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  1. rich1068

    New LS 400 Member Derbyshire

    Hi Simon. Welcome to the LOC. A few pictures of the car wouldn't go amiss Yes, badge and place of origin certainly plays a part. The European competition can be lovely but I think if you pretty much want to guarantee to get where you're going then Japanese is where it's at.
  2. I did wonder. When I read this yesterday I looked on the Euro Car Parts site and prices weren't anything like. Even before you add the silly promotion discount.
  3. Ever since I started driving if the people who built the car say it should be xxpsi then xxpsi is what it gets. Not at all concerned about how the tyres "look" with 32psi on a 400h. And tbh I'm a little surprised that some take the word of tyre fitters as gospel.
  4. I like the hybrid because it takes the edge off running a 3.3ltr V6 SUV. And the pedestrians in car parks thing.
  5. I understand that you're saying the batteries are more likely to fail around 10 years but firstly you could say that about just about anything and secondly articles on the internet do not facts make.
  6. rich1068

    Buying a Saab on Sunday...

    Auxiliary belt let go. Actually, I think it's the tensioner that went first causing the belt to snap. Luckily we were more or less on top of Tibshelf services on the M1 northbound or I'd have found out the hard way how smart the "smart" motorway is in the dark... More seriously, the thought of stopping on an active lane of the M1 at 6.00pm on a Saturday truly terrified me. I think I would have rather cooked the engine than done that.
  7. rich1068

    Buying a Saab on Sunday...

    Trip to the classic show at the NEC did not end well... Thank goodness for Lexus breakdown cover!
  8. rich1068

    Tyre "skipping" on full lock

    Used to have this on our XC90. Low speed maneuvering eg supermarket spaces. 19" wheels but certainly not low profile tyres though. Slightly disconcerting at first but then I just put it down to one of those things because I knew the car was mechanically spot on.
  9. rich1068

    Buying a Saab on Sunday...

    Just had to defend our honour over on the Saab forum. Love the Saab and the forum is generally excellent but I don't think reliability is something they can call us out on! Probably get banned now...
  10. rich1068

    New owner

    Green tea? I get boiled sweets at Lexus Sheffield. Maybe it's a Yorkshire thing?
  11. Apparently it's not unheard of for the front three to get changed and the back three to get left because they're such a cow to get to!
  12. My 2006 RX 400h is proving to be utterly reliable (should I say things like that?) but with a slightly lower mileage than yours. History is everything I'd say. If it's having work like the belt and water pump done at a main dealer than I'd imagine it's led a good life so far. Before you purchase try and do some digging into the service history. If the car isn't currently local try and get the seller to send you some pics of the service stamps and bills. Try and do this before the purchase date, forearmed is forewarned. In my experience Lexus dealers and independent garages are quite willing to speak to you about a vehicle if you're friendly and assure them it's just an enquiry and nothing more. "Hi, I'm looking at purchasing a car I think you've looked after in the past" etc. One thing that does spring to mind is that it should have had all six spark plugs changed by now. They're not madly expensive but there's an awful lot of labour involved to get at the back three. I like to think I have a good relationship with Lexus Sheffield so when I picked mine up I had them check it over. They charged me £60 and supplied me with a list of items that needed attention leaving it entirely up to me whether I had it done there or elsewhere. I'd certainly do that again, maybe worth you considering?
  13. I did just condense roughly a year's worth of arguing into a two line forum post... And I had to agree to lease a brand new BMW. But that was no bad thing because by then the F30 was out and I could afford one of the six pots.