Killysprint

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    Tim
  • Lexus Model
    Black GSF
  • Year of Lexus
    2016
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    Northumberland

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  1. Really - who makes the pads and discs fitted at the factory them?
  2. You’re so right. but the Lexus won’t break or go wrong. enough said!
  3. https://m.buycarparts.co.uk/lexus/rc-gsc1-usc1/107866/10132/brake-disc?brand[0]=65 here you go!
  4. 51000 and change - so it’s still wrong. MOT on December 1, mileage was 49152. makes me question the stds of Lexus UK and the garage I bought the gsf from, if the information is not vetted and checked before posting. I’m very happy with the gsf. Is a much bigger car and on the road is a lot more composed than the ISF. It’s as quick, throttle response in S+ is a lot sharper than sport in the ISF, and on sweeping A and B road you can feel the TVD working to apportion power across the back axle, making the car feel very agile. This feels like the car shrinks around you, giving the impression that you’re driving a much smaller car. Brakes are awesome. Fuel consumption- not that it matters is the same. only niggle is the supplying garage change all 4 tyres to hankook s12 evo2’s - not convinced with them, don’t think they’re as good as the bridgestones on the ISF or the MPSS on my previous M5. I’ll change them for my choice when they wear. the tech is a generation newer, so the driver interface is more pleasing, but really offers nothing more than the ISF - it’s just better packaged. Nav as with the ISF still couldn’t find its own arse with both hands - Waze is a much better option. Overall though, Pleased with the decision to change, still think it will be a better ownership experience than any of the competition (m3/4/5, e/c 63, etc etc) Hopefully it’ll be as reliable as the ISF, which never put a foot wrong. Nothing went wrong or broke. Bang for buck it’s good value too, as such I’ve bought a Porsche 968 CS (3rd one I’ve had) which arrives this week..... mrs is impressed as you can imagine.
  5. Was wondering when it would appear. It’s listed as an approved used car from Lexus on their website. but since I traded it in, it seems to have lost 32,000 miles!! How can that be? may be they’ve made a mistake in the listing.....(sic) Month in, couldn’t be happier with the GSF. Great car.
  6. ECP held the discs and pads in stock for the ISF, and from what I remember there’s only 180(ish) ISF’s in the UK. I’m pretty sure I received mine in the frozen norf on a next day, so hopefully it won’t be long until they are listed on their website. i did have a look on amazon and the front discs were priced at £94 each from a UK supplier and again with one of ECP ‘sales’ there could be potentially a further saving. Most importantly there’s options available.
  7. My car thankfully doesn’t need brakes at the moment, however initial research seemed to suggest that only Lexus parts were available. just had a look on the Brembo website and it seems that OE discs and pads are now being manufactured for the GSF and RCF. Used the replacement Brembo discs and pads on my isf and never had any problems, so should save a few pennies when the time comes. Happy days. link to the Brembo page:- https://www.bremboparts.com/europe/en/catalogue/lexus-gs-l1-f-url10/000117800-1
  8. So here we are exactly a year on from this post and I picked up my GSF this morning. Black with black interior, 2016 demo + 1 owner car. Quite taken by it. First impressions are very good, similar in so many ways to the ISF, built like a bank vault, great driving position but in terms of the driver interface and tech. It’s chalk and cheese, it’s amazing how much has changed in a few years. I’ve only driven it 15 or so miles and have the run from Stranraer to Newcastle later to get to know the car a lot better, but the most notable point on the car is the seats. Possibly the best of any car I’ve had, awesome, hold you well, and extremely comfortable. not sure if it’s as quick as the ISF though.... no doubt will get the opportunity to find out later if the weather behaves. As it’s seems with Lexus dealers across the UK - they’ve been easy and a pleasure to deal with, even though they’re part of the lookers group.... and they’ll no doubt have a well loved ISF up for sale in the next week or so. Looking forward to the drive home, just hope it dries up a bit!
  9. Over the past 30 months and 24000 miles, running costs (ex fuel) on my ISF have been 2 services, a set of brakes and 2 wiper blades. Depreciation - £2000. It hasn’t put a foot wrong. As someone has already said they are over engineered - mine has no squeaks, no rattles nothing. I’ve kept the car longer than I thought, and it’s only because I want to change its going, not because I need to change. fuel has averaged 20.2mpg, ok not the best, but dragged down a little as it’s used on the school run a couple of times a week where the consumption drops through the floor. I ran a new merc e350 diesel for 3 years, and 60000 miles - even though the fuel costs were half of the ISF, and I had free servicing, depreciation was £23000. Ruinous. Buy the right car, at the right price with the right history and because the depreciation is glacial, (there is still a demand for the right car) and as they are so reliable, cost per mile is cheaper than any of the other cars in the market sector.
  10. The ferry leaves from Stranraer.... I’ve traded the ISF against the new car.
  11. After 2 1/2 years my ISF is going on Saturday...... Has been a brilliant car. Nothing, not even a light bulb has failed or gone wrong. And even at an average of 20.2mpg (on the trip computer) probably the cheapest car per mile, considering all costs, that I’ve ever ran. Last drive will be a quick saunter across to Stranraer Friday afternoon. Hope it’s replacement is as good.
  12. Went to see this at the weekend. has had the rear drivers painted twice (the garage selling it most recently) as the original repair was not a good colour match. The door shuts are still covered with dust from the repair. Don’t know why the initial repair was necessary. there is a slight ding and scuff damage to the rear passenger door and wheel arch - that according to the salesman is recent and wasn’t there yesterday..... serviced on the button, wheels, tyres all in good condition. Interior spot on. Blue looks good, but isnt for me, want a more discreet colour.....
  13. Have ran my isf for the last 2 winter days on Bridgestone blizzaks. All square set up on Corsa linea alloys. Have been great no issues last winter, and we had some proper dumps of snow. Previously ran winter continentals on my M5, and Pirelli’s on my Merc. To be honest all much of a muchness performance wise. All coped well with snow, which would have stopped me on the summer tyres.
  14. 1. She sells sanctuary - The Cult 2. Purple Rain - Prince 3. Gimme all your lovin - ZZ Top 4. The Unforgettable Fire - U2 5. Just like living in Paradise - David Lee Roth. volume turned up to 11 please, and on a cassette....