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Forum: HS 250h Model Yesterday, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Magellan55
Cars that require premium are tuned for it, so if...

Cars that require premium are tuned for it, so if you use regular in them, the ECU has to detune the car to prevent knock. But your HS is tuned for regular gas, so adding higher octane does nothing...
Forum: HS 250h Model 12-13-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Magellan55
Not sure what year your Civic is, but the EPA...

Not sure what year your Civic is, but the EPA rating might be as good/better on it than the HS, so that's not surprising. I had a civic in the 90's, and got mid-30's mpg even back then. If you...
Forum: HS 250h Model 12-10-14, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Magellan55
I agree with Dave it's so much more about how you...

I agree with Dave it's so much more about how you drive than anything else. Just driving 10 mph faster than someone else on the highway will make a big difference. Or how gentle/smooth you are...
Forum: HS 250h Model 11-19-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Magellan55
Power mode - what does it do?

I recall asking this a few years ago here, but has anyone ever gotten the scoop on what Power Mode actually does? The owner's manual is absolutely useless, basically saying "push this button if you...
Forum: HS 250h Model 10-31-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,301
Posted By Magellan55
Glad to hear you were taken care of.

Glad to hear you were taken care of.
Forum: HS 250h Model 10-22-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Magellan55
Just to clarify an earlier comment, to clear the...

Just to clarify an earlier comment, to clear the oil reminder (US cars) you first set the trip meter to "A" while the hybrid system is on, then turn the car off. Then press the trip meter reset...
Forum: HS 250h Model 10-15-14, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By Magellan55
Welcome to the most exclusive forum on ClubLexus...

Welcome to the most exclusive forum on ClubLexus :-)

That's an interesting trade Clutchless.
Forum: HS 250h Model 10-03-14, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Magellan55
They came out with a service bulletin back in...

They came out with a service bulletin back in 2010 that says 10,000 miles. The service light still comes on after 5000 however, and I think the owners manual says 5000 too. When I take my 2010 in...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-15-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Magellan55
In my experience, the computer reads about 1.5...

In my experience, the computer reads about 1.5 mpg high. So if it says 36.2, you might be getting only 34.7 when calculating "actual" (miles driven divided by gas put in on refill). Not sure the...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-10-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By Magellan55
I do. I drove several months in both modes and...

I do. I drove several months in both modes and found that ECO gets me about 1 mpg better (~35 in normal, 36 in ECO measured by gas used and odometer). So the difference isn't huge at least for me. ...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Magellan55
I've never gotten much cooling in my seats...

I've never gotten much cooling in my seats either. I can kind of feel a little breeze when wearing shorts, and maybe a little when my back is wet from sweat, but that's about it. Multiple times...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Magellan55
The AC will drain your battery fast, and the...

The AC will drain your battery fast, and the engine will come on to recharge it. Try it sometime - sit parked on a hot day with the car and AC on. I get maybe 5-7 minutes before the battery is gone...
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Magellan55
AJ, great article! Thanks for sharing. So the...

AJ, great article! Thanks for sharing. So the effect new tires would have on HS mpg would be 1-2 mpg.
Forum: HS 250h Model 09-09-14, 04:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Magellan55
mpg can also vary by driving habits. You sound...

mpg can also vary by driving habits. You sound like you're doing all the right things, but sometimes traffic can force you otherwise. Are you in NYC? My guess is true bumper-bumper traffic in...
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-30-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,702
Posted By Magellan55
Yeah I keep forgetting about the free tank of gas...

Yeah I keep forgetting about the free tank of gas - this is my 4th recall visit and each time I go it's right after filling up :-(
Forum: HS 250h Model 08-25-14, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
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, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,107
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, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,107
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
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, 02:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,107
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,590
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
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...
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