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#1 of 191 2008 Changes
Jul 19, 2007 (10:53 am)
Does anyone out there know of any changes for 2008? New colors? Other slight changes that might be in the works?
#2 of 191 Re: 2008 Changes [kmbaer]
Jul 19, 2007 (2:18 pm)
The shipping cost has gone up from $715 to $765, but hey, that's peanuts!
Apparently they have also fixed the wind noise, but that's all I'm aware of.
#3 of 191 Re: 2008 Changes [knowspinzone]
Jul 19, 2007 (2:38 pm)
How did they fix the wind noise? And if you don't mind my asking, how do you know?
#4 of 191 Re: 2008 Changes [pat]
Jul 19, 2007 (4:12 pm)
I don't know how they fixed it on the assembly line. Since I never had the noise, I really don't know where it was coming from. I've read that it was coming from the outside mirror. I've also read that Lexus dealers are installing laminated glass on earlier SWB's, but to me this is unfortunate because it simply masks the noise rather correcting the cause of it.
My LS 460 SWB was built in May. It does not have any wind noise whatsoever, you can hear a pin drop at highway speeds. Several other people who have similar recent builds have reported that they do not have any wind noise either. That's why I say they have "apparently" fixed it.
#5 of 191 Re: 2008 Changes [knowspinzone]
Jul 19, 2007 (5:24 pm)
My car is dead silent as well and has a remarkable build quality. I've had the LS now on lease every 3 years since 1995, driven about 300K miles in them, and this one is the best built and quietest car of them all and easily the most luxurious. It's also the most frugal as I just got 27.5mpg on pure highway (local area, not a long I95 type trip where I'd bet it gets closer to 29 or 30mpg) and am averaging about 21 mpg in combo driving. I'm also noticing the mileage improve as the car gets broken in. This is also the best AC I've ever had in a car and the Mark Levinson is off the charts. I'm not even looking at anything but the LX570 when my GX lease ends next December (2008). That's the LS in SUV version. I just hope they have improved the gas mileage to the high teens.
In 12 years of driving Lexus cars over 500K miles I've still never had anything but routine service done and I stretch out the service to 7-10K miles.
I also had the unfortunate experience of a deer hit. She actually ran into the driver side of my car after emerginng from a bushy area. I was driving at 45mph at the time and I could hear her hit the side pretty loud. I expected the worst but after inspecting the car real closely there wasn't a mark on it. I hope the deer is OK. She must have turned abruptly and the car must have just sideswiped her. But If I hadn't heard the noise I'd never have known anything happened by the car's look. My wife was out there with a magnifying glass in the sun the next morning and also couldn't find a thing.
As for changes - I'd say almost nothing except adding memory passenger seating.
#6 of 191 Re: 2008 Changes [ljflx]
Jul 19, 2007 (6:23 pm)
ljflx: What do you know about the "missing" passenger seat memory? It's overdue since the ES and GS have had it for a year or two. My dealer says they forgot! it on the 2007.
#7 of 191 Re: 2008 Changes [chicagoed]
Jul 19, 2007 (6:58 pm)
I don't know. I'm just surmising that it will be on the 2008 LS as it's the only thing that is really absent on the car.
#8 of 191 Speculation
Jul 22, 2007 (5:54 pm)
I guess I am in the minority wanting a bit more room in the driver's cockpit. It seems to me Lexus has expanded the passenger comfort at the expense of the most important person, the driver (me). I definitely have more space in my LS 430. Also, the visability could be improved, and the gas mileage. Still, I am going to buy one, after I get my LX 570, what a vehicle!
#9 of 191 Re: 2008 Changes [kmbaer]
Jul 29, 2007 (4:11 pm)
From what I've read, the base prices for both the LS460 and LS460L will rise $500 for the 2008 models. The only change for the LS460 will be the addition of one color, "opaline pearl". The 460L will offer a new air suspension package including 19" 5 spoke alloy wheels with 245/45R19 all season tires, variable gear ratio steering and adaptive variable air suspension.
Aug 06, 2007 (5:26 pm)
Does anybody know when the 2008 arrives at dealers?