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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-21-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Dave Mac
NO! Dave Mac

NO!

Dave Mac
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-21-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By Dave Mac
Sorry - I would not be driving that car even one...

Sorry - I would not be driving that car even one mile without mounting the spare. If your wheel is not already damaged when the tire does let go, and it soon will by the looks of the damage, you...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-13-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Dave Mac
It is kind of costly and I would not do it with...

It is kind of costly and I would not do it with the timeframe you are talking about. These are good cars and you "should" get by until they trade it in.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-12-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Dave Mac
Yes, I held out for a long time and even though I...

Yes, I held out for a long time and even though I rarely use it I will buy it in the future, one reason being resale or in my case higher residual value. The times I have used it the benefit has been...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-06-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By Dave Mac
Undercoating may have had some benefit many years...

Undercoating may have had some benefit many years ago but car building and body warranties have improved a lot over the years. Undercoating along with sun visors was one of first of today's many...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-06-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,470
Posted By Dave Mac
That rim can be fixed pretty well but the tire...

That rim can be fixed pretty well but the tire needs to at least come off for an inspection and probably replacement.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-02-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Dave Mac
Call Tire Rack - they can provide good advice on...

Call Tire Rack - they can provide good advice on plus sizing tires.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-31-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Dave Mac
With the damage being that low on the car you...

With the damage being that low on the car you might get an acceptable repair but even that correctly requires that the bumper skin be removed from the car and refinished. I've tried doing it...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-20-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Dave Mac
No, I don't believe that would be contained in...

No, I don't believe that would be contained in the VIN

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-20-15, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Dave Mac
I never noticed that but it is probably a safety...

I never noticed that but it is probably a safety issue and after thinking about it not a bad idea - no chance of unattended children activating the windows..

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-04-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By Dave Mac
I would expect a little mid-cycle refresh with...

I would expect a little mid-cycle refresh with the 2016 model but wouldn't expect it to rise to the level of a face lift.

Dave Mac
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 12-15-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Dave Mac
"Dave, if the dealer pays Lexus Financial the...

"Dave, if the dealer pays Lexus Financial the remaining payments how is that not the dealer eating them? "

I understand what you are saying but what I mean is that if the dealer either "pays" some...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 12-15-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Dave Mac
I wouldn't say that dealers really eat remaining...

I wouldn't say that dealers really eat remaining payments or anything else but they often do pay them to Lexus Financial which I don't believe eats anything. I am usually 1,000 - 2,500 miles over my...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 11-26-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Dave Mac
Yes, I think I remember Lexus doing that on the...

Yes, I think I remember Lexus doing that on the GS in the last couple of years - don't know what is happening right now.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 11-09-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dave Mac
You have a good Lexus dealer - or they just...

You have a good Lexus dealer - or they just didn't want to admit they were wrong about giving you the extra oil change.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-29-14, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By Dave Mac
It is kind of a cultural change but even though...

It is kind of a cultural change but even though there are not a lot of real high mileage lexus with sealed transmissions I haven't heard of any problems that could be related to the long-term effect...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-27-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Dave Mac
I believe (hope) that you will find this a...

I believe (hope) that you will find this a typical response from your Lexus dealer - they try to make you happy. The "Finance" guys are a different breed however and their only function is to try to...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-27-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By Dave Mac
That is a shameful practice. As bc6152 said the...

That is a shameful practice. As bc6152 said the regular air that goes into tires contains 78% Nitrogen and about 21% Oxygen plus some water vapor. And the idea of going back to dealer to top off your...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-11-14, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By Dave Mac
$42,500 sounds very good for a 2015 but maybe...

$42,500 sounds very good for a 2015 but maybe about right for a 2014. I don't know what the taxes, license and fees in your area are though.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-09-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Dave Mac
I've seen these pieces on several cars over the...

I've seen these pieces on several cars over the last few years (actually 10 or more years) and always assumed they were an option or accessory in another market. I don't believe I've seen them on a...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 10-08-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By Dave Mac
I believe an antenna requires a ground plane in...

I believe an antenna requires a ground plane in order to function correctly and the glass pano roof cannot provide that so it is mounted on the trunk.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Dave Mac
You have to be at a very low speed - almost...

You have to be at a very low speed - almost stopped - to open the trunk while going forward but I have never tried it backing up. And I have hit the wrong button at a gas station but not while...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Dave Mac
I have often thought it would be nice to be able...

I have often thought it would be nice to be able to close the trunk with either the fob or the inside button but being able to see what is happening when you close the trunk is probably a safer...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 09-23-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By Dave Mac
I had to special order my ES to get the trunk...

I had to special order my ES to get the trunk opening ($500 I think) and would do it again - it's great, but to do the conversion looks like a lot of parts and may be cost prohibitive.

I am...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 08-31-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Dave Mac
When I first got my ES350 - 11/2013 I went to the...

When I first got my ES350 - 11/2013 I went to the personalized settings and changed my lane change counter from 3 to 5. When I thought several months later to maybe change it to 7 for a while it was...
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