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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
Feb 25, 2008 (2:39 pm)
Does anyone know how the air suspension option works? Does it allow for a "floatier" suspension than the normal one? All that Lexus says, as far as I can determine, is that it changes the level of the car. I am used to a 2003 Avalon which simply floats over nicks and cracks and holes in the road. Incidentally, this is a different problem from going over speed bumps (or speed humps as they are called here) which the shocks tolerate beautifully.
#143 of 191 Re: suspension [mcescher2]
Feb 25, 2008 (12:28 pm)
I don't think you can do anything about it. If you want variable air suspension, you need to go with the LS460L.
#144 of 191 Stupid Alarm Pinging
Mar 22, 2008 (4:35 pm)
If you turn the engine off while the driver's door is open, an alarm starts to ping and doesn't quit until you shut the door. So if you stop, put the shift lever into Park, open the door to talk to somebody, then turn the engine off it starts to ping forever. Does anybody have an idea why they might have designed it that way? What potential problem are they warning us about? How can turning the engine off while the door is open possibly be a problem? If you stop the engine first and then open the door, there is no pinging. But if you open the door first and then stop the engine, it goes berserk. Why?
#145 of 191 Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi
Mar 24, 2008 (9:37 am)
Posted this on both the BMW 535xi and Lexus LS 460 forums
Would like any advice in decision between buying a BMW 535xi which pros are 4 wheel drive, lower cost, better for Minnesota weather. Versus a Lexus LS 460 which is bigger, nicer interior, rear wheel drive, 99 on consumer reports, reliable, more room in the cabin.
Is the wind noise of the LS460 a big problem - did it get fixed with the 2008 double pain windows?
I know different driving experince - tough decision for me - Biggest concern on the BMW 535xi is realiability and interior comfort - any feedback on those points could sway me either way.
Any advice would be appreciated.
#146 of 191 Re: Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi [theo529]
Mar 24, 2008 (10:22 am)
I have owned both. Now that I am 65 yrs old, the LS460 is my driver. If I were under 50, single and looking--it would be a Black BMW.
#147 of 191 Re: Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi [theo529]
Mar 24, 2008 (12:54 pm)
Just drive them both and you will buy the LS. No comparison.
#148 of 191 Windows open spontaneously
Oct 21, 2008 (11:24 am)
This morning I went down to my garage and discovered that my LS 460L had all 4 windows rolled down, and the sunroof open about 2 inches. Last night I had left it fully closed, though not locked.
I remember reading something about this in one of these boards. Does anyone have an explanation/solution to this? It could be a real disappointment if it happened at night in a movie parking lot while it's snowing . . .
#149 of 191 Re: Windows open spontaneously [rennybosch]
Oct 22, 2008 (3:28 am)
You probably inadvertently pressed the unlock button on your remote. Holding this button down is designed to do just what happened. Check your user's manual.
#150 of 191 Re: Advice Requested - Lexus LS 460 vs BMW 535xi [sidgriggs]
Oct 27, 2008 (4:00 pm)
I have owned both. Now that I am 65 yrs old, the LS460 is my driver. If I were under 50, single and looking--it would be a Black BMW
I have really taken interest in what you said,
I am single, less than half the 50 age that you mentioned.
So, I think its not rite for me to like the big and expensive LS460,
I do like bmws, but trust the Japanese reliability better.
You have really inspired me for bmws.
#151 of 191 Re: effect of air pressure on ears [rennybosch]
Nov 01, 2008 (11:37 pm)
This is a good one. I just could not stop laughing after reading it