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About KenMavor

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    IS250 Auto
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  1. Excellent and well done....probably a very good idea to buy through the forum as most people look after their cars on here. I bought from a dealer and under warranty they paid to replace most of the exhaust (£700 stainless) It was my entry into Lexus ownership and I just wanted to see how "expensive" it was to run and maintain a Lexus as the rumours had it to be expensive. Tyres (£140) and petrol and a £370 bill for service (new rear brake caliper, new discs and pads all round and slider pins) is all I've spent. So cost so far is very little for such a car and it feels and drives beautifully. I might look at the next level up and a hybrid but I really do not do enough miles to warrant it!!
  2. Any progress.....have you managed to drive any of the aforementioned IS250s?
  3. Re the exhaust....a full blown Lexus replacement is circa £3k for parts. You can get a cat back stainless steel one for £700. You need to check the front part of the system.....there are three parts all together and 4 cats all told. I have the black non leather seats, non heated and they are little sign of wear on the bolsters which the leather ones start to show.
  4. Sounds like it was looked after then. Check the usual stuff. Take it for a good drive and give it some welly when warm. Don't be afraid to take it for a long test drive. They are really not that expensive to run which has surprised me.
  5. Also, go onto facebook and join the Lexus Owners Club UK as there are a few very good IS250s being sold there as well as a couple of nice GS300s.
  7. Probably a damn sight cheaper as well! I always keep an eye on Gumtree as many people can't be arsed doing Ebay and/or Autotrader. Whilst they may not be very local pretty usre there will be a few peeps on here who wuill be. Can see inside to see what spec it is.
  8. I got a complete catback done by powerflow for £700. You may want to get the guys to check the middle section whilst they are looking at the rear. It has a weak spot at the y section that usually goes at some stage.
  9. KenMavor

    CALIPER SLIDE PINS Go here, find your car and have a look for the rear brake. You will need to create an account so you can see the exploded pictures.
  10. Have one of these a 2007 model, slightly lower it for £4200 with a years warranty. This has more toys than mine. Superb car. Smooth, easy to drive, has a bit of go when needed. Get all 4 brake calipers checked by the garage, the exhaust needs a good check as well but it looks in very good condition. Looks well looked after too which is always a good point. Over a year I have averaged 37mpg over all sorts of journeys....long, short, town, motorway. Never had a problem. Had exhaust replaced in first three months under warranty...could have been £3k from Lexus but got a stainless steel car back done for £700 which the garage paid for. Have also had one rear brake caliper replaced in the year but they are known problems....caliper was £75 and had them replace all the slider pins etc at the same time. Joy to drive, not expensive to own and maintain. Suggest trying to get a years iron clad warranty so any problems are fixed but I suspect the old adage that a Lexus never goes wrong is most probably correct.
  11. I bought this......
  12. Looks brilliant. Maybe one other option would be to buy the parts (from a scrappy) you want to wrap and do them and just replace those parts. Means you can take your time and get it done properly. Just a thought.
  13. I suspect he means refurbished/reconditioned where the calipers are taken apart....all cleaned and rust removed then all put back together with new seals and other rubber components. New slide pins on and job's a good 'un. I had one rear caliper replaced at last MOT and it was £79.99. You may get a surcharge applied to the price of a refurbed caliper as they want your old one back to clean it up for next customer.
  14. Mind you I like this even better...... Must.Stop.Looking.At.Cars!!!