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Hi, GearHeadPeter

Thank you very, very much for the Lexus RC 350, and RC F, pdf file. This will definitely come in handy once I purchase my RC F in September. I can read, study, and learn a lot before actually stepping into mine. I will learn about the small and big technical issues instead of just getting in and "winging it" philosophy. Hehe.. ;-) Thanks again, Buddy.
You are quite welcome Akiho. The only thing that I and others have found irritating is if you set up the Home screen on the NAV system so that it displays more than one screen and shut off the car it will automatically default to the NAV screen upon startup. The only way not to get that is to select one of the Home screens so that it is expanded before you shut off the car, and that screen will come up when restarted.

Other than that the car is a blast to drive.
Hi, GearHeadPeter,

I read about that problem in other Forums as well and will keep that in mind. It's like getting ready for a big Final Exam and I have an extra hand with the help of this Forum and other members. Hehe.. Even when I test drove the RC F, I knew more than the salesman himself. Regardless of what he said, he would not have gotten the sale because my purchase is pretty much set in September or hopefully, August 2015.

I just can't wait to tell everyone about my experience on the RC F in a few months. Yeah.. ;-) Thanks again, GearHeadPeter for this valuable information. Looking forward to putting it to good use.
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Hi, GearHeadPeter,

I read about that problem in other Forums as well and will keep that in mind. It's like getting ready for a big Final Exam and I have an extra hand with the help of this Forum and other members. Hehe.. Even when I test drove the RC F, I knew more than the salesman himself. Regardless of what he said, he would not have gotten the sale because my purchase is pretty much set in September or hopefully, August 2015.

I just can't wait to tell everyone about my experience on the RC F in a few months. Yeah.. ;-) Thanks again, GearHeadPeter for this valuable information. Looking forward to putting it to good use.
I wish I could have gotten the RC F, but then I would be walking about now as I would have lost my license from driving too fast. LOL Enjoy the ride and shoot a video of taking off with your RC F so I can live vicariously through you.

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Hi, GearHeadPeter,

I read about that problem in other Forums as well and will keep that in mind. It's like getting ready for a big Final Exam and I have an extra hand with the help of this Forum and other members. Hehe.. Even when I test drove the RC F, I knew more than the salesman himself. Regardless of what he said, he would not have gotten the sale because my purchase is pretty much set in September or hopefully, August 2015.

I just can't wait to tell everyone about my experience on the RC F in a few months. Yeah.. ;-) Thanks again, GearHeadPeter for this valuable information. Looking forward to putting it to good use.
I wish I could have gotten the RC F, but then I would be walking about now as I would have lost my license from driving too fast. LOL Enjoy the ride and shoot a video of taking off with your RC F so I can live vicariously through you.
Hi, GearHeadPeter,

Hehe.. I will definitely post lots of pics on here and tell everyone the likes/dislikes on my new Baby RC F. I even have my "special license plates" names considered. Either, "? Tokyo" or "?BP 888 or 168". It's an Asian thing for the numbers "888" or "168".

As for speed, I must retain myself for the first 2000 miles and won't push her over 80mph so she can get into warm up mode and broken in correctly. Hehe.. yes, I love high speeds but I don't and will not race or get pushed into racing with these young punks with their little tuned up integra's, civic's, or bimmers. I even drive fast with my Tacoma and normally zoom down the 10, 110, 105, 710 freeways going 80-85+ mph. My coworkers tell me of their speeding tickets with their mustangs, civic's, maxima's, and other sporty cars. I definitely don't want my insurance rates jacked up, points taken away, dmv classes and etc.
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Hi, GearHeadPeter,

Hehe.. I will definitely post lots of pics on here and tell everyone the likes/dislikes on my new Baby RC F. I even have my "special license plates" names considered. Either, "? Tokyo" or "?BP 888 or 168". It's an Asian thing for the numbers "888" or "168".

As for speed, I must retain myself for the first 2000 miles and won't push her over 80mph so she can get into warm up mode and broken in correctly. Hehe.. yes, I love high speeds but I don't and will not race or get pushed into racing with these young punks with their little tuned up integra's, civic's, or bimmers. I even drive fast with my Tacoma and normally zoom down the 10, 110, 105, 710 freeways going 80-85+ mph. My coworkers tell me of their speeding tickets with their mustangs, civic's, maxima's, and other sporty cars. I definitely don't want my insurance rates jacked up, points taken away, dmv classes and etc.
Hi Akiho-Yoshizawa,

With numbers as those your RCF will be very lucky and blessed. My license plate is a Veteran plate. I tired to refrain from driving it like I stole it, and it lasted a whole week or 600 miles, which was break-in for the RC 350. After that it was game on, and I love it more each day.

