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You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
Aug 28, 2003 (5:57 am)
Clublexus.com has new photos of two 2004 LS 430s, one in silver and one in black. Apparently somebody saw the cars in California and the Lexus reps driving them said the guy could take pictures. Both have the five spoke 18" wheels.
My dealer said the LS will be arriving in mid-September, a few weeks after most of the other models. The ES 330s should already be in.
By the way, I called Lexus to inquire about the 2004 LS preview brochure you and others received and they knew nothing about it. I guess you have to own a current LS to have been on the mailing list.
Aug 28, 2003 (6:03 am)
Somewhere on clublexus is a scanned image from popular mechanics of the alleged 2005 LS. Most people think it is a photochop borrowing from the current GS and ES. I have my doubts that they would do an all-new LS just 1 year after the 2004 refresh. The only reason to do it would be to move more quickly to the "family" styling that is supposed to get started with the GS in spring 2004.
Aug 28, 2003 (6:04 am)
I own a LX and RX and also didn't get a LS brochure.
#4558 of 8465 brochure
Aug 28, 2003 (7:07 am)
I think it is only being sent to those owning or leasing an LS. I wonder if they are sending it to those with expiring leases only.
#4559 of 8465 Auto Swing Position
Aug 29, 2003 (4:26 am)
Vcheng--thanks for the info. Your comments certainly tie in with what I have experienced since my previous post. Vents seem to stop swinging or swing intermittently at dusk or in darkness when not in hot sun and work just fine during sunny, daytime contitions.
Sep 03, 2003 (4:12 pm)
New ads as well as magazine short takes are everywhere now. I notice that the photos have the "new" LS looking more angular, with sharper fronts and backs closer to a Maxima than the other bulbous Lexus, like the GS and ES line.
The new wheels are almost identical to the AMG Mercedes "55" line wheels.
#4561 of 8465 back of the '04 LS...
Sep 03, 2003 (7:22 pm)
The back seems identical to the previous years, how is it different? The front end is obviously sleeker (looks great).
#4562 of 8465 trmga -- center air vent
Sep 04, 2003 (5:39 am)
I had this problem. The passenger side vent stopped moving automatically. It was fixed under warranty. I suspect my passenger tried to adjust it while it was swinging.
Sep 05, 2003 (7:37 am)
The back end had a minor change. The lens has now a complete clear line instead of clear then yellow. Also look at the bottome of the bumber. The exhaust pipes are now exposed.
Sep 05, 2003 (9:54 am)
Below are the changes to the back end of the 2004 LS 430:
1. Tailights lose the orange turn indicator in favor of clear
2. Tailights when applied are LED (like on the RX 330)
3. The inner sides of the tailights (closer to the license plate) are angled out more - at the top of the lights, they come to a point right where they meet the trunk line instead of going up and then having a little horizontal piece on the trunk
4. The chrome bar above the license plate extends past the license plate opening instead of stopping where the opening ends
5. The dual exhaust now shows through the bumper