st4

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About st4

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  • First Name
    Stephen
  • Gender
    Male
  • Lexus Model
    GS250
  • Year of Lexus
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Argyll
  • Interests
    General Automotive
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  1. My mate worked out there. They properly drive off road in the Dunes. They’ll be mega fun for that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. They do but it’s not so crushingly expensive here to make a 5.7 GX an impossibility. Agree they wouldn’t sell many but a few would take one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yep. I wanted a Gs350 but have the 250. I’m gutted we won’t get the ES350 - just the hybrid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. They call it the LX. It’s a travesty we don’t get that here. The Americans get much better Lexus than we get. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. The desire to keep Co2 emissions down is at total odds with SUVs which by virtue of their height and aerodynamics are less fuel efficient than a conventional car. If you look at the UX it’s almost car like compared to say the RX. SUVs will morph into ever so slight raised hatches which will at least roll less than present day equivalents Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Indeed - it’s an odd forum as discontent about the cars ability to function is mute but plenty do wish they were faster. I love the idea of the hybrids but I’d really rather have a nice big petrol in there - especially if it costs less and goes harder/faster. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. An ES250 or even an ES200t would be great imho Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Classic knee jerk post. Couple of things. If you crash at 70mph you are dead. If you crash at 120mph you are dead. You cannot be any more dead than dead. If driving at high speed was so dangerous in itself Germany would be a blood bath - but it isn’t. I appreciate you may not wish to drive at these speeds but plenty motorists do. It’s good and it’s right. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. German cars are hopelessly unreliable - yes but they’re engineered with their domestic market in mind. ADAC are very good breakdown specialists. I lost my license due to driving at over 125mph quite a few years back. I wouldn’t recommend it but in Germany it is good and right to do and one of the best feelings in the world is being able to drive safely at any speed you want. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. About 3 months ago at 144mph in Germany. I’d liked to have gone over 160mph but sadly I don’t have the 5.0 or 450h Full kick down 0 to 60, strangely the last time I drove the car turning onto the a82 at Firkin Point. I do actually do this quite a lot - just to hear the engine as it makes such a wonderful sound Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Which is a lot more than the ES300h. Still it’ll be a ton more refined. A 520d is terrible coarse - it’s efficient but ghastly That does matter if you live/travel there. 146mph isn’t that fast. A 3.5 ES with 300bhp could probably break 160mph. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. But he does say for driving pleasure the v6 betters the hybrid but conceded the hybrids perfect for the majority of people the majority of the time. I’d sooner have the 3.5 than the hybrid but wouldn’t not buy the ES because I can’t get the v6. In many ways it seems the spiritual successor to my long gone Volvo S80 - a car I liked very much indeed Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. A good service would probably do more for the car than a remap.
  14. Couldn't put it better - some will want the takeaways, sky tv and holidays - others more holidays, others none of the above and a great car they enjoy but don't in reality actually drive that much. You pay your money and make your choices. I am facing this decision for my next car, Camry or ES/ or an LS/RC/GS V8. Depends on my business and just how I want to spend my money beyond basic living costs. I like cars, and powerful ones, but the extent I am not sure of to commit to run a really special car. My heart says LS460 or RCF, my head says Camry and invest more in my business equipment and seeing more of the world.
  15. I don't think an RCF, ISF or GS-F would be that ruinous to run. Petrols not really that expensive - really it isn't and you can comfortable fill up with change from £100 - not £1000. £500/yr road tax - it's not that much, not really in scheme of life. If you want to run a car like this, you can make the sacrifices to run it if you've got a reasonable income. It just depends how much other stuff you'd want to sacrifice to do it. They'll do over 30mpg on the motorway which is only 1/4 less than a big diseal would do, so a journey from London to Birmingham might cost £30, not £20. Hardly super dear. They're a reliable car that's comfortable so why not if you want a bit of fun in your motoring life.