Thanks for the kind welcome. I use the rims the Lexus came with for the winter tires now. Thinking on buying the 18" wheels from one of the other trim levels as summer wheels. So that's one change. But some other wheels my look fine as well, so i hope to find some pictures here maybe?
And I'm thinking of lowering the car a bit. Maybe 1 inch, or even less, just a litttle bit stiffer suspention........ I'm not sure if it's available. Don't want to buy new shocks now as the current ones are only as old/young as the car itself.
I've had a lot of cars before this one. My own cars and company cars.
Started with Suzuki Swift (2 times), and for the (ex) wife I owned a Suzuki Vitara, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Primera (P12, that ugly one).
a lot of company cars in between like Peugeot 206 and 207, Renault Clio, VW caddy, Fiat Grande Punto, Ford Focus, Volvo V40, Skoda Fabia and Octavia,
Last 10 years I only owned Saabs. Saab 9-5 sedan ('98) and estate ('01), 9-3 Estate Diesel (2003) and a couple of classic 900's Turbo.... Which was a blast because I grew up with Saabs, and I did all my repairs and maintenance myself and helped others with mainenance on theirs as well as tuning (hardware and software). I did this for 6 years untill I got fed up with the Saab driving people 🤪😮
Then I started my own company and financial leased a V70 D4 (Polestar engineered) first and now I bought the Lexus as company car.
About the quality of the roads, I know they are considered one of the best in the world, and they are indeed good to drive on. My road tax a something like € 270, - per 3 months. The amount of tax is fuel related (Diesel is way more expensive then petrol, which in turn is more expensive then electric) and weight related. The weight is huge on the ES300h.......
I also pay extra tax on the salary I give myself because the government says I have an advantage for it being a company car. And sadly the last couple of months I pay extra tax for speeding to much 😓. I try to keep that in check, and also my girlfriend keeps an eye on my speed (but most of the time i drive alone anyways 😀😀😀😀😀).
I tried the Vmax a couple of times, it ends at 191 km/h (120 mph) on the dash, and that was 185 km/h (115 mph) on the GPS. It will get there in no time, but I lost a game against a BMW 320 GT, not in the accelaration to 180, but the BMW goed way beyond that.
I heard tuning is hardly any use on this atkinsons engines, and that the max speed is set at 180 on purpose to save the hybrid drivetrain, but I'm tempted to get the limiter removed........ But everybody says not to