Old Sandy

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  1. I've always found RMB Lexus Teesside an excellent dealership to deal with.
  2. Nicholas Parsons was born there too , and his father was the local doctor who it is said may well have delivered the baby Thatcher, and that baby then blighted our lives for a decade and more.
  3. That looks like an absolute beauty for the money, I'm trying to think of an idea why I shouldn't go after it 😉
  4. Hi Rick, 

    Just thought I'd let you know that the water pump is a very expensive job. 

    I had one under warranty on my 2015 GS300h and it was half hours labour. I see from service sheet on the RX labour alone was £736 plus vat. The part is only £115 +vat 

    Extended warranty worth purchasing 👍

    1. Old Sandy

      Old Sandy

      Hi Le

      Thankfully I got an extended 36 month warranty with it so I'm hoping the only big out lays I get will be for tyres and possibly brakes and servicing.

      Although just before I traded in my NX I had a parking assist sensor fail, it was one that was behind the grill and it had stone damage, and it would have been £294 just to replace one sensor supposedly not covered by the warranty. My argument with them was that if it's so sensitive to a stone chip then it should have extra protection to prevent damage. Anyway trading it in solved that problem.

      Thanks for that info about the water pump as well.

      I find that so far I'm getting around 35 mpg over the first 400 miles.

      My big battle now is trying to get an owners manual out of Lexus. 


    2. olliesgrandad


      The best owners manual is probably the pdf version as you can search it. 

      The navigation manual is also available online. 

      I am still trying to work everything out, they are a very complex machine. 

      Over 2000 miles I have averaged just over 35mpg, which is pretty impressive. 

      Regards Les 

    3. olliesgrandad


      Your comment about the parking sensor reminds me of the stone damage to the ordinary badge on the front of my 2015 RX450h. 

      With 15% discount that cost £197 to replace. God knows how much a front radar unit would be. 

      Did you not get any paper manual with your cat. Mine came with quite a lengthy tome but no navigation or ML manual.

      Brakes are very reasonable. 

      My last car had front discs and pads replaced for less than £300. 

      Has your car had the fuel pump replaced?

      The invoice said' Replace fuel pump as requested by Lexus UK'. 

      I assume that as the car was on the forecourt for sale that it was a 'service modification'. It was done on 11th October 2019.

      Regards Les 

  5. Exactly the same colour combination as mine, she looks good Luigi
  6. After much deliberation I've just moved up from the NX to the RX450h for the interior elbow room and relaxing drive. So I've voted Sonic Titanium as that's the colour of my new motor and I like it. I'm also keen on Mercury and I have a fettish for the very dark blue even though it's not quite dark enough for me.
  7. Thanks very much Les, I certainly didn't know that was the cut off date for the higher tax. Had already thought the period between Xmas and New Year might be a good week for a better price. Cheers Jon
  8. Bit short notice but just arranged a test drive of 17 plate RX450h tomorrow as I'm contemplating moving up in size from the NX. Just wondering if there is anything that I should really concentrate on looking out for during the test drive. All cars seem to have some common foibles that can annoy some people. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
  9. It looks like I shall be the next one to say bye bye Lexus. I've tried for a year and a half to adapt to it but after downsizing from the Touareg i just find it too cramped for me. If anyone is interested she's a March 2018 NX300h luxury trim in mercury grey with power tailgate and wireless fone charging, 17,500 miles. Ivory interior , very light usage and bodywork very clean serviced by Lexus Newcastle. . PX values seem very poor and it would likely retail £28-29K. If anyone is interested then by all means pm me. She's a brilliant car but doesn't fit my body, it's a shame.
  10. Unless I dreamt it and I believe I read it on a US site, there is an EV version of the NX coming soon to Europe.
  11. Presumably your car is garaged overnight or you use another method of removing the ice.
  12. It certainly seems a vast improvement looks wise than the old model, mpg looks very interesting compared to the NX and the sat nav looks simpler. It's a very interesting alternative as people search wider to avoid the £40K tax barrier.
  13. Now that sounds interesting. I often have a variety of well known hand gestures that I would like to make at the satnav and the car at times.
  14. I priced up the cross climates let week. Asda came out best at £135.98 . I've had tyres from them before and they work on the same principle as blackcircles https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/225-60-18?speed=h&load_index=100