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You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
What is this discussion about?
Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
Jan 05, 2003 (11:49 am)
So many stories around about major changes for 2004. We had some discussions here a few weeks ago that didn't draw any conclusions. I had my car in for service recently and also asked the question about body style change of the service manager. He said that "officially" no major body style changes but there would be options for more powerful engines including a 360 v-8 and probably a v-12 as well as awd options. But he also said it (a revised body design) was subject to change and if it ocurred a plant re-design was not needed. So something is up at Lexus and the dealers are "in the know". He also said Lexus was well aware of the reliability decline in the S-class and the poor reception the 7-series re-design is getting. But sales volume on the LS-430 remains solid thus there is a hesitation to change.
Anyone have a clue as to what is going on here.
#3782 of 8465 Bell like sound by mheni1
Jan 05, 2003 (3:33 pm)
I was out of the country so did not see this post when it was first made. I suspect the bell like sound was just the alert that you get when the VSC kicks in. I have heard two different sounds on occasion - perhaps depends on the severity of the correction the system needs to make.
#3783 of 8465 2004 LS out when?
Jan 05, 2003 (4:16 pm)
My lease ends 9/2003. Will the 2004 LS's be out well before then?
Any chance Lexus offers rear seat entertainment system like on the GX470 ?
#3784 of 8465 paulchiu
Jan 05, 2003 (4:37 pm)
The DVD entertainment systems are only factory options on the GX and LX suvs right now as far as I know. But the dealer can add them on to the cars if you want. I asked the last time I was in and the cost ranges from $750-$2000 depending on the DVD system you choose.
When the body style changed in 2001 the car came out in November if I remember right.
Jan 05, 2003 (8:02 pm)
Does the DVD player in GX, LX, play MP3, VCD, SVCD.......???
#3786 of 8465 Changes for 2004?
Jan 06, 2003 (6:56 am)
I am hearing rumors about significant changes in the 2004 LS model..Anyone has any information about the new model? I am looking at buying an LS 430 in the coming few months...should I wait?
Jan 06, 2003 (6:15 pm)
docla, 2004 LS430, power increase(do not know yet by which method-displacement or just tweaking 4.3L), and updated styling. Shouldn't look too different though.
#3788 of 8465 This Car ROCKS
Jan 06, 2003 (7:15 pm)
Just rolled over the first 500 miles in my new LS430. This car is even more than everyone says it is. Every time I drive it I want to head out on an extended road trip. Lexus Quality and almost 21MPG in town. Worth every one of the $52,995 dollars I paid for it including Chrome Wheels and Gold Package.
#3789 of 8465 2001 LS 430 Dunlop Tires
Jan 08, 2003 (12:08 am)
No whine from mine either. I am over 25000 miles and will be replacing them with the same tires when this comes up. The car is exceptionally quiet even two years later.
#3790 of 8465 Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus Tires
Jan 08, 2003 (9:19 am)
I just replaced the Dunlops on my 2001 LS430 with Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus tires. The Dunlops wore evenly, so I had no noise problems as they wore. The Michelins seem to be slightly noisier and there is less "feel" at the steering wheel. This may be due to the thicker tread of the new tires. The (subjective) noise increase is in the higher frequencies, so I am hoping this will improve as the tread edges break with wear. Don't get me wrong, the Michelins are a quiet tire. I am told that Michelin uses a harder rubber compound than Dunlop, so I expect some differences. I went with Michelin due to past experiences with them.