissing. A day later and had to get Kwik fit mobile tyre through to fit an asymmetric 5

    No difference between the 5 and the 3 as far as I can tell tbh 

  8. On 7/30/2020 at 11:18 AM, Inazone said:

    I agree with you to a certain extent, however the main component is real leather regardless if it has been colour treated etc. The leather still needs essential oils to keep it supple. I wouldn't recommend something if I didn't feel it was worth it.

    Sent from my G8142 using Tapatalk

    Oils are a waste of time on modern leather. They simply sit on the surface of the coating and attract dirt.

    All you need is a cleaner and a sealant. No conditioner is even going to penetrate the coating on top anyway

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  9. 1 hour ago, Jayw13702 said:

    Those bloody cup holders!!

    I know it may seem like a small point but I’ve lost count how many people complain about the location of them

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    Theyve been brought forward like in the RC

    If you look at the touchpad, the most forward cupholder is in line with it. In our 3rd generation cars, its a lot further back which means our elbows go into it when sitting in the passenger seat. So in that regard, I think Lexus have listened to the customer base and pushed them forward so the passenger can put their elbow on the armrest

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  10. 8 hours ago, dutchie01 said:

    Now that is a scoop! what other models are in the pipeline Rayaans?

    There is 1 electric version of every model to come from what Ive heard. The GS is supposedly coming back as a more premium 4 door coupe to compete with the A7 and CLS. 

    The UX300e is available to pre-order now. I suspect price will be around £47k for the Takumi. They went with the 54.3kwh Battery simply to keep costs down as research generally show those who buy EVs tend to use them as city/town driving anyway with low mileage. i.e. they expect 1 week out of a single charge. Im considering this for my wife as she doesn't do high miles and with the 100% allowance, its a good buying proposition.

    There is yet another SUV coming to the Lexus lineup  - the concept came out a while ago but its more premium than the RX and supposedly going to have around 600hp (LC-F powertrain), to compete with Porsche Cayenne Coupe and BMW X6M 


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  11. 4 hours ago, dutchie01 said:

    Cris i fully agree. I really would like to stick to the brand but i left already currently driving a Volvo. After an IS250 and 300H i wanted to stay with Lexus but did not want another 300H and could not find another model to my liking. Tried the NX but found it underpowered, tried an XC 40 and that was that. Now again in 1.5 yrs it will be time to change vehicle and yes i would like to come back to Lexus. But what model? The position in the market has changed for Lexus. 10yrs ago the 250 was a car that stood out from the competition with buildquality and especially NVH. Those were the usp of Lexus but no longer. Apart from beeing exclusive i struggle in finding what Lexus stands for nowadays, what does it offer the competition can or does not offer, no idea really. As i dont like the German brands i will be eying Tesla as well.


    Im sure you wont find a 300hp NX450h+ plug in underpowered 😉

    As for various posts regarding Tesla model 3 and their sales - lets not forget that many of these sales are simply down to the cost of the vehicle being relatively reasonable and 100% allowance on company car users. Problem is, Ive seen more model 3's on the road than the new 3 series! 

    I think most of us are here because we don't want to drive the same grey car as everyone else, and many Lexus buyers who won't necessarily go on forums or are any kind of enthusiasts, are the same. 

    From what I know, and the models that are coming soon - Lexus have got some new models up their sleeves (including the return of the GS......)

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  12. 3 hours ago, mpls said:

    Video looks real, but i think the two photos looks fake. looks like the rear of the Pre 2017 IS (before facelift), notice the rear lights

    The photos are real. 

    Just a comparison between the old and new IS in terms of the C pillar. Quite a stark difference. As is the fuel filler cap. The shoulders look a lot more curvy 

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