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  1. How far do you want to go back ? I had a Mk3 Cortina which had one fault after another, as well as the rust which was usual for most cars of that period. The Volvo 340 wasn't much better. Lots of distributor related problems. I've only had one car break down on me. An Audi 80 where the earth strap corroded through on the Alternator, and the battery went flat. I had a nice Lancia Beta 1300cc. Lovely to drive and very comfortable. It had a big attack of the wire worm and the clutch started slipping, so that had to go. Before the Lexus I had three Hondas, no major problems with any of them.
  2. I don't think it happens as much with the more modern alarms, but it used to be the case that some alarms could be triggered by radio transmissions. When I was working and had a transceiver in my van, if I were transmitting on 70cms (about 440Mhz) it could set off some car alarms. Discoveries used to be particularly susceptible.
  3. I do something similar. I keep a couple of retired batteries topped up for emergencies.
  4. Thanks for the info Herbie. Now that Mercedes are introducing WTW into their in car navigation, it won't be long before others follow suit. To those who don't like it..............If you don't like it don't use it.
  5. WTW is apparently used by all of the emergency services, as it gives your location down to 10 metres One of the chaps involved with it was talking about it on the radio on Saturday morning. It covers the whole world, and is translated to most languages. It is free to use, but anyone using it commercially has to pay. It wont replace satnavs as it doesn't give directions, other than a compass heading. Ok as long as you have a phone signal to give your location.
  6. I hear that Mercedes are integrating "What Three Words" into their sat navs. I expect it won't be long until other manufacturers follow suit. It would be nice to see it in the Lexus range.
  7. They seem to be already doing this with the dealer I use.
  8. I believe it's the same on all or most Lexus models. A friend with a 450 told me about it. It may well be in the manual, but it doesn't do any harm to ask. That's what forums are all about.
  9. It's on the underside of the boot lid. on the left hand side just above the end of the number plate.
  10. To open the boot when locked, there's a key you can pull out of the key fob, It fits into a keyway on the boot lid.
  11. I don't know why finding a DAB station on a car radio should be so difficult. I don't have any problems with my radios indoors.
  12. I had no idea these were still available. I remember going back 50 odd years a family friend always fitted these to his cars. although the design was a little different in those days. How effective are they ? My only issue would be that I would keep banging my head on them getting in the car, something I often do now 😊
  13. It's OK it doesn't worry me. It happens on a lot of forums unfortunately 😞
  14. Thanks for that, although what they say is really stating the obvious. 🙂
  15. Thank you, when the station is no longer available I shall do that. I have no idea if the difference between DAB and DAB+ is a software or hardware issue. I won't impose by asking that question here.