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  1. So far, is the ES selling quite good in the UK then ? As doing better than the GS did ? I quite like the ES even the older ones that was not sold in Europe.
  2. Exactly my thoughts, because the guy works at / behalf of the body repair shop and not the garage for servicing / engine related issues that was his excuse of not looking at the engine then again how many times you see independent car body repair shops with bonnet opened / missing lol the Toyota / Lexus garage is in Rayleigh, Essex tbh they are usually quite good I guess there is always one or two people this isn't so good as you say main dealers aren't always great at times. Yeah removing a cover from the scuttle panel (a cover that's for the Relay shouldn't of been there because someone left it there and not put it back on where it should of been) the bonnet gap has gone !
  3. Hi all, update looked again this morning and not sure how I missed it (I guess it's one those things you don't look for if you don't suspect something) and I was looking at the wrong things !! So yes you're right something sitting on top of scuttle panel where it meets the bonnet, It was a relay fuse cover lid on the scuttle panel Left by the mechanic at Toyota when I took the car for service few days ago, was thinking odd place to have a relay box on scuttle panel and don't remember anything being there before!! I did take the car to Toyota yesterday and said this car was with you last and this happened, the guys response was these bolts loosen over time just need tightening up and said they don't look in the engine bay when inspecting the body work hence why they didn't check it yesterday (surely you open up the bonnet if there is a defect on a bonnet as a closed bonnet wouldn't give much clues to finding the issue??) - bolts were/are tight so wasn't that !! Made a complaint to Toyota about this as where the Relay fuse cover was left distorted / bend the lid slightly out of shape so they agreed to cover cost of a new one other than that no harm done, checked the car over inside out just to be sure no other faults caused by them and no uneven gaps now !
  4. Ok I just notice today the bonnet gap is quite big (other side is fine) has this happened to anyone else ? More I look the more I dislike it !! Definetely weren't like this before by comparing pictures of the car I taken previously and I can say that it is not the pop up bonnet (both are still intact and not erected - excuse the pun LOL) neither have I got a 'pop up hood failure' message on dash - which I guess is a good sign as I saw a previous thread that it costs about £1500+ vat & then labour rates etc... , did take it to Toyota as they were the last to have the car (serviced last week) they didn't know anything about it (I guess they would say that!) and said very common over time depending how many times bonnets been opened etc just loosen and need tightening up and body shop can do it. Any ideas ?
  5. Hey all, Maybe stupid question, but valid !! Are all IS300h (incl. IS250/200t) wheels Front and Rear the same ? I.e. Width etc... ? I am only asking as some cars have slightly wider wheels at back and I am thinking to change my OEM 17s wheels to OEM 18s from the IS300h Sport (Not F-sport), the Sport model has black wheels as standard and I see some on eBay and one of the seller advertised them as 'Genuine Lexus IS300h Rear alloy wheel' there are few different sellers of same type wheels or should I state the obvious and message the seller ? Thanks !
  6. Thanks mate ! Currently interested in some 18s Sport wheels (not F-sport) and like yourself, few different sellers are selling them. Did you have to do anything with the tyre pressure monitor ? Mines got the TPM and I think the Sport models has, prob all Lexus's from past few years does.
  7. Wow that looks well good ! Where did you get the 19s RX wheels from ? I got 17s on my IS300h, seriously wanna upgrade to 18s poss 19s but wanna keep them Lexus !! Seen some 18s Sport ones they are in black as OEM
  8. Just random question about LFA's in UK you may or may not be able to answer, how many Lexus LFA's in UK you know of ?, and anyone know where they are based, obviously not asking for exact locations lol, like are some in London etc... I only knew of about 5 - not seen any on road, only ever seen 1 at few car show a RHD blue one, the only other are 2 white ones both LHD (yes far as I know they are different not same car that changed owners/reg plates) a black one LHD and a orange Nurburgring one RHD (though seen online 2 different registration plates so either changed owners and removed private plate or there are 2 Orange RHD ones)
  9. Well my old IS200 and IS250 had them even though it was an SE model, think it compliments the brake and accelerator pedals, not fussed about the foot operated brake - that is from a clutch / brake pedal from Altezza Z edition / IS200 Sport manual
  10. Yes you can. You just need to buy from abroad rather than going to the garage / shop down the road, not just lowering springs but lot of tuning parts for Lexus is hard to come by without buying from overseas, I recently got my Lexus IS300h lowered on lowering springs, by RSR (well known and great Jap brand when it comes to suspension) and so far happy with it, it is only lowered 10/15mm rear and 15/20mm front and not stupidly low or compromise ride at all. I bought online and came from Japan. I just checked the RSR Japan website, they do lowering springs (a few different types) for the GS300h 2012-2018 facelift and pre-facelift as well as other GS / Lexus models.
  11. Hey all.. Ok am I right to say the F-sport IS doesn't come with a drilled metal footrest as standard and not even the facelift one ? And has anyone fitted a drilled metal footrest from another Lexus ? I saw this link here, some guys in Japan fitted one from a RCF / RC F-sport but the back of the footrest has to be smoothed and then fixed on by double sided tape. No idea why the F-sport don't have a metal one as standard to match the brake / acc pedal like the 1st gen IS200 Sport/300 and 2nd gen IS Sport/F-sport/SR/ISF !!!! Damm you Lexus !! By the way my IS300h isn't F-sport - I've only changed the brake and accelerator pedals to F-sport ones so far hence I'm not 100% sure this was the case for UK spec F-sport models !
  12. Actually Lexus still make diesel's !!! The Lexus LX450d (basically a Landcruiser Amazon 4.5 diesel) sold in Russia, New Zealand and few other countries but not western Europe but may possibly stop for the next generation my guess anyway ! And yeah I'll avoid the IS220d !!
  13. 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 !!)
  14. 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...