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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#2330 of 3073 Re: GS 300 Bluetooth with Sprint??? [statman]
May 25, 2005 (4:08 pm)
I bought a 2006 GS 300 and have been very happy with the car. I also have a Treo 650 (1.08 firmware) and have successfully connected using bluetooth (even though it's not on the Lexus list of approved phones). The phone sound quality and phone book seem to work great and I've had no major complaints. However, I have had a problem when the hands free system is in operation (I'm on a call) and another call rings in....system cuts off the first call automatically. Screen just says network connection is cancelled. That's not a good feature to have on a phone. Just seems like system gets confused and doesn't know what to do (hence not on the approved Lexus list) Is that happening to you or anyone else out there? If so, any work arounds or fixes?
#2331 of 3073 Re: GS 300 Bluetooth with Sprint??? [tscy]
May 25, 2005 (4:19 pm)
This too is happenning to me and is rather annoying - have no clue how to fix other than possibly asking sprint to take your call waiting option off the phone (if that is a possiblity)
I transfered my phone book the other day and it came over fine...question for you though..since i've done that the phone calls go into a ghost type font (in other words they are almost transparent and the car will not let you dail any of them and will not let you select any of them) has this happenned to you?
#2332 of 3073 Re: GS430 lease in NJ/PA area [ajamo]
May 25, 2005 (4:46 pm)
Yeah I can confirm. My Lexus dealer told me that there will be a new lease program for the GS in June. He did not indicate to me whether the terms would be better than they have been. They can't be much worse, can they?
I think the car is a knockout in silver and the flint mica is great too.
Hey Lexus-ya want me to do de biziniz wid ya? Then start raising those GD residuals to a normal 60-62%. What's with the 57 to 58% for cars that are among the best at retaining their value? Also, how about a more competitive money factor and $2500-$3000 off of MSRP on the GS430. You will make a killing on volume!
I can't believe anybody is getting these cars for MSRP.
#2333 of 3073 Bluetooth compatible phones
May 25, 2005 (8:06 pm)
I've tried to do a search on this forum using the word 'bluetooth'...the search engine just hangs forever.Does anyone have a list of Bluetooth phones either Lexus has recommended, or have used yourself with no problem?
#2335 of 3073 Re: GS 300 Bluetooth with Sprint??? [jo2]
May 26, 2005 (7:36 am)
Unfortunately Lexus decided to "not allow" you to use the phone book or the dial pad when the car is in motion. The only outbound calls you can make from your car display screen when the car is moving are the 1 touch dial numbers you program. Once you stop the car (even at a stop light) you can dial from phone book or dial pad again. Now you can always just dial from your actual phone while you're moving that still works fine.
I hope sprint (palmone) and lexus put some work into get that phone certified and supported...terminating the call when call waiting is activated is a giganitic pain!
#2336 of 3073 Re: Bluetooth compatible phones [lytton]
May 26, 2005 (7:45 am)
My husband and I have Motorola V551 phones and the Bluetooth connection works beautifully. We are really enjoying using the phones in the car. I've had the car for about a month or so.
#2338 of 3073 Re: GS430 lease in NJ/PA area [ajamo]
May 26, 2005 (11:59 am)
I can't help you regarding Lease Terms (my Wife reads that stuff), but I am on my 3rd Black on Black GS300 (even better looking with 5% on all the windows) and I've loved them all. I do Lease- 42 mos/ 12k /$0 down- paying $611.
Yes, they are a B.... to keep clean, but nothing looks better going down a sunny
Florida road. I can't wait to order my new GS 430- Black on Black~ go figure.
#2339 of 3073 New Lexus purchase
May 26, 2005 (1:14 pm)
I just picked up my new Lexus GS 300 today in West Palm Beach, Florida. I initially ordered it in silver with black interior but parking it outside in the hot Florida sun caused me to pause a moment. I changed it to white with cashmere interior and and am very happy. Sure, the seats are air-conditioned but it takes a bit of time for the leather to cool off.
I ordered the Mark Levinson and Nav package. The sound is very good and I found out that the nav screen can show DVD Video (alas only when the car is stopped). The rear camera is cool with a big wow factor but not sure how much of a difference it makes...same as the parking assist feature. I added some window tint and was concerned about metal tint causing AM reception problems so I was advised to use a non-metal 3M tint guaranteed for life. No reception problems. Of course, I didn't have the dealer install it.
Npw I want to go with Sirius because of Howard Stern and Radio Margaritaville but it is pre-wired for XM. I'm trying to get my radio guy to figure out if we can use the prewire for XM for Sirius and use the same head unit. I don't want to put the Sirius unit in the sunglass holder overhead which is what the dealer suggested.
I bought the car for about 47k w/ Nav, spoiler, sunroof and park assist (50K MSRP) and I could have bought the car without nav for 43K. Seemed to be a good deal. Sold my 03 Mercedes CLK on E-Bay fo a fair price ($3250 more than the dealer would allow for the trade).
I had test-driven the BMW 5 Series (fine performance but selling at list price, very mediocre sound system and just not as luxurious but it did handle better), the Infiniti M30 (ugly style, selling at close to list price, questions about quality, resale price and some concern about the hot Florida sun on the very horizontal controls under the dash. Also drove the Acura RL, very nice car, fast, intuitive nav but felt like I was driving my old Accord. Just couldn't see it as a 50K luxury car and concerned about resale. The Lexus seemed to be the best all-around car. While it was cool to drive the BMW the truth is that I only drive wild on BMW test drives. I
otherwise drive I-95 like everybody else down here and just want to be comfortable safe and have good tunes. Of course, I could have bought a Camry but why suffer?
So... has anyone installed Sirius in their GS300? Will I have to have an ugly unit in the sunvisor or can it be integerated into the regular Mark Levinson already pre-wired for XM? Anyone know this answer?