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Lexus LS 460, Lexus LS 430, Car Buying, Sedan
#3 of 22 2006 LS430
Jul 19, 2006 (9:11 pm)
Three months ago I bought my wife a brand new Lexus LS430 with the Ultra Package , we have no regrets , also we got a terrific deal over $ 9000.00 OFF MSRP.
I agree with nvbanker statement , wait for the 2008 or 2009.
Lexus just send us a notice for the initial free 5000 miles check up , this new car came with six miles showing in odometer , at the present she is about 100 miles shy of from breaking the 1000 miles .
I only got one regret instead of buying an new 2006 LX470 I should have bought two LS430 , but it would have not been a practical move , need a SUV or a EL Truck.
A very sweet car to drive, wonderful seats and a great options .
My wife is a very Happy Camper . But for myself , I am back on the HUNT looking for a
more versatile vehicle instead of the LX470 . Perhaps the 2007 Tundra Extra Cap
#4 of 22 Re: 2006 LS430 [luckylou]
Jul 20, 2006 (7:30 am)
Lucky- what's wrong with the LX-470? I'm considering one....
#5 of 22 Re: 2006 LS430 [nvbanker]
Jul 22, 2006 (10:42 pm)
NV: I own an '03 LX470. The truck is real nice, very plush ride, does everything so well, except when you have to fill-er-up (running me $70/week). That truck is a real gas guzzler. Mine does 12mpg, when I am lucky. It may be my lead foot tho'
Personally, I will take the LX anytime. Its such a wonderful truck I can't imagine what could be wrong with it. Just got back from a round-trip San Diego-Las Vegas-San Diego. No worries, no tiredness, seats were comfy, ride was super comfy.
#6 of 22 Re: 2006 LS430 [oac]
Jul 23, 2006 (11:49 am)
I understand. My Navigator delivered the same, ummmm, "economy", except the tank was larger! I was hoping the LX would be better, since the engine and the truck are smaller, and Lexus may have a more efficient power module, but I guess not.
Still considering one anyway. Thanks.
#7 of 22 Re: 2006 LS430 [nvbanker]
Jul 24, 2006 (5:18 am)
I recently traded my LX470 for an RX350. I much prefer my LS430 to either of those for road trips, unless conditions dictate the use of an SUV. I've been following the LS460 news closely. Right now, I can't get excited about trading my LS430 for one. The LX470 got 16-17mpg on the highway. The LS430 gets about 25. The RX350 gets about 24.
#8 of 22 Against the world ....
Jul 25, 2006 (10:53 pm)
Hi guys , really it has nothing to do with an specific vehicle.
The LX 470 is great but not as comfortable as the LS430.
The last few months I been withdrawing from certain medication ( Zoloft )sometimes I am angry , sad , also have tremendous mood swing . I suspect that the opinion I express was, at one of my lowest point . The latest MPG is appx. 14 or 15.
I went from a 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser to a 2006 Lexus LX470 , the only reason was I got a very good deal.
The new bigger BMW X5 , The 2007 Tundra and even 2007 LS460 , might be replacements for the aging LX470
This morning I fill up 24.4 gls. Supreme at $3.09 9/10 at $ 75.64 .
I remember filling up my 1955 Dodge (very used) Regular gas at $0.16 per gallons .
#9 of 22 Re: Against the world .... [luckylou]
Jul 26, 2006 (7:58 am)
Ah yes, and I filled my 62 Ford up for .20 cents a gallon as well. $5 would fill the tank easily. And I still worried about Mileage! Crazy.... Course, it got about 7 mpg too.....in town or on the highway.
#10 of 22 2006 vs 2007
Aug 11, 2006 (10:26 pm)
Back to the subject: I have wondered about the choice. I am driving a Camry that wont die, but I would like to finally get an LS. The 2007 is certainly a big step forward in design, but it is a first year car and I have a hunch the visibility is compromised, like many new hot cars. A friend bought a 2005 at the end of its model year and says it is all you can ever ask for. It was reduced about ten grand at the year end. That seems to be happening to the 2006, but no further reduction than that, so it seems to be still appealing to many buyers. Its a tough choice.
Aug 13, 2006 (12:42 pm)
If you're ready for the car now, buy the 06. The discount makes them the best buy on the planet. It'll realistically be 2 years before you'll get any kind of deal on an 07, and from what I hear, they're going to cost $20,000 more than what you could nail an 06 for.
Aug 21, 2006 (4:54 pm)
I am in the market for a new car. The 06 LS 430 looks very attractive with the deep discount. I believe one with the Modern Lux Package can be had for around $53k or $1k below invoice. When was the last time you see Lexus selling at below invoice ?
The one drawback, however, is that the 430 is rear wheel drive, and since I live in the NE, I will need snow tires for the winter, which I am not too thrilled about.
So, I have also been looking at the M35x and the RL, which are AWD sports/sporty sedans. Although these cars may not necessarily be in the same class as the LS, they are viable alternatives for someone who likes luxury combined with sportiness. Oh, I think I should also mention the $$ savings (anywhere from 4k to 6k) you'll get on these V6 sedans.