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  1. Just done a good deal to exchange my 67 RC for a Takumi F Sport, Azure Blue. I had tested one about 6 months ago and was impressed with the tweaks and the extras that come with Takumi upgrade. Intend this one to be a keeper, well 5 years at least. Probably..... Thoroughly happy with the first RC and Lexus customer service overall, and then to have a car that turns so many heads. I've found myself taking the RC for spirited drives and leaving the RX8 behind on quite a few occasions as the driving pleasure is that good. Long live the RC, and onward and upwards Lexus.
  2. Good colour combo. football legend Sir Geoff Hurst who lives in my town has an RC in that combo.😀
  3. Had a 19 plate RC on demo today, FSPORT and full Takumi pack. Liked the sunroof and ML stereo compared to my standard RC. I definitely noticed sharper handing on fast twisty roads that I know really well. Brakes felt better too. I noticed before returning the car it had Potenza RE050s all round, as opposed to the Dunlop Sports on mine. I'm not sure are standard looking at photos of face lift RCs on Autotrader. Anyway, I know these tyres well as my RX8 has the exact same tyre. Possibly the handling was so down to that, I'm not sure on how the Dunlops fair in the handling stakes in comparison to the Bridgestones. Blind spot monitoring good on the motorway. Liked that. The Custom driving mode is a bit of a farse, options are power (sport or normal) handling (sport or normal) and climate (eco or normal). If you choose sport power then you'll likely choose sport handling. So just pop it into S+ mode then.... Anyway, still at the top of my list either at the end of my finance or before if a deal can be done. Also, an Azure Blue F Sport in the dealership. That will be my next colour, for sure. Also considering Paint Pritection Spray or Film next time to keep it looking top notch for longer.
  4. I like the small visual revisions, especially the wing mirrors with the two tone and sharper angles. interested to see what the blue vortex looks like compared to the Azure blue. My next, if I get another, will likely be in one of these. Not a fan of the FSport wheel design, prefer the ones on the Takumi range topper which are a silver version of the original FSport 19in alloys. Still getting so many glances on the road in mine, and I suspect this will continue for a few years yet....
  5. My cruise system is not radar controlled so you still need to be fully on the ball, just not on and off the throttle all the time. well if it is is, I haven't noticed any chance approaching behind another vehicle on the motorway. Anyway it's become habit this week.....
  6. Feedback appreciated. To me the ultimate acceleration performance was never a determining factor when I bought the car, and it was my surprise in how spritely it is that prompted my post. 14 months in and every drive is looked forward to, never becoming "I'll take the car" situations but more "I really want to take this car". Here's a laugh for you, at 48 I used the cruise control for the first time today. And that's for any car I've had!!!! Sounds unbelievable I know but these systems have never appealed to me. I don't drive much on motorways, just usually for a few junctions locally and only only occasionally. Anyway, quite impressed really. You can get off the floor and climb back on your chairs now......
  7. Please don't tag me as someone expecting high speed performance from the RC. I really like so many aspects of the car and most if the time I just enjoy the whole relaxing experience of it. It is plenty quick enough for day to day driving, and I have even chosen the RC for cross country runs when I go to Silverstone several times a year as opposed to the play car, an Mazda RX8. It's a well planted A road muncher, but I'm sure many of us already know this. Just wondering if anyone has done a 0-60 mph test, with a phone app or against a mate's car who acceleration is known? I find the claimed Lexus time of 8.6s seemingly under egging the real world performance. With the electric motor assistance up to about 25 to 30mph, my car shoots off the line in S or S+ mode. My RX8 should be a 6.4s car and it's pretty swift although low torque you need to be > 6,000 rpm before she wakes up..... I'm thinking the RC is more of a mid 7s car but I wonder whether the initial surge you get gives this faster impression and that the acceleration soon dips away. So just curious if others feel Lexus are conservative on their performance claims? Cheers Roger.
  8. Oh yes, very slick n stealthy. I read somewhere a few years back that if you walk away from your car and don't look back at it, you've bought the wrong one... your neck will do overtime with the RC. Is that the rose leather?
  9. The engine bay I find is pretty well isolated with the aero plate underneath, so I've found so far only the odd wipe over is needed. However, if you have spent an awful lot if money on what is a fine piece of automotive technology that double as a work of art, no amount of cleaning detail can be defined as too far. Keep up the good work.
  10. The photo of the rear does show RC350 on the boot. That's confusing as this is the US spec. I would like to have eventually seen a 3L V6 combined with hybrid. Probably not clean enough for the market. I will however be popping down to my dealer to see what deals can be done....
  11. So at my annual service Listers should update this for free if I ask....?
  12. I'll check my car for a card incase there is one in it.
  13. Thanks for responses. My comment about the centre console is that I'm just finding the symbols a tad small plus I've come from cars with dials such as for fan speed and temperature. In time I'm sure it'll be more intuitive. So, how are sat nav updates actually performed? By a lexus dealer? As for the window seal, i think that the seal is like a felt type material and holds water. The car is garaged too so I wonder if evaporation is slower when inside. It is an issue identified by US RC owners on their Facebook group.
  14. Hi, Just over 3 months ownership so far and generally all is well with the RC. As I don't often use a Sat nav I specced the standard Nav not the premium option. It also meant the controller was the dial not the touch pad... 😊 I have used the nav a few times and it does what I need it to do. Can someone advise my though how i get the nav updated with new maps every now and then? I'm assuming the premium nav has automatic free updates or similar but i could be wrong. My old Mazda had a Tom tom and i used to take a memory card out and stick in a laptop to access updates. What happens with a Lexus? I accept there may not be many in the forum with the standard Nav like mine. Just a few other thoughts on the car so far: 1. The 20 spoke wheels are a bugger to clean, but worth it. 2. It is just the most relaxed and refined drive of any car I've been in. 3. In sport+ mode I'm pretty certain, when empty, it is sub 8.5s 0-60. I haven't had this measured and yes I could be wrong, but it is swifter than I was expecting. Happy with the speed and handling. 4. The centre console button array I'm not in sync with and not as ergonomical as my previous Mazda 6s. Not a deal breaker but a bit frustrating when you need to make adjustments in a hurry. 5. Window seals take an age to dry so even after a few days when the window is dropped, you get wet streaks when raising it. Hopefully this is a winter thing but not something I've noticed on previous cars, again, not a deal breaker. 6. It's gorgeous on the eye, and attracts attention in traffic. I like the exclusivity. Anyway, hope someone can answer my original question. Roger.