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John Hutton

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  1. For what its worth I have just had to buy my Daughter a 'new car' as her old one was 'rear ended' and written off just before Christmas. The other driver accepted full responsibility and they provided a hire car for a 'limited' period while she got sorted out with a new motor. We had the same problem of not being able to 'enter' the showroom or test drive a vehicle but there is nothing to stop you visiting the forecourt and looking at the cars. We ended up buying a car from the same dealer group - Inchcape - but it was in stock at a different location as the one in stock at our local deal
  2. Hi Max My UX's first service - that was booked for the end of March - was cancelled and I have received a new date from Lexus Guildford for the service which is June 9th. They will be picking the car up as I am unable to take it to the dealer as I am 'Shielding' due to health issues. Hope that helps John
  3. Hi Steve hopefully I can answer this one. AGM stands for Absorbent Glass Mat you can google it to find out the differences if you are interested. The CTEK MXS 5.0 has a charge mode specifically for AGM batteries - it just needs one more press of the 'mode' button than a standard wet cell type car battery and is clearly identified on the charger so you should have no problems getting the right setting. Hope that helps John
  4. Have got my UX booked in on the 30th for its first service. Received confirmation on what they are doing and it included the following Code: MEC Time: 01.00 Status: M Price: £0.00 Details: INSTALL APPLE CAR PLAY IF AVAILABLE PLEASE LET CUSTOMER KNOW IN ADVANCE IF AVAILABLE HOW LONG So it looks like it is possibly available and FOC. I will let you know if it does get done. John
  5. Hi Frank Almost identical problem on my Takumi. Only showing at the moment on the drivers side but that is probably because 80% of the time I have no passenger! It is booked in for the first service at the end of the month and intended to raise it with the dealer then even before I saw your note. Never had a similar problem with Mercedes or Audi especially after only 4k miles. John
  6. I never said that the T005A was an all-weather. Bridgestone do an all weather run flat under the Turanza brand that is the right size. BRIDGESTONE TURANZA EL450 225/50 R18 95V When I first test drove the UX it was shod with these and I was led to understand by the dealer that all UK UX's would come with that tyre. Mine came with Dunlop summers and obviously others have the Bridgestone summers. The EL540's are available in the UK from Tyreleader for just over £150 a corner. I presumed that the Bridgestones being fitted to production tyres were the same as those on my test drive car
  7. Hi Ryan I have a UX that is one of the first batch to arrive and registered in March 19 and I too am experiencing similar symptoms. The ABS seems occasionally to kick in at very low speeds and certainly not in situations where you would expect it too. Seems to be random with no pattern. I was going to mention it when it is due a service but based on the above will probably take it in for the Dealer to take a look. John
  8. Hi Alan There have been previous postings on this subject. The big difference is that the Bridgestones are all weather tyres and the Dunlops regular summer so the tread patterns are vastly different. I have Dunlops on my Takumi and they are very quiet but actually wanted Bridgestones so I did not have to faf around putting winter tyres on. I am thinking now about getting some all weather tyres fitted and keeping them on but might look for a different brand as there has been a lot of comment about the Bridgestones being noisy although I did not notice that when I test drove a car
  9. Hi Jeff Have not fitted the extra warning buzzer on my UX as its not needed but have fitted one on my 69 Lotus Elan for the same reasons ie could not hear the original and the self cancel did not always work. Has been fitted for about 5 years now and works great. The one I fitted was sold as a motorcycle fitment and it does not start beeping loud for the first few blinks so probably would not come on and annoy you if you are using the quick lane change flash feature. Very easy to fit and highly recommended for similar situations. John
  10. Martin I installed my old Nextbase Duo as soon as I took delivery of my UX in late March. I used the standard Nextbase Hardwire kit piggy backing into the fuse box under the glove box. Worked fine but was having issues with the same camera on my Elan so put the one from the Lexus into the Elan and bought a new unit for the UX Went for the Nextbase 522 and their Rear window add on camera and it installed without any problems using the existing hard wire kit. I always go for a rear view camera as well as I have been hit up the rear a couple of times! (The car not me!) John
  11. Hi John Welcome I'm sure you will love your new car. In answer to your queries 1) my car came with an abridged set of hard copy manuals so I would ask the dealer for a set. The online versions are easy to download if you want more details and info. 2) when you lock the car using the indent on the handle if you press a second time within 5 seconds it will deadlock the car. Same with the remote - press lock twice within 5 seconds to deadlock. 3) you can program various opening sequences like you describe - the details are in the online manual on pages 148 / 9
  12. I use a Prince Lionheart two piece seat protector when my Grandson is in my UX Takumi. Have used it in my previous two vehicles as well all with full leather and have had no issues. Protects both seat and back. Available on Amazon and elsewhere for a reasonable price. John
  13. Steve in my opinion a speed limiter and any cruise control are used for two different purposes. The speed limiter is to stop you accidentally drifting over the set speed limit and possibly getting a ticket or worse. I only ever used to use it in built up areas. Using cruise control - normal or radar controlled - which is designed to be used on open free flowing roads in a built up area is frankly a dangerous thing to do and something I would never even attempt to try in a built up area. John
  14. As DanD said in an earlier post it is very easy to disable the key completely by pressing and holding the lock button and then press unlock twice in quick succession. Works perfectly and you can not even open the car with the handle unless you press any key on the fob to disable the lock. John
  15. Hi Vlad Sorry to hear about your knock. As ShaksR said do not worry about the extra excess to choose your own repairer you will get it back but I recommend that you deal with your insurer in case complications arise. I had a similar situation a couple of years ago when I was stationery at a red light and hit up the rear by a truck who had also stopped but was in gear and his foot slipped whilst blipping the throttle! I got a sorry mate but he did what turned out to be about 10Ks worth of damage to my car. Problem was that the car in question is a classic 60's Lotus Elan and there wa
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