• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

28 Excellent

About LexusIS300h

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • First Name
  • Lexus Model
    IS 300h
  • Year of Lexus
  • UK/Ireland Location

Recent Profile Visitors

170 profile views
  1. LexusIS300h

    Renewal Insurance quote - CRAZY!!!

    I used the meerkat site in July and the premium for my wife and I was £274. This replaces a Prius which had £160 insurance, so definitely no free lunch for us. We are in our 60’s so next year I will as usual look around again. This current insurance is with LV, as was the Prius, so I expect better rates at the next renewal, or move on to someone who quotes lower. its a mugs game to stay with the same insurer as you are easy meat for an increase. All they do is tell you that you don’t need to do anything to renew and that they have done all the hard work keeping costs down and you will only pay 20% more even though industry averages are up to 50% more..... ad nauseum bs from the insurers. Halifax and Lloyd’s were good at this. Got a good first year premium and then they sink their teeth in. Unfortunately for them, I do shop around and never renew. No loyalty in insurance I’m afraid.
  2. LexusIS300h

    Incoming newbies

    Welcome I-s, how are you going to sleep for the next 2 weeks, waiting for your new baby 👍😊 Sounds like a good buy you got your hands on
  3. Try using Waze for your SatNav if the in car one gives you the fits. It works well too played through the in car speakers
  4. LexusIS300h

    What does the Lexus brand say about you?

    Owning a Lexus says I value quality build and reliability I don’t need to point and squirt to get from A to B fast, relaxed does the trick I value comfort and luxury I “get” what a hybrid is and does, plus I don’t do diesel I love the pre and post sale service offered by Lexus, making me feel valued to them I can think for myself and don’t aspire to 10 a penny German cars I can feel a bit smug knowing all these things and still the British populace, apart from an enlightened few, want BMW, Audi and Merc. It gives me a more special car that I might see one or two of in a day, rather than hundreds of the others.
  5. LexusIS300h

    New NX Proposed purchase.

    Maybe because it’s a SPORTS Utility Vehicle ? 😂 The press don’t know Jack Schitt about a Lexus and hybrids and the longer it stays that way the better for us Lexus owners and drivers, who can waft about in luxurious comfort and not looking like every other wannabee German car driver
  6. LexusIS300h

    Hi all back again

    Welcome Ken ! Hope your dream comes true very soon and good hunting 👍
  7. LexusIS300h

    New NX Proposed purchase.

    I test drove one before buying my IS, wife loved it, but I didn’t think the mg was that great, so we test drove a Red IS and again my wife loved that but not the colour, so we got what she wanted, an oyster white . Now we are all happy. NX is very striking though and if I could have got over the lower mpg I would have bought it
  8. LexusIS300h

    Costs of export

    Aren’t all Lexus Japanese imports?
  9. I’ll take boring forums like LOC any day, good to know they don’t really go wrong, but I expected that and got it. Always fancied a Jag, but I think I will give it a big miss until either BMW or Toyota take over the brand name
  10. Just yanking your chain bro, just yanking your chain 😂😂😂😂
  11. A hybrid petrol vehicle is a better option than a normal petrol or diesel model. You will save in mpg. My 300h does about 45mpg real world with daily short trips. My son bought a Merc 350Cdi at around the same time and cries tears when he spends over £100 to fill it up after 400 miles. He also pays more than £500 a year more road tax just for the pleasure of being able to drive on our pot holed roads. His Merc is noisier and more polluting in both Nox and CO2 and cost more to insure. Maintenance costs are a lot higher than a Lexus standard charge, as Merc dealers see customers as money machines. So all in all, I would always choose a hybrid until electric vehicles are robust, do over 400 miles on a charge and you don’t have to queue at services to get a 15 minute top up. I had a Prius for 10 years before the 300h so I was already sold on the concept. I now have a much better, quieter hybrid, with some performance abilities and at only a 10% reduction in fuel economy over the Prius. Should have got one of these ages ago but dithered.
  12. LexusIS300h

    Jeff Ricketts

    I think is tied into Tesco (or is Tesco in disguise) so the prices are always going to be good. I got my Prius tyres from them at a great price, can’t remember the make now but they were £30 to £40 a tyre cheaper than dealer prices
  13. LexusIS300h

    New car

    Happy new Lexus Shada, a great model choice to. You will love it, ever get a chance to have a go in it once it’s fixed. I love the auto box on this car, cvt is pretty good. A tip for your wife is for her to sit with her left leg pulled back against the seat, away from the pedals. When there is any action required, such as braking, just use the nearest foot to the pedal. Or tell her to imagine she is only driving with one leg. My wife will drive nothing other than an auto, to the point I don’t think she could drive a manual any more even if she tried. She absolutely loves our Lexus
  14. LexusIS300h

    IS300H - Heated seats setting

    I find the heated seats hot on level 3 and I reduce them manually to level 1 after 3 or 4 minutes. As someone mentioned, a first world problem 😂 but it beats sitting on ice cold leather seats in winter. I like the idea of the timed v manual settings so I will set them at level 1 from now on.