Last post on Jun 29, 2007 at 7:25 AM
You are in the Lexus LS 400/LS 430
What is this discussion about?
Lexus LS 460, Lexus LS 430, Car Buying, Sedan
#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.
#13 of 22 Re: Choice [kennyg8]
Aug 21, 2006 (9:22 pm)
I believe the M35x is also RWD, is it not?
#14 of 22 Re: Choice [nvbanker]
Aug 22, 2006 (3:20 pm)
The M35 is RWD, but the M35X is AWD. I test drove an 07 M35x last week, and found it responsive and powerful enough (as a V6). I haven't researched the 07 LS, and wonder whether it has AWD as an option.
#15 of 22 Re: Choice [kennyg8]
Aug 22, 2006 (4:50 pm)
I can't find in my research that the 2007 LS460 or LS460L will have AWD. I have read in this forum where some LS430 owners have had good results with certain brand snow tires. They recommend that you purchase after market wheels or take offs from the dealer and keep them mounted on a separate set of wheels. You might try a search on this forum for "snow tires". The top of the line 2008 LS600hL will have full time AWD and will be more expensive than the LS460 or LS460L.