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Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 12-14-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By UncleBen
We looked at the 2012 TL and both my wife and I...

We looked at the 2012 TL and both my wife and I were very impressed with the interior and the richness of the leather (much better quality than in the ES2013 IMHO.) The TL is more of a "driver's...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 12-12-12, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,029
Posted By UncleBen
Same here.:D

Same here.:D
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 12-10-12, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By UncleBen
Nice! Congrats!

Nice! Congrats!
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 12-10-12, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By UncleBen
By smoother and more comfortable ride, I'm...

By smoother and more comfortable ride, I'm referring to the way the car absorbs bumps on the road.
I think speed is definitely a factor; but unlike you, I feel that bumps are much better absorbed at...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 12-10-12, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By UncleBen
On that particular stretch, we have about 3 or 4...

On that particular stretch, we have about 3 or 4 synchronized lights which you will miss unless you keep your speed at about 30 mph. So speed was constant.

I don't know about an excuse to drive...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 12-06-12, 03:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 29,655
Posted By UncleBen
You may be right, but let's not forget that...

You may be right, but let's not forget that Toyota and Lexus are still competing brands. I doubt very much that Toyota would go agree to go cheap on their flagship car just to please the Lexus gang.
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 12-06-12, 03:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By UncleBen
I have been away from this forum for a while....

I have been away from this forum for a while. Albeit late, since I'm the one who started this nonsense, I thought I should post an update.

In terms of mileage efficiency, as I expected, ECO mode...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-24-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By UncleBen
Thank you jollick. The emergency brake was the...

Thank you jollick. The emergency brake was the culprit!
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-24-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By UncleBen
Thank you Mike/Dave - that was it, the emergency...

Thank you Mike/Dave - that was it, the emergency brake.

Cheers!
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-23-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By UncleBen
I was in Park, but didn't have the emergency...

I was in Park, but didn't have the emergency brake on. I'll give it a shot later today.

Thanks!
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-23-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By UncleBen
DVD - sound only, no picture!

Anyone else having this problem? The first time I inserted the DVD, it played just fine... And then, all I get is the sound, no picture.

TIA for you help. Have a nice day ya all!
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-23-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By UncleBen
The Toyo tire I mentioned is not a studded tire. ...

The Toyo tire I mentioned is not a studded tire. I always use the one side of the driveway and after seven years, both sides of the driveway look the same, no pit marks anywhere.
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-19-12, 01:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By UncleBen
I will, once I use a tank of gas in Sport Mode. ...

I will, once I use a tank of gas in Sport Mode. Plenty of time for my nap Jerry!:D
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-18-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By UncleBen
I am getting TOYO Observe Garit KX. This tire...

I am getting TOYO Observe Garit KX. This tire has walnut shell microbits that dig and bite into the ice surface. Wet or dry, icy or snowy roads, this tire outperforms any other tire I've tried,...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-18-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,075
Posted By UncleBen
I like it a lot, it keeps the car cooler, in...

I like it a lot, it keeps the car cooler, in addition to added privacy. They maxed out at 35%, which is what I understand to be the legal limit here too. This was not an option I would normally ask...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-18-12, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By UncleBen
If we set aside the powertrain and steering...

If we set aside the powertrain and steering responsiveness for the sake of this discussion sake, I find that the ride is smoother in sport mode... Try it on a rough patch and see for yourself. Or...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-18-12, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,105
Posted By UncleBen
Am I dreaming or is the ride in fact better in Sport mode?

I picked up the car a couple of months ago and have about 3,000 miles or so on it.

I have been driving it in eco mode almost all the time, with just a short sprint here in there in sport and...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-18-12, 04:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,075
Posted By UncleBen
Yes, but there is a bit of a story behind this. ...

Yes, but there is a bit of a story behind this.

The car I bought was destined to be used as a demo, and intended to be the sales manager's car as well. So as soon as it came in, he got the...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-17-12, 03:31 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,075
Posted By UncleBen
Yes, I did, done for free.

Yes, I did, done for free.
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-14-12, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By UncleBen
Whenever I came across a stubborn word, repeating...

Whenever I came across a stubborn word, repeating the word using as close as possible a British accent worked for me. Try pronouncing Grant as 'GraunT' and see if that makes a difference.
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-06-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,025
Posted By UncleBen
My understanding is that there are two key...

My understanding is that there are two key advantages to aniline leather: (a) it is softer: and (b) it is died right through as opposed to surface-died regular leather, such that a scratch will not...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-05-12, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By UncleBen
The time spent detailing your car is good...

The time spent detailing your car is good exercise and healthy. The adult beverage and cigar ... not so much!:dance1::)
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 11-02-12, 03:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By UncleBen
I don't think those features are available in...

I don't think those features are available in Canada, so for us the decision is an easy one. But you know what, for those rare occasions where I have to program a destination while en route, I have...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 10-30-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,915
Posted By UncleBen
Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who...

Glad to hear that I'm not the only one who doesn't have a dislike for the rodent!
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 10-29-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By UncleBen
Interesting. Danke!

Interesting. Danke!
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