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  1. That is great news Eamonn, i found that it transforms the car
  2. Hi all IS250C owners, Since buying my 250 convertible, there have been an annoying rattle coming from the back of the car, sending me crazy. This weekend I had had enough of the rattle and set about tracking it down. The rattle was described brilliantly by Eame64, in a post when he said: is it coming from the roof or from the back where the pull out is or parcel shelf? My mrs IS250c has a rattle from the the rear parcel shelf on rough roads but is fine on motorways and dual carriageways. I have tried some small wedges and even some bungee cords but can't seem to stop it. I don't drive it very often but when I do it drives me nuts but the mrs said it doesn't bother her. It is a common problem and people have had the roofs replaced under warranty but still didn't cure it. I think its one of the down sides to a hard top convertible even our previous Merc SLK rattled away on rough roads. In fairness we did know about the rattle issues on these when we bought it but the mrs wanted it and it doesn't seem to bother her. A great car otherwise though. I did a bit of research and came across this video on You Tube - see below I followed the instructions for the back two hooks and I now have a rattle free convertible. Which has made me fall in love with the car, all over again. I hope it helps any other convertible owners who have the same Rattle. Now to phone Lexus Hedge End and cancel my appointment for them to look at fixing my roof, as I have done it in Ten minutes with 4 strips of gaffer tape.
  3. Hi Nick, Thank you for the info, maybe I should try the youtube gaffer tape fix, and see how I get on? If it ever stops raining!!
  4. Hi Eamonn, You have described my rattle perfectly, I was going to start a new thread on it. I did do a lot of research about the rattle and thought I had read somewhere that Lexus had come up with a fix, which was adding some washers, after they had taken the roof to pieces. I have also see on YouTube a fix using gaffa tape on the hooks within the roof sections! Maybe I should try the gaffa tape first? The car is still under warranty, so am hoping the garage I got it from will pay for it all?
  5. Thank you Alan, I did mean Hedge End
  6. Hi All, i need to get my convertible roof looked at, as it is making a lot of noise when on rough roads. The closest dealers to me are Southampton or Guildford. Does anyone have good or bad experiences of either? Thank you
  7. RevPhilip

    Halford Bargain

    I will have to investigate....I am still try to read through all the manuals that it came with....
  8. RevPhilip

    Halford Bargain

    Hi Eamonn, I am loving the 250C, it is such a nice car, so much better than my Audi convertible. There are a few things that I miss....being able to close all the windows with one button....1:8T speed.....errr.....hmmmmmm....that would be all though. Am loving the quietness, quality of build, metal hard top, the Mark Lev sound, keyless entry and the super smooth gearbox. Only one problem so far, the wife keeps taking it instead of her car! Edward - I am hoping to try and see how Good the wax is, over the weekend.
  9. RevPhilip

    Halford Bargain

    Hi All, Not sure if it was just my local Halfords, but this autoglym HD Wax should have been £47, but a big sign said it was £25, instead of the sale price of £33! Not sure how long it will be £25. Just in case anyone was thinking of buying some. Philip
  10. Hi All, Not sure if it was just my local Halfords, but this autoglym HD Wax should have been £47, but a big sign said it was £25, instead of the sale price of £33! Not sure how long it will be £25. Just in case anyone was thinking of buying some. Philip
  11. Just a quick update, I took my Lexus to the local Toyota main dealer today and had the window runner replaced and all is good now.
  12. Hi Eamonn, I am just loving the IS250C, it is such a great car. I washed her today and never realised what a good looking car it is. I have done nearly 500 miles it her already. There are a few things that need fixing/sorting. I got an air filter today, and hopefully will fit that soon, as I’m only getting about 27 MPG. The Mark Levinson unit is something else and you can hear it with the roof down. Yes I have been out a few times with the roof down, just to see how good it is. I am so looking forward to warner weather and many a mile travelling with the roof down. So all in all, it’s a great car, one that I am looking forward to keeping for many years to come.
  13. Thanks Neil. I tried that and not a lot happened. The car is booked in at Toyota Worthing on Monday to see their Lexus person.
  14. Hi All, I have just got a Lexus IS250C, but it has a couple of faults. One I think is an alloy that needs a refurbishment. The other is that the drivers front window is very slow to go up and down. Sometimes refusing to go up for a good five minutes. Please can you point me to a topic where this is covered, or if you have had the same problem, what the fix was. Thank you in advance. Philip
  15. Hi Neil, yes I found one in the end. I would have liked the SC430, but the IS250 was just so much more practical. Hi Eamonn, that would be good to find out. I think that there are only about 850 in the UK in total. Hi Paul, she sure is a keeper, for a lot of reasons, but here are three good reasons.....