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Forum: HS 250h Model 08-25-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Magellan55
depends what you are looking for. I own the...

depends what you are looking for. I own the premium non-nav, and have gotten a base model as a loaner. to me, the biggest difference is the seats - the base leather felt stiff and cheap to me. ...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-24-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Magellan55
35K? That's pretty good. Mine only lasted 25k. ...

35K? That's pretty good. Mine only lasted 25k. They were Z or W rated, so not expected to last too long anyway.
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-23-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Magellan55
One other thought - the Energy MXV4 has been...

One other thought - the Energy MXV4 has been replaced by the Primacy MXV4, which gets better reviews and has a longer tread life/warranty. so you may notice a difference with the new tire. But they...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-23-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,739
Posted By Magellan55
I tried the continental DWS tires on my HS to...

I tried the continental DWS tires on my HS to save some $$, and while they were great in the rain, they were noisier than the Toyo's and had poor mpg. The Primacy MXM4's were improvements in both. ...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-23-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Magellan55
OK those might be what came on the car when new,...

OK those might be what came on the car when new, though 35k miles they should be pretty worn out by now. Typically the MXV4 is a very quiet tire, so maybe you have flat spots or something like that...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-22-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Magellan55
Agreed - I use 87 for 4 years an no problems in...

Agreed - I use 87 for 4 years an no problems in 60k miles. I also have a quiet ride even on the 18" wheels. Are your tires the Michelin MXV4's that came stock on the 17's?
Forum: HS 250h Model 07-12-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,739
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: 616
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: 517
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: 4
Views: 425
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: 21
Views: 2,661
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: 301
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: 712
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: 712
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: 1,132
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: 1,132
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: 21
Views: 2,661
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: 64
Views: 5,739
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: 925
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: 64
Views: 5,739
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: 925
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: 889
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: 64
Views: 5,739
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: 1,113
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: 117
Views: 27,124
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...
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