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Old 20th September 2020, 15:52   #226
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Congratulations on the ES. Do post some interior pictures. Did you get any deals ?
Sorry I was late. Here are some shots of the interior:Lexus ES300h - Owner's Review. EDIT: 4-years, 48,000 kms update-20200920_153229.jpg

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Discounts were a strict NO! They wouldn't budge but still we managed to get some freebies like a dashcam

The Lexus key card is really convenient to use compared to the regular key, haven't seen any posts about them.
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The Lexus key card is really convenient to use compared to the regular key, haven't seen any posts about them.
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I got the same with my Lexus RX as well. It is convenient if you keep a wallet or a purse of some sort but not so much if you are like me i.e. no wallet or a carry case etc. The other thing is, its totally passive meaning you have no buttons at all. You will have to touch the door sensor to lock/unlock the car and you cant lock/unlock from a distance or long press the unlock button during summers to open all windows and the sunroof to cool down the interiors. Its got a very typical battery too, hard to find.

I wish they had an activity key than this.
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Sorry I was late. Here are some shots of the interior:
Discounts were a strict NO! They wouldn't budge but still we managed to get some freebies like a dashcam
Nice tan leather seats. The interior design compared to an E class or 5 series is muted. No bling. Each caters to a different preference. I prefer the low key style. I notice on the rear seat centre rest Lexus continues with what I call the Contessa style buttons. It's the retro look. .The after sales service, so far at least, has been so good and so helpful that I sometimes wonder why bother buying another brand again. I lay a lot of weightage on after sales service.

Thank you for sharing. Please keep us updated. Handsome car.
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Is it my imagination or is the back seat of the Lexus actually less generous in proportion than the current gen Camry.

Just looking at this car, if the Camry seats were to come in black / mocha brown - oh my word - it would really look like 85/90% Lexus'esque.
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Is it my imagination or is the back seat of the Lexus actually less generous in proportion than the current gen Camry.
The rear seat of the Lexus ES300h and Camry are the same size. I speak from experience as we have a old Camry at the office and my brother in law has the latest Camry.
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5th service - Lexus ES300h -45,000 kms

Bagheera the panther went in for its 5th routine serve earlier this week. It was due at 12 months or 50,000 kms. Due to the current limitations the car has only done 5000 kms so the service got done as it has completed 12 months.

All running well. No niggles, no rattles, no complaints. As the service centre is 40 kms away I opt for their pick up and drop service. They send photos on WA as the service progresses through the day.

The new tyres are doing well. The PPC is intact. I love this car's hassle free munching of miles and the courteous and responsive ASS. The Lexus's ASS simply spoils you.

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5th service - Lexus ES300h -45,000 kms

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Sir the car looks pristine after 45000 kms.

I just got PPF done on my new ES. Due to limitations on movement havent really driven the car much in 1.5 months. Only driven about 350 kms and the car is showing super mileage of 19.1 kmph.

On the driving front, i think it is making me a more patient driver, because now i dont really try to catch fast gaps, happy to just amble along while maintaining a steady pace, also the bluetooth audio connect via the lexus app is good to stream amazon music wirelessly without apple car play or android auto. Mind you the power on tap is addictive, if you just tab the throttle it jumps forward eagerly and getting up to 100 is like a walk in the park, effortless.

People keep complaining about the infotainment via the touch pad but i think it works very well, just need to get used to it, i have had no issues with it. I think its a good system maybe not as good the new MBUX but its good nonetheless, people complaining about it really need to spend some time with it.

One thing im not yet able to figure out is how to check and set the TPMS. Have to spend some time and figure that out.
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Sir the car looks pristine after 45000 kms.

I just got PPF done on my new ES. Due to limitations on movement havent really driven the car much in 1.5 months. Only driven about 350 kms and the car is showing super mileage of 19.1 kmph.

