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  1. I've had an ISF, and currently have an RC300h. Just me and the wife and we have two grandchildren, ages 4 and 2, both using child seats. The 'problem' with these is that their legs stick out straight at this age. A previous poster with an 11 year old and longer legs will be able to use the footwell. Having said that, no real problems in either car, but something to bear in mind. Both boots about the same size, but a major disadvantage with the ISF is that the rear seats do not go down, making it awkward to transport large items. The backrests in the RC, do fold down, 60/40. If an only car, a useful feature. There is next to no storage space in the RC. Glovebox, door pockets are abysmal, centre console a fraction better! Lovely cars though, so your choice!
  2. Don't forget to buy some polish😎
  3. It's straight forward, although it may not be if the sliders are seized! Good luck.
  4. If you do have to replace the battery, make sure the + and - terminals are the same way round. A few stories on the ISF forum of major problems if not.
  5. Similar to mine a month ago. 2016 with 15kmiles. Self diagnosed it would be the battery after reading on here, especially with the low mileage of only 10,000 miles in the first 3 years. It then stood on a main dealer forecourt for 3 months. Was fine for 5,000 miles, and then failed to start once, but did so after an hour or so. What really annoyed me was a quote from Lexus Milton Keynes ( where I bought it from ) of £395 for a replacement!!! Called my favourite dealer at Lexus Coventry ( where I bought my previous ISF ) who quoted the proper Lexus price of £125 fitted. Called MK again and they were adamant it was still £395! Guess where I went, and will continue to do so. Car been fine ever since.
  6. Don't forget, servicing is both time and mileage dependent. 12 months or 10000 miles. So, if you have only driven 5000 miles in the last 11 months, it will need doing to maintain warranty.
  7. The car also beeps to remind you that it's moved away from the key.
  8. Yes, fully agree this seems odd, especially as many components are shared. My usual dealer has both Lexus and Toyota on the same site, sharing the same workshop! My 12 volt battery failed last week on my 3.5 years old Lexus and cost £125 to replace. Didn't unduly worry me, as the car only did 10k miles in the first 3 years, and then stood on a forecourt for 3 months before I bought it. So lack of use was possibly to blame. But, would that have been sorted FOC if it was a Toyota?
  9. Yep, waste of money. These are going to turn out as SatNav has, a future selling point. Whatever brand of car you have, when you come to sell, SatNav is always a must have in the eyes of the next owner. Yet most inbuilt units are a faff to use and we don't bother to use it. We just stick our phone to the dash! The car will take a hit on the price without, so you must have it.
  10. OP here. Still haven't removed mine, and it's been interesting to read the pros and cons. The last photo does look good, so will most probably get them off soon, but leaving the Lexus logo on.
  11. Lexus Coventry? Join up to Lexus Gold card membership. According to dealer discounts, they offer 20% off servicing.
  12. When looking on AutoTrader, or any other car sales adverts, and see that 'ADMIN SCAM' I immediately close the page and go on to the next. They're chancers, and even if the car is at a good price, I still wouldn't buy, even if they knocked it off. To me it smacks of being disreputable.
  13. I had an ISF, and could see clearly where the problem occurs, because mine had modified small exhaust back boxes. Assuming yours follow the same route, there is plenty of room to cut the bad out and join new pipe in. You may though have to drop the exhaust.
  14. Although I have an RC hybrid, I thought I might get more response here. I'm wondering whether to remove the HYBRID lettering on the sides, and h letter on the boot. The large Lexus SUV'S and Prius seem to be the main targets for cat theft because they are obvious hybrid models. Do you think our more mainstream looking cars are under the radar? Anybody removed theirs?
  15. Years ago, I used an old radiator hose with a hairdryer to direct the air to the bulb hole.
  16. Hi Flytvr. Yes, I have heard, hence my avoidance of details.
  17. Not only read it, I used to own that actual car! In the photos it's displaying a personal plate of the then owner ( who put the cat back exhaust on ). I know the original reg, but won't print it for privacy reasons. The car is well known on this forum. I managed to purchase a copy of the original magazine, and left it in the car when I part exchanged it.
  18. Purchased my ISF in June 2018 at 65 years old. Had many cars including a few V8's, and wanted one last one before I and they become dinosaurs. This was of course the best one. Part exchanged it after 13 months in July last year (at 66) for an RC300h, and I now waft about. Total cost of the F with depreciation, fuel, tax, insurance and a service, worked out at about 80p per mile. Goodvalue I think
  19. I can confirm the refund. When I purchased my 2011 ISF it came with the usual 12 months warranty. At the same time, I also signed up for the 2 for one extended when that expired. At one month into the second year, I received a check for the unused 23 months remaining. What I would mention is you only get a refund if you haven't made a claim in that year. Luckily, I put the car in for a service and mot 11 months after purchase and some warranty work was carried out under the 'first year'. Had I waited and had the service and mot after that, I would have encroached on the second year, and then only got 12 months refund. So play your cards right!
  20. I had the same 'problem' when I had an ISF. Can't quite remember, but I'm sure if you push the button in to select cruise control, and then push the stalk away from you for 5 seconds, you should then have the normal cruise you desire. Once done it remains until you turn the ignition off.
  21. Is the brake light switch ok? This played up on my Prius and cruise control failed. New switch cured it.
  22. I had problems with my alarm when I had a Prius. Leaving my phone inside, mirror effect sunglasses stored in the interior mirror box, and being parked in my driveway nexted to a kitchen window with a microwave oven in sight , all caused the alarm to go off.
  23. Part exchanged mine in August for a 16 reg RC300h at Lexus Milton Keynes. Luxury model in silver with grey leather. Now wearing my personal plate.