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  1. I have now on my GS300h almost permanent vibrations and droning while ICE is running:
  2. I've seen some review videos of 2019 ES and I have mixed feelings of what I've saw. The car doesn't look bad from outside. Unfortunately it is the only positive I can see as a GS300h owner. There are some improvements in size of boot and rear leg room. For me this is not important, because 99% these parts of my car are empty. Taking look at instrument cluster, F-Sport looks almost the same like IS F-Sport or RC F-Sport - nice. Basic cluster partially LCD screen and partially analog is something that belongs into non premium class. I prefer nice analog cluster, but this one looks very cheap and inappropriate. Moving sight right I see big screen, glossy not shaded. Part below this looks like old RX - not very nice. Further below begins problematic part of interior. If You want to connect Smartphone to USB, You have to keep "ashtray" open. Next problem is where to put Smartphone. You will have to lead cable around gear lever to the box in middle console. It is only aesthetic problem, but one cup holder is behind the same tray and another one is open. Look at 5:39 I like in GS big box under armrest with USB ports and enough place to keep phone arranged on its place. Nice is there is wireless charger. but apparently smaller box. Under the bonnet is new but for me as user almost the same non powerful rattling 4 cylinder engine in the same layout like ordinary cars like Skoda, VW, Mondeo etc... In my car this engine is sometimes smooth, but sometimes unacceptably loud and shaky, like it is going apart it is about 50:50. I wouldn't purchase it once again. I swithed from BMW 528i 4pot because it was too shaky, but after years this engine is even worst. Anytime i hit gas pedal i hear and feel rattling from center console, from dashboard, from passenger front seat, from left front door window molding... I will record it. FWD vs RWD... My first snow experience with GS300h was great. FWD cars were stuck under the hill, but I was plowing snow uphills. I am unsure If this layout with heavy battery pack in rear will be at least the same good on snow. I can also compare costs almost equally equipped GS300h and new ES300h: My 2016 specs for 51800€ is almost identical to 2019 ES300h Prestige 55900€+ Metallic paint 1200€+ Premium Navigation 1500€ together for 58600€. I miss 18" wheels and wireless charger but I have power trunk lid. This could NOT be an upgrade for me in future. I have my GS now for only 2,5 years.
  3. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    Problem is also, it didn't rattled since i reserved a visit at dealer.
  4. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    Hi John, i believe it works, but i would like to avoid any mods at least until my car is under warranty. Let's wait for dealers conclusion.
  5. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    I would say it was type 2 rattle. I thought my engine is going apart.
  6. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    The biggest conceptional difference between Honda D14A and Toyota 2AR-FSE is fuel injection. Toyota has beside indirect port additional DI. The next is valve train, Toyota has double, Honda had Single. Otherwise, both engines are Quite Simple. Turbocharged 8AR-FTS is far more Complicated. This was one of crucial factors for choosing Lexus, NA engine, Simple and reliable technology. But it looks I've missed something.
  7. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    40k miles is a almost new car... I had 1995 Honda Civic 1.4i. I've sold it in 2004, because it was old and slow, 325000km on ODO...Since then I've purchased 5 new cars but only one was 100% problem free - 2007 BMW 325xi.
  8. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    Running engine without oil can make a big damage to it. For me any irregular noise is suspicious. Do You have also this type of drone? It was filmed inside my car about year ago.
  9. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    Maybe... I was searching across internet and have found video with similar symptoms:
  10. arkviz

    GS 300h rattling at startup

    Nobody has an idea? I am going to visit dealer within a week, but i don't hope it will solve anything.
  11. Did someone experienced rattling sounds from engine at startup? I do occasionally. It is similar to rattling when You want to put manual transmission in gear without using clutch. It lasts 2-3 seconds and engine is running normal. I can't measure it, but after this "hard startup" engine runs noticeably smoother. Problem is this happen not every time. It occurred few times last week. Before it didn't.
  12. I am really curious how sweetly does it run. My runs almost like diesel tractor.
  13. Thank You Luigi, now i see i have nothing installed. in my car.
  14. Yes, I've read that topic. Dealer assured me my car has already everything solved, instaled dampers etc... Your post reminded me about one more thing. When the car was new, it was very hard to recognize when the engine kicked in. Now it is kicking my *****. But not always.