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  1. How does the hybrid system work

    Thanks all. The google link is excellent Garry. That makes sense; so if I've got that right when the batteries are sufficiently charged it will use the electric motors at any speed in conjunction with the ICE to reduce the power required from the ICE = better fuel consumption or alternatively give a boost when accelerating. I just had one of those moments when, although I'd seen it lots of times before, I thought; is that to improve economy? Very clever technology. I'm always amazed by how seamless the technology is; in fact I'm always amazed by Lexus!
  2. Probably a silly question but when the display is showing the ICE and motor/s are working at the same time and you're just cruising at sixty on a flat road is that for fuel saving? As my car doesn't have a rev counter I'm not sure what impact it has in terms of revs; do these drop when the electric motor/s kick in? Hope this makes sense!
  3. Now that is impressive; makes my trip to Skegness pale into insignificance! Bizarrely now she's an old lady she's doing longer trips; for the first 10 years or so the longest journey was an annual 100 miles round trip for a service.
  4. Yes John. Absolutely brilliant small car and lots of them around still:-) Just done a 160 mile round trip in mine today it just starts, goes and stops day after day! Adam I definitely wouldn't recommend any French car (apart from 2CV and original DS!) but with a deal like the one Malc mentioned it's probably worth doing as you don't have to worry about the reliability and you'll save a small fortune on insurance. Once the three years is up your son can buy a Toyota or Lexus:-)
  5. Its got to be a 1.3 Yaris. Nippy ,economical and above all reliable. Mine is 17 years old, had an exhaust at 14 years and a battery at 15 years, broken rear spring at 16 years (speed bumps!). In fact buy any Toyota; Lexus are made by Toyota, enough said:-)
  6. Hi Lee. had a very hectic autumn and winter so didn't manage to get it booked in; will hopefully get its sorted in the spring when all of the salt has gone off the roads!
  7. Happy New Year everybody. Pre facelift Advance has different audio spec; definitely not ML:-(. I've attached a pre facelift PDF brochure (hopefully!!) Lexus RX 450h including RX Advance.pdf
  8. I don't know if this helps or muddies the water but my pre-facelift Advance has 19 inch wheels fitted as standard; did this change after the facelift.
  9. I've had Cross Climates on my RX450h since January this year. Probably done about 10,000 on them and so far they are excellent. I'm not one to explore the limits of grip but they never feel like they will lose grip and coped well in the recent icy weather. See my original review here: Sorry first time I've tried a hyperlink so got additional text from my post but don't know how! Price is probably lower now as I was an early adopter.
  10. Sorry should have said is there a suitable Yuasa for the IS250. My Yaris is very basic with regards to electronics but it's been mainly used round town and stays outside in all weathers so looks like mine did really well at 16 years:-)
  11. Bit late to this thread. The Panasonic battery in my Yaris lasted 16years. I know it probably takes less hammer but suggests that, as with cars, the Japanese know something about reliability when it comes to manufacturing batteries. On that basis is there a suitable Yuasa (Panasonic don't seem to be available aftermarket).
  12. Totally agree Wayne. From being what I thought might be an interesting thread about cost of/replacing mirrors this is just a diatribe. Please lighten up guys this is the best forum I've ever been on; don't spoil it. thanks
  13. I had a Honda Accord 3 door hatchback in 1984 that could give cold to my face and warm or hot to my feet. Great car, fast for it's time, comfortable and economical too! Never drove or been in a 11/1300 but driven/been driven in it's small (mini) and big (1800 land crab) cousins. Both brilliant for their day
  14. I understand what you're saying but other cars I've had (admittedly German (sorry!)) have allowed any outlet setting on auto. But having set off on a journey on Monday and monitoring what it was doing I must admit the system choosing the outlets is far better as in the winter it waits until the air is to temperature before bathing your upper body and face with warm air; in previous cars I've had a chilled blast on my face and feet until it got up to temperature. Just another example of Lexus brilliance. These cars never cease to amaze me!
  15. Mine started on footwell this morning and then when warm moved to footwell and screen. Very clever!