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noby76 last won the day on November 27 2016

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    GS430 Sold, Honda Accord 2.4
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  1. neither do i want to turn this into a debate but I have disagree again and this is coming from a 5 year lexus owner 3 years IS300, 2 years GS430 V8. and i can tell you the Lexus IS250 I drove is no more luxurious, held together and refined at cruising speeds than the CL9 where 'majority' of driving is done and the CL9 is now coming up to almost 1.5 years in my ownership which is long enough to draw a comparison.. as you say lets not make a big deal out of this.. they both nice cars in their own right.
  2. mmmh i would have to disagree with you....all three cars 250, 300 and CL9 are marketed and sold as entry level compact sport saloons so can be lumped into the same basket..dont get me wrong the 300 comes into its own in a straight line its just Lexus setup the handling a bit wrong in that it felt soft when cornering had it WIM'd twice still didnt make a difference i do recall another member on here by the name Toffee_pie who had the 2.4 CL9 Accord and switched to IS250 and also confirmed in a thread the CL9 was a better car he sold it and got a 3.0 Legacy Subaru... Enjoy the 250 nice cars all the same...
  3. i kinda missed the raw feel in both my Lexus's.. had a 2.5 V6 ford cougar prior to my first Lexus and that was raw was not very powerful but the engine note made up for it... as you say the 2.4 accord betters the lexus IS for rawness and feel without loosing many points in the comfy/luxury toys department.. so yeh if you going by badge then one could say the Lexus is a step up but in terms of driving dynamics i feel the accord drives better even with lesser power than my two previous lexus's...
  4. I did the opposite went from Lexus to Honda Accord 2.4 Auto... had IS300 and GS430 both nice cars but didnt enjoy the caliper issues managed to get them fixed and replaced but kept reoccuring after few months apart from that nice powerful cars.. always fancied the CL9 Accord and heard nice stories of the K series engines so decided to give one a go and i must say the Accord is just as smooth as the gen 1 and gen 2 IS250's as i had one for a test drive years ago when my Gen 1 went in for cambelt change at the dealers.. i think honda did a great job with the CL9 Accords. no sqeaks or rattles feels well put together and feels powerful than the 190 horses quoted surprised by honda build quality I am considering the Legend as an option when I am ready to change or likely come back to Lexus brand again. enjoy your IS Below Vid is from a lexus Owner about the Accords.
  5. Yes due to 'race cam' lobe they switch to at higher revs.. so its designed to take advantage of it.. last i checked its the 9th highest car with fastest piston speed in the world. Redline: 7100rpm Piston Speed: 4615 Ft/min
  6. test is flawed they used a 2013 Chevrolet Cruz which comes with a 1.8 litre 140bhp and manufactures recommended fuel says 'regular unleaded' of course they will not see any benefit from using premium fuels!! engine is not designed to take advantage of it.. best to test with other cars like higher revving, larger displacement and turbo'd cars whos manufactures recommend premium fuels to then draw a fair conclusion. Lexus recommends 95RON or more, my Honda recommends premium i.e 97-99 RON did back to back tests in my IS300, GS430 and now 2.4 higher revving 4 pot and on each car, the standard 95 RON fuels all made the cars run slightly sluggish, noisier, and revved slower. moment i switch to premium mainly Esso 97 they all run quieter, accelerated smoother, revved happily and felt powerful. switched back to 95 RON and same symptoms arise again. this was on 3 cars. so i personally use Esso premium 97. if the engine is not designed for it then you are wasting your money.
  7. Old Car Adverts

    this was when Lexus held fastest automatic saloon in the world i had to own one...
  8. Old Car Adverts

    rock on, you beat me to it.... always liked the look of these Accords and bought one a year ago..
  9. Commuting in a CT

    managed to get decibel noise levels from this site and seems the IS300h is quieter at most cruising speeds than the IS250 and CT200h not by much but still enough to make a difference
  10. Commuting in a CT

    £7500 buys a lot of tax insurance fuel and suspension parts...
  11. Commuting in a CT

    agree with Linas... most look for economy ways to run a vehicle but only factor in fuel, servicing and road tax cost...whilst forgetting the initial cost of the vehicle its self. e.g. a £15,000 2 year old CT200h wont be cheaper to run over say 3-4 years than a 1 owner 7 year IS250 SE-L costing £7500 which is essentially half the CT's price tag.
  12. in a nut shell yes in my humble opinion new cars are a wast of ££'a but i will happyily buy a one owner depreciated Nissan GT-R than a new RCF
  13. An this is the problem we have these days when you let accountants/sales persons dictate its all about how many sold, future predictions, emissions etc.. this has caused the demise/discontinue of countless enthusiast vehicles. sometime its not all about how many were registered its about putting your name out there doing something out of the ordinary. the ISF was the first ever high performance car from Lexus imagine how much attention if a lightened version CSL like model was released to mark its 10th year. and no I personally wouldn't spend my £65k on a new car performance car. , i would invest instead. do you know how much £65k would be be worth in 5 years if it was invested in facebook shares or bitcoins?? enough profits to buy me a second hand performance car which will just be as fun to drive and wont own the dealer a dime. but that's me..
  14. if you know about cars you would know i was not on about M3 i was on about M3 CSL edition.. read up on CSL eddton and what BMW did to that model and you wopuld see the idea i was trying to bring.