Vintagesixtysix

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About Vintagesixtysix

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  • First Name
    Phil
  • Lexus Model
    IS250
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. Don't want to be a party pooper....make sure that fly wheel / clutch is ok. looks tidy otherwise....
  2. +1 ..... same experience with AG. Second fitting they sent one of their “technical” people..... I can confirm with recent freezing weather that the screen fillaments for defrosting wiper blades on my replacement do not work in this generic non Lexus screen.....I’ve tested the power supply & that’s ok. It cost me a new wiper blade to find out. Phil
  3. Of course it says .... "up to " .... Just hypothesis.... So would I have to buy a £50k plus RX, etc to get £4K off? Sent from my iPad using Lexus OC
  4. Interesting thought about walk in no car.... I had to smile the other day when we visited a supermarket that's next to Citroen garage..... they had a very old model on a raised outdoor display ..... saying this car is worth £4K! Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  5. For info.... Interested if anyone takes this offer up..... is it just another angle on dealer discount for new vehicle? http://lexus.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/B18B299D38994586/36B67337B4CB9A9AA7F290B8E8FDC6A0 It’s official. The Lexus Scrappage Scheme is now live and we’re thrilled to offer our customers the chance to claim up to £4000 off any new car purchased when trading in a qualifying vehicle. The scheme itself is simple. Trade in your old car for a brand new one. But there’s quite a lot of information to digest on how it works. We’ve highlighted the salient points below so you can check, at a glance, the benefits and eligibility criteria. There’s up to £4000 to claim off the price of each new car purchase. The scheme makes buying a luxury car from Lexus easier than ever before. The initiative will run until 31 December 2017. New cars become more affordable when part exchanging for the bonus £4000. Trade in vehicles must have been registered prior to 31 December 2009. By trading in an older, less efficient model, you’re helping to reduce harmful emissions. With Listers Lexus you need to have owned your car for at least six months prior to trading in. We know your time is valuable. Listers will sort everything for you including checking the criteria and eligibility, completing the application forms and all associated paperwork so all you’ve got to do is choose which model is best for you! Sent from my iPad using Lexus OC **** sorry should be 'Scrappage'
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    New Lexus

    I presume they couldn't colour code the chimney for health and safety purposes [emoji12] ..... Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
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    RAC breakdown renewal warning

    I used to have cover without fail .... the wife buys new so always seemed to have breakdown cover for at least a couple of years. I was also paying around £90 a year for annual worldwide travel insurance. I then realised my bank would offer me car (not individual) breakdown cover + travel insurance + mobile phone insurance + blah blah blah... for a similar monthly fee than the original two. Might be worth a look if you also have other insured items/stuff/services. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
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    Lexus singled out by Irma

    I bet they still started! [emoji106]🤞[emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
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    Ex lease cars

    Hi Geoff, Having had company lease cars for over 20years with my last business I can comment from the other side of the fence. I treated those cars exactly like my own private vehicle.... serviced on time.... tyres changed before illegal... family & other animals told to treat the inside with respect.... cleaned inside & out regularly. I saw it as a tool of the trade...didn't want my customers seeing a skip driving into the car park ..... and when blessed with the presence of a senior manager or going to another site with a client I didn't want them to have scrape the kids McDonald's off the seat first. What I couldn't control was where it was serviced & the quality of parts & tires used.... as were all on contract accounts. I've also know guys who are '000 s of miles over service times and almost having to be threatened with consequences if they didn't get it done or only coming to light after being nicked for a tyre, speeding, bulb out etc. So I'm sure your relative will know long standing customers..... whose mileage and vehicle condition they can probably almost predict along with their service history. Over the years I have enquired a couple of times to buy my vehicle at the end of the lease.... I would call the price competitive not mind blowing cheap..... but of course I knew every mile it had done. Hope helps Phil Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  10. Got it... thanks John & also for link. I dismissed it.... even though it was staring me in the face...thought it was just cats. Interesting option & may do if not keeping for anther several years. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  11. So looking at the drawing... Discounting the manifolds, the system is in three pieces? Please check my thinking. Manifold to cats... centre piece to after middle box ( where mines cracked) ...... finally to back boxes and tips? If I was going to get just the middle section made up S/S mild or whatever would that suffice or would there be issues? Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  12. Not an answer to my post issue ... Found this as replacement back box, just for reference. https://www.onlineautomotive.co.uk/Products.aspx?ID=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&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlL-_k6fh1QIVorftCh2RDAR0EAQYAiABEgJUufD_BwE Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  13. Thanks John@britprius I've read your thread over on GS section also .... hats off to you &@IS200Newbie for your resourcefulness on respective vehicles. All I've got is a junior hacksaw and a black & decker workmate so probably not quite in the same league 😜. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  14. Thanks Tim that's encouraging, I'm defo going to tout it around a bit and see. Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC
  15. Thanks John, hope your well. Phil Sent from my iPhone using Lexus OC