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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#1913 of 3073 Re: GS 300 AWD vs Audi A6 [medpedsdoc]
Apr 07, 2005 (9:01 am)
I've got some experience with this since I had a 93 Lexus SC300 for 7 years that I put 140,000 miles on. Maintenance and service were great, the car never needed anything but the routine scheduled maintenance. I now have a 2000 Audi A6 4.2 that is a great car, all wheel drive, 300hp V-8 but the maintenance and service are terrible. I've needed multiple sets of brakes, new tie rods, the pollution control engine parts keep failing and the service in no way compares to the Lexus. Most of the time the car has to stay at the Audi dealer 2-3 days to be serviced. I will say the interior of the Audi is wearing much better than the Lexus. It looks almost brand new whereas the leather wrapped steering wheel and drivers seat of the Lexus wore very poorly. Trying to decide between the M35x and the GS300 AWD for my next vehicle. Tough choice. After test driving both the M is definitely more of the drivers car but my good experience with Lexus may steer me back in that direction.
#1914 of 3073 Satellite Radio
Apr 07, 2005 (9:08 am)
I'm confused about the satellite radio situation with the GS. Is it part of the Mark Levinson package. Can you specify XM or Sirius?
#1915 of 3073 Re: Ordering a GS [bartalk3]
Apr 07, 2005 (10:13 am)
Although chrome wheels aren't listed (I have the full brochure on the car), I just know they must be available and the Lexus guy indicated they could be obtained. I'll update you on time frame for special order when I hear from him. Price will not be nototiated on a special order til the car is actually in; since it will take probably at least 3 months, I anticipate negotiating a pretty good price. I'm not in a rush, fortunately, as I want to sell my Jag first anyway.
#1916 of 3073 Re: Satellite Radio [alcohen]
Apr 07, 2005 (10:23 am)
The satellite radio is not part of the ML package. It's dealer installed, several hundred dollars extra (not counting the monthly fee, of course). XM is the only choice, I believe. Also, you won't get a shark fin on your roof; you'll get a black box attached to your trunk (weird).
#1917 of 3073 Re: GS 300-Comparison shopping & Looking for a deal [jhamilton1]
Apr 07, 2005 (11:10 am)
Jhamilton1: thanks for the advice, I will try dropping the "M" word. What kind of a deal did you end up getting vs. the sticker price? Im trying to get an idea on how far I can push them and what to consider a fair deal.
#1918 of 3073 Re: GS 300-Comparison shopping & Looking for a deal [howardg1]
Apr 07, 2005 (12:37 pm)
I was trading-in a car. It's hard to know, therefore, what kind of deal I REALLY got relative to "sticker" but I CAN tell you this; Lexus traded for $2,500 less than the lowest any Infinity dealer in the greater Dallas area would go for a comparably equipped M. Liked the M . . . alot, but not THAT much! LOL
#1919 of 3073 GS 430 - Flint Mica
Apr 07, 2005 (3:09 pm)
Flint Mica nowhere to be found...only 2 units out of 94 to the western US. It seems Lexus is stingy on production...and color choices. I was told that the next allocation will be in excess of 200 units...hopefully not all silver or black! Does any one know how the 430 is selling in comparison to the M45? Nissan is reporting 2200+ units in March. [All M's] For what it's worth, it seems like there's a new BMW5 around every corner, a saturday afternoon visit to their shop felt like a long line at the grocery store. Infiniti was very busy as well.
#1920 of 3073 Re: GS 430 - Flint Mica [azbuyer]
Apr 07, 2005 (3:37 pm)
Longo Lexus has a flint mica, I believe. Have you checked w/them?
Apr 07, 2005 (4:28 pm)
Called them, only have silver and champagne, thanks for the feedback.
#1922 of 3073 Re: GS 430 - Flint Mica [chrisg1]
Apr 07, 2005 (5:48 pm)
I just put down a deposit on a Flint Mica and Black today at South Bay Lexus - Gets into port tomorrow, Think he said they had another Flint coming but not sure - and not sure of equipment. Mine is the MSRP of $46,670. With a great discount.