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Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 05-20-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Dave Mac
Yes, I would take your car in and have it...

Yes, I would take your car in and have it checked. Lexus has replaced brakes pads under warranty more than one time over the years. Just ask.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 05-11-15, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Dave Mac
Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't be running...

Welcome to the forum.

I wouldn't be running the tank that close to empty. Your gauge is about as accurate as any car.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 05-05-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,848
Posted By Dave Mac
What is blinker fluid?

What is blinker fluid?
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-01-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By Dave Mac
I have always had good success with PDR and use...

I have always had good success with PDR and use the vendor who does work for Lexus. I no longer get too upset when these things happen because of this. One time I tried to be helpful because the dent...
Forum: ES300 and ES330 04-30-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Dave Mac
And make sure the battery is installed correctly...

And make sure the battery is installed correctly - I think they can be installed upside down.

Dave Mac
Forum: IS - Third Generation 04-27-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,043
Posted By Dave Mac
This is interesting - I had an IS 250 loaner for...

This is interesting - I had an IS 250 loaner for just a day last week and I was amazed by how BMW 3 and even 5 series drivers reacted to it. Running away from me (with ease of course) at stop lights...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 04-11-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Dave Mac
Smoke and smell is neaver good - I would not...

Smoke and smell is neaver good - I would not expect it to be the battery and would not even try replacing it or even jumping it until you figure out what is wrong.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-18-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By Dave Mac
The MOC products are not part of any factory...

The MOC products are not part of any factory recommendations and not needed. Some of the other items are of questionable value as well.

Dave Mac
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-10-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By Dave Mac
I always remove my wheel locks on day one. The...

I always remove my wheel locks on day one. The salesman usually says he can get them for me for free but it never happens and I pay a lot at the parts counter. Surely you can do better - they are...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-21-15, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By Dave Mac
NO! Dave Mac

NO!

Dave Mac
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-21-15, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,206
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, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,790
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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
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, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,812
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
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, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
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, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
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, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,507
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, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
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, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
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, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
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...
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