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  1. Not for the type of cells used in these cars (or any current hybrid or EVs). Just drive the car like you would any other when it comes to gentle acceleration/deceleration and your see 45mpg+ all day long, on M-ways runs at legal speed+10% your see 50mpg, go 10% below the speed limit and your see 60mpg. Overall half sensible driving should see 45mpg longterm on the IS300H, the most important factor in mpg is not the car but the driver, go haring up every traffic light in order to practice an emergency stop and your be lucky to see 30mpg, when I took a loaner IS300H sport out for a blast my favourite local B roads I saw less than 20mpg. At the same time I've seen nearly 50mpg from my old Nissan 350Z which had a NA V6 petrol on a long run..... ....but on a the same local B roads, not much better than 10mpg if you're really going for it :). If your not getting over 40mpg in a IS300H on a day to day basis, you need to see where how you can adapt your driving technique.
  2. Opposite end, 27,000, coming up to 5 years old soon!
  3. Woo looks fab, will really make our IS feel updated. Can I clarify the OEM controls work still, and you can still access the stock menus?
  4. Unless you notice odd tyre wear or have hit something why would you routinely check alignment? I've NEVER had tracking checked on any car I've owned in 20 years of driving. Nor have I ever seen abnormal uneven tyre wear, our current IS is still on orignal factory tyres at 27k, you should get 30k+ per set on a IS300H.
  5. Surely you just tell them to take their willies off before getting in the car and than not to kick the seat??
  6. The Tesla is back, only took one day to repair, and Tesla delivered it back to my house so actually no time lost for me interms of work etc to go and pick up the car. On the point of depreciation it really depends how you look at the figures. The Tesla is 2 years old and done 28k, its lost about £20k based on price I paid and trade in value, so that's about 71p per mile in depreciation. For the last few days I've been using my dads 10 year old base spec Mazda 6 petrol, it was only £16k new so you would expect minimal cost per mile versus a £70k+ EV?? But because my parents live in London in 10 years the car has only done 19k. The Mazda is now worth £2k, so thats work out as 73p per mile in depreciation.....and on the extra fuel/servicing cost the the Mazda my parents have paid more per mile to run their Mazda than we have our Tesla!!
  7. The expensive it's an issue compared to a Lexus especially the Model 3, but reliability is something non Japanese companies just don't seem to be able to do. Our Tesla is now sitting in Birmingham waiting for new suspension parts, its the 2nd car I have ever owned to have a proper mechanical breakdown by the side of the road, the other been a BMW, where as am currently in my dads 10 year old Mazda which barely gets a service every 2-3 years and yet started first time after sitting idle for about 4 weeks. If Lexus did an EV it wold be a no brainer replacement for our IS300H, hopefully in a few years time when we are ready to chop in the IS300H we'll be able to swap it for a IS-EV :).
  8. Given the number of Tesla + Lexus owners on here may be we need seperate sub section 😉 There are much worse cars to have on the driveway!!
  9. Whoozheer!! The hatred for diesels have really helped IS300H residuals!! To think we very nearly went for a diesel XF/XE instead of the Lexus in 2015 :). The Model 3 is awesome, but we have just got the first invoice and bill through from the architect for our house extension........Don't think we be splashing out on new cars for a long while yet 😞
  10. Or even better £4k depreciation for doing 60k is only 7p per mile depreciation!! That's unbelievable strong residuals value, and shows just how useless the GFV number is for current new car PCP offers.
  11. According to WBAC our 2015 IS premiere is now worth £18.7k, thats more than what they quoted a few months ago!! Works out as £280/month even by lowly WBAC offers. Quite astonishing residuals for a small saloon, which for all intent and purposes are not fashionable at the moment compared to SUVs.
  12. 100% agree. I get frustrated every time I 'floor' the right pedal on our IS, however drive it like its designed to do its a fantastic way to get you from A to B in comfort. We just happened to have done Leicester to Gatwick this morning in the IS, apart from missing steer assist the car was faultless. 50mpg overall despite lots of rain, and pretty much lane 3 pace all the way. Ours is primarily used for long trips beyond the range of our EV these days, and for long distance M-way driving the IS really is hard to beat. 27k in and still on original factory tyres, I recon they wouldn't need changing for another 10k. At one point this year the IS nearly made way for another car, but £10/year VED, no faults in nearly 5 years of ownership, no DPF worries, and all the gadgets apart from steering assistance which my wife wouldn't use anyways means its a keeper.
  13. The 3 really is one of those cars that look better in real life than in photos. We our frist one on holiday in Portugal and it did stand out much more than I thought. The main 'problem' of the 3 is pricing, in particular the 'P' cars, at under £50k with all options you want/need its only £7k more than the list price of our current IS300H, but your getting so much more speed and tech. We did order a SR £37k 3 but than cancelled it, I think I rather wait till we saved up for the £50k 'P' variant. It really is great leveller, performance that only those who could afford and run supercars is now here for everyone to enjoy. The fact once you bought one a 3 second 0-60 Model 3 will actually cost less to run than a BMW 320D is just a donus :).
  14. If your looking at the 3 series surely you have to look at the Model 3? £30K doesn't quite get you into a Model 3, but its not far off. Tesla have also reduced the price of the 'P' version - so for just under £50K your have something that is just about the quickest thing with 4 wheels you can buy for use on public roads!! It's a jump in the budget but near 3 second 0-60 time is something you have to experience to really understand, that's McLaren F1 quick!1
  15. The heated cooled seats on our IS has been rubbish from day one, with possibly 40degrees tomorrow, all I can say is am glad my wife is in driving the IS even though my car doesn't have cooled seats 🙂