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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Sedan
May 28, 2007 (11:14 pm)
I have a question to ask you experts. My parents own a 2004 Lexus LS 430. It only has 13,000 miles on it and has all the bells and whistles. Mark lev, nav, ultra lux pkg, park assit, massage seats/recline, chrome wheels, Silver paint/cream interior, etc.. They buy out price is about $38k. My question is do you think this is a good deal and how much on the open market is it reasonable to expect this car to go for? Thanks in advance
#8109 of 8465 Re: ckennedy [nvbanker]
May 29, 2007 (4:38 am)
Thanks. My car was broken into and they took the owner's manual and navigation book. I will try it. Should I go through a dealer or OEM for the filter. I know of a reputable one in the Dallas area.
#8110 of 8465 Re: buy out [scottamc]
May 29, 2007 (8:34 am)
I am certaintly not an expert but I paid $35k for a 01 LS with Nav/Mark levinson no ultra package or crome wheels with about 15k on it
#8111 of 8465 Re: buy out [scottamc]
May 29, 2007 (2:59 pm)
Kelly Blue Book shows a private party sale value in "Excellent Condition as $47,400" for my area. $38K sounds like a great value. You might buy extended warranty for around $2000 if the warranty concerns you. Also, Edmunds shows a private party value of $42,448....good luck.
#8112 of 8465 Re: ckennedy [ckennedy]
May 30, 2007 (11:18 pm)
I don't think it matters where you get the filter. As for your missing manuals, check on e-bay. They are usually available for a song there.
#8113 of 8465 Re: ckennedy [nvbanker]
May 31, 2007 (9:04 am)
Should I go with the dealer they quoted me $38 + tax? I tried toyota but they need an exact part no.
#8115 of 8465 Re: ckennedy [ckennedy]
Jun 01, 2007 (10:37 pm)
You can order OEM parts at discounted price here:
#8116 of 8465 Re: ckennedy [tropheus]
Jun 02, 2007 (5:34 pm)
Thanks yeah I ended up going with lexus-parts.
#8117 of 8465 '94 LS Touch Screen
Jun 05, 2007 (12:45 pm)
I have had a "first-ever" problem today with the touchscreen on my '99 LS (84XXX miles).
Several times when I started it today, the Lexus image appears briefly, as usual, and then it went to the climate screen, but all the controls were greyed out and non-responsive (like some of the NAV buttons are when the vehicle is in motion). And the each side "mechanical" buttons to select radio screen or NAV screen, etc. wouldn't switch to their views, either.
I re-started the car and it then came up normally.
After my next stop.....again, it failed to boot up on the first start, giving me greyed out controls. So again, I restarted it and it came up properly.
I have now tried it twice in the garage at home and it came up OK both times.
Any ideas....??? I always worried about putting all the "eggs in one basket" like that, especially the HVAC system......lol.......
I have eMailed my dealer and I await his response, but I thought I would post this on the Forum as well. I expect the dealer to just say "replace CPU #14A-1250 for a billion dollars and it will go away."
I really appreciate the folks who manage this Forum and especially the concerned owners who check it regularly and offer useful, cost-saving advice.
Thanks from "mikeyinMO," which is in SE Missouri, steeling himself for a hot, humid summer with no A/C in his still beautiful Champagne Gold LS.