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You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
#6374 of 8465 Re: barry5 [ljflx]
Sep 20, 2004 (10:57 am)
Thank you for responding. Your solution is a good one, I guess I am attached to my 2001 LS 430 Ultra and am waiting for the AWD model . My LS has served me well, though I have some minor complaints [mostly on the dealer end]. I am leery of the 2004 model because of the transmission and fuel pump problems and it appears that 2004 has been an aberrant year for the LS 430.However on my next service visit to lexus I will discuss your option. Again, thank you for your response.
Sep 20, 2004 (3:00 pm)
Best of luck. Don't hesitate on a late model 2004 or a 2005 for that matter as the updated LS is just plain fabulous. You'll love the keyless system and the ride, handling and supreme luxury appointments of the car are better then ever.
Steve - thanks for the detailed response.
#6376 of 8465 Re: barry5 [barry5]
Sep 21, 2004 (4:39 am)
I noticed you have a 2001 ls 430. I am considering buying one from my brother in-law and had a couple of questions if you don't mind:
1. What is the recommneded oil change intervals?
2. How does it handle in the snow?
3. Do you know where I could get a manual?
4. Do you use 93 octane?
5. Did you add the 7/70K warranty and if so what did they charge you?
#6377 of 8465 CBEST Options
Sep 21, 2004 (5:45 am)
Other than auto locking functions, are there other CBEST adjustments that have proven useful? I am going in for the 1000 miler tomorrow. Thanks
#6378 of 8465 Re: CBEST Options [wbwynn]
Sep 21, 2004 (6:51 am)
I changed the trunk opening to just one button push and the door unlock to open all four doors at once with a button push for me.
There is a complete listing of the functions somewhere here on this board I believe or I know it's on the other Lexus board if you want to search for them.
#6380 of 8465 Re: barry5 [ckennedy]
Sep 21, 2004 (10:45 am)
LS 430 is a great car with a magnificent smooth ride and great torque. It is also a very safe vehicle. I have 45,000 miles on mine and it rides as if it were new.
1- 7500 miles
3- there are on line sites for manuals or buy Hemmings which has manual sellers, or even try Lexus.
Sep 21, 2004 (3:41 pm)
I also received the $200 BP credit. They certinally know how to do it right!
#6382 of 8465 smashed front passenger window...2001 LS
Sep 22, 2004 (5:54 am)
apparently some jerk, smashed in my front passenger window last night, by the looks of it, most likely with a baseball bat. it was a mess inside, glass everywhere stuck between everything. my cup holder wont work cause glass is stuck inside. i got a police report but id rather deal with this myself than going through insurance. i got 2 estimates. one from a lexus dealer, and from some third party auto shop.
the dealer, for the window, tinting of the window, and replace the black side panel on the door(which was also bent in) = $850
the other shop i went for same stuff: $750 for lexus glass, $650 for generic glass.
i went for the $650. he told me it would be virtually impossible to tell the difference, there just wouldnt be a lexus sticker. will i notice any difference, noise,anything between the two? the panel will be coming from lexus. also would the alarm have sounded? this happened in a rather crowded parking lot. also what can i do to rid the interior of the glass, not the big pieces the little crystal sized specs that are everywhere? thanks for any help
#6383 of 8465 Re: smashed front passenger window...2001 LS [agent0986]
Sep 22, 2004 (8:54 am)
I can't add much to help, only to say "I feel your pain". As for the insurance, I believe vandalism/glass breakage is covered under your "comprehensive" portion of your insurance. When my daughter had near $3000 hail damage, the insurance company paid the tab and it did not count against the policy to cause a rate change, might be worth checking out. However, if you have $500 deductible comprehensive it might not be worth the effort? As for the glass, I'm not sure when Lexus started treating the driver and passenger windows with "silicon" to help the rain sheet off. My only thoughts on the glass clean up would be to contact the glass installer and see if they have any tricks up their sleeve. Good Luck.