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Everything posted by rayaans

  1. You do realise that Lexus tend to test their vehicles more than any other manufacturer for reliability right? Its not a case of lets build it and hope it does OK, then we'll sort it out later if anything goes wrong. Look at the Audi e-tron - already having issues, clearly shows not much testing was done before it was released. I believe Lexus test their vehicles over 1 million miles before they're released.
  2. Yep, classic. The mechanical brakes don't get used as much on hybrids hence the noise A few emergency stops from 60mph usually cures the issue for a while
  3. Only on cars with memory seats and mirrors
  4. The interior on mine wore very well. It had 55k on the clock when I sold mine with no real wear on the interior whatsoever. Of course, these are usually used to ferrying kids around so the wear may be due to children. From the auto express article: "Comfort The RX’s ride is firm at the best of times. On 19-inch wheels you’ll probably find it uncomfortable, especially for long journeys" ^^well thats just utter ******* isn't it!
  5. Last time I checked, light aircrafts used oil derived from mineral oil which is natural oil and to top it off have much higher viscosity. They don't use fully synthetic oils. Mineral oils start getting thick below zero. Fully synthetic oils don't. Any decent mechanic will tell you that a modern car doesn't have to be warmed more than 30 seconds. Cars nowadays even have rev limiters which go up the warmer the car gets nowadays
  6. It's fairly common knowledge nowadays that idling a car from cold to optimum temperature does more damage to the engine. Idling should be no more than 30 seconds, then it needs to be driven off as the oil has circulated around essential components in that time and will then warm up much quicker than being idled. Most automotive oils are synthetic and show resistance to thickening at even -40 degrees and the viscosity of oil in Lexus vehicles is usually 0W-20 Warming up a car is outdated and not recommended. It's even written in the manual. It goes back to an age when cars had carburettors.
  7. That's not true yet, maybe in the future but currently there will be the option of E10 and E5 at the pumps especially as some cars before 2011 are not suitable to run it.
  8. Well they will know when they have 3 different fuels to choose from at the pumps with different labels include Es and Bs. It's quite well known E10 doesn't give the same fuel economy. If everyone has to use 10% more fuel to travel, surely it'll outweigh the intended CO2 reduction they're trying to achieve as everyone will use 10% more fuel
  9. Not too sure on transmission oil change, its supposed to be sealed for life but if people do change them, tend to do them at 100k miles. Lexus spark plug change on the GS is 60k.
  10. I think its also been mentioned that E10 will give reduced fuel economy by circa 10% so on a car doing 40mpg real mpg, itd be getting 36mpg. Now, the real question is, is there any news on how much its going to cost? I can't imagine the general public using it initially for a few reasons: 1) its new, people don't like change, its human nature and are more likely to use something they're familiar with 2) reduced fuel economy 3) general scaremongering The above can only really be offset by reduced cost and a period of a few years to get used to it.
  11. Yes you can providing its not under Lexus Extended Warranty. Just remember to take it to the dealer for the £59 annual hybrid healthcheck
  12. Hes not getting in, so that won't happen. But I mean generally speaking, the fuel tax duty is ridiculous, and we pay VAT too. Fuel tax duty and VAT amount to more than the cost of actual fuel per liter which I always thought of as downright odd.
  13. Just a straight swap. Takes less than 30 seconds after you've done it once or twice
  14. Same thing could be said of animals. How often do we hit those? Unfortunately, could be argued that it is a legal requirement, since if there is a frontal collision involving a pedestrian, it's almost certain you'd be "uninsured"
  15. Probably a bad battery to be honest. I cba going to the dealers for it so just ordered maxell ones which last well, had no issues. Only bought 2 though because they have a short expiry date but we have two Lexus so they get used up in 2 years anyway
  16. possibly, but the fuel costs are ridiculous nowadays anyway The solution I have in my head is, tax on emissions and class of vehicle i.e flat rate of £0 for electric, £100 for everything else. Then add based on the size of the vehicle and its emissions. Of course, it probably wouldn't generate enough residue so the government would never allow it lol
  17. Whether it can be done or not, still think it's a bit dodgy to remove a safety system intended for pedestrians for the sake of an insurance claim
  18. Wait, did you say you can get the IS350? If you're worried about economy, IS300h Otherwise just get the IS350, its a totally different animal
  19. Hi guys, been a while since I posted some news on here but it appears the IS will be coming late 2020/21 Current information is quite sparse but it will remain RWD and on the LNGA platform shared with the Toyota Crown so expect a longer wheelbase and length with width to remain the same. Now the main thing here is, it's going to be roughly between the current IS and outgoing GS in terms of overall length and is designed to fill the void of the GS (generally just means less production cost having one model in the lineup opposed to two) Engines will remain the same i.e 200t (remains to be seen whether UK will get it) and the IS300h. Some sources are saying the 3.5l V6 will get changed to a 2.4l 4 cylinder turbo with improved power and torque i.e. circa 350hp but this isn't confirmed yet. However, Toyota sells the Crown with the 3.5l V6 hybrid as its top of the range model with the multistage transmission from the LC500 already. This could be seen too and would probably be the most logical solution. Some good news for F fans, Lexus will return with the IS-F. Powertrain remains unknown. Some sources say 3.5l TTV6 with 416hp but I remain skeptical. I'd assume they'd want atleast 450hp to even remotely compete in the market. However, having said that, we all know Lexus doesn't play the horsepower top trumps game.
  20. Definitely not normal behaviour. You can actually sit in the rear without putting the belt on, it won't go off unless you buckle up and then take it off mid-journey
  21. Yep, that'll be running into the thousands. Lots of sensors and explosives need replacing. It'll be going through insurance i imagine
  22. Only applies to manufacturer warranty. Doesn't apply to PCP because it's a separate contract and its the finance companies vehicle, not yours so they can state that they want Lexus history or they'll reduce the Final value etc.
  23. The IS is a huge seller in America so unlikely it'll get removed from the lineup. It should stay RWD too
  24. I suspect the new IS will be coming out very soon - i.e. 2020
  25. Yes. Lexus fluctuate their prices fairly often based on what the GBP and import taxes are doing