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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#3032 of 3073 Purchase advice needed: Lexus GS
Oct 01, 2007 (8:40 am)
I am interested in getting a used GS300 or GS400. My budget is $10K-$13K and my research shows that this could get me a GS300 or GS400 from 1998-2000 with 50K-140K miles. My questions are:
1) Any differences in the years 1998, 1999 or 2000 in terms of reliability or features?
2) Is 140K too many miles for a car like this?
3) Would you go GS300 or 400?
Thanks in advance
#3033 of 3073 Re: Purchase advice needed: Lexus GS [piperjack]
Oct 03, 2007 (6:29 am)
GS300, hands down...
#3034 of 3073 Re: Purchase advice needed: Lexus GS [wwest]
Oct 03, 2007 (1:40 pm)
#3035 of 3073 Re: Purchase advice needed: Lexus GS [piperjack]
Oct 04, 2007 (7:15 am)
Just personal choice/opinion.
#3036 of 3073 Re: Stupid Sunroof [wbreaux1]
Oct 13, 2007 (5:25 am)
Take it in. I had the same problem, tilt button slid the roof and if you kept any of the buttons pressed it would cycle open and closed, wouldn't seal shut. The auto open and close did not work either. Dealer replaced controls, now ok.
Jan 03, 2008 (12:18 pm)
I am looking to buy a used GS and am looking for input on whether the 300 is adequate. I have test driven a 2007 430 and liked it but was not blown away by it. I found the road noise quite noticeable (I guess that's a function of the 18' wheels) and the power very good but not crazy.
I am not looking for a hot rod type car - I like decent power but don't really need a V8 430. Just for ref. I drive a 99 Passat GLX V6 and find it under powered.
Looking for input from those who have driven both the 300 and 430. Is there a big difference? Also, what's the reliability of this car? I am sick of all the problems with my VW Passat and can't get rid of it fast enough! Plus the VW dealerships are absolute sleaze bags!
#3039 of 3073 Lexus GS300 Maintence question
Jan 27, 2008 (3:32 pm)
I am wondering what people who own the lexus gs300 or gs430 pay usually per month, not including gas in maintaining the car. i.e. trips to the shop, oil changes, fluid changes, repairs, other problems?
i spoke to someone on the BMW forum and they said for their 5 series its around 150 dollars a month. I can't imagine that kind of income going out on a monthly basis on an already very expensive car.
any thoughts on what people pay estimated on a monthly basis on their gs300 or 430's?
(just to be clear, i am talking about the previous generation gs models, not the new one's. like 2005 and earlier).
#3040 of 3073 $1100 dealer quote for gas overflow valve/bladder replacement
Mar 20, 2008 (2:23 pm)
Guys pls tell me the dealer is not full of ******...chk engine light on 2 wks after dealer did plugs, timing belt, water pump and throttle body cleaning. My gs400 now running like a champ and fast as the day I bought it(used w/ 70K miles on it).
Dealer says chk engine light code was "gas leak" but they dug deeper and found that the gas overflow bladder/tank which holds charcoal to evaporate overflow gas then sends the fumes to engine to get burned has a stuck-open valve risking sending charcoal bits into the engine.
Anyone w/ experience w/ this?
#3041 of 3073 Powersteering Problems
Apr 05, 2008 (1:20 am)
This morning, the powersteering on my 2006 GS300 with just 4000 miles gave out. Good thing I was still at home and wasn't on the road yet. II'll be towing the car to my Lexus dealer soon. Has anyone else had this problem?
From the time I first bought the car, when first driving off in the morning, I hear a squeak/squeal coming from the front end when turning the steering wheel. The sound goes away after a short while. The dealer told me the cause was a light coat of rust that forms on the brakes overnight. But I told them twice that I'm not stepping on the brakes. They said the brakes are still touch the discs slightly even when not stepping on them. I'm thinking that maybe that squeak is related to my powersteering problem?
Also has there been any recalls on the 2006 GS300s yet?