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  1. Anyone know how capable it will be for towing ?
  2. Been in the same situation last year. I would love LS500h but I didn't want spend so much on a car. As a result I've ended up with Jaguar XJ. Performance wise similar to GS 450h but way more luxurious and packed with new tech. I personally love massage seats, especially on longer runs, and my daughter love rear seat entertainment. What is also important it also got semi aniline leather like GS which was very important to me. For not much more than 50% of LS500h price it was a really good value option. PS. As for ES, it is not for me. I like to have a fun time from time to time on round abound with RWD and it doesn't have semi aniline leather.
  3. I've recently changed the address on 3 V5c I got. New ones arrives 3 days later. Just fill out the and you should have new one in few days.
  4. Hi Everyone, I'm in the middle of decluttering and found floor mats from my old GS MK3. They are in a very good condition from 2010 car. What is important I only got 3 of them, as driver one was in poor shape hence why I bought new ones and kept remaining 3 🙂 If anyone is interested they are for free (or a good beer if you want). Mats are in Chertsey - next to M3/M25 junction. Thanks!
  5. Ive seen this one for quite a while on an autotrader. Hopefully you managed some £££ off but it was quite reasonably priced anyway. Ive test drove 600h before changing my GS, but haven’t decided to go for any. I’m waiting for 500h to drop in price to go back to Lexus 🙂
  6. As for 155mph if they got correct speed rating then they will not fall apart at least - different matter if you will be brace enough to go so fast on them 😉
  7. I think they just started with way to hight price, hoping to get lucky due to low availability of those cars. Trade-in value for that car is around 20k and this is probably what they have paid so even at 24.5k they will still make money out of it.
  8. When I was buying my current car from a main dealer, I got a similar case where both rear tyres where on the way out and front ones were not new either. To avoid situation like here I've just agreed they will drop the price by extra £500 and I'll sort out the tyres by myself. I think this is better strategy as seller will always looks to maximise the profit and will choose the more or less cheapest solution.
  9. Just don't forget that public road is not a race track 🙂 In my opinion F car deserve to be taken for a track once a while, or at least to Germany. On public roads in the UK it is not so much of fun, unless you want to be the one driver who everyone will look at and say what a ***** 😛
  10. Everyone find value in different things. I personally prefer to pay extra for "the experience" of Lexus showroom vs Halfords or garage in Park Royal in London. As someone has mentioned standard service can be discounted - I was normally getting 10% off (being a loyal customer for 5 years) so for major that was £470 vs £455. Even without a discount it is £65 difference on major and even less on minor. What you got for that (in Guildford at least) was a stamp a courtesy car. In my books it is worth the extra £15 🙂 Another topic which I believe is more interesting is main dearer vs independent servicing. Just to start with you need to deduct £59 for hybrid health check as that is just unwise not to do it for the warranty itself. Now to do a full service in any chain (ATS/Halfords/whatever) I guess you easily will spend £220. I'm almost certain it wont include rear diff oil change so that is let's say extra £50. As far I remember air/pollen filter is also included in main so that is another £50 easily if not more if OEM is used. Adding all up £360. So yes you can save £100, a bit more if you go to indy and maybe even more if they wont give you a recipe and "save/steals" on VAT 😉 Anyway for me £100 is worth the extras like: - A nice courtesy car for a day - Only one trip as I don't need to do Hybrid check separately (time + fuel saved) - Stamp in the book which is always useful when you sell - Quite good vac and clean Some will get blinded and go by service names. Major service at XXX is £200 and Lexus is £500, but lets compare apples with apples. Not all major services will be equal (check previous paragraph). There is also a reason why expensive car deprecate much more than cheap ones. As they are more expensive to maintain/repair. What is even worse with age and depreciation repair bills will just go up. Most peoples don't want to spend £500 for major service, or replace 6 iridium spark plugs if they can do 3 standard ones in theirs Jazz/Polo/Fiesta/.... 🙂 So to wrap it up. Yes Lexus servicing is not the cheapest one but in a some way it is justified, at least for me.
  11. Some dealers wont stamp a service book with essential service. I'm also not sure if they will provide a courtesy car but that probably it will change from place to place. I was using standard plan till the end for my 2012 GS.
  12. I'm curious how much dealers will pay for them as a px. Probably not "a lot" if we got more private sales recently. I don't think I'll personally spend more than 20k on a private sale but finger crossed both will find new owners.
  13. Just as a reference in my old gs450h I’ve managed to get from London to Cardiff at 51mpg but that include longish 50mph limit on M4. Normally from London to German border it was around 40mpg to drop to average 32after 600km in Germany. 450h was doing 26mpg at 120mph with cruise on. Lowest I’ve seen was around 18 at full throttle at 155mph, obviously without cruise control as it doesn’t work then. in my opinion GSF is a brilliant car but not as a daily driver one in which you will go to Tesco and do school runs. For those purpose 450h/300h is way better. You should buy both 🙂
  14. Don't forget there are 2 looses in value. 1st one is just standard over time price drop like: today dealer will sell it for 39k, next year for 36k. Another one is day 1 price drop to cover dealers commissions like: you bought it yesterday for 39, but if you want it to sell today you will get 35k for it on trade-in/px. You can try to beat this one up by buying and selling privately where differences will be way lower.
  15. Those fans are not 50p for sure 🙂 I've replaced 2 out of 4 and they costs me £20. You could probably buy cheaper ones as mine were top end PC fans, to be sure they last and operate quietly. I assume RX unit will be similar to GS ones so fan replacement should also be doable.
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