The Sat Diver

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    RX 450h Advance & LS600h L RSR
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  1. Best you get a roof first methinks !! but the sideways thingy .. well all I did was get in and select Hybrid Snow mode released the parking brake and bosh .. away it went .. took my foot off the foot brake immediately and steered into the slide .. it only traveled some 3m in less than half a second .. demolished a huge brick Gatepost .. the back slid around (possibly the weight of the Battery Pack ? ) into my daughters car door and put a huge dent in that and virtually wiped out the front right of the RX .. just been to Dronsfields this morning to check on a replacement door for her Merc but life isn't that simple anymore .. my thinking was easy peasy just unplug the electrics where the door opens at the hinge side and change the whole door .. naaah .. no darn plug is there so the whole door would need rewiring .. think it's going to be a big tub of body filler
  2. How Do I Upload Photos to Topics / Subjects

    Thanks for all the advice guys .. I managed to upload photos of my motor to the LS600 page tonight appreciate all the advice Cheers Malcolm
  3. Oddly.. I recently sold a Mercedes 6.3 AMG CLS .. it was a fantastic car and a hoot to drive .. but sorry Mercedes (owned 5) but even at 10 years old this LS600 is definitely way above your class not only in terms of reliability but the Service / Reception staff at Stockport are absolutely Brilliant as opposed to the Berks at Mercedes Stockport (it's a long story..)
  4. Well to be honest I have had this car on my shopping list for about 2 years .. not even sure where I found out about it .. but it is a fabulous car although sadly I have since found the front passenger seat is a bit short on the comfort functions .. but my wife can always lounge in the back .. and yes a house on wheels .. certainly an office at least .. The body colour is Sable .. with a dark Chocolate stitched Dash and door capping's married to the dark wood and beige /cream ? leather make a superb colour combination along with the unmarked suede lining and why didn't I buy from a dealer .. well I have noticed during the 2 years I've been looking that prices for the LS600 have actually gone skyward to the point where now 95/100k are silly money .. Steve on here bought a cracker with 8k on the clock which when I saw it chased immediately sadly he bagged it .. but I got this for 7k cheaper .. so I guess that's your reply .. i'm a chancer and always have been when it comes to cars .. it's actually not the first time I've bought from a pub car park but in this instance I still have the option of taking out a Lexus warranty .. The real question is will I keep it .. wife dosn't like the LS but just loves our RX (in the background) .. I suspect once the Grin novelty has worn off .. like all my other cars it will be back on the market .. time will out .. but I just LOVE this car !!
  5. Hi all .. This is more an exercise in uploading photos than anything else but .. this is my latest acquisition .. did everything wrong and bought it off the Lymm Services car park from a guy who brought it up from Birmingham .. as it turned out he was super cool and up front .. the car is a 2008 and as he described 2 owners and in superb condition inside and out with 85k on the clock and full service history .. as a peace of mind for myself I took it to Lexus Stockport last Saturday for a CVI by the techs .. I even got to look underneath whilst it was up on the lift .. everything was in great condition and it was passed with a clean bill of health .. obviously has been well looked after The Eagle eyed among you will wonder why the RX450 behind the LS has a great gaping hole at the end of the front wing next to the headlight .. well this is the result of it sliding off down my daughters drive !! just got it back yesterday from Jason .. boss at Charles Wilson Eng. near Rusholme in Manchester .. they have done a brilliant job replacing all the bent bits and even got the colour matching of the Pearlecent white paint perfectly matched and all thanks to Steve at the Bridge Motor Company who put me in touch ..
  6. How Do I Upload Photos to Topics / Subjects

    In reply to rich1068 .. sorry but your post has gone straight over my head .. i’m just about keeping my head above water with Big Rats reply .. thanks guys but i know very little about this stuff but will give it a try .. very nice motors tho ‘ Cheers Malcolm
  7. Ahhh .. that sounds familiar .. on purchase my RX also had dashboard rattles .. even with a warranty it wasnt covered .. took it back and paid them £150 to fix .. then .. took it back and back and back .. gave up eventually fixed myself with the major assistance of an Audi tech .. who tells me if it had been an Audi they would have done the fix under warranty !! Ah well .. but still stick by my statement it has been mega reliable
  8. How Do I Upload Photos to Topics / Subjects

