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Scribe

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Scribe last won the day on December 10 2016

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About Scribe

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  • Lexus Model
    LS400 Mk.IV
  • Year of Lexus
    1998
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Sussex
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  1. What a beauty. No wonder you're pleased.
  2. Congratulations. It shows that you have to be prepared to travel for a good 'un. We look forward to hearing about your experience of the car.
  3. I wouldn't be at all surprised if manufacturers mark up the price of a part for an expensive luxury car while selling something very similar for a cheaper car at a much lower price.
  4. Or, instead of abuse, it could just be that parts aren't made to the same quality that they were, and so wear out more quickly? We know that manufacturers can't afford to over-engineer cars like Lexus did with the 400.
  5. From Honest John a few years ago: Repair bills for a £60,000 car bought for £12,000 reflect the £60,000 rather than the £12,000. You can reduce the odds quite a bit by opting for a Lexus. Japanese 'quality' far exceeds anything out of Germany.
  6. It all seems negotiable these days, which suggests that insurers charge what they think they'll get away with rather than a 'genuine' price.
  7. £165 is very cheap - less than I pay on my classic car policy. But I only went with them because Saga became too expensive. I think you need to remember to ask for a new quote at each renewal - some insurers give lower prices to new customers than to existing ones.
  8. Yes, I agree with all of that. They took a big step forward with the interior, regardless of what they did (or shouldn't have done) to the mechanicals. It just feels like a more modern car, even though there's only three years between mine and Phil's.
  9. Thanks to Phil (The Acre), I had my first experience of an LS430 today. Very interesting and enjoyable it was, too. It felt similar on the move - not more refined, in my opinion, despite the bigger engine and air suspension - but the interior is much nicer: more spacious, modern and attractive. Getting back into the 400 afterwards felt like going back a long way in time, even though the driving experience is much the same. I can now understand why someone who's used to the 430 would find the 400 dated and a bit cramped inside. Thanks again Phil.
  10. That sounds very cheap for a near-full respray plus repairs to the wheel arch.
  11. Result! You must be pleased - I would be. These really are amazing cars.
  12. If it's the same colour as mine it looks great with the sun on it (as in the photos in the advert). Earlier Mk.3s were made in a green so dark that it looked almost black.
  13. If you know the registration number you can do an MOT check to see whether the car's still on the road - I hope it is! Having said that, I can't remember the last time I saw another 400 except for the 1991 Mk.1 that my mechanic is getting rid of.
  14. Congratulations. I wonder if anyone on here is driving around in your father's old LS?