Last post on Feb 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM
You are in the Lexus LS 460/460L
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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#182 of 191 Oh my goodness!
Dec 05, 2008 (5:30 am)
What have I been missing here? I use to peak at this siste almost daily and then finally gave up several months ago. Len, I had no idea you were back here posting. I am very happy to hear that things are going well for your business. I have to get some work done now, but I will do more catching up in a few hours.
#183 of 191 Re: LS Choice [ljflx]
Dec 05, 2008 (7:31 am)
The remark about my age was more tongue in cheek than real concern. My wife and I are in great health and we hope to hang on for another 30 years or so!
Great story about your mom, thanks for sharing. I have a very close friend who just turned 87. He regularly plays golf in our group and sometimes shoots in the 70's. He is a retired medical doctor, has authored several books, and just a fine man who knows how to age gracefully. He is very spiritual and is heavily into things like karma and reincarnation, etc. I think he may be on to something.
Keep me posted about your experience with the GL. My feelings about Mercedes are rather mixed at this point but I wish you the best with it. Any time I drive one it just sort of feels "crude" compared to Lexus.
#184 of 191 What a surprise!
Dec 05, 2008 (8:50 am)
It is awesome to hear from you again. I use to peak at the LS 460 forum on a daily basis for months. There was no one posting anything of any consequence. So, I basically forgot about it starting this past September/October. I had no idea that you started posting there again in early November. Just by coincidence, I asked Tag (on the LL forum) yesterday if he remembers the discussions he use to have with you about hybrids VS. diesels. I was rather amazed to learn about a month ago that Tag had a complete change in his thinking about hybrids and is now on board (I believe he purchased a Ford hybrid for his daughter recently).
Your great insight about the oil bubble BURST was a thing of beauty. What an incredible collapse. Of course the main concern now is the world wide economic collapse that is hurting so many people. I was warned about a year ago that this was coming by someone I had been communicating with about various commodities for years. Fortunately, my wife and I sold just about all our stocks we owned (had to argue with the stock brokers that I was getting out) quite a while ago and we only have a couple of mutual funds left. My son and his wife did not take the advice and they have lost 40-50% of the value in their account. But they are young and will be OK at the end. The individual mentioned above has a huge difference of opinion with your view about the economy next year and beyond. He sees a rally of the Dow close to 10,000 during the next several weeks (month or so) and then a monumental collapse next year down to 5,000. He sees the dollar plummeting from these levels like it has never done so before while gold rallies to $2,000-3000 the next couple years. He has been buying a lot of physical gold. In my opinion (even though he has been dead on to this point), he will be proven wrong. I do not see this country going to the crapper. I have tremendous faith in our new administration. When Obama speaks, people listen. I think that you will be closer to reality than he is starting in 2009. By the way, what good is gold if it gets as bad as some think? I am not buying an once of the "junk" . Also, I think that $35 or even $25 crude is definitely within reach. Who would have thought a year ago that we would see gas prices this low again? In my area 10% ethanol is going for $1.50 per gallon as of early this morning. It is likely less than that at this minute.
It is great to hear that your business is doing well and that your family is healthy. It's also good to see that you are open minded about cars. Who would have thought a few years ago that you would own a Mercedes. In this neck of the woods, We have extended the lease on my wife's RX400H for a year (now expires at the end of April, 2009). At that point we are going to lease the next generation RX hybrid (RX450H) coming out in the spring. It will be more energy efficient and have all kinds of bells and whistles. Let's hope that you and I are right and someone else I know is very wrong about the economy for next year and beyond.
#185 of 191 small children and airbags
Dec 07, 2008 (10:25 pm)
I need to drive a slender, light, four foot ten inch child in my 2008 Lexus 460. Does anyone happen to know much about whether the seat belt and/or the air bags for the front passenger seat would be OK or not OK for this child? Thanks.
#187 of 191 Pulling to the right?????
Jan 18, 2009 (8:59 am)
My 08 460L is pulling to the right, I had the dealer check it out, they said the left front tire was bad and replaced it, its pulling to the right agian, the first time in the shop the car had 2200 miles now the car has 3700. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be???
#188 of 191 Big news on wind noise issue
Jan 19, 2009 (8:13 pm)
When I was inquiring about the recall (fuel line pipe) on my 2008 LS460L today, my salesman also informed me that at long last Lexus has a true "fix" for the wind noise issue. It is coming out this next month.
#189 of 191 Re: Pulling to the right????? [drywash]
Jan 19, 2009 (8:31 pm)
Just keep taking it back until they fix it to your satisfaction. I might suggest that you ask to have a tech ride along to see first hand what is happening.
#190 of 191 turning off oil change warning
Jan 23, 2009 (6:09 pm)
How do I turn off the message that I need an oil change (after I have this done at my local speedy lube shop)?
#191 of 191 Re: Big news on wind noise issue [cyclone4]
Feb 28, 2009 (8:26 pm)
The fix, which I was told would be coming out in February, has obviously been delayed. The salesman now tells me that it may be another month or two. Also, the dealer has not heard what exactly this new "fix" entails. I sure hope it is the "triangle fix" discussed on Club Lexus. Here is the link below: It is an incredibly long discussion. The real fix was discovered by jmcraney. You will see his name countless times on the discussion.