On the driving front, i think it is making me a more patient driver, because now i dont really try to catch fast gaps, happy to just amble along while maintaining a steady pace, also the bluetooth audio connect via the lexus app is good to stream amazon music wirelessly without apple car play or android auto. Mind you the power on tap is addictive, if you just tab the throttle it jumps forward eagerly and getting up to 100 is like a walk in the park, effortless.
Congratulations on your new wheels. That is IMHO the best colour in the Lexus ES300h range. Your car looks like a racing car. Yes the 200+bhp on tap is addictive and the car does zip. Congrats again. Safe miles, happy miles, semi-green miles!!
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Congratulations on your new wheels. That is IMHO the best colour in the Lexus ES300h range. Your car looks like a racing car. Yes the 200+bhp on tap is addictive and the car does zip. Congrats again. Safe miles, happy miles, semi-green miles!!
Thank you for your good wishes Sir. It indeed does feel like a racing car with the low roof and the cockpit like driving position, it does not really feel like a luxury barge

Deep Blue Mica and the Brown Tan Interior were non negotiable on the new car, it took a while but its here and its here to stay for next 15 years.
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Congratulations on your gorgeous ES! The driving experience sure is much different from the German saloons, it makes you want to relax and enjoy the ride. Try going for a long ride you'll love it.
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One thing im not yet able to figure out is how to check and set the TPMS. Have to spend some time and figure that out.
Check this video by Northside Lexus:
It is the most in-depth video on the ES in YouTube. They mention regarding TPWS at 30:00
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Congratulations on your gorgeous ES! The driving experience sure is much different from the German saloons, it makes you want to relax and enjoy the ride. Try going for a long ride you'll love it.

Check this video by Northside Lexus:
Thank You i found this video a month ago and keep seeing it again and again to figure out the functions but one day i need to sit in the car and watch it so that it becomes easier.

How is your ES doing ?
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Thank You i found this video a month ago and keep seeing it again and again to figure out the functions but one day i need to sit in the car and watch it so that it becomes easier.

How is your ES doing ?
Just completing 2,000kms. Had the first complimentary service at 1k (just a general check on all aspects). Life with the ES has been fuss free so far and it grabs more attention than vehicles of its class especially in Kerala because of our special bond with the Middle east. The Lexus brand has a major following there.

The one thing Lexus has to take note of is that a lot of people still believe their cars are too expensive and beyond their budget. If they change that mindset I am sure they'll sell more numbers, a rival in the 3 series, C class territory can do the trick.
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I currently have a 2018 C200 Avantgarde that's done about 8K kms. It's been regularly detailed, serviced, has all the maintenance warranty etc. but I want a car that's going to be reliable and has cheap spare parts for the next 15 years so I can at least use it without thinking about repair costs after warranty and zero dep insurance expires.

Should I sell the C at a 10 lakh loss today and buy an ES? I don't care about performance, just the ride should be luxurious and brand prestige should be there, and it should be reliable for 15 years.
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I currently have a 2018 C200 Avantgarde that's done about 8K kms. but I want a car that's going to be reliable and has cheap spare parts for the next 15 years so I can at least use it without thinking about repair costs after warranty and zero dep insurance expires.

Should I sell the C at a 10 lakh loss today and buy an ES.
I dont think you can sell 2018 C Class at 10 lac loss; it will be even more

And mostly newer cars are fairly reliable. You can set aside the money you will lose by selling this and buying a new ES as insurance, if that helps.

Also remember, net residual of any car that you buy today will be close to Zero if the present 15 Year Junk policy is any indication.
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I dont think you can sell 2018 C Class at 10 lac loss; it will be even more

And mostly newer cars are fairly reliable. You can set aside the money you will lose by selling this and buying a new ES as insurance, if that helps.

Also remember, net residual of any car that you buy today will be close to Zero if the present 15 Year Junk policy is any indication.
Actually I got a great deal on it when buying, I got it 9 lakhs cheaper than the dealership price so I might be able to manage selling at a small loss.

As a Mercedes owner, reading this thread about low maintenance, reliability in a luxury car is shocking .Even if I have to pay extra to have this peace of mind I would do it in a split second. Just one more question, how are the spare part costs like? because if it's going to be with me for 10-12 years it's going to need repairs when insurance doesn't cover it.

Someone told me most of Lexus customers are Toyota owners, I think Lexus should definitely target Merc, Audi, BMW owners too cause many would be happy to shift!
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