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Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-01-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By Droid13
Since you have an "h", I'd say makes no...

Since you have an "h", I'd say makes no difference, leave it in D and just take it normally slow and careful as the situation warrants. At slow/careful driveway speeds the amount of engine braking...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-20-15, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Droid13
How do you know when it's truly cold? (Like...

How do you know when it's truly cold? (Like today)

The "Ready" light doesn't come on until a second or two AFTER the engine starts.
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-18-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Droid13
If the air temp is cold, the engine will often...

If the air temp is cold, the engine will often start simply by taking your foot off the brake, even if it is warm. Going through drive-throughs in winter, I've learned to try to release the brake...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-11-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,450
Posted By Droid13
Reading all these comments about quality at the...

Reading all these comments about quality at the Cambridge plant, it reminded me of an interesting perspective I get from a friend of mine that works at a GM assembly plant that builds Camaros and...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 02-07-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,450
Posted By Droid13
I believe you are thinking of the Ford assembly...

I believe you are thinking of the Ford assembly plant in Oakville. Lexus/Toyota are in Cambridge, about 45 minutes further west.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-04-15, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Droid13
Kind of surprising to get ice jammed in there....

Kind of surprising to get ice jammed in there. For the past 15 yrs I have never not had some kind of vehicle in the driveway that didn't have a rear window wiper, and the hidden one on my RX is the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-03-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Droid13
It might have simply popped a fuse.

It might have simply popped a fuse.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 01-27-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Droid13
I've had it on my last 3 Toyotas, including the...

I've had it on my last 3 Toyotas, including the current RX450h. Probably standard on Canadian models. It's ok I suppose. The manual makes it sound like your windshield will glow red with heat, but...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 01-27-15, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 788
Posted By Droid13
The plastic piece in front of my window squeaks...

The plastic piece in front of my window squeaks too when it gets below freezing. It sounds like it's coming right at you from the windshield and dash, but I've determined it's nothing to do with the...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 01-10-15, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,221
Posted By Droid13
$125 was probably the installation labor ;)

$125 was probably the installation labor

;)
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-22-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By Droid13
Winter tires equipped? An inch or two of snow and...

Winter tires equipped? An inch or two of snow and downhill do not mix well with summer tires at all! Might as well strap skis on the tires and go for the short cut through the trees. Even with snow...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-20-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Droid13
I will put my vote in as loving the mouse. I...

I will put my vote in as loving the mouse. I think the screen position coupled with the mouse if far superior to a close in touch screen. Having the screen deeper and higher on the dash doesn't...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-17-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By Droid13
They'll probably replace $10,000 worth of parts...

They'll probably replace $10,000 worth of parts before discovering it was a loose wire.;)
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-16-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,953
Posted By Droid13
I've gotta say, forget the USB stick thing. I...

I've gotta say, forget the USB stick thing. I started out with that, but when my son cracked the screen on his old iPod (that still worked), he got a new one and I took it the old one to connect...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-10-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,600
Posted By Droid13
It's obvious you were oversold on the...

It's obvious you were oversold on the functionality of the EV mode by the sales person. I don't know how much responsibility Lexus itself takes over the statements made by individual sales people or...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-10-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By Droid13
I'm going to guess the vehicle might have slid...

I'm going to guess the vehicle might have slid off the road sideways, causing damage to one wheel and scuffing on other wheel requiring the repair and refinishing, coupled with some minor damage to...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-09-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Droid13
Ah, the General... I made regular donations to...

Ah, the General... I made regular donations to him in the 90s seeing as how I work within spitting distance of one of their assembly plants, but I ended up making too many donations to the tow truck...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-08-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By Droid13
Ah, Mark, I feel your pain. Toyota/Lexus extended...

Ah, Mark, I feel your pain. Toyota/Lexus extended warranty pricing in Canada is ridiculous, but so is the part pricing. The last 3 cars I've purchased I have agonized myself over the extended...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-08-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Droid13
I agree it can save a lot of annoyance just to...

I agree it can save a lot of annoyance just to replace the battery at regular intervals, but just FYI, you don't have to walk just because the battery dies. The fob can be recognized even when the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-05-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Droid13
It sounds like they had a simple "scheduled...

It sounds like they had a simple "scheduled maintenance" type alert setup. If so, it would have showed up at the date or mileage selected regardless of whether your fob battery was pooched or not....
Forum: Hybrid Technology 12-05-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Droid13
It depends on a lot of things, so many variables...

It depends on a lot of things, so many variables are being considered at any moment. But just some of my own insights:


It is not a priority to use the battery as much as possible all the time....
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-24-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Droid13
Been there since the 2010 model. Which...

Been there since the 2010 model.

Which brings me to a question I've had in the back of my head on the same subject. Which is better, mirror indicators that flash to the side/front like the RX, or...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-24-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Droid13
Maybe someone fancied themselves a skilled "entry...

Maybe someone fancied themselves a skilled "entry technician"...

My same window was broken by the dealer as they tried to pop out a door dent by sliding some tool down the side of the window.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 11-21-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,517
Posted By Droid13
True enough, even subjective opinions can change...

True enough, even subjective opinions can change over time I think too. I found it interesting to have someone complain how hard the seats are, and I found them too soft at first. My previous car had...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 10-29-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,525
Posted By Droid13
True in practice only because of a limitation in...

True in practice only because of a limitation in the application of the design, not a limitation of the design concept itself. In theory more power could be split off the electrical power being...
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