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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#1768 of 3073 So Cal GS 300 $1500 off MSRP
Mar 23, 2005 (8:26 am)
Received this e-mail from the internet department of Lexus of Westminster
2006 LEXUS GS300
ALL IN STOCK VEHICLES-BASE MODEL
YOUR PRICE: NOW $44179*!!!!(price does not include tax, license or doc. fee & is good thru 3/30/05(in stock vehicles only)--11 available - call for color selection
LEASE SPECIAL: BASE MODEL
12K MILES PER YEAR
$2500 TOTAL DRIVE OFF EXPENSE
(Lease quote is subject to change and credit approval)
Contact them direct. They have been very helpful in the past.
#1770 of 3073 Better than the IS intro!!
Mar 23, 2005 (12:06 pm)
I don't know what "Power of a 4.5 V8 engine" means, but "High 20's" economy and, I guess 350HP (approx.) means it's not just about performance, as previously stated.
Maybe the LS will get over 30MPG combined, if not so performance tuned.
This is good news.
Not IS news!
Mar 24, 2005 (7:54 am)
Press conference at the NY Auto Show, Lexus announced the GS450H to be introduced as early as next spring, featuring the 3.5 V-6 combined with an electric motor making in excess of 300hp. Does that mean they will at the same time replace the 3.0 in the GS300 with the 3.5? If so, looks like a very short life span for the GS300. Makes buying the GS300 very risky.
Mar 24, 2005 (8:34 am)
Well it definitely means that the GS430 is dead as well. I think both engines will be.
#1773 of 3073 New owner of new 06 GS300
Mar 24, 2005 (2:18 pm)
I drove the M35, BMW 5 series and the GS300. I leased the 06 GS300 about 3 weeks. This is truly a wonderful car. The new 3.0 liter V6 is very powerful. You will not be disappointed with the performance. You are almost unaware of the shifts in the new 6 speed transmission. The ride and drive are pure Lexus. I am getting about 28 to 30 MPG on the highway, but only 17 or 18 in the city. The keyless ignition, color touch-screen display and BlueTooth are my favorite features. The only negatives identified thus far are: 1. interior space is limited. 2. the new "direct injection" engine makes a 'ticking' sound at idle. Lexus dealer said this sound is normal.
#1774 of 3073 Re: 2006 GS300 [jhamilton1]
Mar 24, 2005 (5:07 pm)
I am seriously considering the purchase of a new GS 300. Was your dealer willing to come off MSRP much? Or did he play games with your trade-in value? I plan on offering $2000 over invoice.
#1775 of 3073 GS 300 AWD
Mar 24, 2005 (6:26 pm)
Just got the GS 300 AWD this week. Even the "fully loaded" model didn't include parking assist. But I am otherwise enjoying it. One small complaint...the owner's manual is so fat that it doesn't fit in the intended slot in the glove compartment. Go figure.....
Mar 24, 2005 (6:27 pm)
"the new "direct injection" engine makes a 'ticking' sound at idle."
Others have reported this as well. I forgot what the cause was though.
Check if your headlights has condensation that won't go away after rain.
Congrats on your purchase. It's a very smooth car.
#1777 of 3073 Re: New owner of new 06 GS300 [rod]
Mar 24, 2005 (8:05 pm)
Rod: Is your new GS300 all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive? How's the handling, esp. body roll on turns? Do you get much tire thump on broken pavement or tire thrum at speed?