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#28307 of 29599 Re: Lexus LS400 vs Ls460 [texases]
Mar 01, 2013 (2:57 pm)
I'm surprised there's that little difference in overall length and width of the old LS versus the new. I still see old ones every once in awhile, and while they do have a dignified stance about them, they tend to get lost in today's sea of minivans, crossovers, trucks, and even bloated, high-beltlined intermediates.
Mar 01, 2013 (7:26 pm)
Latest sightings - 70s Camaro, MB W124 500E, 80s whale tail 911, 928S, XJS cabrio
Mar 03, 2013 (6:34 pm)
Out this morning, saw maybe the nicest Catera left on the road - looked brand new, elderly couple in it.
#28310 of 29599 Re: . [fintail]
Mar 04, 2013 (12:19 am)
I almost never see the late 80s to mid 90s XJS coupes or convertibles. Heck I rarely even see the ones from late 90s. I wonder where they all went?
#28311 of 29599 Re: . [boomchek]
Mar 04, 2013 (12:23 am)
Junkyards, garages, backyards on blocks. Someone who works on my block has a ~90 XJS cabrio, drives it daily.
#28312 of 29599 Re: . [fintail]
Mar 04, 2013 (12:26 am)
I still like the 97 and up XK models. The same guy that penned the modern Aston DB7 (I think) did the Jag as well. IIRC they're both based on the same platform and they both do look alike.
Mar 04, 2013 (6:47 am)
I thought those were good looking as well. I went through a period, in my late 20's early 30's, where I figured that if I ever wanted to look rich for cheap, I'd splurge on a used one.
However, I guess the maintenance on one would probably ensure that I'd never get rich...
#28314 of 29599 Re: . [andre1969]
Mar 04, 2013 (11:10 am)
Well, it will never depreciate to nothing - all cars have scrap/parts value
Sightings lately - white 80s 911 cabrio, immaculate late W124 wagon, pop up headlights Accord covered with mold/algae growth.
#28315 of 29599 Re: . [boomchek]
Mar 04, 2013 (2:23 pm)
I still like the 97 and up XK models.
So do I. My wife and I own a 2001 convertible, which is a great road car. It replaced a 1999 which gave its life to save us when someone drove his Buick into our right front at 35 mph or so. They took him away on a backboard whereas my wife and I opened our doors and got out. At the request of the salesman who sold us the '01 we provided pictures of the remains of the '99. He showed them to prospective XK buyers to give them the warm fuzzies about the safety of the vehicle. By the way, although maintenance is not cheap on these cars it isn't obnoxiously high either, and we haven't had any reliability issues.
Mar 04, 2013 (4:23 pm)
I haven't seen anything interesting/old/obscure in what seems like a month or more but as I was enjoying a beer at a local brewpub what should go by but one of the nicest Volkswagen Type 2/T1s I've ever seen. This was a split window crew-cab pickup, dark brown over a chartreuse yellow and otherwise stock except for chrome wheels. The engine sounded modified as well.