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  1. To be honest i am not worried about the fuel consumption, but was wondering what the real world MPG figures, people are actually getting.
  2. Wow, sorry to bring back this old post, but i recently been looking at GS430, they must have had it up for sale for few months now.
  3. Aristo dated?

    Thanks for the reply, they do look nice in black, it just happens the one i am looking at is black.
  4. Aristo dated?

    Hi all, i have been saving for a while to be able to change my car in the new year i currently drive an IS200 (my second IS) what was brought cheap to get me by when my previous got written off thanks to my neighbour. I have wanted an Aristo for a long time, i wanted one years ago when i had my first IS200 but they where always a little more than i wanted to spend and the cheaper ones always looked a little rough. I have found one i like the looks of and is currently on route to the UK. But i have been sitting here for a few days looking at it and pictures of other 2nd gen Aristo's. Starting to think they look a little dated now but they still look cool when they are lowered plus you have a 2JZ under the bonet. Just wondering what you guys think? Plus is there a Aristo forum, i know we have a section what i have been have a look at. I have been considering a few other cars to, I currently do enough miles to warrant a dirty diesel and at the same time i have no problem paying for petrol to cover those miles. At the minute cars than i am considering as above an Aristo, 3rd gen GS, Mercedes E320 CDI or a BMW 535D. Now that i typed that and its in black and white i can see how i think the 2nd Gen Aristo looks dated??
  5. Black LS400 Norwich?

    Spotted a nice looking LS400 black i think, it was dark when i drove past with after market alloys, on Riverside Road Norwich? Anyone on here?
  6. Yep they are a odd looking mini. Has anyone seen the new Nissan Mica? Only ask as i pass my local Nissan garage everyday and its no longer a small hatch back its more mark 1 focus sized now.
  7. This picture reminds me of a certain car park where i live, when i use to park my Passat the front end would be hanging out. This was one of the reasons i wanted to ask about parking in multi-storey car parks, as the LS is a much bigger car. Specially as the parking spot's seem to getting smaller all the time now, but the average car seem to be increasing in size.
  8. Hi all, been awhile sense i have posted on here. Any some people may remember me from about a year ago i considering selling a previous car my Passat and buying a cheaper one at the time i was considering a LS400. This was all in the aid of me and wife becoming debt free what will nowl happen in a couple of months.... . This is partly thanks to a neighbour's writing off the Passat and my hand was forced into buying a cheaper car. I found a half decent IS200 (my 2nd one). Any how once the last few payments are made i shall be starting to save again, i will be saving towards a new 2nd hand car and i still got that inch for a LS. By the time i shall have the funds to buy a car, the LS460’s should have come down that little bit more and do i love the looks of them. But i have read/watched a few reviews and have stated that the running cost will break the bank? I get why they have said this if they are referring to the MPG what isn’t to much of a issue for me. But they are talking about repair bills, this is a Lexus they don’t tend to break. Yes i can see that if something was to break it could cost a fair bit, but saying that most cars do. A LS430 running cost shall be on par. When it comes to servicing i will be doing that myself like i always have. What are they like to live with on a daily basis? I mean as a family car, space wise i don’t think will be a issue as the LS specially the 460 are a behemoth of car on the road. How do you all deal with them in say multi-storey car parks etc or going to the super market?
  9. I see your point, i had my previous written off after a small bump that wasn't my fault and was left out of pocket! But for me i will always go fully comp, as the legal protection does come in handy if you a not at fault in serous incident like i was many years ago. Plus the last time i checked the difference its not a huge saving going third party, fire and theft. I renewed my policy this weekend and the price difference was only £20 between FC and TPFT.
  10. Not today, but on new years eve i serviced the car, had forgotten how much of a pain it is to replace the oil flitter on the IS200!
  11. Electrical fun!!

    I had a similar issue with my 1st IS200, started off with small bits like yours, my head lights kept coming on randomly when the car off, my dash lit up like a sodding christmas tree and it developed into a massive issue! I had water is getting into the car and was getting into junction box in the driver footwell. The water was coming in via the window screen, i am sure you find thread on here some of me and others with similar issues. If i remember correctly some people had, had the window screen replaced and it hadn't been sealed properly. Mine was a original screen and started to leak in the bottom corner on the drivers side.
  12. Need to service my car in a 1000 miles going to change my brake pads at this time to. Got to tidy up a few things on the car at this time one of them being the callipers, but i can’t decide what colour to paint them, not a big fan of painting them red. If it helps the car colour is silver and i am currently thinking of painting them gold.
  13. Misfire when warm

    I had a similar issue on my 1st is200, done the same as well coil packs etc, the fault was finaly traced back to ECU on mine.
  14. Hi all, i am a old member of the forum and regular visitor of late. Anyway i recently had my Passat TDi wrote by someone. I was originally looking at replacing it with a GS300 i didn’t manage to find a decent one that i like, without traveling stupid amount of distance, but i did find a 2003 IS200 Sport at reasonable price and i pick it up next week. So i will be around on the forum again.
  15. It had cambelt and water pump some at 60k back in 2009. So iv got a bit of time before it needs doing again.