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About Sybaris

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    NX200t F Sport
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    Greater London

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  1. Its annoying me why it suddenly stopped. I had both connected with no problem with performance. Has anyone else had the same issue?
  2. Hi I have an issue that is not at the point where I want to fix it. For ages I had my mobile phones connected to bluetooth and wifi. Then I got a Samsung S8 and it has been a pain in the neck. Initially I did get everything connected. Then after some update to the phone, wifi stopped connecting. Bluetooth still works and I use that but I still want to get the wifi side working. OK so I enable wifi tethering. The car can see the phone/wifi ID It trys to connect and eventually fails. I have tried many times to delete the connection, rename the wifi ID, change the password for tethering on the phone and get the car to re-scan for devices. Every time I can get the two talking but the car just won't connect. ( I do think its the phone and not the car). Has anyone else had this issue and fixed it?
  3. I wouldn't put unsafe parts on the car or anything that would void the warranty but I thought it may be an opportunity to put something better on. Does anyone know what Lexus in the UK charges for labour? Im estimating about £170 for parts (front) and about £280 for labour. Also how long to change discs and pads?
  4. The fronts were 15mm and the rears at 12mm. I have seen some other brands online and are about £170 for fronts and £150 for rear, both sets are 15mm. Its not that much but I wondered if its worth getting slotted ones or upgraded ones at this price?
  5. So would I be better off going to an independent and saving on labour costs?
  6. Took NX in for its service and was told that front and rear pads and discs are down to 5mm and will need changing in 6 months. Was quoted £450 for front and £400 for rear (rounded up). My question is this seems a bit pricey. On the other hand its an 200t, weighs 2 tonnes and does shift in sports mode. Stopping this thing is important and not something I want to skimp on. Does the price sound right? Should I go 3rd party? Do Lexus make their own pads and discs or buy them in? I know nothing about parts though from googling, there are a lot of different quality brake parts which makes it a minefield. What I do want is to be able to stop safely and confidently. Thanks
  7. I put Michellin Latitude Sport 3 on for the summer and my Hankook icept evo2's are still going strong and have done ok in the winter so far, though I do like the look of the new Continentals.
  8. Does anyone know if Lexus removed the active sound control (ASC) from UK models of the 200t (F Sport)? I have been looking for this for ages and then stopped as I couldn't figure it out.
  9. If it had its own speaker I would disconnect it but I don't even know where to look
  10. Does anyone know if you can turn off the annoying beep every time you open and close the tailgate (powered version)?
  11. Does anyone know how easy it is to locate the CAN bus cables? If I go for the Ghost, I don't want them ripping the guts out the car to get to the cable. I do enjoy my car and for £399 I get the peace of mind that my car will be where I left it.
  12. Yes but would you want it back, knowing the issues that follow? Your premium will still go up and there will be more problems selling it, not to mention any repairs. But lets say that you did want to recover the vehicle, what's wrong if the thief parks up and waits. If it is being tracked, they won't hang around. Also you can have the tracker put under the car. Are they really going to crawl under when they want to move it and sell it on? Thats why I am thinking about the Ghost, it stops them from taking it in the first place.
  13. Seriously thinking the Ghost may be the better option. I don't like the idea that a tracked and recovered car will show up on an HPI check and seriously devalue the car when you want to part ex it at the next dealership.
  14. Just been reading up on the Ghost, it looks pretty impressive and a good price too. Wondering if my local dealer will fit it or if I get a 3rd party to, will it invalidate my warranty
  15. I agree, if you do a job then do it properly. The Tracker Locate is a Thatcham Cat 6 tracker with GPS/GPRS.VHF signals and anti jamming. They claim the signals can penetrate underground parking and metal containers and when the tracker is activated it alerts near by police cars and helicopters. I've not heard of the Ghost but that may be an idea.