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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#41 of 60 Re: ETA display in Nav system [rennybosch]
Sep 21, 2007 (4:46 pm)
I doubt you'll ever see this on a car. Imagine having this feature and you live on one side of a timeline change and work on another side or DST is recognized in one area and not in another. Too much complexity and too little consumer demand.
#42 of 60 Re: ETA display in Nav system [ljflx]
Nov 10, 2007 (11:42 am)
The NAV system will display ETA. Look at page 51 in the NAV Systems Owners Manual. The only problem with this is it is based on inputs your put into the system.
#43 of 60 Passenger seat memory
Nov 10, 2007 (7:29 pm)
I'll tell you what needs improvement: Why should the flagship of the Lexus family, the LS, NOT have passenger seat memory as is available in the ES and GS ????
And why did they give the LS rear seat memory and not the passenger seat????
#44 of 60 Re: ETA display in Nav system [sgjohn]
Jan 27, 2008 (12:48 pm)
They heard us! In the 08 manual it is on page 71 - has the manual grown that much (about 40%) in one year? Wow!
sgjohn, it is based on inputs that you put into the system to tell it how fast you normally drive, on three kinds of roads, just like the Time-to-Go does. To me that's a good thing, not a problem.
And Len, they even took care of your concern in Post 41. It displays Estimated Time of Arrival along with the Time Zone indication. For instance, it told me "ETA 12:35 PM PT" (I'm in Pacific Time zone). I am guessing it will display "PD" when we switch to Daylight Saving Time. I'll let you know in April
#45 of 60 Steering Wheel Redesign
May 06, 2008 (6:09 pm)
The center portion of the steering wheel should remain stationary when the outer portion is turned, so that all the controls mounted on the center portion preserve their position, just like the turn signal lever and the headlight control lever stay in the same position. Of course this presents a nice engineering design challenge, but it's not impossible.
Aside from its advantage in keeping all the controls in their standard positions, it would also add a novelty/cuteness factor to the Lexus. If they patent the deign, they'd be able to license it to all the other manufacturers, who would undoubtedly want to have the same thing. (I hope Daimler-Benz doesn't read this site.)
#46 of 60 Re: ETA display in Nav system [rennybosch]
May 17, 2008 (1:22 pm)
I finally remembered to check if the ETA display indicates Daylight Saving Time. It does not. It still says "ETA 2:15 PM PT", even though I have enabled "Summer Time".
#47 of 60 Re: Anti battery drain feature [roddmod11]
Nov 19, 2008 (11:18 am)
In May 2008 I purchased my LS46. While sitting in the driveway, I exhausted the battery in 20 minutes, experimenting with the NAV system. Dealer installed a new battery. Car is parked sometimes for a couple of weeks and barely fires the engine. Now I read in the manual on page 661 "Turn off unnecessary electrical components when the vehicle is running at slow speed for an extended period of time, such as in heavy traffic." During my fifty years of driving many diverse models of cars, I was never cautioned to reduce the electric load on the alternator. What goes on here? The dealer technician re-checked the charging system this week and suggested to place the car on a trickle charger while parked. Sure looks like a design issue.
#48 of 60 Re: Lexus LS - Suggested Improvements [rennybosch]
Nov 19, 2008 (8:03 pm)
Hello Renny , Hello All : i am the owner of a white with tan genesis 3.8
with both packages which include the cd/dvd/nav-traffic ...etc .
yes i am happy . no i tried 3 LS 460's . one 2007 , and two 2008's .
they were combo platters of camry's and avalon's with a sprinkling of fairy dust .
#49 of 60 Re: Anti battery drain feature [juergens]
Apr 12, 2009 (7:26 pm)
It is simply a matter of supply and demand. This car has so many electrical drains on the system, that without the alternator turning fairly quickly for a some time, it's possible to get into a discharge situation. For this reason, most car companies are proposing a switch to a 42 volt system soon that will accomodate all of the electrical components on luxury cars now. Won't be long and 12 volts just won't do it anymore. There is nothing else wrong with the design of this car. It's just getting too sophisticated for 12 volts to carry. IF this were to happen to a car, it would be this car that would break through the 12 volt barrier.
#50 of 60 Re: Lexus LS - Suggested Improvements [mitchellrowe]
Apr 13, 2009 (2:13 am)
Sorry but I have a LS 460 and spent much time with the Genesis and I have found no Fariy Dust just the best made Automobile I have ever owned. Genesis not so much...