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  1. I agree, just gotta see the choices offered by the german 3 and even engine options say on a IS, only 1 engine choice in UK now, same with the ES and ever since the diesel scandal I've noticed more petrol engined BMW's / Audi's and Mercs, not just talking about the hybrid ones, so would of thought even more of a reason for Lexus to continue with the non hybrid models instead of discontinuing them, it is kind of shame if the IS does get discontinued, I guess there are no Lexus station wagons as no one wants this type of car in the US anymore unlike back in the day. While I think Tesla's are good looking cars - I didn't say I buy one !! lol I don't like the Model X even with the gull wing doors doesn't do it for me !! Well you heard about the quality issues on Tesla's ? Shocking is not the word !!
  2. Ok, I know there been rumours and questions over the future of the IS, if there be a next gen or not, What are your thoughts ? What with the influx of SUV's and sales of the IS gotten less and less in the USA, if you scroll to 4:43 on the youtube link, be a shame if it doesn't get replaced. Sounds like they are seeing how it goes in the USA - I remember when the first gen IS came out in 1998/99, wasn't that designed with Europe in mind specifically for Europeans ? Even though the first gen IS was sold in America and was not till 2001 when the car arrived in America ! So possibility there only be a ES and LS saloon left, GS is pretty much a goner just matter of time for anywhere else that is still for sale in my opinion.
  3. I heard the springs are same but different shocks between F sport and normal spec, wonder why any 3rd gen even F-sport don't have LSD but the 1st gen IS200 Sport & IS300 did, it's taking a step backwards !!
  4. I can tell you yes you can get lowering springs for the RC300h, RSR makes them - a very good reputable Japanese brand here: Just scroll to Lexus > RC300h The website may show JDM Lexus's but they will fit UK (and even Euro) spec Lexus's ! There even been a IS300h with RSR springs fitted on owner cars in France and Sweden (LHD)! I got RSR half down springs for my UK spec IS300h and very happy with them - mines for F-sport as 'Half down' ones are only available for F-sport and been on car for almost 2 years - not a problem at all still maintaining ride comfort etc which is what I wanted anyway! Not sure about the RC but the lowering springs from RSR (and other brands) for the IS250 / 200t fits directly on the 300h but wouldn't recommend this as these cars have difference weight hence different spring rates and part no. on the RSR springs on the IS. I'd do it again using RSR springs for my next Lexus assuming I'm sticking with this brand ! That's how good I think the brand is !
  5. Does anyone know if the F-sport models have them as standard or not ? I remember the IS200 Sport and IS300 (2st gen) had them and possibly the IS250 Sport, a spec that kind of got superseded by the F-sport then strangely enough the Sport trim was resurrected on the 3rd gen IS
  6. Stick the number plates on, don't know why people drill holes as there are always factory drilled holes for number plates, just question of measuring them onto the plates !
  7. The one you saw was probably a current / new one which are different to the Lexus RX now (even the platform is different) hence why you probably didn't recognise it when you saw it! Originally the Lexus RX (1st & 2nd gen) was known as the Toyota Harrier in Japan and in 2013 Toyota replaced it with a new Harrier but Japan only, it uses the Toyota 'New' MC platform the RX doesn't. Pic of current Harrier since 2013 and yes it does look similar to the RX but I assure you it isn't same inside and out - does look smart though 🙂
  8. Thanks all, Well I now got a dash cam just a cheap one from China, gonna get a better one next year for both front rear and also records while car is off my mates got one and was beneficial !!! Since the other party got informed about 50/50 claim they not responded so not sure what they are up to, just like to be prepared if they take this further and yes I will ask my insurer for correspondence the 3rd party made, although I did recall my insurer saying something about hitting into them when they were reversing into a space but there was no empty spaces !!! Sadly I did not take pictures of parking bays at the time - why would you ? Unless you knew they were going to say that which would been impossible at the time ! Also annoyed about the supermarket cctv that's not live recording, only records if/when the security guards wishes to do so !! As I was relying on that evidence to support my case !!
  9. Hey all, Anyone got experience with insurance claims or been involved in accident similar to my situation: as below Little while ago my car got hit at a supermarket car park (damage not that bad) the other party reversed their car into the front corner of the bumper while I already stopped as his car was in front of me and then he put the car in reverse so I beeped as he got closer but sadly it was too late !!!, anyway I heard from my insurance co that the other party not accepting liability and saying I hit them and just over a week ago due to no witnesses (they had 3 other people in the car that were family members so this is not classed individual witnesses) my insurance said down to my word against their etc so had to settle for 50/50 liability but still not heard from other party if they are accepting 50/50 or want to take it further, is there anything more I can do ? The other party not presented any evidence that puts me at fault (there wouldn't be any!!) so would it be possible for this to go court, what with the costs involved ? Obviously if it did go court then that force me to take action and legal advise but not sure what else I can provide since no witness and the CCTV outside is not live recording to my disbelief and annoyance when I and my insurance requested it through the normal process via the head office !! any advise ?? Thanks !
  10. Couldn't say for sure about the new IS, I assume on the NX if you park up and put the gear shift to 'P' the DRL stays on if you leave the ignition on ? On mine (2015 IS300h) if I activate the parking brake and place the gear shift to 'P' and leave ignition on the DRL stays on.
  11. I am under impression that RHD & LHD mirror shell / shape are same, just the glass is different ? However depending on facelift (2008/9 - 2014) and pre facelift the shape & size of mirror changed slightly ! Maybe this is the problem, what year is your IS ?
  12. Don't know what owners manual you've got, mine doesn't go up to page 206 !! Can see section how to change light bulbs if it's non led and how to use/switch it on but nothing about DRL even on index !! I see, learn something new even if it's small things !
  13. I was (still am) toying with idea of a RC300h as next car when I change the IS300h (won't be for while) so I was looking on Autotrader to see what facelift one looks like properly then the painted calipers got my attention ! That saves me a job painting them as I usually paint them when I get a 'new' car ! ha ha
  14. Sorry to bring up a old thread rather than starting new one, has anyone notice the facelift RC300h got bigger calipers than the 300h / 250/200t, I just wonder if there the same as say IS or RC350 ones ? Definetely looks more pleasing and wouldn't say no then again I would need bigger wheels than 17s I got !
  15. That is exactly what I found on a US lexus forum CLublexus but haven't tried it so couldn't say for sure so sounds like the DRL comes on when you release the parking brake in my case, Weird that...... whenever i park up and apply the parking brake the DRL stays on till you turn ignition off....