I know what you are talking about about being pushed to race as I always have some idiot wanting to show me how good they are. If they are behind me and tailgating I just slow down and make them pass. One idiot in a BMW was so mad that I did not want to race that he went around me and then cut me off. Slow down for me is doing the speed limit so he had no excuse. You know the saying "Karma is a Bitch", well just as soon as he cut me off a AZ DPS motorcycle cop pulled him over, and I waved to him as I went by.

When you get yours make sure it has the updated firmware for the NAV system and Bluetooth as it will be coming out in a few weeks. It fixes Bluetooth connectivity issues with Samsung and iPhone's. I'm at the top of the list at my dealer to have it done so once it is installed I'll report back.

Waiting is the hardest part, but once you get in and fire the RC F up you'll be so happy, trust me. Also get a radar detector as it will remind you to slow down and avoid those expensive tickets.

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I like to mess with people that want to race, especially when we're both at the line waiting for the light to go green, that moment when they really want to run.

Usually i rev my engine right before the light goes green which gets them amped up, and i take off normally. Meanwhile you see them ripping it a 1/8th mile down
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I like to mess with people that want to race, especially when we're both at the line waiting for the light to go green, that moment when they really want to run.

Usually i rev my engine right before the light goes green which gets them amped up, and i take off normally. Meanwhile you see them ripping it a 1/8th mile down
I used to do that, but that old saying "timing is everything" bite me in the butt. I was doing just that and did not see the unmarked police cruiser sitting two cars behind me. Heck in my defense I wouldn't have known it was the police anyway since it was unmarked. When the light changed the other guy took off like a bat out of ****. The police cruiser turned on it's lights, and when going passed me motioned me to pull over and wait. The other guy got a ticket for drag racing, and luckily I was told not to do that again, ever. Lesson learned. Now I sit at the light like a little angel.

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Hi, GearHeadPeter,

Hehe.. I will definitely post lots of pics on here and tell everyone the likes/dislikes on my new Baby RC F. I even have my "special license plates" names considered. Either, "? Tokyo" or "?BP 888 or 168". It's an Asian thing for the numbers "888" or "168".

As for speed, I must retain myself for the first 2000 miles and won't push her over 80mph so she can get into warm up mode and broken in correctly. Hehe.. yes, I love high speeds but I don't and will not race or get pushed into racing with these young punks with their little tuned up integra's, civic's, or bimmers. I even drive fast with my Tacoma and normally zoom down the 10, 110, 105, 710 freeways going 80-85+ mph. My coworkers tell me of their speeding tickets with their mustangs, civic's, maxima's, and other sporty cars. I definitely don't want my insurance rates jacked up, points taken away, dmv classes and etc.
Hi Akiho-Yoshizawa,

With numbers as those your RCF will be very lucky and blessed. My license plate is a Veteran plate. I tired to refrain from driving it like I stole it, and it lasted a whole week or 600 miles, which was break-in for the RC 350. After that it was game on, and I love it more each day.

I know what you are talking about about being pushed to race as I always have some idiot wanting to show me how good they are. If they are behind me and tailgating I just slow down and make them pass. One idiot in a BMW was so mad that I did not want to race that he went around me and then cut me off. Slow down for me is doing the speed limit so he had no excuse. You know the saying "Karma is a Bitch", well just as soon as he cut me off a AZ DPS motorcycle cop pulled him over, and I waved to him as I went by.

When you get yours make sure it has the updated firmware for the NAV system and Bluetooth as it will be coming out in a few weeks. It fixes Bluetooth connectivity issues with Samsung and iPhone's. I'm at the top of the list at my dealer to have it done so once it is installed I'll report back.

Waiting is the hardest part, but once you get in and fire the RC F up you'll be so happy, trust me. Also get a radar detector as it will remind you to slow down and avoid those expensive tickets.
Hi, GearHeadPeter,

Pleased to meet another Veteran on this Forum. I am also ex Military, Army Airborne & Mechanized Infantry active duty from 1993-1996. Served during the 2nd Desert Storm and Somalia era. My Unit from Fort Riley, Kansas, 1st & 16th Infantry just came back from Saudi Arabia from the 1st Desert Storm, therefore I could not deploy over seas for any action. What branch were you in? Army? Marine Corps? Navy? Air Force? Coast Guard? I am also thinking about getting California DMV Army license plates, still checking on price and other things.

Yes, I have and will always take care of my vehicles. Just like my own body, eat healthy, no drugs, no smoking, no heavy alcohol and stay actively fit. I treat my vehicles like a real life Baby, highest octane gas, synthetic oil changes only, regular tune ups, no short cut half ass job repairs and etc. If I treat my Babies (vehicles) well, they will last longer, run better, smoothly, low maintenance in the long run, good re sale value and etc.

