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Lexus LS 400, Lexus LS 430, Lexus LS 460
#11 of 113 Answer to Stickball-Repair shop in Atlanta
Aug 08, 2002 (8:54 pm)
It not an ad.I have 5 LS-400,(91,93,94,96 &97) all are taken care by this shop, changed oil 3,000 miles w/ synthetic oil ( a little bit expensive but worth for a lexus ), brake works, alternator, antenna replaced.......Because All my 400 are very reliable so no need big engine work since 96.Great place for maintenance works.The owner wife owns a LS 400- 1998, mecanician drive a Ls 400-1994.So it's a very good place to trust w/ very reasonable price.
Name :Summit auto service, Inc.in DECATUR 404-373-7070. Japanese cars only, not german or domestic cars.
#12 of 113 Non-Dealer Oil Change
Aug 14, 2002 (5:51 am)
I was warned by the Lexus service dept. not to use any of the quick oil change services such as Oil Express, Jiffy Lube, etc because the LS 430 is unique or difficult (? in some way) to do an oil/filter change. They told a story where the oil was not replaced properly and ruined the engine. The cost difference is about $75, not to mention the hassle. Any feedback will be appreciated
#13 of 113 Check Engine light on 1995 LS400
Oct 07, 2002 (6:06 am)
I just purchased this car from a single owner who maintained well at dealer all the time.
I am getting Engine Check light. I checked all the fluids, they are OK. Should I take to dealer?
Any suggestions? barrynj
#14 of 113 Lexus Dealers....
Oct 16, 2002 (6:09 am)
Hi folks...from reading previous posts, I'm getting the impression that many of you have a low opinion of Lexus dealer service shops. Is this pretty universal?
I've been buying used luxury cars; until a recent job change, I used to commute 50 miles each way and ended up putting on 25-30K miles per year, so my used luxury cars, if not high mileage when I bought them, ended up being high mileage.
Currently I have a 95 Cad deVille, which was pretty reliable until I hit 150K miles, then it's $500 here and $1000 there every 6-10 weeks. I've been using a local independent shop and the dealer to make repairs. My Cad dealer service advisor is arrogant, condescending, and intimidating and I'm determined not to buy another Cad.
The relevance here is that I'm contemplating buying a 96-97 LS 400. (I have a friend who is an independent used car dealer and can get me a good price, so I won't buy it from a Lexus dealer.) My concern is that I'm hesitant because the local Lexus dealer/service shop is owned by the same company that owns the Cad dealership. My questions:
1) Do the BAD Lexus dealer shops outnumber the GOOD Lexus dealer service shops?
2) Anyone have any insight to these multi-brand dealership "families"? Is there any possibility that the Lexus service shop might be managed better than the Cad shop?
3)Is there any repair on a LS400 that can't be done by an independent shop? Do I need to have a relationship with the dealer?
Thanks for any input--
#15 of 113 Dealer Service
Nov 11, 2002 (9:35 am)
I've used both the Lexus of Alexandria and Lexus of Rockville in the DC area. Both are excellent, but expensive (Alexandria more so than Rockville). They are honest, forthright and a pleasure to deal with. Except for replacement of my GS 400 remote door device (front right), neither my wife nor I, in 12 years of Lexus, have ever had anything done to them other than the "big" check-ups. We change oil elsewhere -- and cheaper.
#16 of 113 Pricing and Reliability for the LS 430
Nov 11, 2002 (11:44 am)
I am thinking about purchasing a new LS 430 within the next 6 months. Can someone give me some insights concerning a fair price range that was paid for a new LS 430 in 2002? Additionally, can someone give me insights on the cost of maintenance work for the LS 430?
#17 of 113 I have nothing bad to say about the service dept
Nov 11, 2002 (4:37 pm)
at my dealership, Ray Catena in NJ. They also sell Jaguar, MB and some other brands in different stores.
Service isn't inexpensive, but I get first class service, i.e.:
Current year Lexus as free loaner
Limo service to local mall or other location
free food and beverages
nice lounge with TV
computer driven virtual golf (hit ball into a screen and see where it ends up) with a series courses available. Bummer here is I don't play any better!
and other touches.
#18 of 113 '93 LS400 Digital Dash
Nov 17, 2002 (12:56 pm)
Posted this in the bigger chat room (#918). A little over a year ago my digital dash failed when the outside temp was 32 degrees. It now does it below 60 degrees but once the cabin temp reaches warm, it starts flickering and finally comes on to stay. Takes about 10 to 15 minutes. I really consider it a safety factor as much as an inconvenience, i.e. no rpm, no speedometer, no gear position to name a few. Have seen this problem in the big LS400 chats, but no resolutions yet. Can you help? Facing cooler weather here now in North Carolina.
Dec 25, 2002 (3:16 pm)
trmga- what is the address and phone number of this good repair shop? I will be getting a lexus soon, and if this repair shop is good then i will take it their although i live in Hampton- thanks
#20 of 113 SHOULD I BUY?
Dec 25, 2002 (3:21 pm)
HEY GUYS, I AM SEEKING A 2000 LEXUS LS400 WHICH HAS 38,000 MILES AND IS SELLING AT $39,000, I GOT THE DEALERSHIP TO SELL IT TO ME AT $37,000. IS THAT A REAL GOOD DEAL OR DO I NEED TO PERSUADE HIM INTO LOWERING THE PRICE? WHAT IS A SUGGESTED PRICE THAT I COULD POSSIBLY GET THE DEALERSHIP INTO SELLING THE CAR TO ME? I DROVE THE CAR AND I LOVE IT, IS THERE ANY REASON I SHOULD NOT BUY THIS CAR? AND WHAT ARE SOME COMMON PROBLEMS? CAN I EXPECT TO DRIVE THIS CAR TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF? ALL ADVICE IS HELPFUL THANK YOU!