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So far I am loving my RC350 F Sport. Have had it three weeks now and blasted through 725 miles. Looking for feedback from other owners - any issues or bugs you have noticed??

So far my only complaint is that the steering column doesn't extend out as far as I would like. Being 6'1" I like to take advantage of all the leg room I can. Unfortunately in this model if I put the seat all the way back to accommodate my legs I can't reach the steering wheel. I can only stretch my arms out so far without being Inspector Gadget :D

Still haven't figured out how to get the computer to default to the home screen vs. navigation but I'm so used to it now that I'm on autopilot getting in and hitting the home button myself.
 

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Have you looked back to see how much space is left for a rear seat passenger with how far back you put your seat?
From what i have seen the RC seems to be more forgiving when it comes to taller folks with rear passengers.
 

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My biggest beef is the window cracking every time I open the door. If you finish washing your car, it leaves those water streaks every time. Also, you have to reach pretty far back to reach for the seatbelt. It seems like I'm about to pull my shoulder every time I get in and buckle up.
 

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OLT - in all honesty my back seat is used for my purse if I'm feeling girly and actually using one that day …. other than that it only collects dust. In my opinion a car like this only has a "back seat" for insurance purposes
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USMarineCPL - have you tried using the snap gadget on the outside of the seat to hold your seatbelt in? I find that it helps but made my seatbelt appear twisted and I never fiddled with it enough to see if it was operator error!
 

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My SC430 had the same snap on the top corner of the front seats to hold the seatbelt, necessary in two door cars. I used it all the time (14 years) to make the buckle easier to grab, which I presume is its function. It twists the belt a little, but this is what we get with a coupe.
As for the window moving down a bit when the door is opened, that's just cool (I think some of the Audis do that also).
 

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What's funny about that whole thing about coupes that are 2+2's rather than just a 2 seater and the belief being a 2+2 equates to a lower insurance rate is that there are so many other things that factor into what your insurance rate will be.
Which makes me wonder how much a vehicle being a 2+2 over a 2 seater influences how one's insurance rate changes.
 

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My biggest beef is the window cracking every time I open the door. If you finish washing your car, it leaves those water streaks every time. Also, you have to reach pretty far back to reach for the seatbelt. It seems like I'm about to pull my shoulder every time I get in and buckle up.
I hear you about how it can mess up the window and leave streaks, but it has to do with the internal air pressure when closing the door. It allows for air release when you shut the door of a car that doesn't have a metal frame all the way around the windows and the windows are up. In our case, the window glass forms the upper part of the door seal. If left up, the next time you close the door, the interior pressure would rise, potentially enough to break the glass, which is the weakest component.

Streaks over broken glass right!!
 

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The idea of broken glass has me feeling a bit uneasy.
It would suck breaking your window in winter. At least for those that live in the south don't have to worry too much about what happens after the window breaks.
 

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Hi all. Just picked up my Ultrasonic Blue Mica F sport a few weeks ago and can't love it enough. The only "complaint" I have is that the accelerator pedal feel has two issues. First it feels like it's sprung way to heavily. It's close to being uncomfortable on my foot on longer drives. Second, it takes some distance pressing in to actually get the car to start moving. This is more pronounced/annoying in reverse!

Anyone notice the same thing?
 

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Hi all. Just picked up my Ultrasonic Blue Mica F sport a few weeks ago and can't love it enough. The only "complaint" I have is that the accelerator pedal feel has two issues. First it feels like it's sprung way to heavily. It's close to being uncomfortable on my foot on longer drives. Second, it takes some distance pressing in to actually get the car to start moving. This is more pronounced/annoying in reverse!

Anyone notice the same thing?


You're right on this. It feels REALLY heavy. Before, I would release the brake and it would move forward a little, but this one makes you step on it pretty hard just to make it move.
 

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Maybe it's to help the fuel economy :) I'll probably be looking through the McMaster-Carr catalog for a lighter spring unless there's enough customer feedback that Lexus would provide a different version.

The service adviser said the car may "learn" your driving habits. After 800mi, not much has changed. What just came to mind is to change it up into one of the sport modes and see if it makes a difference?
 

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Hey there LeftLane - welcome to the forum! Hope you are loving your ride as much as I am.

I haven't noticed the pedal issue but will be dialed in paying attention next time I got out. Maybe it has to do with the weight? She is a little on the heavy side for a sports coupe?

One thing I have noticed regarding parking in my garage. I have to take into account that it will roll back about 2-3 inches after I put it in park and let off the brake. I like to completely butt my cars up to the door so I have tons of moving around room in front of them. Took me about a week to really get a feel for where I needed to stop to accommodate the roll. Silly I know but it was something to learn.

Have a great day!
:x Mila :x
 

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Well thank you Mila! Yes, i couldn't love it more (ok maybe the V8 in the RC F would be sweet but...)

If you haven't noticed it, I don't want you looking for something. It's actually where the engine starts to power up. Once it does that, it's fine.

Just be careful about the garage door handle hitting the bumper! (shudder). I actually did that with my pickup truck.
 

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Yikes! That's not a good day to remember lol.

I actually put a nail in the garage wall and hung one of my hubby's old coats on it. Gives me the direct visual and helps protect that long door from hitting plywood or a 2x4 - that would make me have a seizure for sure
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Hi all. Just picked up my Ultrasonic Blue Mica F sport a few weeks ago and can't love it enough. The only "complaint" I have is that the accelerator pedal feel has two issues. First it feels like it's sprung way to heavily. It's close to being uncomfortable on my foot on longer drives. Second, it takes some distance pressing in to actually get the car to start moving. This is more pronounced/annoying in reverse!

Anyone notice the same thing?
Agreed. The most pronounced of the two for me is the distance pressing in...weird.
 

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The car is great no issues whatsoever if there was something to point out is fuel economy and thats it. Also, if you own one putting the car into eco its no fun at all!! and the exhaust note inside the cabin is great. I test drove the RCF man if I had extra cash definitly would've got RCF that car is so great. It gave me goosebumps from start to finish and the car goes and goes such a power and so dynamic. It gives you the excitment all the way and never want to stop driving. But, rc350 is great too and im no complaning :)
 

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The car is great no issues whatsoever if there was something to point out is fuel economy and thats it. Also, if you own one putting the car into eco its no fun at all!! and the exhaust note inside the cabin is great. I test drove the RCF man if I had extra cash definitly would've got RCF that car is so great. It gave me goosebumps from start to finish and the car goes and goes such a power and so dynamic. It gives you the excitment all the way and never want to stop driving. But, rc350 is great too and im no complaning :)

Would you ever consider getting an aftermarket exhaust?

I know how restrictive stock systems can be and tuners like Joe Z have done a great job with making systems for Lexus vehicles, some of the best in the game.
 

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Hey there LeftLane - welcome to the forum! Hope you are loving your ride as much as I am.

I haven't noticed the pedal issue but will be dialed in paying attention next time I got out. Maybe it has to do with the weight? She is a little on the heavy side for a sports coupe?

One thing I have noticed regarding parking in my garage. I have to take into account that it will roll back about 2-3 inches after I put it in park and let off the brake. I like to completely butt my cars up to the door so I have tons of moving around room in front of them. Took me about a week to really get a feel for where I needed to stop to accommodate the roll. Silly I know but it was something to learn.

Have a great day!
:x Mila :x
how come you dont use the parking brake?
 

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I've never really been a parking brake kinda girl unless I'm on a hill. This is an ever so slight "lean" in the garage to keep water from pooling. Our driveway is a different story - always need the parking brake there - definite incline. Busted my tush more than once trying to shovel the darn thing
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