Blisteringblue

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About Blisteringblue

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  • Lexus Model
    IS300h Sport
  • Year of Lexus
    2017
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lancashire

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  1. Android Auto / Apple Carplay And who knows we may even eventually get it https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/15/16892804/toyota-lexus-apple-carplay-2019-models-avalon-naims-detroit-2018
  2. New Sport - Mirrorlink Works

    Mirrorlink update 6 months on. I now have a Huawei P10 which has mirrorlink, but I only use it for spotify integration. Unfortunately Mirrorlink 1.1 locks the phone out so I only use the mirrorlink when I am happy to use the in built navigation, usually when not bothered about traffic and then the phone ends up in the glove box just doing spotify. Otherwise it's tomtom on the phone on a vent magnet and I just use bluetooth to stream spotify but can't really change the music without looking over your shoulder. It is still buggy, with pops and crackles and pauses but it is better than 6 points touching the phone to change songs. Still feel it's a massive compromise for this level of car. I had a Fiesta from the body shop not long ago and even that had Ford Sync which was Spotify on the Head Unit. Never bothered with the sygic subscription, was £60 for car connectivity and even the Lexus Standard Nav is better
  3. Thieving Gits

    One of mine disappeared too, but I found fake aluminium ones on fleabay for a few £ too, I think £1.99 for 4 delivered, I just ordered these, nowt a man on a galloping horse will notice
  4. Highest Mileage on IS300h

    My 14 plate SE went back with about 110K on the clock and no issues whatsoever, changed to the Sport now and almost wish I was back in the SE. These Sport Alloys are like putty and I miss the 55mpg I got from the SE. Plus I had premium Nav in the SE, the current standard infotainment setup is pretty basic.
  5. IS300h dashboard speaker upgrade

    I really notice the difference in downgrading from the 8 speaker Premium Nav in my old SE to the Standard 6 speakers in the new Sport. I'm far too much of a chicken to attempt that though, I just turn up the volume to hide the inadequacies
  6. How Tyres Affect Fuel Consumption?

    Thanks, yes I got it up to 48/49 on Eco this week without even trying hard so it will make the difference, but I put it back to normal it's just too lethargic, you might as well call is SLUG rather then ECO , will take the hit on normal.
  7. How Tyres Affect Fuel Consumption?

    Tell me about it It's like driving the wife's 1.1 Hyundai , just want to see what it does for consumption to satisfy my curiosity.
  8. How Tyres Affect Fuel Consumption?

    I'm going to try a week on ECO and see if its any better, but boy does it knock back the performance. It's going to have to be a massive improvement to make me stay on it.
  9. How Tyres Affect Fuel Consumption?

    Cheers, sums it up perfectly thanks. I was just curious, only done 2000 miles so it should improve after the first service. Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
  10. Calling all boffins! I'm probably after a bit of a physics lesson? Since moving from my SE to the new Sport and 16" to 18" wheels I've lost 7mpg. I got metronome 52mpg in the SE but now barely 45mpg in the Sport. Identical driving styles, nothing flash and steady 75 on the motorway, but a lot of motorway. I know this doesn't seem a lot, but its 100 miles less from a tank of petrol. Tight northerner and all that? This is summer too, will loose another couple of mpg in the winter. Anybody care to explain the physics?
  11. Rear Camera Quality

    Only having the camera now, I'm amazed how much I miss the beepers on my sport. Wasn't paying £600 just for rear ones, no idea why Lexus dropped front beepers altogether? Camera quality is ok though, always a pain in the rain, but just then have to old school reverse. I know 1st world problems.
  12. New Sport - Mirrorlink Works

    Alas I'm android so don't get the cable music experience, bluetooth only for us but that is good enough. I have a 64gb USB stick with a lot of music on, but when I just want a random shuffle I will use Spotify over bluetooth. I am really disappointed with the phone bluetooth in the new car though, that was one thing that worked perfectly in the old car. Now no matter where I am the first 10 seconds we have un-audible dalek speak which settles down and then happens again at various intervals if a long call.
  13. New Sport - Mirrorlink Works

    HTC phone arrived and while it works its not as good as the Samsung. The screen remains on and the usb ports don't give enough power to charge and run so it was discharging while using. Far too buggy and taking a call while the mirrorlink was running and you go off, so you have to navigate through all the mirrorlink settings again while driving. Will drive me mad and sygic is no tomtom. Given up already, will sell HTC on and its Bluetooth and tomtom on a vent mount for me Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
  14. New Sport - Mirrorlink Works

    Manual says its mirrorlink 1.1 it was the first thing I checked. Tested on a Galaxy S6 and the mirrorlink was native, which I am led to believe the HTC is too. Mirrorlink 1.1 is certified apps only, hence only Sygic as the only premium Nav App, I think the 99p BringGo nav app also works but reviews are not the best. Spotify is via 3rd party rockscout and I think there is a HTC car app that gives an android auto look. Got the phone for £99 and sygic is free for 7 days and also currently 50% off until 10th August (still £42 though) so will give it a good test. If its too buggy will just sell the phone on and go back to my Moto via Bluetooth. Sent from my SM-T810 using Tapatalk
  15. New Sport - Mirrorlink Works

    OK, the inner child got the better of me, have bought a HTC One M9 just so I can use the mirrorlink facility in the car. Wasn't spending brewsters so looked for the cheapest highest spec phone to do Mirrorlink, was a toss up between this and a Sony Z3 and ended up with a silly price one on ebay. So it's a bit of a throw away purchase if the mirrorlink does seem as "buggy" as first play. Lets hope Sygic Car Navigation is on a par with TomTom Anyway it's a new gadget to play with for a bit.