Nico72

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    Nick
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  • Lexus Model
    GS450H
  • Year of Lexus
    2014
  • UK/Ireland Location
    London
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    Motorsport & Racing

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  1. This is very interesting... It looks very similar. How could they get a plate for 2019?
  2. No, actually I have been informed by Lexus staff that this car was specifically made in 2019 (Lexus in Japan built only 2 on demand) for a 2016 model... That is why I felt posting this as it is so unique and I think this car will keep a higher value than the rest of them...
  3. Dear Gents, I tough this post would be of interest to all F sports fans: Yesterday, I visited Lexus Edgware Road to have my GS450H inspected with Hybrid due to a minor collision (my posting is in the GS 450 forum) and I met one of the sales Executives (whom I bought my car from) who said that they have a GSF car year 2019 that was built in Japan (only 2 of them were built as GSF) on special request from the General Manager at Lexus Edgware Road with high specifications (exterior and interior is absolutely stunning). Lexus in Japan said yes to build 2 x uniques cars (despite its production ended in 2016 I think) - carbon fibre inside. The General Manager had it for a few months and drove 6k miles and it is now on for sales for £62.5k - very tempting but out of my budget... I thought you might be interested in knowing this. Feel free to view the pics (and I am not working for Lexus nor trying to push a sale here). https://edgwareroad.usedcars.lexus.co.uk/en/used-lexus/Lexus/Gs-F-Saloon/50-4dr-Auto-Mark-Levinson-jjb5zgp
  4. By the way, I forgot to say something really important from Lexus Edgware Road (and it is for anyone who is interested with the GS car really): One of the sales Executives (whom I bought my car from) said that they have a GSF car year 2019 (yes you heard this right) that was built in Japan (only 2 of them were built as GSF) on special request from the General Manager at Lexus Edgware Road with high specifications (interior is absolutely stunning) Lexus in Japan said yes to build 2 x uniques cars (despite the productions ended) - carbon fibre inside. The General Manager had it for a few months and drove 6k miles and it is now on for sales for £62.5k - very tempting but out of my budget... I thought you might be interested in knowing this. Feel free to view the pics (and I am not working for Lexus nor trying to push a sale here) https://edgwareroad.usedcars.lexus.co.uk/en/used-lexus/Lexus/Gs-F-Saloon/50-4dr-Auto-Mark-Levinson-jjb5zgp
  5. Hi John, I did not notice this as I only drove such a short distance after my collision. But thanks for the info, it is very useful to know.
  6. Hi Gents, Sorry for the delay, as I have been very busy. I have some good news to share: I phoned Lexus in Edgware Road and they asked that I drive to them so that they can inspect the hybrid. A lady named Andrea who runs the service dept was amazing: she inspected the car and took it for a drive. within 5 minutes, she happily confirmed that there was nothing wrong with the Hybrid system (I was relieved to hear this) and she said when the weather gets cold the Hybrid works slightly differently and if there was a fault, there would be a warning light on the dashboard. So, now I know it is only a minor cosmetic repair with respraying the rear bumper... Meanwhile, the insurance organised a rental vehicle (free) and I was given a Range Rover Sport to drive for a few days... See the pic (rear vehicle). It is actually quite a nice car to drive, but it cannot hide its way, especially when turning around corners...
  7. Hi, I am going to speak with Lexus today regarding this. No, I am not using my car at the moment and waiting for it to be towed away today. It is being handled with third party insurance.
  8. Hi gents, Sadly, yesterday someone drove in the back of my car (and admitted liability) driving home from school pickup, although it is a minor collision, scratch and paint work will be required to redo the rear bumper (insurance is on the case), I noticed since my accident, that my car won't come with the EV mode automatically as it used to, as it is constantly using the petrol engine (and I drive sensibly). I have reported the issue with the repair centre and they will be investigating this whilst the paint work will be dealt with. Has anyone experienced this kind of situation before? I am very surprised about this, as the damage as mentioned is minimal (ie no structural damage to the bumper)...
  9. Yes, I did and I have got the full and latest navigation installed. You will need a usb stick with a minimum of 32gb (if I stand correct) but I did have some issues at first to install the software in full from the download (not the supplier fault as I have a Mac and it can be tricky) but when I mentioned the issues I was having, someone kindly got back to me and took the lead to install the data onto my stick remotely and it worked perfect! So, I would not hesitate them for any navigation update. They are very good at what they do and know all about systems updates...
  10. I agree, go for the 450h. It is a simple as this: this engine and model car is so good to drive and to be honest don’t be put off with the cvt as it truly works well with the v6 3.5 L. It is an absolute gem for this model and I have it as luxury and it works wonders to me. The drive is so smooth and you will for sure be pleased to have the extra power whenever you need it. It sounds great too!
  11. Glad there are others sharing such a positive experience. I had to have my GS at a workshop as an UBER driver slightly hit the side of the front bumper when my car was parked on the main road (luckily I witnessed the incident) - so the driver admitted full liability and through the insurance I was given a replacement car for a week and it was Jaguar XF 2018 - The car looks great from outside but the moment I stepped inside, it was a reminder how much I wanted to be back with my Lexus and was missing it awfully. Quality interior of the Jaguar was disappointing - too much plastic around. The engine (2 Litre diesel) had a lot of punch (too much in my opinion) but too much for my liking as the rear tyres were spinning like crazy from standing at traffic lights and I was not racing and the engine sound was dreadful (diesel, what can you expect). So, again Lexus gives you the great power but in a much more control way, it is more linear power and gradual, which is exactly what you want for such a big car, not trying to skidd from still position like the Jaguar... Just goes to say how special Lexus is.
  12. Thanks for sharing your experiences driving your GS car. Mine is simply just awesome. I have been driving mine for over 6 months now and I am in love with it! I have been appreciating this car so much that I simply cannot wait to drive it again and again. After driven Mercedes cars and BMWs, Lexus is something else, way above the previous cars I have had. I love the way it drives in such comfort and luxurious way, so quiet at times when EV quicks in. The mileage consumption is very good for 3.5 V6 petrol engine, I get on average 29mpg driving in town (doing an average 20-30 mph) and on the motorway I can easily get 38mpg. The car is so composed and the suspension is soft enough to make the journey so enjoyable. They have done a remarkable job building this car. Driving on the motorway is so smooth and relaxing and yet the power is there when I need it. It really feels awesome. I feel like I am going to keep this car for years to come without a doubt. Now, I get to understand why Lexus drivers keep their cars for a long time. It feels really special to be part of this brand and the quality interior is by far the best I have seen from all previous cars I have had...
  13. Unfortunately, mine has not got this available on display... Very surprised to be honest... I am looking at various options to either have one fitted externally with Michelin https://fit2gotpms.com/product/michelin-tpms/ Or have sensors fitted inside the tyres but I would like to know if Lexus would have them fitted and add the display between the speedo and rev counter. Has anyone had this installed with Lexus?