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Forum: Hybrid Technology Today, 12:09 PM
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Views: 91,218
Posted By Droid13
This is the best time of year for mileage, fresh...

This is the best time of year for mileage, fresh oil, summer tires back on, warm but not too hot, summer gas back at the pumps. I'm pushing just above 30mpg now, which is the best I have managed to...
Forum: RX - Fourth Generation 05-15-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By Droid13
The angle of this picture makes it look like the...

The angle of this picture makes it look like the '16 RX will be extremely well suited for moving farm animals off the road.

:woohoo:
Forum: RX - Fourth Generation 05-12-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,022
Posted By Droid13
I'll add my 2 cents. I will give it a thumbs up...

I'll add my 2 cents. I will give it a thumbs up overall in the redesign, so I will only opine on the things I didn't like.

Not a fan of the massive grill. Only positive thing I can say is there...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-07-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Droid13
The practical answer is no, the current maximum...

The practical answer is no, the current maximum output is a function of engine power and battery capacity, regardless of the max power rating of each electric motor. Theoretically if you build your...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-06-15, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Droid13
The most common situation that will result in the...

The most common situation that will result in the display showing maximum charge occurs when descending a long hill. As Bert says, the vehicle will never purposefully attempt to charge to max, always...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-04-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Droid13
Over the years I have heard of this happening on...

Over the years I have heard of this happening on other Toyota hybrids, but it is very rare. I had it happen to me once in the 6 yrs I had my Camry Hybrid, not seen it specifically on the RX, but also...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-21-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Droid13
I live in the battery Goldilocks zone, not too...

I live in the battery Goldilocks zone, not too hot, not too cold, never had to replace a 12V battery that was less than 9 yrs old. 11 yrs on the OEM battery on my last one, almost 6 yrs now and still...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-21-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Droid13
I've only used it a few times, always in a...

I've only used it a few times, always in a parking garage on ramps between floors. Last time, went to see NHL game so hundreds of cars slowly making their way out of the garage that had long steep...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-18-15, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Droid13
Won't disagree, but just curious. Does the...

Won't disagree, but just curious. Does the permanent "hold" feature also hold the brake lights on if your foot is not physically on the brake? I could foresee this being a potential safety limitation...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-17-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,063
Posted By Droid13
There is no requirement for a CPO to have the...

There is no requirement for a CPO to have the latest navigation map. It's basically whatever you can negotiate. Looks like the price they gave you is the full MSRP + premium rate for install. My...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 04-17-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Droid13
How smart? Somewhere between a rock and bacteria....

How smart? Somewhere between a rock and bacteria. Changing shift patterns based on past experience is ok and all, but it's a bit like investing or gambling. Past experience does not guarantee future...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-15-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By Droid13
This could be normal if you are going downhill...

This could be normal if you are going downhill and braking. Some Toyota transmissions are setup to employ more aggressive downshifting to aid in slowing when descending a hill. Although my RX is...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-14-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Droid13
Check the plastic under the wipers that rides up...

Check the plastic under the wipers that rides up the bottom edge of the window. This can make some noise when cold and it often sounds like it's inside, when it's not.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-22-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By Droid13
I have the exact same headlights as you. The aim...

I have the exact same headlights as you. The aim (or something) is definitely way off, the low beam cover on your HIDs is very low, that line should be just low enough to keep the high beams from...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-22-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By Droid13
I usually keep mine on 3 most of the time, but my...

I usually keep mine on 3 most of the time, but my trips are normally about 20 minutes. I can feel the heat coming even on the coldest days in a couple of minutes, but unless its very sunny I leave it...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-18-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,284
Posted By Droid13
Yup, nice to save a few $. When I feel like...

Yup, nice to save a few $. When I feel like spending some time with another Lexus I'll go to the Lexus dealer and get a loaner. Last time I went on a Saturday and knew they wouldn't have time to...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-18-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,015
Posted By Droid13
I am really surprised, given all the advances in...

I am really surprised, given all the advances in automotive technology and comfort & convenience features, that having a decent place to store sunglasses is so baffling to the designers, that it...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 03-01-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,198
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, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,198
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Droid13
It might have simply popped a fuse.

It might have simply popped a fuse.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 01-27-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
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...
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