mrfunex

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About mrfunex

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    Stuart
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  • Lexus Model
    GSF & RX450h
  • Year of Lexus
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Hampshire

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  1. Excellent news, awaiting pics! Hedge End have been absolutely great to us for years. We’ve had a GS450h, an ISF, and currently have an RX450h and a GSF. Was it Mike who you dealt with?
  2. Just a black numberplate away from disappearing entirely! Looks great! 😎
  3. Young drivers seem to either be the “Em-free, innit” lot, or aspire to own a diesel Audi A3 on PCP. The German marketing machine has certainly done a number on us. This, coupled to the general state of our roads, traffic levels and the utterly relentless war on the motorist, I think petrolheads might be a slowly dying breed. As I understand it, in other countries, Lexus has a better market share, but they’re quite small in the UK. Here I’d imagine a very healthy percentage of all sales are the CT200h, more for tax/BIK reasons than anything else.
  4. If the guy’s worrying about a few hundred quid road tax every year, perhaps a 12-year old hybrid with the aforementioned potential battery issues might not be the best choice? They go wrong extremely rarely, but as any warranty you’ll get on a car of that age won’t be worth the paper it’s written on, maybe a petrol-only car might reduce this risk? Would an IS suit your needs?
  5. Aha! Thanks guys! Think I’ll wait until the next release in October!
  6. Apparently I already have the latest maps, @NemesisUK, I take it you upgraded to the 86271-48341 version?
  7. I’ve got a 2016 GSF, and quite a lot of roads near me have changed in the last few years. I’ve had a look at my map microSD card and seemingly the one the car left the factory with is the most recent version. (according to lexus-map updates.eu) Does anyone know anything more? Have we been abandoned?
  8. Interesting as a toy to play with, but as others have said, a rev counter is pointless - as long as the drivetrain provides the power you demand of it, who cares if the engine is on or not! Does this simply plug straight into the OBD port? What else can it do? What’s the update frequency?
  9. They’re both natty dressers, aren’t they! Hope he enjoys it! Maybe he’ll join the forums, or might already be lurking on here? Must be one of the rarest cars on the road...
  10. Tell them to replace the entire system with a H&S catback. That’s what happened to my ISF. Ridiculous price for the tips. The situation may be different now, but when I asked about a set of tips several years ago, the price was £480 a side, and they only come in pairs.
  11. Totally stock - I can’t yet think how I’d improve my GSF... I’ll be putting MPS4S tyres on once the current MPSS are toast, though...
  12. I don’t like the new linen option for the bonnet.
  13. Nothing can be as difficult to clean as a rear GSF wheel tho? 😩
  14. I don’t think I could keep up/put up with the ferocious maintenance on a M3/M4. A mate at work had an M4 for just over a year and it was CONSTANTLY in the dealers to fix some rattle/leak/warning light or other. Then it got nicked. Even the M5 on long term review in last month’s Top Gear mag couldn’t be.. err.. reviewed as it keeps conking out and the dealer doesn’t appear to have a clue! Then the noise - the sports exhaust made a horrible, raspy farting noise! It actually made me laugh the first time I heard it. I hope it’s better from inside. I have no doubt an M car is probably a little more lithe around a racetrack than the comparible ISF/RCF/GSF, but I can’t look past all the positives from the posh Toyota unfortunately. It’s a ‘meh’ from me.
  15. Ah yes, expert mode. Turns you into Ayrton Senna apparently... or pretty good for doing donuts in a deserted car park. Mostly in normal or sport here, I like the slurred gear changes in normal when I’m just schlepping about, and the much sharper ones in sport when I’m not. I find sport+ quite ‘jumpy’ and eco is like you’re dragging a 5-ton trailer behind!