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Old 05-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #41
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Lexus GS400/430?

Comfy and fast. Not great fuel econ though.
LS430>GS400, but the GS isn't terrible. The LS is just magnitudes more bad ***. The only purpose of the GS400 is to hold a 2JZ.
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LS430>GS400, but the GS isn't terrible. The LS is just magnitudes more bad ***. The only purpose of the GS300 is to hold a 2JZ.
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And yes, the LS is a true badass of a car...for being a car's sake and nothing more.

My wife pretty much ended the argument when we sat down and talked about it last night. She remembers our LS400 pretty well, and though I barely had it a season we knew it was a fantastic car. Literally months before I was bad enough to go into surgery I was driving that car 1100mi/wk...and arriving only slightly car-lagged.


I think I found mine:

http://www.lexusclearlake.com/Vehicl...-TX/1745189843

Just the right part of the depreciation curve for me.
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LS430>GS400, but the GS isn't terrible. The LS is just magnitudes more bad ***. The only purpose of the GS400 is to hold a 2JZ.
This is true, my grandfather has one, and I love it.
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Another vote for the LS. I drove a friends LS400 when it had like 420k miles on it, and it still was pretty nice - just a little sloppy, even on original shocks. And very comfy. He finally unloaded it at a little over 600K. Routine maintenance only. Pretty impressive..
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Another vote for the LS. I drove a friends LS400 when it had like 420k miles on it, and it still was pretty nice - just a little sloppy, even on original shocks. And very comfy. He finally unloaded it at a little over 600K. Routine maintenance only. Pretty impressive..
They are for sure tanks. Out of all of the cars we had come in to Lexus for repairs, I only recall one or two 430's coming in with any kind of major issues. The rest were just there for routine maintenance or something simple like replacing a window motor or blown shock at 300-400k miles. Compared to every other car Lexus makes/made, which we had a steady stream of. I regret not having the pleasure of spending more time driving around in the 430's. The best early morning car to test drive, when you were still half asleep. Put on the a/c and turn on the radio and take it around our "test loop" and relax.
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I guess I never updated this. I've been driving this couch on wheels for quite a while now. Absolutely love it. It's a flawless car. Doesn't look or drive its age.

Thanks for the suggestions. Driving this car has changed my daily commute, which was pretty long at one point. I also drive differently, slower, more to the right, and more considerately. Being in a noise-insulated box helps. I can still carry on a conversation with my 7yr old in the back seat.
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