    Right .. think I may have it now .. thanks very much for your help guys .. i'll try the private message thing at some point too Thanks Malcolm
  9. Not exactly a new member .. but just cannot find any information on how to upload photos to Topics as other members can .. tried contacting the Admin but no reply and tried the How to section but am advised the page is not available So if anyone can give me simplified instructions that would be great .. i'm currently using an iPhone Cheers Malcolm
  10. Buy it .. Ive had my 2011 RX450 Advance for almost 3 years .. bought from Lexus Stockport at £27k so your Premier is about the right price being from a dealer It has without doubt been THE most reliable car I have ever owned .. so much so I bought a 2008 LS600h RSR with 85k on the clock a week ago and expect it will still to be running when I pop my cloggs ..
  11. Yes.. i'm absolutely gutted .. the RX is .. was mint but the scary thing is after I took my granddaughter into the house I realize now that it could have slid away down the drive at any time even without me being in it !! The LS was bought privately in the Lymm Services car park .. yes I know did everything I shouldn't and already taken a load of flack from my local garage boys but to be fair the car so far is as described to me .. interior is mint as is the bodywork and all the toys still work even after 10 years .. well apart from this sensor .. but this is why Lexus has such a following .. i'll bet my recently sold 6.3 AMG Merc wont have half it's toys working after 10 years Would certainly upload photo's but i'm a bit of a luddite and don't know how to do that so will look into it
  12. Hi all .. Well after almost 2 years of deliberation I have finally taken the plunge and bought a 2008 LS600h RSR with 85k and I have to say i'm very impressed .. bodywork is lovely in a Gunmetal / Dark Silver colour with a dark wood and cream leather interior and chocolate colour stitched dash and door capping's which really go well together .. unfortunately the day I bought it I also managed to slide my lovely RX 450 down my daughters pretty steep drive in the snow and ice and cause massive damage to the front end demolishing her car door and the massive brick gate post at the end of the drive .. as they say in F1 I was nothing more than a passenger .. hey ho .. now't I can do about it now apart from start repairs to mine .. find a Brickie and phone a Salvage yard for a replacement Mercedes door ?? .. and all in around half a second .. because I had picked my Granddaughter up from school and delivered her home as a favour .. main thing is nobody's hurt !! Anyway that aside .. I just love this 600 and it has more toys than Santa but .. I realize it does has a Temperature sensor / Air Con problem somewhere .. when I drive down the motorway everything appears to be fine and all gets very hot as it should .. however when I slow down for traffic for a while or am in a queue of slow moving traffic or I stop for a few minutes even with the Temp set at maximum it starts blowing cold air and cold air in the back too .. anyone got any ideas what might cause this ?? I've done the usual and fiddled with the settings etc: but it dosn't make any difference what I do Any suggestions as to the cause would be most welcome Cheers Malcolm
  13. LS600h or LS600h L

    Gee's is the boot really that small .. I carry more golf gear than the Pro shop .. an indication of how good a game I play !! Maybe I should just stick to the RX .. but did locate the Swindon 600 .. waaaay too expensive .. i'm supposed to be saving for another house .. allegedly ? Cheers Malcolm
  14. LS600h or LS600h L

    Ha .. its a phrase I use often !! .. Thanks for the Swindon tip and went on their site after receiving your post but no LS on there .. maybe sold :( Please post some piccies and a safe drive Cheers Malcolm
  15. LS600h or LS600h L

    Steve .. Just read your post and was gobsmacked .. as soon as I saw that advert I was on the phone to them and they advised me it had been sold .. so I phoned Lexus Stockport to ask them if they could phone Derby and check to see if it had really gone .. sadly for me you bought it .. let us know how you get on with it .. for me the search goes on !! :)