Glad to hear that you love your RC. Great idea about the radar detector but no need. I have never had one and I do have self control and only follow faster cars, I never lead. Funny coming from someone who is going to have a 467HP V8 engine. I have seen numerous Lamborghini's, Ferrari's and Porsche's rolling slowly in the far left fast lanes.

Thanks again for all of the valuable information on the updates as well on the Firmware and everything else, buddy. Please have a great rest of the week and God Bless You, GearHeadPeter. Please drive safely, carefully and enjoy your Baby RC350. Hehe..
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Hi, GearHeadPeter,

Pleased to meet another Veteran on this Forum. I am also ex Military, Army Airborne & Mechanized Infantry active duty from 1993-1996. Served during the 2nd Desert Storm and Somalia era. My Unit from Fort Riley, Kansas, 1st & 16th Infantry just came back from Saudi Arabia from the 1st Desert Storm, therefore I could not deploy over seas for any action. What branch were you in? Army? Marine Corps? Navy? Air Force? Coast Guard? I am also thinking about getting California DMV Army license plates, still checking on price and other things.

Yes, I have and will always take care of my vehicles. Just like my own body, eat healthy, no drugs, no smoking, no heavy alcohol and stay actively fit. I treat my vehicles like a real life Baby, highest octane gas, synthetic oil changes only, regular tune ups, no short cut half ass job repairs and etc. If I treat my Babies (vehicles) well, they will last longer, run better, smoothly, low maintenance in the long run, good re sale value and etc.

Glad to hear that you love your RC. Great idea about the radar detector but no need. I have never had one and I do have self control and only follow faster cars, I never lead. Funny coming from someone who is going to have a 467HP V8 engine. I have seen numerous Lamborghini's, Ferrari's and Porsche's rolling slowly in the far left fast lanes.

Thanks again for all of the valuable information on the updates as well on the Firmware and everything else, buddy. Please have a great rest of the week and God Bless You, GearHeadPeter. Please drive safely, carefully and enjoy your Baby RC350. Hehe..
From one Vet to another, thanks. I was in the Navy, 9 years, in an aircraft squadron of A6's stationed aboard the USS Independence. I was an avionics weapons specialist, air to air, air to ground, etc. including laser guidance weapons, terrain clearance, and IFF. We were part of a multi-ship task force during the Iranian Hostage crisis, as well as during the Marine Corp barracks bombing.

For the Veteran DMV plate you will probably need a copy of your DD214 to show proof, and here is the link if you already don't have a copy of it: Veterans' Service Records. In Arizona an Veteran plate is $25 per year.

People don't realize that a car is the second most expensive item they will ever buy, and yet so many don't take care of their vehicles. I just don't get it. You treat your vehicles like I treat mine. Now I'm working on the self improvement part, that however will take a long time I fear. I hear what you are saying about using a detector, but the Lexus is so smooth that the speed can get away from you pretty quick. Now if it had a HUD (Heads Up Display) like my old Camaro did you could see how fast you were going all the time and keep an eye on it. LOL

Have a great weekend Akiho-Yoshizawa, and God Bless you also. My week ends today 4 - 10 hour days so Friday is fun day.

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Hi, GearHeadPeter,

Pleased to meet another Veteran on this Forum. I am also ex Military, Army Airborne & Mechanized Infantry active duty from 1993-1996. Served during the 2nd Desert Storm and Somalia era. My Unit from Fort Riley, Kansas, 1st & 16th Infantry just came back from Saudi Arabia from the 1st Desert Storm, therefore I could not deploy over seas for any action. What branch were you in? Army? Marine Corps? Navy? Air Force? Coast Guard? I am also thinking about getting California DMV Army license plates, still checking on price and other things.

Yes, I have and will always take care of my vehicles. Just like my own body, eat healthy, no drugs, no smoking, no heavy alcohol and stay actively fit. I treat my vehicles like a real life Baby, highest octane gas, synthetic oil changes only, regular tune ups, no short cut half ass job repairs and etc. If I treat my Babies (vehicles) well, they will last longer, run better, smoothly, low maintenance in the long run, good re sale value and etc.

Glad to hear that you love your RC. Great idea about the radar detector but no need. I have never had one and I do have self control and only follow faster cars, I never lead. Funny coming from someone who is going to have a 467HP V8 engine. I have seen numerous Lamborghini's, Ferrari's and Porsche's rolling slowly in the far left fast lanes.

Thanks again for all of the valuable information on the updates as well on the Firmware and everything else, buddy. Please have a great rest of the week and God Bless You, GearHeadPeter. Please drive safely, carefully and enjoy your Baby RC350. Hehe..
From one Vet to another, thanks. I was in the Navy, 9 years, in an aircraft squadron of A6's stationed aboard the USS Independence. I was an avionics weapons specialist, air to air, air to ground, etc. including laser guidance weapons, terrain clearance, and IFF. We were part of a multi-ship task force during the Iranian Hostage crisis, as well as during the Marine Corp barracks bombing.

