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  1. I got the poverty spec then [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. My IS doesn't have folding rear seats Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. I love my IS, it's used as a taxi and everyone who gets in it comments on how luxurious it is. Because it's a taxi I can't consider the suv route, we can only licence saloon cars and mpvs, SUVs are not allowed I can get a wheelchair in without any issues, even the 3 wheeled walkers aren't a problem, the 4 wheeled ones are the ones I struggle with and that's what made me wonder about the estate route. My dealers suggested I buy a GS300h if the IS boot is too small Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. I have owned many Toyota hybrid, and that's part of the reason why I bought Lexus. Yes I could have bought an Auris tourer, but the difference in quality between Toyota and Lexus IS very noticeable, so I would argue that a Toyota estate is not a fair comparison to Lexus
  5. There’s mine as a comparison if that helps Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’ve had my IS for about 3 months now and love it, my only gripe is boot space, there are times I have struggled with loads. And that got me to think why Lexus have never made an Estate/Fastback version, they did it in limited numbers in the series 1 but never repeated it. Looking at the number of 3 series touriers I would have thought it would sell in reasonable numbers as well Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    MPG on IS 300h etc.

    I’ve just done a run from Plymouth to Bristol, about 125 miles, 75mph all the way on the cruise control, three up with air-conditioning on as well. I was averaging 58.5mpg which I consider to be very good for a car of this size and engine size Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    IS got side swiped!

    That’s so different to my experiences when dealing with insurance, however mine is specialist as my car is a Taxi. But if this had happened to me my insurance company would have me in a replacement van in less than 6 hours from there the car is taken to either their approved body shop or one of my choice and I pay absolutely nothing. Actually last time I claimed some of my fuel costs back as they couldn’t give me a hybrid and accepted that I was out of pocket because my hire car wasn’t as fuel efficient. However I recognise that mine is commercial insurance and I’m paying £1400 a year for the privilege. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    So Whats Your Profession?

    That is One of the most frequent comments I get. It’s different to the ford mundane and Vauxhall insipid that are the mainstream taxis round here, most of my regulars love it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    IS got side swiped!

    I have been following this with interest and it does seem that admiral are not the best company to be insured with!! I have never known anyone have to pay an excess on no fault accidents, or have to forego an foc hire car, this all seems very sloppy on their part. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    High speed cornering

    According to the label on the inside of the door pillar if you run eco then it should be 39psi front and rear Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tpms query

    Fair comment, and one that makes sense I’m a bit old school and have always tried to get the tyres to wear at the same rate Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Cars of this age should be in good condition, even ex-fleet ones, they should have service history but also look at the fit and finish of the panels, has there been accident damage? Front bumpers suffer from road rash/stone chips, sometimes. When I tested mine I pushed every switch and made sure everything worked. Premium nav is a nice touch, a lot of people comment that the mouse/trackpad is a little sensitive or difficult to use. I have an SE with 16” wheels, the ride is so much nicer than my partners BMW with 16” wheels on it, it’s so much of a smoother ride in the Lexus. Economy, around town I get 48-52 mpg daily, on a run I can get that up to mid to late 50’s. All of which is bloody good for a 2.5 engined car Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Tpms query

    Any particular reason? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    So Whats Your Profession?

    Qualified mechanic for 15 years before an accident put paid to that career. Then ran my own IT and personnel training company until the ex-wife put paid to that. Now I’m a taxi driver, a simpler and less stressful life that I love, and yes I use the Lexus as my taxi Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk