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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
Dec 28, 2006 (11:50 am)
Since 1989 , I have possibly owned more Lexus Automobiles than any one person . 88 including sons , daughters , partners , parents , siblings , and on .
Currently , i do own the LS 460 std , and a partner owns the LS 460 long . the LS swb has about 400 miles on her , and the Long has 2200 miles .
The swb is a $ 67.2 List , and the Long = $ 81.8 .
SIMPLY PUT : THERE IS NO CAR IN PRODUCTION , NOW OR EVER
WAS EQUAL TO THE 2007 LS .
I do own a few LS 400's and 430's . ( one of the LS 400's has 900 miles on her... a 1990 ... the 39th car shipped to n america )( no : not 4 sale ) ...
AS A CUSTOMER ( non dealer ) I HAVE SOME REAL TIME EXPERIENCE , AND ADMIRATION FOR THE LEXUS AND IT'S CREDO .
THERE ARE TOO MANY ISSUES AND QUESTIONS ON THESE PAGES , TO GO ABOUT ANSWERING BACK & FORTH .
I WILL RESPOND TO "SPECIFIC QUESTIONS " FROM ANYONE ABOUT THE "07 LS .
I WILL OPENLY SAY : SIMPLY : THE 2007 LS , IN ANY FORM , SHORT OR LONG , SPOKED WHEELS OR HUB CAPS PLATED IN 24 K GOLD , IT IS THE FINEST , BEST , MOST ENJOYABLE MACHINE
TO HAUL MY BUTT FROM PLACE TO PLACE .
#228 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [mitchellrowe]
Dec 28, 2006 (2:14 pm)
OK, mitchell. What about the '07 LS do you consider to be the most significant improvements? Are there any changes which you consider to be a step backward?
#229 of 877 Re: Arizona perspective 
Dec 28, 2006 (2:20 pm)
I have had the 460L with Touring (silver/black) about 2 months now and have no noise issues with the 19" Bridgestone touring tires that came on mine. Some of the Touring ones may come with Dunlop Sport Max performance tires and it would be interesting to hear feedback on those tires. I have found the handling and ride to be excellent and of course with the adjustable air suspension you can set it to float over the pavement or go more with the sport mode which is my default setting. No road harshness in any setting imho.
I'm just up the road a bit from the Tucson duo at our Scottsdale house for the holidays driving our Infiniti 35 Coupe which is certainly a very fun alternative to the LS which is back up in Seattle so haven't had the pleasure of driving the LS yet on the AZ roads.
#230 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [rcf8000]
Dec 28, 2006 (4:32 pm)
hello : happy holiday's rcf8000
i disliked the 18 " wheel / tire set up which was an option on the "05 and "06 LS430 . in the market where I live , the dealers who have a coercive meeting together , before the card are ordered , agree to order all their cars with the same options . therefore , the 18" wheels / tires were a mandatory option in my neck of the woods . first the option was $ 200 , then it became $ 1800 . the 18's with the dunlop d 5000's were what i called the " wandering
desert rats " . the car drifted from side to side , and favored a right drift . there were all kinds of factory fixes , that never made the car go straight . additionally , the wheel balance on the 18's with dunlops , was next to impossible . certain roads were the worst . i finally threw away the d5000's and put on bridgestone torenza's . the stone's worked in a straight line , and ran ok in the rain . the dunlop 18's slipped in the wet like silicone .
the LS 460 swb , that i acquired has 18's in bridgestone's from the factory . also , they are a fatter size , with more tire on the ground , like the 17's on the LS 430's .
summation : the LS460 swb with 18" stone's runs true , hold's in the wet , and are stiff .
Other improvements : heated steering wheel , satellite radio built into the radio , higher roofline for head room , larger rear seat area , control of rear hot seats
from the front or back , much hotter and wider headlight beam / vision , tire pressure by digits on the dash , more pleasing and brighter interior lighting , trunk that open and closes itself like the rx's , doors that close themselves , an even quieter ride , and finally some noise from the engine when it's running .
additionally , like the SC430 coupe , the leather is outstanding with heavy stitching and detail work worthy of a fine english automobile .
more power from a dead stop , no noticeable gear shifting from 8 forward gears , a larger fuel tank , and a center
console that shuts itself .
that's alot for one answer .
#231 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [mitchellrowe]
Dec 28, 2006 (6:36 pm)
Thanks for your observations. My '05 has the 18" wheels with the Dunlops, and I have not noticed the problems you describe. Happy New Year!
#232 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [rcf8000]
Dec 28, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Interesting - neither have I. In fact, I'm pretty impressed with the Dunlops, and Consumer reports rated them the highest of all in that size class. However, if I need to replace them, I'll likely go for Michelins. I'll also likely never buy Bridgestones - because I'm bitter over the Firestone scandal, and the way Bridgestone would not accept responsibility, even after it became completely apparent that they had put out faulty tires from at least one plant.
Bad, arrogant Japanese business, and I'm not over it yet.
#233 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [nvbanker]
Dec 29, 2006 (2:56 am)
good morning & happy new year mr. banker
question please :
your statement published as follows :
Bad, arrogant Japanese business, and I'm not over it yet.
IF THIS IS HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT OUR JAPANESE FRIENDS ,
WHY DO YOU BUY AND DRIVE LEXUS ?
#234 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [mitchellrowe]
Dec 29, 2006 (6:54 am)
re your experiences with LS 430 18" wheels/tires...did those cars have the factory Sports Suspension package?
#235 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [tricky73]
Dec 29, 2006 (7:27 am)
mr. tricky :
re : 18' wheels + dunlap 5000's
are on the standard model LS430
don't know what the factory used as rubber / wheels on the sport option ...
i do think the wheels are 18' , but the tires are
SUMMER TIRES - NOT ALL SEASON ....
probably not the dunlop 5000's
happy nerw year
#236 of 877 Re: LS460 std wheelbase [tricky73]
Dec 29, 2006 (7:31 am)
mr. tricky : reply # 2
note : on the 2007 LS 460 ,
the wheel nut torque has been INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY
from the ls 430
CHECK YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR PROPER TORQUE
FOR YOUR MODEL
PROPER TORQUE ON A " NEW CAR " , INSURES
SEATING OF THE ROTORS , AS TO NOT WARP .