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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#31 of 305 suspension nise
Oct 07, 2005 (4:33 pm)
My 2002 GS 300 with 44000 miles has a strange clunking noise coming from the rear left side. It only comes occasionally on turning or on big bumps and not necessarily at fast speed. Sometimes it sounds like a broken bit of metal is hitting something, other times it is more like a 'groan' coming from the suspension. The ride continues to be fine. The Lexus mechanic said that he could not hear anything after tightening the suspension bolts. But I find the noise to be still there and he may not have heard it as it it is not there all the time. Any ideas on what it could be and would that be covered by the warranty ?
#32 of 305 Question re: Maintenance costs
Oct 16, 2005 (5:38 pm)
Can you please tell me what type of maintenance costs I can expect on owning a 2006 GS300? How much are the oil changes? Are there schedule repair every 5000, 10000 miles? If so, what are the costs associated with those?
#33 of 305 Re: Question re: Maintenance costs [gap4jason]
Oct 17, 2005 (8:46 am)
Yes, standard schedule is oil change and tire rot every 5000 mi. The first one is free; the others are pay. My dealer quoted $220. That's ridiculous, so I'll be taking it to a local repair shop and will probably pay about $50.
The Lexus dealer washes the car (worth, what $10?) and also checks for general maintenance issues and downloads codes, but if the car is running well, I hardly think that's worth more than $100.
15,000 mile service, which I probably WILL have done at Lexus, is $400-$450.
#34 of 305 Tires for 2001 Lexus gs430
Oct 30, 2005 (9:09 am)
My tires need replacing. I'm looking for: (1) a comfortable QUIET ride and (2) reasonably good tire wear.
Has anyone had experience with Falken ZE512 tires?
Any other suggestions?
#35 of 305 Re: How is the 1994 lexus gs 300? [dave66776]
Nov 05, 2005 (8:11 am)
I just bought a 2006 GS300. The bluetooth has about a 3-4 seconds delay to display a connected call so I don't know the other person has already picked up the line. Also, when another party calls in(via Call Waiting) while I am on the phone, as soon as it hangs up, the entire call is disconnected or dropped. Does anyone know the solution to these problems?
#36 of 305 Assist with stereo
Nov 05, 2005 (8:30 am)
Could anyone who owns a 2006 GS 300 with the standard stereo (Not ML) tell me if it comes with either a cassette player or an input jack. I would like to know for purposes of using an IPOD. I do not prefer the FM transmitters. Appreciated!
#37 of 305 Re: Assist with stereo [pfrass]
Nov 06, 2005 (5:40 am)
My 2006 GS300 AWD (no ML, no NAV) came with a cassette deck. I use it with my iPods, and with my XM Satellite Radio MyFi, all the time in cassette mode.
I would have preferred an AUX jack, and wonder aloud strongly why a newly designed 2006 car would have a cassette deck. But the cassette noise is minimal, and it's more than adequate. It's much better than FM transmitter mode.
#38 of 305 Re: Assist with stereo [lexi300]
Nov 06, 2005 (6:09 am)
I agree on both accounts, and I appreciate the info. I occasionally will have the need for audio tapes, such as work-related instructional tapes, etc, so I am glad that they are still putting them in. Also, I can't comfortably listen to an FM transmitter on the IPOD, as I think the quality is poor.
#39 of 305 gs300 starting
Nov 18, 2005 (6:00 am)
hi everyone i've bought a second hand lexus gs 300 1999 a year ago with 65000 miles. i'm having problems starting the car i have to turn the ignition on and off about 20(twenty) times before it starts. then it will operate normal for about 5(five) or 6(six) times for starting then i'm back to trying to start it 20(twenty) again. what could the problem be?
#40 of 305 Re: gs300 starting [rays101]
Nov 18, 2005 (8:37 am)
When you try to start it and it fails, is there any "clicking" sound? Does the engine try to turn over and fails? Is there any noise at all?