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  1. Be cool if there be a ES-F AWD !!!! I really do wish there be a more powerful hybrid, I mean what are they going to do with GS450h owners that may wanna stay with Lexus ?? I for one want a upgrade in power for my next Lexus and preferably a hybrid. + there won't be a GS replacement so existing American / Asian GS450h owners...... Yes the GS was down to sales, the ES sells much more than GS even in Asia the GS isn't very popular. I always thought Lexus had Europe in mind when they designed / brought out the first generation IS, suggested it was designed to suit European markets more than other places, even though it was sold in USA / Aus / Asia and Japan (As Altezza) somehow the second and third gen they focused on America more (maybe just me thinking this !!)
  2. The ES always been price lower than the GS in places where both models are sold like the US / Hong Kong / Aus so it shouldn't be priced more than the GS !!! Doubt Lexus be stupid enough to do something knowing they lose sales ! What I did read is that for now UK only be offered a ES300h ! It seems clear there won't be a ES350, they should at least make a ES350h or a ES400h as a replacement for the GS450h.....would been nice to upgrade (power wise) from my IS300h in few years time...
  3. Not sure if been asked, does the UX replace the CT ??
  4. Even though the GS does not sell in big numbers in UK / Europe, discontinuation of the GS is to do with not selling well in North America, not to mention similar size ES being sold even before the GS was out back in the 90s, when I was in America I saw LOTS of ES's new old and not many GS's + you just need to look at the figures of the GS sold in USA vs ES sold in same time frame, think thats one of reasons that determined the fate !! Shame really. Wonder if there be a F model to replace GSF, surely atleast a F-sport, as I recall the current and last gen ES didn't even have a F-sport trim which I found odd seeing other Lexus's do or did
  5. ghost_killer

    New Lexus's

    Yes I heard that the 2.0 turbo isn't all that quick or impressive.... even from critics in Asia ! With 245bhp you wouldn't think so ! As it happens I was considering a IS200t as next car what with a auto box not a CVT like my current 300h not that I hate the car or the CVT box - infact it is more enjoyable than I imagined !! I understand the IS200t is called the IS300 for places that continues to sell them, as for IS350 fuel costs and tax be reason so yes wouldn't sold alot, but even if they imported and sold limited units for the minority that would buy it they should of !!
  6. ghost_killer

    Modified IS300h - Thoughts?

    My opinion is, the F sport probably won't fit the non f-sport bumper....what seems to look same shape can sometimes be different, however as one mentioned the Sport model, Sport and F-sport are different, the Sport grille would probably fit as the Sport has the same bumper as the non F-sport models. Far as I am aware the Sport just has different colour theme and no chrome ?
  7. ghost_killer

