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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#6082 of 8465 Lexus rotor and dynamic cruise module
Jul 22, 2004 (9:14 am)
The lexus check has arrived $1,239 for the rotors being changed as I insisted they are covered under warranty. Through lexus mediation they agreed to send a refund .
I am able to protect the Dynamic Cruise Control Module [ I had to replace it as the glass was corroded and cracked on the module[a $2000 replacement]. I used self adhering vinyl on both the transmitter and receptor windows. This self adhering vinyl is used on LCD displays on computers and digital cameras. You peel off the vinyl and fix it on the glass and it sticks [no adhesives] it can be removed at any time. The product is sold in camera stores. I have used it now for 3 weeks and the module works perfectly and I feel protected from road debris and salted roads.The product cost $9.70.
I have a 2001 LS 430 Ultra.
#6083 of 8465 Turanza LS H -the saga continues
Jul 22, 2004 (10:21 am)
In response to maxhonda99, I confess I'm not terribly sensitive to the way a car handles, and I didn't notice any difference in that respect between the OE Yokos and the new Turanzas. I would only have noticed if there were a gross difference, which there wasn't. Sorry I can't be of more help.
My driving style is generally conservative, except that I accelerate very briskly away from stops and traffic lights, availing myself of the LS 430's amazing low-end acceleration (torque?), and almost invariably leave most other drivers in my dust. I don't understand why so few others routinely accelerate as I do. It doesn't really have to do so much with their cars' capabilities, because occasionally, (very seldom) when I come up against someone who does accelerate as I do, they stay with me even if they are driving an ordinary car. When that happens, since I am not actually drag racing them, I don't try to pour on the steam to see if I can ultimately out-accelerate them, which in most cases I probably could. My behavior lets them know I'm not competing. Most people seem to pick up speed from a traffic light slowly, but end up exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph or so. I'm the opposite. I start very fast but hold at the speed limit once I reach it. (I'm talking about the San Francisco area where I live. Maybe it's different elsewhere.)
Am I crazy?
#6084 of 8465 Discount on an '05 LS430 ????
Jul 22, 2004 (10:53 am)
I'm looking for some recommendations as to what I should expect for a discount off of MSRP when I start negotiating for an '05 LS. I realize that the figure will vary by region, but at least I will have some idea. I'm looking for the Premium Package, Smart Access and 18" wheels as options, with an estimated MSRP of about $58,500-$59,000, depending on Lexus' '05 pricing structure. Thanks for your help.
#6085 of 8465 Re: Lexus rotor and dynamic cruise module [barry5]
Jul 22, 2004 (1:28 pm)
Congratulations on winning the refund. That's great to hear.
Jul 23, 2004 (7:59 am)
2005 or 2004? They won't discount the 2005 in September much if any. Demand is too high that early in the model year and lease programs automatically keep the car close to sticker.
Jul 26, 2004 (8:33 am)
I posted this on the high-end luxury board, but it applies here as well...
The car connection just did a review of the LS 430 and seems to think it is the best luxury car out there:
"You can make a case for either of the German competitors' dynamics or the English Jaguar's styling, but the truth is that right now there's no better luxury car on Earth than the Japanese-made Lexus LS 430."
http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=7351&sid=18- - - - 3&n=157
#6088 of 8465 Best car: LS430
Jul 26, 2004 (10:43 am)
I think there's pretty much of a consensus on that. Car and Driver and Consumer Reports recently concluded the same thing. It's amazing that the Germans, in particular, have allowed this to happen.
#6089 of 8465 Re: Best car: LS430 [rcf8000]
Jul 26, 2004 (11:19 am)
Let's not go overboard here. The best car is purely subjective. It is based on each person's preference. If it really was the best car, nobody would be buying anything else in it's class.
#6090 of 8465 Re: Best car: LS430 [maxhonda99]
Jul 26, 2004 (4:13 pm)
Sure people would buy other cars even if Lexus is the best in class.
Evidence: They do buy other cars that are not as good as lexus and even pay more for them...
1) They are uninformed buyers.
2) They buy prestege.
3) They buy engine size.
4) Looks..Inside or out.
5) They have always bought BMW or Mercedes or Jag or whatever.
I am sure there are many other reasons...
Jul 26, 2004 (5:22 pm)
Purchase of a luxury car is often if not usually based on subjective criteria. I'm as guiity of it as anyone. But, I contend, if you are buying one on purely objective criteria, the LS430 will win out.