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    IS 250 SE-L MM
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  1. I had approached the Lexus dealer who sold me the car and after another experiment last night playing around with the MM system for 20 minutes or so which led to the car not starting and chattering on the solenoid, they have agreed to reimburse the cost of a new battery. I was under the impression that the car was an approved used car and the warranty for that states that wear and tear items had a 3 month warranty, however my car has the lesser 5 year + extended warranty which is not the same. Lesson learnt ! So, new battery to be fitted by a different Lexus dealer on Friday but another bonus is that having a look underneath at the exhaust system reveals that the back section with the two silencers is almost new. Going back to the MM system causing the battery to go flat, you would think that with all the clever electronics on the car, when the battery is discharged to a certain level, either the car would switch it off or warn the user that to continue would mean the car would not start.
  2. Sill light fixed! I thought I would pull the non working sill plate off to have a look underneath and voila! the connector, for whatever reason was not connected. Just pushed it back together and it now works fine. Just the battery to sort out now. The approved used Lexus warranty does state that wear and tear items including the battery are covered for the first 3 months of the 12 so I can't see why they would not replace it.
  3. Just had a look at the number which is 200708 so presumably a July 2008 battery. Guess its end is near.
  4. Yes, just like that one but because it's in the holder I couldn't see the Panasonic logo. If I read the approved used warranty right, it should be guaranteed for the first 3 months.
  5. Not sure if it's a Panasonic but it a clearish/white case with a black top with a yellow sticker and a Lexus care sticker with a phone number to ring for my nearest dealer if i'm feeling a little flat LOL!
  6. I would have thought that the drive home from the dealers of 125 miles would have charges the battery sufficiently but as has been said, maybe it's getting on a bit. i will wait a while and see. Would the battery and the sill light come under the warranty?
  7. Got my new to me IS 250 SE-l MM Auto yesterday and very impressed with the car. Spent an hour or so last night playing around with the multi media system, playing a DVD etc, came this morning to start it and just get a buzzing of the starter solenoid. Obviously I must have flattened the battery. So the question is, if I'm parked up how long can one play around with the DVD without the engine running before I get to the flat battery stage ? Also, the drivers side illuminated sill doesn't light. The passenger side does though. Is this just possibly a bulb or something and how does the actual plate come off ? Apart from these issues, really chuffed with the car, pre facelift on an 09 plate with Lexus approved warranty,57000 miles.
  8. Spoke to dealer today and yes it had a cherished plate on it previously and asked about the recalls and both have been done which is good.
  9. That could explain it then. Any reason why the reg number doesn't seem to show up in various places ? I actually like those wheels and apparently they have been refurbished last year or so and hopefully being 17 inch will add to the comfort.
  10. Put a deposit down over the phone today on a 2009 IS 250 se-l multi media from a Lexus dealer. The personal video sent to me clearly shows that it is a pre upgrade car because it does not have indicators in the wing mirrors and the reversing lights are the square ones. What puzzles me is that the car has the 10 spoke 17inch wheels and also whenever I put the registration number into the My Lexus or the Gov, mot history, nothing is found. It does come up on the basic MOT check though. If I look at 2008 or 2009 brochures on the Lexus site, those cars have the mirror indicators and tick shaped reversing lights and the 18inch wheels. I just wonder how this car which is registered March 2009 can not have these features. Does anyone know the year when the upgrade happened and should it have 18 inch wheels as standard ?
  11. I was thinking about the price and I thought at the time, it was well worth paying the full amount to secure such a nice car. One thought did cross my mind though, and this applies to any IS250 and that is to have a real good look at the exhaust system especially a car that old because we all know how expensive they can me. Enjoy your prize !
  12. Don't tell me, you got a grand knocked off the price as well !
  13. I take it that this is the light silvery blue with a sunroof ? I rang about that one early this morning only to be told someone had left a deposit on it. The sales guy told me it was the MDs car. Got a good one there !
  14. Drivers seat wear

    Mr Vlad, just to clear things up, the picture is just an example of an extreme collapse of the bolster. In my search for a car, I have seen quite a few lesser examples of this and when the right car pops up, a worn bolster would be a negotiating point. I have no doubt a good car trimmer could sort it out with ease.
  15. Drivers seat wear

    A good example of a collapsed bolster here.