    New Lexus's

    So now Lexus UK scrapped the non-hybrid cars (IS200t etc..) from their cars in UK, bar the F models and the LC500, how come they done this ?? Apart from the obvious the hybrids sells lot better, are Lexus trying to promote a eco brand image or something ? BMW sell quite abit of their 320i models and I seen quite a few 540i's either way more than before not to mention the 330e and I see lot of new / current shape Audi A4 petrols about again certainly more than before(despite not being hybrids), I guess all this is to do with the VW diesel scandal, so I would of thought even more reason to continue with non hybrid Lexus IS's !! Bad enough we not got the IS350 in first place !!
  8. It's round exhaust on pre facelift, no not been chopped or modified, had 2 different opinions and they say not much can be done, the gap between the bumper and the diffuser one did say something 'may' be done but it would involve a permanent solution - not ideal for me ! + no access to tow eye without removing the diffusser !! Even the TRD / Modellista has access to it !! Where in Essex is your mate's garage ? I go Essex quite alot !
  9. My current set up is the AimGain rear diffuser with the diverting tail pipes, beside the looks (the only thing going for it) quality / fitment of this brand is not good + it's fibreglass so I now bought the prefacelift IS200t / 250 rear diffuser to go on soon (along with other bits I be getting done at same time), I just need to go somewhere that can get custom tail pipe, my car is a IS300h but don’t want to go back to using the OEM hybrid diffuser.
  10. You got anything else planned for your car ? I cannot wait to get rid of the fibreglass crap diffuser, makes horrible noise where exhaust touches the trim went to a car body shop yesterday to see if they can, 6 weeks wait as 'that time of year' lol and they don't weld exhausts / metal (for the exhaust) nor did they seem interested in working my car, just quick glance over the diffuser and the Modellista front lip LOL so I be taking it somewhere that can do all the work and is interested :)
  11. I did think of it then again, sending it off unless I offer it real cheap and collection only.....never again using fibre glass, lucky I didn't get their side skirts !!! coming my way is some rear corner splitters made of plastic as with Modellista front corner splitters also plastic, just need paint & fitting !! :)
  12. Thanks so much !! That helps me now, though getting the facelift tips isn't an option as I already bought the prefacelift IS250/200t diffusser but I find something ! I already got a Aim Gain diffusser from Japan fitted for 5 months so far, that shows the exhaust in a LS460 style or the trims anyway and the exhaust cut just like yours (had to just to accomodate/redirect the exhaust into the trim built into the diffuser the exhaust) and while it looks good I hate it because of the quality and noise it makes and the gaps between the bumper and diffuser ends not to mention made of fibreglass and no cut out for the r/h tow hook - need to remove diffuser to access it !! lol, wish I never bought it now and did what you're doing in first place ! Much money and effort wasted here despite going to another body shop trying to tweak and modify it, only bought it for the looks and rep not to mention fact this company is well known in tuning world making body kits/spoilers etc for cars like Mercs / Ferrari and Lamborghini as well as Jap cars like GTR thought it must be good, how wrong was i !! ranting over !! ha ha...
  13. Hey mate ! That looks good, wish the hybrid didn't have hidden exhausts !!! Even the new LS500h is hidden now !!! Other car companies BMW / Merc hybrids arent hidden !!! Even the RC300h isn't !!! So the exhaust trim isn't welded ? You know recently I bought a prefacelift (brand new) IS250/200t OEM rear diffuser (all I need is find some exhaust tips) but I am waiting for some rear corner splitters to arrive from USA then get everything done at same time ! I originally wanted to get the facelift one but weren't sure those exhaust tips would fit on, can I ask if you know or able to measure the exhaust pipe diameter inside the trim ? It is either 50 or 60mm radius !! that make it easier for me to choose my exhaust tip for my new diffuser if I know which one ! If that exhaust pipe inside that exhaust trim is part of it and not part of original exhaust then don't worry !!! Thanks !
  14. ghost_killer

    My First Mod.. Kind Of.. :)

    Yes I second that ! That is why I try get part numbers, usually they can order it as it comes up on their system, then again I buy abroad and even custom charges it some time work out bit cheaper than from Lexus UK dealers..Think I seen them door edge protectors on Nigel JDM parts website, what 2017 rear diffusser you getting ? Recently I got a prefacelift IS250/200t rear diffuser, all I need to get is some exhaust tips and get them welded on, won't be from Lexus though
  15. ghost_killer

    US Lexus ES 300h

    I quite like the ES, seen loads in America when I went there, not so many GS's though which is probably reason why there is possibility of it being discontinued, the ES not so much as a re-badged Camry these days ! It is more related to the Toyota Avalon which in turns is based on the Camry, historically during the late 80s and mid to late 90s the Lexus ES (in my opinion anyway) had more sporty looks with its frameless windows as the 1st gen ES250 was exactly same as the JDM only Camry Prominent / Vista - both these cars had frameless windows and reduced height compared to the regular JDM and export Camry's that the US / Aus / Europe got, moving onto 2nd gen ES essentially re-badged JDM Toyota Camry Prominent / Vista and Windom - again these 3 cars had different and more sporty styling and frameless windows opposed to the export Camry of that era ! In this case it is the Camry so they 'can' make the ES into a 4 door 'coupe' I suppose.