Last post on Feb 28, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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Lexus LS 460, Sedan
#25 of 191 Re: 2008 arrival [atlas7]
Sep 30, 2007 (2:56 pm)
mr. atlas7 :
i spent 2000 miles on my 2007 ls 460 swb last november ( 1 year ago ) . i was a lexus fan and collector . i had a mishap in the '07 , and blamed the shortcoming of the car . it was one of very early builds .
yes , i really "feel " there is a difference between the early '07 and the '08 . major difference .
ordering cars from lexus is like going to the dentist .
if you want a car , go pick out the one that thrills you when you drive her . you can wait till xxxx freezes over before an ordered lexus comes in . and when it does , you have to hope the codes were placed correctly or the car won't be what you ordered . then frustration sets in .
then there are no cars to choose from . then you start on the kleenex for the tears ... and on and on and on .
you want one ... just go buy one .
nice tomeet you , best of luck
#26 of 191 Re: 2008 arrival [mitchellrowe]
Sep 30, 2007 (7:38 pm)
What this may prove is that even Lexus is no longer a lock on an early build of a major model. I did notice that Consumers scored the LS460L a 99 (out of 100) though in it's latest testing but gave the car a half red box on expected reliability. I think the digital electronics is getting to be too much - even for Lexus - if one is in the business of predicting future reliability. I just had a two week old Thermador double oven fail me because of a communicaion error in it's internal electronics. Can't they even make ovens that don't rely on computer chips these days? My LS460L is flawless and I expect it will continue the Lexus run of flawless vehicles for me. Even the GX, which at average for one year may have been the most unreliable Lexus ever built, has been flawless over 40,ooo miles of driving so far. Next up is the LX570 late next year but I do have an MB SL in my sights after that. My long-term strategic car planning is buy the LS460L on lease buyout (I expect this car will be worth a lot more than the buyout price at that time), lease an LX570 for family needs and get an SL as a toy when my son goes off to college in a few years.
#27 of 191 Re: 2008 arrival [mitchellrowe]
Oct 01, 2007 (8:55 am)
What you state above is music to my ears. I expect my 2008 LS460L to arrive sometime in November. Even though you have concerns that a special ordered LS may not arrive the way you want it, I think I will be fine. I special ordered mine with basically the exact specs as ljflx did and he had no trouble getting the car exactly as he ordered it. Both of us want the full trunk capacity so we ordered it without the rear seat upgrade. I loaded mine with every other option available.
Please let us know how the driving goes for you on your 2008 LS460 SWB during the next few days or weeks. I'm sure everyone is interested to know of your experiences.
#28 of 191 Re: 2008 arrival [cyclone4]
Oct 01, 2007 (12:53 pm)
mr. cyclone4 : happy to hear from you .
re : the LS 460 swb : no problems , complaints ,
or dissapointments . this model ( 2008 ) is
as perfect as could be created . i just love it .
they must be whipping those auto workers on the line
as the cars come down and accross . ( or they take away their sake if they don't behave ) ...
i do hope your car is everything you are expecting .
if it's a november delivery , it could be on the water already .
Oct 01, 2007 (2:32 pm)
Has anyone heard any reliable info regarding when the LS460 might get an AWD option?
#30 of 191 Re: AWD [syswei]
Oct 02, 2007 (7:17 am)
I asked my dealer that question before I ordered the 2008 model. They do not even think 2009 will be available for 2009. But then again, sometimes we (on the forums) know more than does the dealer.
Oct 02, 2007 (9:05 am)
mr. syswei & mr. cyclone4 :
my sources which are as good as any , say :
NO ALL WHEEL DRIVE SWB ... NYET ... NADA...
please take into account this comes from a source considered reliable . ???????
#32 of 191 Re: AWD [cyclone4]
Oct 02, 2007 (10:17 am)
Oops! I just realized that I had a real stupid typo above. Obviously, what I was trying to say is they do not even think that LWB will be available for 2009.
#33 of 191 cyclone4, mitchellrowe
Oct 02, 2007 (12:02 pm)
Thanks for the info. I guess I shouldn't hold my breath for a LS460L AWD. If I see aggressive lease deals from MB for an S550 4matic or from Audi on the A8L, that's probably where I'll end up.
I wish Lexus would get its act together on this.
#34 of 191 Re: cyclone4, mitchellrowe [syswei]
Oct 02, 2007 (1:08 pm)
mr. cyclone4 :
i was asked about all wheel drive on a LS 460 swb
i have no knowledge of up and coming "L" models .
lexus is doing a large part of their sales in climates that do not require all wheel drive on a 2 ton + automobile with traction and vehicle skid .
re : mb ... the 4 matic is a service nightmare . i know that one personally .