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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#21 of 60 Re: Lexus LS - Suggested Improvements [rennybosch]
Nov 08, 2006 (4:24 pm)
LS430 - not for Each CD Separately - just for the one you are currently listening to.
#22 of 60 Re: Lexus LS - Suggested Improvements [nvbanker]
Nov 08, 2006 (4:29 pm)
rennybosch - no one has the CD technology you are seeking. But as we said it should be there on a hard disc if you have your library set up right.
#23 of 60 Nav system search algorithm
Dec 22, 2006 (7:44 pm)
Wouldn't it be nice if the logic in the Nav system that compares a name that you enter with its stored database would ignore all characters other than letters or numbers? For example, I entered Honeybaked Hams, and it found two hits, but in different cities from where I was looking. On a hunch I tried Honey Baked Hams, and sure enough it found the one I was looking for. If it had ignored the space character, it would have considered that entry a match for my input, even though I didn't enter it right.
I don't see any downside to this, and it surely can't be very expensive to make the program change (except for the Quality Control costs). So, Mark Levinson, or whoever does the Nav program, please consider this in the next generation.
#24 of 60 Re: Nav system search algorithm [rennybosch]
Dec 23, 2006 (7:05 am)
Navigation systems have a LOOOOOONG way to go to be more user-friendly. Trying to input addresses and even POI's on my '05 LS430 Nav is almost always an adventure.
Example, the other day on the way to a Miami Heat game I entered "American Airlines Arena" -- Nothing. I input "American" and then hit "List" -- BINGO!!
Luckily we can bypass the "no input while driving" feature so my wife can play with the name/address while on the way to the location.
#25 of 60 Re: Nav system search algorithm [gteach26]
Dec 23, 2006 (11:43 am)
gteach, if you can still get around the "no input while driving" thing, don't get the nav system update CD; the latest version has that feature disabled.
#26 of 60 Re: Nav system search algorithm [rennybosch]
Dec 23, 2006 (4:17 pm)
So, Mark Levinson, or whoever does the Nav program, please consider this in the next generation.
Denso, I think.....
Dec 24, 2006 (4:09 pm)
Some cars have sunshades that have two parts, one to shield the front and the other part to shield the (left) side. My 1996 Cadillac had that. There are times when that is very desirable, namely when driving on a curving road such that the sun is sometimes in front of you and sometimes on the left. I would like to see Lexus add that to the LS. It shouldn't increase the cost of the car by very much. I'd rather have that than the trunk mat.
#28 of 60 Rear side air bags
Apr 12, 2007 (5:55 am)
I can't believe that on a $61,000 car, I have to buy a $3,600 option package to get rear side airbags to protect my grandkids.
#29 of 60 Re: Rear side air bags [150mphclub]
Apr 12, 2007 (1:20 pm)
Well, $61,000 is the operative word. You are not buying an economy model here.
Apr 12, 2007 (1:21 pm)
So, my LS430 went in today for a steering wheel repair, and I received an new 07 ES350 for a loaner. Sad to report that I hate the car. Would buy a Camry over this hands down. The ride is downright harsh, not luxurious, it's noisy, power is so so, amenities are lacking, interior is very plasticky, reminds me of a GM Pontiac interior a lot. Even the leather is sub-standard IMO. I would buy a Camry or Avalon hands down over this car for driving comfort or ride. Why do luxury cars have to be so darn harsh now? This car would get an F from me for NVH. It's not a worthy Lexus IMO.