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Habu last won the day on June 10 2015

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  1. £50 inc VAT from Lexus. 👍 Cheers Colin for the heads up as I didn’t know such things existed. Habu
  2. Habu

    Paint issues?

    My previous Toyotas have chipped terribly. Hopefully, the RAVs shape may keep some chips away from painted areas.
  3. Wow, $45 is cheap. I’ll check with my local centre what the price is - assuming said part is available in the UK. Thanks. Habu
  4. I’ve got a couple of small chips on my offside door mirror. I’ve tried touching them up but it’s not looking good so I’m going to get it repainted. I’ve had a rough estimate and it’s not too bad. Question: can the painted part of the door mirror be removed for painting or is it best to leave it insitu and mask off the non-painted parts? cheers habu
  5. Habu

    Paint issues?

    I had dust under the lacquer on the nearside C pillar. Didn’t notice it at first and after 2 weeks saw what I thought was a small stone chip. Lexus body shop knew straight away what it was - even before seeing the car. The Takumi paint shop staff must have had the day off when mine went through the factory. Naturally, Lexus GB warrantied the work which meant removing the small pane of glass just forward of the C pillar in order to do it properly rather than just taping the glass edge. New glass was on backorder for almost 4 weeks. Car now perfect and you’d never know. Body shop even sanded the new paint back to a mirror finish to match.
  6. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    I know what you mean about the USB location. On the Takumi spec the USB and cup holder is covered by a piece of polished wood. I’d want the wood on show (😃) so I’d have to run my iPhone cable to a rear port. I’d make an exception if Apple CarPlay ever comes to Lexus UK. It’s a pity there’s no USB port in the central cubby.
  7. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    Yes, there it is albeit unlit so your parking sensors must be turned off. In fact it looks like all your safety systems are turned off such as RCTA. Keep posting pics.👍 Habu
  8. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    Looks fab. Good to see the seat memory settings are lit. Can you confirm that there is a lit parking sensors light on the dash. All my Lexus’ have had the green coloured P symbol on the dash but I couldn’t find it on the ES.
  9. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    My former GS.
  10. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    I had the 300h GS F Sport. The ES feels like it’s quieter than the GS and feels every bit as quick (someone will moan it’s not quick) on full throttle load. Where the GS excelled (al least over the ES I drove) was when pushing the car through the twisties as the GS had adaptive suspension and was generally firmer and more planted when rushed.
  11. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    VinnyB, it’s a kind offer but not required thanks however we all need to see the pics. Have you waited long for it? 3 months? Habu
  12. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    I have drove the ES (base with Premium Pack) and it’s very quiet and refined. Pickup is much quicker than my NX Premier (probably not unsurprising) and the CVT drone under full load in Sport mode was very, very muted. Fuel consumption was mid to late 40s whereas I get mid 30s in the NX over the same roads. Having owned a GS F Sport I couldn’t tell (under normal driving) that the ES was FWD rather than the GS’s RWD. Grip and steering response was good too. Overall I was impressed. Just need CarPlay and I’m sold. Habu
  13. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    I’ve sat in a Takumi ES but not seen it lit up properly as it was a showroom car. I’m in North Yorkshire. What body colour and interior trim colour did you go for? Cheers Habu
  14. Habu

    Ok, I’m in love with the ES

    Getting the wife’s Mazda serviced today I went into the adjoining Kia dealership and settled into the Stinger GTS. 3.3 litre V6 bi-turbo. The fit and finish was very good indeed and, like Lexus, every conceivable gadget and toy fitted as standard. Plus Apple CarPlay.😗 The nav was excellent too. Very intuitive to use and clear instructions and visuals. Plus top spec GTS is £41k so a decent saving over the ES Takumi but I still really like the ES.😫
  15. Habu

    What! No CarPlay!?!

    Applies only to US vehicles. Lexus UK are still saying “they have no information on the integration of CarPlay”. I’d rather they say it’s not coming this year than we have no information.