For the Veteran DMV plate you will probably need a copy of your DD214 to show proof, and here is the link if you already don't have a copy of it: Veterans' Service Records. In Arizona an Veteran plate is $25 per year.

People don't realize that a car is the second most expensive item they will ever buy, and yet so many don't take care of their vehicles. I just don't get it. You treat your vehicles like I treat mine. Now I'm working on the self improvement part, that however will take a long time I fear. I hear what you are saying about using a detector, but the Lexus is so smooth that the speed can get away from you pretty quick. Now if it had a HUD (Heads Up Display) like my old Camaro did you could see how fast you were going all the time and keep an eye on it. LOL

Have a great weekend Akiho-Yoshizawa, and God Bless you also. My week ends today 4 - 10 hour days so Friday is fun day.
Hi, GearHeadPeter..

Wow.. that sounds like an awesome Military career for 9 years in the Navy. Thank you very much for your Time, Service, and Dedication to our country. You would be loved in my company @Space X because we have a strong Avionics Department. Unfortunately, we don't have the need for offensive or defensive weaponry. Hehe.. I work in the Composites Lamination Department for the Interstage building rockets for Elon Musk. I am so fortunate to work for him and this amazing company. If you are ever in Los Angeles, please let me know and I can give you a personal tour @Space X in our Hawthorne Location. It's roughly 15 minutes away from LAX. That is a nice work schedule you have, 4 days of 10 hour shifts. My Team works 4 days and optional 5th day, 12 hours from 330pm-4am, and one Saturday from 12pm-6pm. We get a rotating week day off and every month, we get a 3 day weekend. Since I am going to put a huge down payment down, I work 6 days straight. To me it is all worth it and since I am single, never married and no kids, I am fortunate to be able to buy my dream car.

We have hundreds of current and ex Military employees and we just signed a multi billion dollar contract with NASA, Air Force and numerous satellite companies. Sorry for going off topic but back to Lexus. I am slightly disappointed that Lexus ONLY offers a $750-$1000 Military Discount but only Active Duty ONLY. First Of all, most Active Duty Veterans don't make enough to afford a Lexus. Unless, you are an Officer or higher ranking Sergeant E6 and above. Lexus, could have offered something to ex Military for $500 or so to entice Veterans to buy or lease them. Any kind of discount would help here and there, right?

Yes, I do have my Original DD214, at home. Thanks again for the link. That is an awesome deal for only $25 for Veteran License Plates in Arizona. Will look into what California has to offer but I briefly checked online and no set price, that is stated that I can see. Any other members on this Forum a Veteran know thus answer?

How much mileage have you racked up so far? Just curious on what a synthetic oil change costs for an RC350 @Lexus dealerships? I do understand that dealerships must make some kind of money because it is a luxury company with a higher reputation to upkeep. I heard BMW costs around $150-$200 for a simple oil change on a non warranty or older model. Correct me if I am wrong because these facts were given from friends and co workers. Do you only take your RC350 to Lexus or smaller reliable shops?

Once again, thank you very much for your time, help and support on this Forum, GearHeadPeter. It is always a pleasure reading what you and all other members have to say about your RC350's and RC F's.
I am only 3-4 months away on my RC F. In due time and more information and pictures will be posted. Hehe..
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Hi Akiho-Yoshizawa,

I figured I would stop all the quoting as it is getting quite long. LOL

My wife and I go to LA a few times a year so I will give you a shout and will definitely take you up on that tour. We are on the 4-10 schedule for the summer since I work as a Business Analyst at a college, and it is more cost efficient not to run the AC, etc. when we don't really have the same number of students in the Summer.

I was an E6 and never made that much money when I was in, but that was years ago. I too wish they would give a Veteran discount.

I just went past 4,000 miles, and my oil change with 0-20W synthetic at the dealer cost me $89.95 minus 10% for being a VIP member at that dealer. I take it to Lexus since I can have all the service verified when I go to either trade a car in or sell it, which you can also see on the Lexus Enform site. It is really cool site to use. The price really depends on the dealer, for example a brand new dealer will probably charge more since they have to pay that dealership off, whereas a dealer that has been in business for a while doesn't have the same overhead and can charge less. I really like the way Lexus treats you when you come in for service, and will probably never go back to a regular American car.

On the older Lexus (2004) I try to do the work myself as it saves a bunch of money, and I build 60's muscle cars for fun so I'm a pretty good mechanic. Older BMW's cost a bunch to maintain, and when I had mine I did the oil changes myself. If it wasn't for the fact that I could fix cars that BMW would have driven me to the poor house. Lexus is built to be reliable, and that is what I want.

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