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  1. I drove my 2014 RX450h rom Lochgilphead to Campbeltown and back, about 50 miles each way of 60 mph limit rural roads. I reset fuel economy and got really good figures sitting around 55 mph.
  2. I have a Landrover Defender that at times is used off road, I found stones got wedged behind the backplates so took them off years ago. It has never been mentioned on an MOT and has not been an issue.
  3. Possibly confusing 20" wheels? I liked "Also worth having a look at is the Jeep Grand Cherokee, along with the Range Rover Sport. The latter has a far better cabin than the Lexus, and it’s much nicer to drive, but its reliability record isn’t as good. " Where its "reliability record isn't as good" means it is opposite ends of the spectrum... and I even own a Landrover!
  4. We bought a 2014 Advance 2 months ago from Lexus Glasgow, 28k and bodywork and interior are excellent. Was £24k with 3 years servicing and a years warranty then got £1k contribution to finance that we took to get the £1k off and paid off.
  5. I cut back on bike usage during chemo, most of my bikes are kickstart, which I struggled with. my BMW has both electric and kickstart so managed to use it a bit during my treatment. I would guess that the Avon Safety Mileage tyres on my 1954 Matchless are about 20 years old and have no cracks..... though I probably should think of getting a new set... your Dunlops did not last long sitting, perhaps modern grippy tyres are more prone to cracking.
  6. I am old enough to have used Tyrewall black on tyres back in the 80's 🙄 I replaced all 5 tyres on my Landrover Defender last year, they are BF Goodrich mud terrains and had tons of tread left, despite doing 60,000 miles in 10 years due to sidewall cracking. i see some products are advertised as giving UV protection to reduce cracking (though as you say not petroleum based), think I will look into it as I tend to cover low mileages per year as my travel is spread over 2 cars and 4 motorbikes.
  7. You may well be correct, I wish I had spotted it when i inspected it prior to purchase, the pouring rain did not help! Just annoying to buy a Lexus approved used car and immediately have to look for a new tyre after 200 miles use. I perhaps mistakenly thought the Tyre foam I used helps prevent cracking: Made by Armorall, they claim "Penetrates to guard against the elements which crack and fade tyre sidewalls" https://www.my-sds.co.uk/Admin/ViewDocument.aspx?SDSNo=17&headingID=1&MasterCompanyID=347&primaryReportId=0
  8. No, it is trying to take me to the nearest road on the mapping software that is about a mile from my destination across a loch, so no good as it's about 10 miles out by road!
  9. Not scale, put in the post code and no road! I drove today to PA31 8PT and there is no road on the sat nav! I have a Garmin Driveluxe and all roads are there.....
  10. I live in a relatively remote area in Scotland, so regularly use single track B roads. I was surprised that the Lexus Satnav did not even have some of the roads I use regularly on! I perhaps wrongly assumed that a 2014 car with built in satnav would be better. As well I have a Garmin with all Europe maps that covers all I need
  11. Was just washing the RX today and noticed one tyre with sidewall cracking, I have emailed Lexus to see what they say as to whether it is covered under warranty as have only had the car 3 weeks. I had similar cracking on my Landrover when the tyres were about 10 years old and had done 60k miles... so replaced them. Though I run Mud Terrains on the Landy My wife and I are loving the car, it is so relaxing and comfortable to drive. Pity I only noticed now as it was back to Lexus last week to have the faulty parking sensor replaced.
  12. Looks great, spot on I have a 55 model G3LS, though registered December 54 and a 56 one too getting rebuilt! I am in the process of building 2 G80 engines for them too. I used to have an AJS Model 18
  13. Thanks, I have had the Defender 14 years, it was rebuilt on a galvanised chassis, galvanised bulkhead, I even had the axles galvanised. It gets a bit offroad use. The car under the tarpaulin was a 1971 Saab 96, I just sold it to help pay for the RX. It was originally a 1500 though I rebuilt the engine as a 1700 with a rally cam and Weber twin choke.
  14. Hi folks, I have been posting on the RX section for the last few weeks after looking for and subsequently buying a 2014 RX450h which has covered 28k, my first Lexus. I have just noticed this section, so thought I would add an introduction. I have had Saabs for decades and the RX replaces a low mileage Alfa Romeo 159 1750 Tbi TI. I have an interest in vehicles, as a former engineer, I have a rebuilt Landrover Defender and a few old bikes from the 1950's to 1970's. My dad was a mechanic so I have done my own servicing to engine rebuilds. I was influenced in my decision to buy a Lexus by their reputation for quality and reliability, so hope it was the right decision, i am impressed so far bar by the underbody corrosion protection (I have a separate thread on that).