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You are in the Lexus LS 460/460L
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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#172 of 191 Re: LS Choice [ljflx]
Nov 22, 2008 (2:06 pm)
On the SUV front the LX is driving me crazy. It is so perfect. I drove it again yesterday. My wife has taken over the LS leaving me to drive the GX on my longer business jaunts.
I don't get it? Your wife has taken over your LS460.
The new GL will also be hers? What about yourself? Continue using your old GX?
#173 of 191 Re: LS Choice [bmlexus]
Nov 23, 2008 (2:18 pm)
We took the GL on Friday. My wife will drive it occasionally so she has to feel comfortable with it. I'll drive it most often though. When we took the GX she said she would rather I drive the LS and she drive the truck. That worked out for about 3 months and then she pulled the rug out from under me and took the LS away.
My son will take the Infiniti G to college next September. if the economy looks better at that time (and I expect it to as much as I expected oil to collapse) we may take the new RX as a 3rd car as I like it and we have a need for two AWD vehicles.
First impressions of the GL are very positive. It rides great, handles great for an SUV and is very luxurioius. The DVD player plays without any power from the car and resumes a movie where you left off. The only real negative is Lexus is light years beyond Mercedes when it comes to a navigation system. On the other hand Mercedes lets you have so much more blue tooth freedoms and treats you like an adult leaving you to make decisions on how to use your cell while driving. Lexus seems to fight you to the point of defeating blue tooth technology if you are trying to initiate a call. Overall I expect the GL to be a very satisfying experience and it's nice to have a Benz and a Lexus in the garage.
#174 of 191 Re: LS Choice [ljflx]
Nov 23, 2008 (3:34 pm)
So finally took delivery of the GL. Is it the GL550?
Congratulation to you and your family, Hope you guys have a wonderful time and many happy miles with your new car.
Did you trade in the GX?
If you'll get the new RX, the GL will be yours permanently
How the LS460 running? Any wind noise troubles like other LS owners?
Well, Lexus will always have the best navigation system, after all Japanese are the kings of electronics plus reliability.
#175 of 191 Re: LS Choice [bmlexus]
Nov 23, 2008 (5:37 pm)
Took the GL for a 150 mile spin yesterday and we really loved it. The GX comes off lease in 10 days.
LS460L has been fabulous. No issues at all, extremely quiet and very satisfying MPG to boot. Best car I've ever driven and I love everything about it EXCEPT the blue tooth limitations caused by Lexus lawyers. S-class is at the same level when I tested it. The MB dealer by me had a brand new 2008 in the show room with a special protective finish and a $5K AMG look package (not an AMG car). It was a $99K MSRP and they had it priced to $83.5K and the sales guy told me they'd let it go on sale or lease at $81.5K! There are some great deals in this economy. It was also the equivalent color to the LS460's smokey granite.
#176 of 191 Re: LS Choice [ljflx]
Nov 23, 2008 (5:55 pm)
If I don't go broke in the meantime, my plan is to trade up to a cpo LS 460 in a couple of years. I hope the deals are as good as the 430 I just bought. 2006, cpo, 29,000 miles, crystal white, $34,500. I also got approx. $10,000. trade on my 02 RL.
Congrats and enjoy your new ride. I am probably shallow but enjoying a new car is one of the great pleasures in life to me. Not too much left as I am pushing 66.
#177 of 191 Re: LS Choice [houdini1]
Nov 23, 2008 (6:25 pm)
"Not too much left as I am pushing 66."
Don't ever underestimate. My mother's 91 and in January I leased her a new camry (and it had to be a 6 cyl). She sold her car (2001 camry which had 80K miles - all driven by her) and pocketed the cash while I sprang for a 3 year lease for her. She still drives 12K miles a year, reads without reading glass, nor has she ever needed distance glasses and would rather drive home at 10PM then stay the night (and it's a 30minute drive), and she also complains about slow drivers. Last year she got pulled over for speeding on a state road after leaving my house to go home. The cop stared at her drivers license in disbelief, asked her if she was really the age shown (she looks more like 72) and let he go with the warning to drive slower.
#178 of 191 Re: LS Choice [bmlexus]
Nov 23, 2008 (7:07 pm)
It's the GL 450 in Pewter with rear seat entertainment. I really love the color and have not seen any in that color. MB is famous for their silver color but I think the GL and ML do not look well in that color. Pewter has a darker silver base, can almost look beige in certain sunlight angles and has a much richer (to me at least) shinier look.
#179 of 191 LS460 brake noise
Nov 26, 2008 (8:21 am)
Hi, new to this site. I have a 07 LS460(built 10/06) that has a popping noise when you depress the brake pedal at slow speeds. you can also activate the noise by pushiing down on pedal when at a stop. Dealer says never heard of it, replaced the pads and rotors, which helped fix another problem with "grabby" brakes, but this noise still persist.Has anyone had this issue, and if so, how was it fixed?
#181 of 191 Re: LS Choice [ljflx]
Dec 04, 2008 (8:21 pm)
Your name came up today in the LL forum, (link title) (link title) so I did a quick search, and voila... here you are! Wow... from what I can see, it appears that a congratulations is in order for your purchase of a MB GL450. Good luck with it! I had no idea, as it has been such a long time since we last chatted briefly about your quest for an SUV, and I really don't visit too many forums around here.
Glad to see you are still kickin'. I truly hope all is well with you and your family. And, of course, I certainly hope the recent economy isn't messing with you as it is with me. My company has many clients throughout the country, but a significant number of them are quite directly within or tied to the automobile industry, so the result of that situation is obvious.
BTW, my family went to NYC for Thanksgiving. This was because my daughter had been invited to participate in the Macy's parade. So, we all stayed there for a week, and had an absolute terrific time! Saw so many great sites and I visited nearly every deli I could find... LOL! Man, those sandwiches are the best ever.
Just FYI, the LL forum has changed quite a bit, and has never been a classier place since its inception, and I have no doubt that your comments and opinions would be more than welcomed and appreciated there. I, for one, would value them.
IIRC, you purchased an Infiniti G35 for your son? If so, I hope it's worked out for him. And... how's the LS460L been treating you?
Anyway, congrats again on your new SUV!!
When you get a chance, please stop by and say hi. link title