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Forum: HS 250h Model 07-12-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Magellan55
also keep in mind you'll naturally see lower mpg...

also keep in mind you'll naturally see lower mpg on new tires compared to old ones, just due to the tread wearing off the old ones, which decreases its diameter, hence how far you go with each...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-12-14, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Magellan55
Also keep in mind reliability, especially if...

Also keep in mind reliability, especially if looking used. Fords in general are worse than average according to Consumer Reports surveys, and the Fusion hybrid is rated "not recommended" by consumer...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-02-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Magellan55
Everyone's idea of "city" driving is different;...

Everyone's idea of "city" driving is different; Google the EPA's city driving cycle to get an idea of the profile that will get you 35 mpg. You don't list your location, but if it's in a hot/humid...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-02-14, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Magellan55
60K service done

Well now I know - the 60K service on my 2010 HS cost me $500. Pretty typical price for a 60K service, though not much is done compared to my previous cars. Oil/air filter/cabin filter, rotate...
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-02-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By Magellan55
So I had my HS in for it's 60K service, and asked...

So I had my HS in for it's 60K service, and asked about the recall. They said they had to order the parts, and scheduled me for the 14th. Wondering what parts if they're just supposed to epoxy the...
Forum: HS 250h Model 06-24-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By Magellan55
battery compartment cooling. When you open the...

battery compartment cooling. When you open the rear door on the driver side, you'll see the vent for it, with a warning sticker not to block it.
Forum: HS 250h Model 06-24-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Magellan55
Sorry, the sensors are only on the front door...

Sorry, the sensors are only on the front door handles on the HS. Had to shave costs somewhere :-)
Forum: HS 250h Model 06-23-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Magellan55
Hi - welcome to the club! "normal" mode is on by...

Hi - welcome to the club! "normal" mode is on by default. "power" mode pretty much just makes the throttle more sensitive so it "feels" faster; I've never found an explanation for what else it...
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-10-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Magellan55
Thanks for providing the correct info Dave. Much...

Thanks for providing the correct info Dave. Much better than guessing :-)
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-10-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By Magellan55
No idea but my guess is it's no different than...

No idea but my guess is it's no different than other car batteries and will last about 5 years. From the Batteriesplus website, they don't list the HS but the 2010 Camry Hybrid takes the same #124...
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-05-14, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By Magellan55
I think one of the problems was in their own...

I think one of the problems was in their own systems. I took mine in right after the first recall, before the stickers were available, and had them inspect it. When I got the second notice that the...
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-05-14, 03:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,940
Posted By Magellan55
higher psi generally gives you higher mpg, though...

higher psi generally gives you higher mpg, though I haven't personally tested that. Rolling resistance is partly due to heat generated by flexing the tread and sidewall as the tires roll. so it...
Forum: HS 250h Model 05-04-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Magellan55
mpg can vary widely depending on driving style. ...

mpg can vary widely depending on driving style. I don't do any hypermiling techniques, and I normally drive 10-15 mph over the speed limit (like everyone where I live), but over time I've adjusted...
Forum: HS 250h Model 04-30-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,940
Posted By Magellan55
38 psi cold. creeps up to about 40 on the...

38 psi cold. creeps up to about 40 on the display when driving.
Forum: HS 250h Model 04-28-14, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By Magellan55
Congrats on the new car! My 2010 HS mpg meter...

Congrats on the new car! My 2010 HS mpg meter runs about 1.5 mpg high compared to manual calculation, so similar to your CT.
Forum: HS 250h Model 04-24-14, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By Magellan55
I think it all comes down to piece of mind, and...

I think it all comes down to piece of mind, and how much you can afford it :-) I'm not at retirement age yet, but have had a few chest pain scares recently, so I'm a bit more aware of my mortality...
Forum: HS 250h Model 04-24-14, 03:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,940
Posted By Magellan55
Glad you like them :-) I've found the MXM's get...

Glad you like them :-) I've found the MXM's get about 1 mpg better than my old Conti DWS, but 1 mpg worse than the original Toyo's. The biggest handling difference to me is steering response /...
Forum: HS 250h Model 03-16-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Magellan55
Most other Lexus cars are more floaty, yes. The...

Most other Lexus cars are more floaty, yes. The HS, especially the Premium or Sport with the 18" low profile tires, is tuned more like a euro sport sedan (and it's based on a euro-spec Toyota). ...
Forum: HS 250h Model 03-10-14, 03:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 26,512
Posted By Magellan55
Welcome to the forum Michelle38! I don't think...

Welcome to the forum Michelle38! I don't think we know the battery life for this particular battery yet, but early gen Prius batteries have been lasting 10+ years so far. Consumer Reports tested a...
Forum: HS 250h Model 03-08-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By Magellan55
Mine went bad around the same time - 2010, 54k...

Mine went bad around the same time - 2010, 54k miles. I first misread the warranty and thought the emissions covered all related ignition parts, so I took it to the dealer. Wrong - they charged me...
Forum: HS 250h Model 03-06-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,495
Posted By Magellan55
Do you have the standard seats or the perforated...

Do you have the standard seats or the perforated ones in the Premium model? I'm not too rough on my seats, and my 2010 HS is garage kept, but it does sit out in the sun 5 days a week at work, and so...
Forum: HS 250h Model 02-15-14, 05:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,940
Posted By Magellan55
Just don't confuse the Pilot MXM4 with the newer...

Just don't confuse the Pilot MXM4 with the newer Primacy MXM4. The Primacy gets higher ratings, even on Michelin's site: ...
Forum: Maintenance 02-09-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,567
Posted By Magellan55
Just to close on the topic, turns out the O2...

Just to close on the topic, turns out the O2 sensors are not covered under the 80K emissions warranty - I had misinterpreted the warranty book. Only certain parts of the ignition/emissions systems...
Forum: HS 250h Model 02-07-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Magellan55
I'd take it back to the place that replaced your...

I'd take it back to the place that replaced your windshield and have them fix it - seems they didn't do the job right.
Forum: Maintenance 02-07-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,233
Posted By Magellan55
Do all Lexus dealers charge an hour of labor to read the CEL?

So my check engine light came on, I read the code, bad O2 sensor (bank 1 sensor 2). Take it to the dealer to get fixed along with my 55k service. Thought it was covered under the 80K emissions...
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