Welcome to the owners club. I had given up on anyone else posting here, but since it was still on my subscription list your post poped up. They have added the LS430 to their list of models, and you can now put it in your profile.
I haven't found any low voltage vacuum (12V, rechargable or battery) that was very strong. A small 120V handheld (like the Red Devil) is easy to maneuver and very strong. Some models also come with attachments that you can use to get into the odd nook or cranny.
Thanks Steve. I wanted 12V because I don't think an outlet will be available in my new condo parking spot. I read your bio. I did the same thing. Had an E320 and looked at S430. Waited for the LS 430 to arrive and switched instantly. That was September. No regrets. Perfect car.
I've had a 2000 LS 400 since February and love it.
I'm wondering where online I can purchase
accessories/parts for it. Right now I'd like to pick up another CD holder to be able to carry a variety on long trips.
I don't know of any LS-specific device (and would be glad to hear of any), but I find that your run-of-the-mill zippered CD wallet fits snugly in the slide-out drawer built into the front of the front seats. But I still have jewel boxes in both glove boxes and the driver's side pocket. Too much music!
With the light Ecru light color, the floor mats in my LS are getting dirty very easily. My dealer (Pleasanton, CA) just came out with a clear color plastic floor mat set. It solves my problem at least maintenance wise but I hate the plastic feel. Are there any better alternative out there?
clear mats...I have them and really don't mind them. They are more utilitarian than luxurious but decrease the "stress" of keeping the ecru carpeting clean. It was a mistake for Lexus not to put in a darker complimentary color for the carpets with the ecru leather.
I just replaced 2 of the 4 oxygen sensors on my 93 LS400 with 47k miles on it. What do these sensors do? It can be pretty expensive to have this done. The dealer told me not to be surprised if the other 2 go soon...Besides the annoying "check engine" dash light that goes on, do I need to replace these sensors? Thanks, Mark