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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#3484 of 8465 Date Discrepancy
Oct 20, 2002 (9:36 am)
I recently purchased a 7yr/100,000 mile extended warranty for my LS 430 which I purchased new about a year ago. The extended warranty effective date (11/14/2001)is 7 days earlier than my new car purchase date (11/21/2001). The extended warranty effective date is supposed to be the sales date according to the warranty contract. Have been quite unsuccessful in getting an explanation for the date discrepancy from my Lexus dealer. Anyone have an explanation for the date discrepancy or ideas on how to proceed? Thanks
#3485 of 8465 Tires, Downshifting, floor mats
Oct 20, 2002 (10:35 am)
helmar - When the car is is "normal" mode, you will experience a delay when stomping on the pedal. This is the normal shift pattern and how Lexus can achieve better gas mileage ratings for EPA tests. If you flip the switch on the center console on POWER/ECT you will notice that the car responds much faster to downshift requests and also disengages the torque converter much more often. It's all a driving taste preference.
szeff - Tire life depends on the tires that are installed on your car. Lexus uses several different brands. Mine came with the Dunlops. The lasted just over 19K miles before needing replacement. I replaced them with Bridgestone Z-Revo tires. These are a bit stiffer, but give much better performance and handling. They are also rated at 50K miles and far less expensive than the Dunlops too.
bcleepe - I too have an Ercu interior (blue exterior) and experienced the horrible white floor mats. After about a month of owning the car they were black with dirt. I complained to the service manager at my dealer (Glendale Lexus, CA) and they just traded me for the nice dark gray ones. Problem solved...no cost to me.
#3486 of 8465 Extended Warranty...
Oct 20, 2002 (12:40 pm)
We are looking to purchase an extended warranty for our 2001 LS430. I was wondering what other people are paying for an extended warranty from their dealerships. Supposedly these can be negotiated on. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you. =D
#3487 of 8465 Extended warranty
Oct 20, 2002 (1:47 pm)
in response to pcbrs, msg #3406. I received 2 quotes--$2600 and $2375--for the 7yr/100,000 mile-Platinum protection plan. Plan covers practically everything and has -$0-deductible. Note that 7yr/100,000 miles begin from vehicle purchase date and not protection plan purchase date.
#3488 of 8465 purchasing LS-430
Oct 20, 2002 (4:32 pm)
Hi, I am in Northern NJ and looking to buy an 03' 430.My GS-400 is off lease in Feb.03'.If anyone knows where they think I can get a good deal I would appreciate it. Thanks Wayne
Oct 20, 2002 (4:37 pm)
Does anyone know what the idle speed is on 1990 LS400? My car indicates about 2200, could that be correct?
Oct 21, 2002 (3:40 am)
I was told the same thing about my 17" tires on the LS430. Had the car in for state inspection and service at 22,500 and the dealership said my tires were in great shape and have at least 15,000 miles left. Don't let the tire life deter you from getting the 17" tires . . . car looks better and drives like a dream (in my opinion).
Oct 21, 2002 (6:01 am)
The list price of the 7/100,000 extended warranty ($0 deductible) as listed on the Lexus web site is $2,375.
Usually you can get a dealer to come down off this price with a little negotiation. The one quote you received of $2,600 is a dealer trying to rip you off.
#3492 of 8465 mheni1 and lenscap...
Oct 21, 2002 (12:11 pm)
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it. =)
#3493 of 8465 Transmission Fluid 1999 LS 400
Oct 22, 2002 (7:45 am)
I took my 99 in to a local garage that advertised full replacement of transmission fluid for $85. They told me they could not do my Lexus (49,000 miles) as the only transmission oil available to use on this transmission was from Lexus at $30 per quart. Does this makes sense? I do not think the Toyota cars have a unique must use oil. Thanks