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  • First Name
    Diarmuid
  • Lexus Model
    IS-F
  • Year of Lexus
    2008
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cork

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  1. Well, I have a ISF and my dad has been running the same Landcruiser 100 for the last 18 years so I am in a pretty good position to judge. His is a manual 4.2 diesel and it averages about 22mpg. The petrol versions will be vastly thirstier I would imagine. I don't really see the point of buying one of these in the UK with a petrol engine if you can get the diesel. The diesel sounds pretty damn good in them with the turbo whistle and 6 cylinders. It's a very charming engine and diesel suits vehicles like this. Running costs are quite high with 5,000 mile service intervals. Tyres are very expensive for the Landcruiser. It's an extremely reliable vehicle considering how hard it gets worked. I'd imagine you will not be doing anything like the work that we do in it so it should go forever. Ours is now on 497,000 miles. The few notable things that I can remember failing include the heater matrix and the rusting wings and back door. The rust is a very common issue so watch out for that. Rust underneath is not an issue. We had an 80 series in which the auto box packed up. It was a weak point and I'm not sure if they fixed it in the 100 series. That's why we went manual as we do so much heavy towing. Overall I would say the ISF is a cheaper vehicle to run. And considerably cheaper than a petrol Landcruiser. They really couldn't be more different though.
  2. I have them on my 156 and to be honest I find them horrifically stiff. Much worse than the ISF.
  3. How much does it cost and what are its effects? Is that the system that is on post 2012 cars?
  4. I'd be interested. Any ballpark figures on price?
  5. I saw you stuck in traffic on the south ring this evening. It's a small country [emoji16]
  6. What's the general feeling about this system now? Most people seem to like them when it works but I've read mixed things about the reliability of the units. £500 is a lot of money for something that isn't going to work. I'd be expecting this to last the lifetime of the car for this cost. How are you fine people finding them?
  7. Did you leave all the cats in? I've heard that a less restrictive system will result in a relatively sizeable power gain on these. Any good threads or advice about this here?
  8. 1.5 month update. Best car I've ever owned. I've driven 2000 miles and I don't even need a car for my commute. I've to try limiting myself to one tank of petrol a week as I just keep going on pointless drives. Shockingly quick yesterday too even against another dream car of mine, an Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. I thought he would leave me for dead. The dealers have been very impressive. The original dealer agreed to do a few jobs for me through my local Lexus dealer. They also paid for a full set of new tyres as I wasn't happy with the ditchfinders. That local dealer damaged my freshly refurbished alloys while changing the tyres. But they told me about it, booked it in for repair and gave me a brand new is300h for two days while they repaired the wheels. All that might make me even happier is a cat back system.
  9. Here are a few photos. I'm absolutely loving it now. I know I'm enjoying a car when I am driving it everywhere! I've almost 1000 miles done since I got it and almost all of those were for pleasure.
  10. One thing that is annoying me is when I open the door to get out, all the other doors remain locked. So when I get out and go to open the boot or the back doors I have to reopen my door and press the unlock button. Anyway to change this? Or why is it doing it? I've never had a car which does this before.
  11. I'm ordering tyres for this now. Goodyear eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 at 235/35/19 and Asymmetric 2 275/30/19 at the back. Anyone with good tyres knowledge see a problem with that?
  12. The maps are well out of date. I asked the dealer to put the latest ones on and he said they were no updates which was obviously bollocks, but at least I got him to say the latest available were on it so he will have to update them if I can prove otherwise [emoji849] Are there current maps available for the ISF?