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    1. Member anarchyx34's Avatar
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      07-09-2011 03:29 PM #51
      Ok now I'm REALLY thrilled. I discovered that you can register for the Lexus driver's club or whatever on Lexus' website and you can access your vehicles service history. So I did it, and found out that not only was my vehicle meticulously maintained at the same dealer since day one, nearly everything's been done on it already. Timing belt, water pump, idlers, all 4 struts and mounts, alternator, alignment, brakes, upper and lower control arms, ball joints, motor mounts, and a lot of stupid things like "inspecting the floor mats" (recall?) and a bunch of light bulbs. I am LAUGHING MY ASS OFF RIGHT NOW. How the hell did I get so lucky? Half the freaking car is brand new!
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      07-09-2011 03:36 PM #52
      these things are IMPOSSIBLE to find in the tri-state area in the condition that im seeing above. Literally. People just abuse cars around here and then put them up for sale.

      You got a steal.
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      07-09-2011 03:42 PM #53
      If only gas prices were lower.....

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      07-09-2011 03:54 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      If only gas prices were lower.....
      What. do you drive 1000 miles/week?

      If the cost of gas is keeping you out of an LS400 at 22-24 mpg, then what's your acceptable point of gas price/mpg figure where something looks OK? The big Lex really doesn't have much of a thirst and the things that get, say, 2x the mileage aren't nearly as nice to drive, *and* cost more.

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      07-09-2011 04:47 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by anarchyx34 View Post
      -The transmission has one irritating habit in slow traffic. Say you're creeping along at 10mph, trans is in 2nd gear. For some reason, when you touch the throttle, and I mean just breathe on the throttle, it seems to think a downshift into 1st gear is necessary, making the car lurch forward. No idea why they would've programmed it that way as the car has more than enough torque to pull itself along in 2nd gear at 10mph. It shouldn't attempt a downshift until more than 50% throttle methinks.

      My mom's old 2000 4Runner used to do that, as well as my brother's 2005 Tundra. Maybe it's just a trend with RWD Toyota stuff?

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      07-09-2011 08:43 PM #56
      Beautiful car, always liked these. That's a ton of car for $6500, making a mental note to buy one as it's my first cheap-lux choice.

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      07-09-2011 09:49 PM #57
      I was impressed with the deal BEFORE I read the list of work performed on the car, now I'm bordering on jealous.

      Love the big Lexii, and big cars in general...fantastic car, congrats and drive it in good health!

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      07-09-2011 10:03 PM #58
      I like it a lot

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      07-09-2011 10:34 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      I the early LS cars.
      So do I. 95s are my favorite.
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      07-11-2011 03:24 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by anarchyx34 View Post
      -No cubbyhole to stick your cell phone,
      That's because back when the car was new, only the trunk was big enough for cell phones of the time.

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      07-11-2011 03:32 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by starbai View Post
      DOPE!! Thanks for posting that!
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      07-11-2011 03:37 AM #63
      I've always had a soft spot for the facelifted LS400. Congrats!

      Quote Originally Posted by anarchyx34 View Post
      DOPE!! Thanks for posting that!
      I was about to post that- one of my fav VIP 400s
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      07-11-2011 05:48 AM #64
      I love the colour


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      07-12-2011 01:39 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by BENJMNS View Post
      wtf are u smoking bud?

      look fellas, it's a nice find given the price, but let's not go overboard. if you had more money, this thing is the LAST thing you'd go gaga over. pls believe.

      my dad has the previous gen GS that he barely drives. i'm amazed at how good the interior looks for a car that's previous gen. have you guys sat in the last gen S class? dated as FUQ.

      for all the crap lexus gets amongst car enthusiasts, when it comes to getting the job done, toyota gets TOP marks.
      Or not. Some people have plenty of money to spend on new cars, but choose not to. I know you go gaga over the latest and greatest, but to me, owning a new car is nothing special - for the most part it doesn't even gain you any status because financing is so widely available that almost anyone can make the payments. A really clean, perfectly maintained older vehicle, especially an older luxury vehicle like this one has way more class than driving a new car off the lot could ever hope to give you because it takes a real effort to do it.
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      07-12-2011 01:56 PM #67
      OP, looks like you got a good deal.

      Local LS400s in CL:
      2000 w/90k at a premium high-miles used dealer: $12499 http://nh.craigslist.org/ctd/2488241934.html
      1998 w/100k at a non-premium high-miles used dealer: $11995 http://nh.craigslist.org/ctd/2466886888.html

      I think new Lexus models are pretentious and overrated, but older LS's are great.
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      07-12-2011 11:21 PM #68
      soo hard to find with a good condition, black interior... i'd be flexible with exterior color, but i have to have a dark interior.

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      07-12-2011 11:27 PM #69
      I have a relative who traded a 94 LS in for a Sentra during Cash 4 Clunkers. Oh and he was the original owner. The car did have a ton of miles and had the typical climate control display issue. I would love to own one someday. Nice p'up OP

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      07-12-2011 11:29 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by gonzo08452 View Post
      I have a relative who traded a 94 LS in for a Sentra during Cash 4 Clunkers. Oh and he was the original owner. The car did have a ton of miles and had the typical climate control display issue. I would love to own one someday. Nice p'up OP
      so the car was crushed/destroyed... what a shame.

      I hate that program with a passion. Sure there were a lot of cars that needed to be off the road, but there were a lotta good cars or at least good parts that were needlessly destroyed.

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      07-12-2011 11:30 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by HideYoWife View Post
      I love the colour
      I still love the colour

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      07-12-2011 11:32 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by HideYoKids View Post
      I still love the colour
      hideYoKids, hideYoWife?

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      Quote Originally Posted by starbai View Post
      hideYoKids, hideYoWife?
      yeah, I got banned for being silly and immature, let it be a lesson.

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      07-12-2011 11:42 PM #74
      I've found a bunch under $3000 in my area. Always liked these.

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      07-12-2011 11:52 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I've found a bunch under $3000 in my area. Always liked these.
      ok. You got my attention. So, what are the pitfalls of high mileage ones? Sorry, too lazy to research on my own

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