Hangie

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    Krzysztof
  • Lexus Model
    GS450h
  • Year of Lexus
    2012
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    Surrey

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  1. Have you sorted that out ? Sounds like fan in audio unit. Lexus would replace whole but fan can be replaced.
  2. I also could recommend clay bay. It is a lot of work but well worth it. Don't forget you also need some "lubricant" for it.
  3. If you don't know what is that read the text on the bottom - looks similar isn't it ? 🙂 Hopefully I haven't ruined the experience for future users..
  4. I've seen UX yesterday (and ES like month ago). Both feel very upscale Toyota like. In the UX what made the worst expression was passenger door panel - it was just bit of plastic with lonely looking door handle On the other hand my reason of visit to Lexus Twickenham was GS F they got there. What a car it made me smile twice in first 60 seconds - first when you start the engine and then when you join the traffic from dealer lot. Even in everything in normal settings and accelerating in 1/2-3/4 throttle rear was very nicely "dancing". Only regret I got are the seats which doesn't fell too comfortable for longer drive as my GS, plus brakes doesn't seem to be very sharp but they might not be up to the temperature after short test drive.
  5. No full screen sat nav on pre-facelift models. It don’t bother me though. it could be political thing to not add it later ion, or hardware was changed and pre-facelift satnav is just not powerful enough to display in full screen.
  6. Hangie

    New review

    That is unfortunately very common trend with most new cars - they are created in marketing and finance departments and engineering need to complelty adjust. Yes I know Toyota and everyone else are not charities and need to make money but I still got feeling than it the past balance was more on the engineering side. There is also a preasure on the public companies that they need to make more money/grow every year. Price cant go up so cost must go down - good example BA and Lexus ES 🙂
  7. Those car are cruisers so 50k miles is 1-2 year for them quite often. Of course some of them are doing less like those two: https://usedcars.lexus.co.uk/en/used-lexus/Lexus/lS600h/LS600h-50-L-Premier-jjbwxwf https://usedcars.lexus.co.uk/en/used-lexus/Lexus/LS-600h/50-L-Premier-Night-Vision-r1bu3r5 As @jpjsavage has mentioned with those cars 100k miles is nothing (if serviced right) so you shouldn't be really afraid of higher millage as they were designed for it. If I would be on the market for a new car for sure I'll look at this one from autotrader - 2015, 124k miles for 28k Or if you want to spend less: - 2013, 151k miles for 19k
  8. Hangie

    New review

    With ES 300h when you are on a roundaboud and you step on it a bit harder in the middle of the way nothing particularly interesting will happen. Another example when you join main road. I like that feeling of rear axel escaping a bit to catch the traction after short while and then start accelerate. You can also have some fun when there is a bit of snow but then it is better to go for some bigger car parks as snow is less predictable and after all we all thinks about safety. In GS and especially 450h in sport+ you can have some good/fun ride as seen above. It all coming back to definition of a good ride isn't it ? Everyone expect something else. Not everyone will go for a track day, do 155mph on Germany motorway or drive sideways from time to time. That why for some ES 300h is boring to drive while for another it is perfectly fine. For me GS 450h is perfect mix. It got nice interior and luxury/comfortable feel/drive but then if you want to have some fun it is also there. For me also it doesn't need to be faster as if I'm after under 5s acceleration I'm switching to my motorcycle.
  9. Yes I know it got a damage but I post it here as picture was better 🙂 1st link is like £20 or so more for a brand new part. Still point is it is a separate part you can replace without touching rest of the bumper.
  10. That is what I would expect from dealership. If you want to use insurance and risk big premium next time go for it. If you want to repair by fracture of that price: - first check the condenser. Is it just bended slightly or is it leaking ? If you still got air con after those few days it probably cosmetic and doesn't really need to be replaced. If it is leaking buy replacement part as it is just radiator - no magic there. Here you got an example https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fits-Lexus-RX-RX450h-AWD-Genuine-Nissens-A-C-Air-Con-Condenser/292288237094?fits=Car+Make%3ALexus&hash=item440dbc8e26:g:oSQAAOSw3GtZ3NVi - With the bumper I'm not an RX expert but it looks like someone might be even less knowledgeable or try to rip you/insurance off. You got F-sport model right ? In F-Sport it looks like lower trim that you have damaged is a separate part and can be replaced. https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Lexus-RX-2012-to-15-Grey-Front-Bumper-Lower-Spoiler-5241148010/619785582 or https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Lexus-RX-F-Sport-2012-15-Front-Bumper-Genuine-P-n-5241148010-Ref-27fb01/14011657891. Of course mesh and covers/trims are also separate parts as per quotation. Of course there is a chance that some bottom trim fitting points were damaged but those should be reparable. In short £1600 is crazy price for insurance. You should be able to fix it for couple of hundreds on your driveway (if condenser and fitting points are good). Please notice that this bottom trim is not in the car colour so no need to respray anything.
  11. As for that "foam" from you video it does looks like energy absorber. It probably get loose as normally they are fixed. As for hitting those hidden object I've scratch a while ago my bumper by this crazy design outside rabbis bin: They are quite common in Warsaw in Poland and very easy to miss when you are reversing. Yes they are made out of concrete! Ha found it! It is still there: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.272305,20.9263271,3a,75y,340.98h,71.24t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s49tg4uWH6rNxXHwMhhOwCg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 Then it was on the opposite side of the road sign and I hit it by reversing from that local road.
  12. It got quite a lot of torque and power to transmit plus all those hybrids components - all of that generate heat. in 450h there is even separate “water” cooling system for the inverter 🙂 as for problems I’m not aware of any it is very classic system - 2 pipes leaving the engine to join main water radiator in a separate small circulation and then back to the gearbox. Oh only mk3 at the beginning got some problems with oil pump which was later fixed.
  13. Nope there is no dip stick in 450h. System is sealed. in my case easiest way to check oil condition is to very slightly loosen oil hose going to the radiator. Connect to pet bottle cap was get out and retighten the hose. in my case oil was tired but still smooth with little residue. Smell was alright. Seeing that I’ve asked Lexus for an oil change which they did. After 8k miles no issues. Shop around one dealership quoted £450 while other done it for £180. it took like 1.5-2h and oil isn’t cheap either so I paid very good price.
  14. First of all check fluid condition - smell it, smear between fingers. If it is burnt and got particals in it leave it as it is already too late for a change. When you put new one you might do few miles and gearbox will fail most probably. If it is just tired but still smooth and not black like oil change it. ive changed it in my both cars. Both were done by Lexus as it is not easy procedure on hybrids. With conventional gearbox you can go to anyone good.
  15. If I remember correctly when lights are on first use of windscreen should also trigger headlamp one - you could use that to check the button. Next I would press the button and listen if pump is starting. If yes check pipe work.