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  1. I am an avid follower of Honest John and I have always used Shell V Power from new. As a low mileage driver the extra cost is is nothing to bother about. I keep a record of all my fill ups and the car has averaged 55.3 MPG over 4000 miles.
  2. I don't like the Sat Nav so I have installed a Tom Tom which is far easier to use and I find the ride a little bit harsh even on 17 inch wheels. I will change to Michelin Cross Climate tyres next year. On the plus side it goes around corners as it it's on rails and grips like a demented dentist.
  3. Correct Stevet . It was a typo, the 350h is the petrol version.
  4. The C300h has a 2000cc turbo petrol engine running on the Otto Cycle compared to the Lexus IS 300h non turbo running on the Atkinson Cycle which has a higher efficiency giving a better MPG.
  5. Rear Tyre for IS250 - 2012

    A little bit off topic but last month I fitted Michelin Cross Climate tyres to my wifes Toyota. Yesterday I was stopped at traffic lights in the outside lane with a car stopped on my inside. The lights changed and we both moved off together. A car shot across from the left and I did an emergency stop avoiding an accident with 2 yards to spare. The car on my inside didn't/couldn't stop and hit the car. Was it my quicker reaction time or was it the tyres? I will never know. The road surface was very wet and greasy but my car did an emergency stop with no drama and I am now a big fan of Michelin Cross Climate They will be my choice when the Lexus needs new tyres.
  6. IS300h car batery

    I used the same Ctek charger connected for three and a half months while I spent the winter in Thailand and had no starting problems on my return.
  7. Yes, my maintenance charger is also a Ctek. I think they are one of the best on the market.
  8. Last October I picked a dry day, ran the car into the garage, connected a maintenance battery charger to the 12 volt connection under the bonnet, left the car unlocked with the hand brake off, nailed the garage door shut and went Back Packing to South East Asia for 14 weeks. On my return yesterday I restarted the car and ran it for 30 miles. No drama no problems. I was as if I had never been away, I was quite impressed.
  9. New Owner - Just a Hi!

    Welcome to the Forum Andrew. I'm looking forward to some of your posts. Steve.
  10. If you try Ebay " Lexus rear bumper protector " you will find stainless steel ones for the IS cost about £36.
  11. Phil. A brilliant and honest post which sums up the the reasons why most drivers love the IS. I can never understand why the Motoring Press constantly voice there dislike for the E-CVT transmission. Its's one of the best things about the car. In every day driving it beats all other gear boxes hands down.
  12. I leave mine in ECO all the time except up/down steep hills when I use sports mode for the rev counter and paddle shifts. Also sports mode for a quick pass. I did a proper fuelly over the last 1000 miles and averaged 57.5 MPG so it works for me.
  13. IS Three likes/dislikes

    Likes. 1. Handling. Better than my last Mercedes and BMW 2. Refinement.CVT gearbox is a peach 3. Fuel consumption. Never less than 55 MPG on a full tank to tank Dislikes. 1 Sat Nav Bloody awful so use my old TomTom 2 Servicing costs expensive 3 No local dealer
  14. Try It's a mine of information for anything to do with cars and is independent, unlike most of the German owned car Mags. John Cadogan of His youtube video's are brilliant.
  15. Battery Range

    Hybrid MPG is very dependant on your driving style and profile. I do very little motorway running or short runs and I have averaged a measured 55 MPG over 2000 miles. I use EV mode for car parks ECO for town driving. Normal for out of town and Sports for quick passing and hills. The on board computer often shows 60 MPG plus but only after about 10 miles into my trip so it's not that good for short runs but better than my last petrol only car, a Merc C Class which would return less than 40 MPG under any conditions.