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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#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?
#3042 of 3073 Does 2006 GS 300 play MP3?
May 01, 2008 (1:50 pm)
Can 2006 G3 300 play MP3 (CDs with a bunch of MP3 files)?
I am thinking of getting a used GS and I would like it to have MP3 capability.
#3043 of 3073 Re: Does 2006 GS 300 play MP3? [msr2k]
May 01, 2008 (2:30 pm)
Sorry, the answer is NO!
#3045 of 3073 Lexus GS300 - real world gas mileage
Jul 11, 2008 (6:25 pm)
Considering a 2006 GS300. My driving is around 60% highway and 40% city. My 04 TL gets a combined 24 mpg. I'm hoping the GS300 will do even better - getting around 27 mpg.
Is this realistic?
does the GS 300 require premium fuel?
#3046 of 3073 Re: Lexus GS300 - real world gas mileage [go_mdx1]
Jul 12, 2008 (7:56 am)
"Is this realistic?"
27 hwy only...maybe.
#3047 of 3073 Re: Lexus GS300 - real world gas mileage [go_mdx1]
Jul 12, 2008 (8:58 am)
My 2007 GS350 gets 29mpg on the freeway doing 70-80mph but only 17-18mpg in town and on residential streets.
#3048 of 3073 Re: Lexus GS300 - real world gas mileage [lawaii]
Jul 18, 2008 (6:47 am)
my '06 300 gs awd is getting a bit OVER 30 highway, if I accelerate gently and smoothly and use cruise at 65 as much as possible.
worst case stop and go around town is like 21.
Right now in a 70/30 mix of highway / city driving I'm doing 26.7 according to the trip computer. this is all with the A/C on almost all the time.
remarkably good for a 3700 lb awd luxury car that goes 0-60 in under 7 seconds.