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  1. Heard dr leather wipes are also v good for Lexus leather seats, doesn’t leave the slippery feel after use that other cleaners can leave. Just a one step cleaning wipe. Google for more info. Plenty of info online.
  2. Thumbs up to hellrider. My last car I had before the lexus was a Toyota Corolla. Had it from 05-17 cracking car. Didn’t like the Auris so got the is cos cheap lol. Must say like the look of the new corolla. Saw the new Camry in car park, it’s bloody huge but looks nice. But at the mo i❤️Lexus
  3. Hi James, had same idea as you, saw an 09 gs300 near me, Mesa red cream leather, 50k immaculate for just under 6k. Bloody went before could see it. Only thing put me off at time was £500+ved and probably big insurance bill. Now I’ve had a taste of Lexus will be getting another. Don’t know if it will be an is250, a gs non hybrid maybe an Rx. Decisions eh. May even break bank and get a later plate car. Just like the old ones interior wise over the more modern say 3gen models. Roll on June 2020 when have to bite the bullet and find a Lexus in whatever form it takes. Not ruling out a hybrid Just don’t want extra bills on top of looking after an older car but to be fair my is has only cost me tyres,battery,services, mot, so not ruling out an older model plus this forum great for info
  4. Maybe we should start a national countdown to see how many is220d’s are being scrapped lol. Mine an 07 plate getting rid before next mot due next July. Like yourself enjoyed the is as a car but fed up with mine too esp the vsc eml lightshow, otherwise car runs great no oil, coolant loss. Been a comfortable 3yrs in it but time to move on to newer Lexus for me before bills mount up. £463 seems low but I got offered £125 for mine from ac. Bloody tyres and battery worth more than the car lol
  5. Fitted Dunlop sportmaxx rt2 to my is220d. Great tyres in wet and dry. Wear well too. I’m in the same boat as Jamesis220 mine got till July till mot runs out then scrapping mine. Got persistent vsc eml light on probably a faulty sensor. Bumper needs fixing after back box left the car at speed. Repairs more than mine worth. Love the is hate the engine.
  6. Welcome kippaxblue. Bet you’re a city fan? Or am I wrong? Got an is220d myself 07 plate se-l trim. What have you got? you will find lots of answers to any questions you have, great forum for info and you get quick responses to any questions. welcome aboard hope you enjoy ur lexus
  7. Had my is220d for three years now. Always have this coming up intermittently. After three restarts go away and they come back either weeks or days later. Never been in limp mode at all, just lived with it mate plugged in obd reader got p2002 code. Dpf below threshold, put it down to urban driving as only do 20 miles a day. Lights on all the time now, went to ats for engine diagnostics and had the following codes come up c1201 c1241 p1426 p2002. They seem to think caused by low battery, during last service said battery at 50% so probably this, also dpf sensor. Anyone had any similar codes and did you find a fix?
  8. Lovely car, bet your over the moon with her.
  9. Love the wheels btw. Lovely car you have. How much? being nosey lol. What did you have previously? How you finding your new baby? To borrow a quote looks bang tidy
  10. Your car is gorgeous, keep us updated how you’re getting on. Love the old Lexuses. Are you leaving the bow on the roof to say how special the car is lol. looks really well looked after and very tidy interior. You must be chuffed with it.
  11. Hi juicestop, glad not only me. Just didn’t fancy changing the bulb myself, looks a pain and something Halfords wouldn’t do lol. Just another little niggle to put up with until I sell mine, bloody strange though.
  12. Thanx guys for replies. The bloody thing working fine now, been raining here and miles cooler. Used on auto and manual, seems ok. No pinkish tinge. Oh well time will tell.
  13. Working nights this week in the glorious heat. Driving to work noticed my drivers side hid bulb off. Cue thinking bulb had gone, or dodgy ballast, expecting another ££££ bill. Drove home in the morning and when got home turned lights from auto to on via stalk and both lights worked. Could it be possible for the heat to have affected the lights? Daft question but I don’t put anything past this car. Car on north facing drive so got the sun for most of the day 40deg plus on the drive in the sun. Especially drivers side.
  14. Go for the gs, sod ikea trips lol that’s what home delivery is for. Your Lexus too good to carry flat pack. Carry you and the missus in style and laugh at the minions trying to fit a wardrobe into their fiesta. Yes I have seen this attempted at IKEA.
  15. Chemical smell may be because you have fitted a new dpf filter. Had similar when had new backbox fitted. Just needs a couple of days to burn off any oils. Takes a few days of hard driving then you won’t notice any smell fingas x. Best thing to do at the moment is try to make a few journeys on the motorway to get everything up to temp and make the dpf do its job. Hopefully the warning lights should go out after 3 maybe 4 restarts. my is220d does this, flashing up the eml trc vsc lights every so often. Learned to live with it as getting rid before mot expires next year. You can either put up with it or like me get rid because a diesel no good for the mileage you and I do. Love the is but next Lexus for me a petrol or hybrid