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    IS300h Advance
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  1. I was lucky to get 36 overall from my 15 reg Advance, quite disappointed (in the mpg), really, as I’d previously had a couple of diesels, and expected the hybrid to not be far off, but it was a good 10mpg down, on similar, conservative driving. OK, I only did 10k miles in it from new..... BUT - at the end of the lease, I was told it would be collected on a date a couple of weeks ahead, so I visited a petrol station. A couple of days later, the lease people phoned to say they’d brought the date forward..... At that point, no longer bothered about mpg, I discovered Sport mode, and realised what a quick car it could be, but no 36 mpg, of course! Having said all that, though, I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it had to go back when I retired.
  2. Understand yours is a 2015 car? FWIW, my May 2015 reg Advance spec IS300h had a reversing camera.....
  3. Thanks for the reply, Dan, but I wish you'd answered the question, rather than just beat around the bush......
  4. Hi Dan, Quick question, what was wrong with the Chrysler Crossfire? I've never even sat in one, let alone driven or owned one, but I have always liked the looks of the soft top version, and, as shown by my list, particularly the JZR, I tend to go for 'not quite mainstream' cars. thanks Malcolm Edit. The Lexus was a company car, (my choice) now I'm retired I have a Volvo C70 folding hardtop
  5. Can't really help here, but have to say my 2015 IS300h Advance had both front and rear sensors fitted as standard, so changing the grille design seems a case of style over substance, and a backwards step.
  6. I like Lexus thinking. On my car, even though there was no spare wheel, nor for that matter really room for one, they still provided the heavy duty polythene bag, fully labelled, to put the dirty road wheel in while you drove on the spare..........
  7. Why just for summer weekends? A few cars ago, I had a Saab 9-3 vert as a daily driver for business use, which was kept outside, through three winters. No problems, or inconvenience that any two door car wouldn't have. If it wasn't raining, top would be down, heater and hat on, lovely! i chose a folding hardtop rather than soft top this time because I'm now into detailing, and I can get more satisfying results on paintwork than I could on a soft top
  8. Had this in my IS300h. Check the 'transmit volume' in the phone menu in the car settings. (I forget the actual process as I no longer have the car). Mine was set at the maximum, and it caused the distortion. Reducing it to around half solved the problem. Hope it's as easy as that........
  9. As a matter of interest, where did they take the power from?
  10. OK, if TFR is a no-no, and I don't have a snowfoam lance, what should I use for, and how do I apply it, as a pre wash? Usually I give the car a good hose down with a spray attachment, I don't like the thought of a power washer. The car has Poorboys Black Hole, AG SRP, followed by AG UGP. I used to use BH Autobalm, but found it harder to work with, so reverted to AG. I use Megs Last Touch as a drying aid, (and watermark remover if necessary as I live in a very hard water area) after each wash.
  11. The Satnav on mine froze/crashed on mine once, just at a critical time unfortunately. And I agree, it was not the most user-friendly system, the Amundsen + in Mrs Baxlin's Skoda Fabia is much better.
  12. I wouldn't go for the NX, sorry Jason, I had an NX300h as a courtesy car for a few days, and couldn't wait to get the IS back. The NX, with the same power unit, seemed so underpowered, presumably being much heavier. It just didn't give the same driving experience as the IS, although I did like the HUD!
  13. Getting approximately back on topic, I had rubbish DAB reception on my IS, the dealer couldn't sort it. Occasionally it would work, then cut to 'no signal'. Thanks to the advice of a member on here, I unplugged my dashcam from the ciggy socket in the armrest. Result: virtually perfect DAB reception! Pity it was only a week before the lease ran out and the car went back.......
  14. The easy way is to wire a 'trailing' female ciggy socket to the piggy back fuse, and plug the supplied ciggy plug into this. Then hide this connection either above the fuse box if there's room, or behind fascia/dash trim.