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You are in the Lexus LS 460/460L
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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#838 of 877 Re: Electronic glitches [bmlexus]
Mar 03, 2008 (11:56 am)
Why the surprise...Lexus does build bad cars...I had one also.
#839 of 877 Re: Electronic glitches [marday]
Mar 03, 2008 (2:25 pm)
I am really sorry to hear your annoyances with the 460. My experience has been just the opposite. The 430 keyless entry system worked somewhat erratically. Sometimes it wouldn't unlock the door until I pressed a little harder. Same thing for locking. Also, the dynamic cruise control switch would occasionally fail to resume the previously set speed, instead setting the current speed. The 460 has all these little things resolved flawlessly.
My 08 LS460 is the LWB. I do get the impression that the SWB version is less perfect. I gather yours is the SWB?
#840 of 877 Re: Electronic glitches [tricky73]
Mar 04, 2008 (12:49 pm)
Why the surprise... Lexus does build bad cars... had one also
I wouldn't say they build bad cars some problems nothing very big or maybe the exceptional of the GS recall, still they do build better reliability than the european cars.
#841 of 877 Re: Electronic glitches [marday]
Mar 13, 2008 (1:25 pm)
Not sure what glitches you refer to but my 2007 LS460 has been the car from hell, and I have been driving them since 1990. It is difficult to know where to start with my complaints on this car but here are some:
1. Sometimes driving this car is so sweet, I think I am dreaming. It can be smooth in acceleration through all gears and tons of power. At other times, usually at slower speeds, the care can rev a little between shifts, seems sluggish, and noisier than the time I drove it before. I call it my Jekel & Hyde car.
2. Of course there is the wind noise on the driver side window.
3. The brakes are hard to make a smooth stops.
4. The command center is too complex to work and is a joke. My new top of the line Chevy pickup truck shames this Lexus in its simplicity.
5. The car tends to catch groves in the street, pulling the car left or right, especially noticeable when braking.
6. It is difficult to hold the car precisely in curves.
7. Some time the high pressure injectors make alot of noise. Sometimes they make none.
When I take the car to the dealer complaining about any of this, they don't know what to do. My conclusion is that if you want a car that has exquisite fit and finish, goes fast in a straight line, and is smooth as glass doing it (most of the time), then buy an LS 460. If you want a car that goes pretty fast, can do just about anything the Lexus can do with more simplicity, and costs a lot less, buy a Buick or something else. Lexus has screwed this car up. I will not buy another.
P.S. - I drove both the big BMW and Mercedes before I bought the LS. All three of these cars have gone off the deep end on gadgets. It seems to be a battle of the whistles and bells instead of the ease of operation. I would say the Lexus still has a ways to go on everything but fit and finish when comparing to the other two. Of course, it is a little cheaper, for what that is worth.
#842 of 877 Air Suspension/Euro-Tuned Suspension
Mar 14, 2008 (7:31 am)
Is it available on the LS 460 (base model)? How does it work? How does it compare with the old Euro-tuned suspension on the LS 430 (without which I would not have acquired this car, which I still drive with joy)? Is the Euro-tuned suspension still available on the LS 460?
#843 of 877 Re: Electronic glitches [rennybosch]
Mar 16, 2008 (7:25 am)
what is the difference b/tween the LWB and the SWB ?
#844 of 877 Re: Color choice feedback [stevestein]
Mar 16, 2008 (7:30 am)
what color package have /did you decide on ?
I am looking at the Smoky Granite & black leather combination ...did you get any response good or bad on this color combo ?
#845 of 877 Re: Electronic glitches [mike001]
Mar 17, 2008 (2:58 pm)
According to specs, they are essentially the same car except of course the LWB (Long Wheel Base) is about 5 or 6 inches longer, most of which is in extra rear seat legroom. But there were reports that the SWB (Short Wheel Base) had more wind noise than the LWB because the latter had better window glass, or something. So that made me think that there may be other areas in which they made the LWB better than the SWB. The other important difference is that some options are only available on the LWB.
That's really all I know about the matter.
#846 of 877 Prices are dropping....
Mar 25, 2008 (7:17 am)
South Florida.. an ad for "the world's largest Lexus dealer" has over 75 2008 LS460's on sale for $8000 off MSRP. There seems to be no fine print... just pick your 460, take off 8 grand and go home.
No mention on the "L" having the same deal.
It looks like the 460's are finally coming down in price. That is GREAT news.
Now the LX570 needs to follow suit......
#847 of 877 Prices are dropping
Mar 27, 2008 (4:10 am)
just bought ls 460 in south florida-countyline lexus for $8300 off MSRP-no fine print-picked up car last week