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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Lexus LS 460, Lexus LS 600h, Sedan
#1 of 74 Hello & Welcome!
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Apr 18, 2001 (11:01 am)
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your LS!
My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.
Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on
4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET
5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET
6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET
7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)
Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
#2 of 74 Greetings to other owners - comments for Host
Apr 18, 2001 (1:35 pm)
I've been posting on the Lexus LS topic under Sedans. I took delivery of my LS430 two weeks ago, and I am thrilled with the car. It's Mystic Sea Opalescent/Ecru with the ML/Nav/LLink options. Wheels and suspension are standard. Thanks to Jflx, wbwynn, flint350 and many others for help in making the purchasing decision and also for some C-Best recommendations.
One possible area for this board is a discussion of changes made to the default settings of the basic car and Nav system. Door locks are one popular change. The Edmunds list under profile won't let you select an LS430, only an LS400. You need to update this pull down list.
#3 of 74 LS430 pull down list
May 18, 2001 (4:28 am)
Yes, Yes. I've been asking for that change for 8 months. Amazing how hard it is for them.
#4 of 74 Message Board for IS Owners?
Feb 25, 2002 (9:15 am)
Hi Karen, is there a message board for IS owners? I looked but could not find one. Picked mine up yesterday, great car! Just curious to find out if any issues with the IS series that I should be concerned about.
LS owners, my apology for taking up your space and time here, thanks!
Feb 25, 2002 (9:22 am)
As you can see, the LS owners aren't exactly active here in the LS club. Perhaps if I change it to Lexus LS AND IS Owners it will bring in some new blood?
#6 of 74 Considered a sport car?
Feb 27, 2002 (9:39 am)
Actually, that's not a bad idea at all, as long as LS folks don't feel like they are being "down graded" But....International Scout?!?! My father used to have one!!!
Got my IS a couple of days ago, almost picked up a speeding tix on my way home from the dealer, got off with just a friendly warning, the officer must be a Lexus fan. God bless them CHP's! Does
any one know if the IS is considered a sport car? My insurance co. just tripled my policy, even though I have a spotless driving record, siting that the IS is a high risk car. I can see their point, though, the IS WILL do 90+ so effortlessly that you wouldn't even feel it! Time to shop for a new insurance co. ?
#7 of 74 Re: International Scout
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Feb 28, 2002 (8:16 am)
But....International Scout?!?! My father used to have one!!!
Are you inferring that I am OLD???!!! Uhh..well..I guess I am. That Scout got me through a lot of weather. Since I was working nights at the time, it was comforting knowing I could make it home even if the plows hadn't gotten out yet. But, I do recall that the heater wasn't all that great.
I doubt if they LS folks will put up a fuss, and I will put it on my to-do list.
#8 of 74 Are you inferring that I am OLD???!!!
Mar 06, 2002 (9:03 am)
Oh, Noooooooo! I would't bite the hands that feed me, would I? You were right about the heater in the Scout, always either too hot or too cold! But I should not complaint about it because for 5 years, it was our family car, and the previous car that my father had? A WW II surplus Jeep!
Apr 10, 2002 (6:32 pm)
Just thought I'd say hello and that I'm looking forward to learning more about your experiences with the LS. I picked up my car in January and now have 2700 miles on it. I got the custom package...silver with ecru interior. Believe it or not, there was not a single problem with it....There are a few quirks with the dealer settings that kind of bug me, but I guess I'll get used to them.
#10 of 74 reply to jbianco12
Apr 13, 2002 (5:41 pm)
Did your sealer have agood stock of the custom luxury vehicles vs. the ultra luxury vehicles? I can't see how the extra $5K for the UL model is worth it since the back seat is little used and then only by my kids. I guess my ideal vehicle would be a 2001 certified custom luxury trade-in since I only drive 8000 miles a year and like the idea of not taking such a big depreciation hit. How much below sticker were you able to purchae the vehicle for?