ivinriez

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About ivinriez

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  • First Name
    Aswin
  • Lexus Model
    IS220d
  • Year of Lexus
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    West Midlands

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  1. Just checked online, I'm seeing the same prices for Michelin Primacy 4 and the Dunlops on blackcircles.com. I need to do a bit of research on the Dunlops now 😄 Thanks for suggesting @Scouselexus
  2. @JamesIS220 Thank you for the elaborate write-up. I have read a bit online about the head gasket failures on the IS, it makes me feel its a common issue (or should I say a known issue?) Sometime ago, I did consider upgrading to an Auto IS 250, but . IMHO when it comes to the car buying decision, I cant think of moving to any other brand apart from Lexus. Totally understand when you mentioned what you like about it 😄 As far as the MPG is concerned, I get around 550-570 miles out of a full tank (if it is motorway runs alone). However, I am getting 470 miles consistently. I think that accounts for appox. 35mpg I believe. The trip computer, however shows 38 mpg consistently and 44 mpg on motorway runs. It seems Michelins are everyone's favourite. Thanks again for suggesting the Energy Savers, at least now the buying decision narrows down to Energy Savers and Primacys.
  3. Yea, they are a bit on the expensive side. I was thinking of getting Michelins, have had a word with a colleague yesterday who owns a '09 plate IS220d that has Michelin Primacys on them. I am told he has been using them for almost 25k miles now, the tyres look like they have pretty much life left on them. Did not get a chance to have a ride and get a feel of the noise levels though.
  4. @scudney yea, i get your point. It makes a lot of difference considering the fact that the ones on mine are 205. Which ones would you consider the quietest you have had?
  5. Thanks for your reply Chris. Just curious, what do you think of the tyre wear?
  6. @scudney I'm not sure of the tyre life though. I've done 20k miles on them, all I remember is that they had pretty much tread on them when I bought the car. Also, I think they are a bit loud. What do you think?
  7. @scudney to be honest, I haven't really driven any other IS nor have I had any other tyres on her so far. I do a lot of motorway miles usually, so I don't think I can really make a legit comment on handling. That being said, from the occasional country road drives I remember the rear stepping out a couple of times(which I love, and try to do the same at T-junctions😉) when I floor the gas. I think that's when the VSC kicks in and I'm in a straight line again. I would like to know if there is an option to turn traction control off🤔The car in general, gives me a feeling that I'm driving a tank😄 I'm not sure if it is the tyres or it's the way she is🤓 Probably, I could give a better answer after I get her new shoes😊
  8. @Beamish Apologies, I should have mentioned it. The tyre size is 205*55*16. Thank you for the link, I will have a look if I can find anything from there
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  10. Hello, Planning to get a new set of tyres for my 57 plate IS220d. The previous owner had put a set of Landsails, they are now worn close to legal limit. I've been doing some research online on Michelins and Bridgestones, but has left me confused. Long tyre life and low noise levels are my priorities. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ivinriez
  11. Hello, Planning to get a new set of tyres for my 57 plate IS220d. The previous owner had put a set of Landsails, they are now worn close to legal limit. I've been doing some research online on Michelins and Bridgestones, but has left me confused. Long tyre life and low noise levels are my priorities. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ivinriez