inflames

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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. It had cambelt and water pump some at 60k back in 2009. So iv got a bit of time before it needs doing again.
  12. Hi all, well after traveling around and looking around for a replacement car. I didn’t buy a GS300 as the couple i looked at weren’t quite right, i ended up buying a IS200 sport with 88k miles for £1500.00 locally in the end. Two previous owners, full service history, lexus till 60k and the last two both at a local toyota specialist.
  13. It certainly seemed that way, i spoke to the dealer on the phone for half an hour Friday afternoon and arranged to go look on Saturday morning. But someone brought it Friday night, glad he let me know before travelling. The price was not to pay bad if the car was as good as he said it was? Some people are asking much more as you well know from your searching. Glad to hear you found one and loving it.
  14. Bloody hell someone else from norwich is looking at buying a GS300 or should i say has in your case. I am currently in the market for one, missed out on one from Stevenage. Once i get mine shall have to keep an eye for each other. Saying that i did pass a nice silver GS on Earlham road on Saturday.
  15. Yeah certainly will have to have my skates on, normally i would have taken a day off work, but i was the only person in my department this week due to holidays so that wasn’t an option. Here is the link to the GS i was going to look at shame i missed it. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOW-A-VERY-RARE-UNIQUE-1-LADY-OWNER-DEMO-2001-LUXURY-LEXUS-GS300-SE-AUTO-/152196256949?hash=item236f9a94b5:g:dsgAAOSwqfNXj9rz