PaulWhitt20

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About PaulWhitt20

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  • First Name
    Paul
  • Lexus Model
    IS300h Advance
  • Year of Lexus
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cheshire

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  1. PaulWhitt20

    Extended warranty

    My car is just reaching the 3 years old mark and am considering the extended warranty. £800 is a lot for two years but so is £460 for a sensor! Hum, a dilemma. Piece of mind or trust your luck. Its a difficult decision. I've not needed the warranty and it still seems to be in full working order (touch wood) but you don't know what will break tomorrow. I'm not ready to change yet so maybe the piece of mind will be worth it. Is there any movement on the £800 quoted on the Lexus website for 2 years extended warranty.
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    Cvt gear box

    Forget everything you know or read about on conventional CVT gearboxes. Turn the silly simulated noise off and just be amazed at how well it works and how smooth it is.
  3. It’s great advice if the dealer wants to shift one of their last GSs.
  4. I would be interested in an IS tourer. The IS is a great car but not very practical for family life. We end up using the wife’s Jazz when going on holiday or taking kids to uni etc. Also you can’t get a wheelchair or walker in the IS if taking aged parents out. I am not keen on an SUV as I like to be able to clean the roof without needing stepladders.
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    Engaging Drive (Gear)

    I’ve noticed this on every automatic car I’ve had. I think it’s something to do with the weight of the car shifting on the suspension and the brakes holding the wheels. Like when you release the handbrake the car can raise up.
  6. PaulWhitt20

    Humming noise on startup

    Cooling fan on the battery ?
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    ASC button

    Had a play with this this morning. When in EV mode it does not make a sound (as you may expect). When in sport mode it makes a droning engine sound simulating gear change noise as you accelerate. It even make the droning noise when it kicks in to EV mode and the rev counter says 0 rpm! Can't really see why anyone would find it useful, they could at least put a nice V10 soundtrack from the LFA in.
  8. I have just started to notice this too after a service. Sounds like a turbo. I thought perhaps that had put a new engine in but alas it doesn't go any quicker. I have also developed (well not me but the car) a slight squeak from the wheels when driving slowly in traffic jams ( most of the time then). This started after the service and new tyres. I'll have to turn the volume up. [emoji450][emoji442]
  9. PaulWhitt20

    Help! ASC not working...

    Why am I always repeating myself Why am I always repeating myself Why....
  10. PaulWhitt20

    Help! ASC not working...

    It may be the volume control knob for the ASC is dirty and causing poor contact. It's on the dashboard to the right of the steering wheel. Not experienced this myself as I have asc switched off. Bit of a gimmick really. If you want simulated engine noise they should make it a V10 from the LFA.
  11. PaulWhitt20

    Help! ASC not working...

    It may be the volume control knob for the ASC is dirty and causing poor contact. It's on the dashboard to the right of the steering wheel. Not experienced this myself as I have asc switched off. Bit of a gimmick really. If you want simulated engine noise they should make it a V10 from the LFA.
  12. Hi, I have still been using the Lexus OC app on my iPad. It disappeared from the App Store some time ago but has still worked until recently. Now it does not update. Tapatalk still works but I preferred the Lexus OC app as it took less clucks to get to bit I wanted.
  13. PaulWhitt20

    Is300h considering

    Most disappointing, with snow mode on, can't get the back end to step out at all. [emoji854]
  14. Another use of EV mode is when I am sitting in the car having my lunch. In EV mode the heated seats and air con work but the engine is not running as long as battery is charged.
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    Auto wipers and snow

    Another option is to check the wipers are not frozen before you get in the car. Also to get the snow off the top of the doors before you open them and the snow falls on the seat!. One not so easy to check before it is too late is if the window is frozen. When you put the window down and its stuck, will that do any damage?