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Nice Nige NZ

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Nice Nige NZ last won the day on January 27 2014

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About Nice Nige NZ

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  • Birthday December 14

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  • Gender
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  • Lexus Model
    LS430
  • Year of Lexus
    2005
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK
  • Interests
    Classic Cars
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    Some of my garage
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  7. Hi everyone, I wanted to share an amazing experience I had the other day in my Lexus Driving along at about 50mph, coming down a dip and then up a hill, another driver was on the left hand side in a driveway and looked like he was going to pull out as he hadn't seen me. I braked hard to slow down, and suddenly the brakes seemed to work harder than I had actually pushed the pedal and then a whirring noise started and the seat belts tightened and pulled me into my seat and I stopped well before the car in the driveway. As soon as I stopped the seat belts loosened. I was stunned! In 5 years of LS ownership this had never happened to me before, and although the car is nearing 9 years old, it all worked like clockwork! I didn't know it had this capability. I am constantly discovering new things about my beautiful Lexus. It's the most amazing car In the world, we'll ahead of its time, and I'll never part with her. My car looks after me and I look after her. In all my life (and that's a long time now!) I have never had such an attachment to a car. People who don't own one just don't get it, but those who do, do! I was wondering if anyone else here has had the same experience? Nige
  8. Hi everyone, I wanted to share an amazing experience I had the other day in my Lexus Driving along at about 50mph, coming down a dip and then up a hill, another driver was on the left hand side in a driveway and looked like he was going to pull out as he hadn't seen me. I braked hard to slow down, and suddenly the brakes seemed to work harder than I had actually pushed the pedal and then a whirring noise started and the seat belts tightened and pulled me into my seat and I stopped well before the car in the driveway. As soon as I stopped the seat belts loosened. I was stunned! In 5 years of LS ownership this had never happened to me before, and although the car is nearing 9 years old, it all worked like clockwork! I didn't know it had this capability. I am constantly discovering new things about my beautiful Lexus. It's the most amazing car In the world, we'll ahead of its time, and I'll never part with her. My car looks after me and I look after her. In all my life (and that's a long time now!) I have never had such an attachment to a car. People who don't own one just don't get it, but those who do, do! I was wondering if anyone else here has had the same experience? Nige
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    Hi Chris, Time to take stock, and have a holiday to put things in perspective. Come to sunny NZ, and if you do you can borrow my LS430 to drive around and explore the country. You'll feel right at home as mine's the same colour as yours. Now there's an offer you can't refuse! Nigel
  10. And yes it's just the one door, the others are all good. I'll be keeping her perfect for as long as I can. There is something incredibly satisfying driving what I regard as probably the best car in the world, for this price bracket (and some well above), knowing that everything is in excellent working order, no rust anywhere, no paint scratches or dents and perfect wheels! You can just revel in it and smile to yourself, looking at other car drivers just using cars to get from A to B. For me, the journey is everything. Only Lexus owners get it, I think! Nige
  11. I should have said that the rust was caused by accident damage to the outside of the door. The previous owner's repairer hadn't done a good job. It probably wasn't visible at the time, but a weakness or crack allowed water to get in and do the damage. I had to get it sorted! Nige
  12. I know how you all love your cars, just like me, so I thought you would be interested to see the pictures of the process to eradicate the rust on my front passenger door, and the finished product. I had the LS polished and protected too. The water just beads and runs off now (whenever I take her out in the rain, which is rarely if possible!) Nige Apologies, couldn't get the order perfect, but you get the idea!
  13. I posted my views incorrectly in amongst Bren's comments! Apologies Yes, my original LS430 in 2006 was always being mistaken for the big Merc S class (I had one for 3 years, and it was fab actually). The looks of the LS430 have improved with age and it still has great presence on the road. I still glance at mine as I walk away and think, you're wonderful and I love it every time I get in go for a drive. Its a car with personality and a soul. Now I have connected my iPhone, the sound system is so amazing I hear instruments and sounds in my favourite tunes I never heard before! Nige
  14. Interesting - when I used to tell my German pals I had a Leuxs they said AH a Mercedes clone. You check them out especially from the back :) The comparisons all stop when you consider the engineering, manufacturing quality, luxuary and ride. People who fix cars regularly tell me that if I had an equivalent BM'er or Merc it would have had two engines, a new gear box and back axel by now. I don't believe any of us buy the LS for its looks. Yes, my original LS430 in 2006 was always being mistaken for the big Merc S class (I had one for 3 years, and it was fab actually). The looks of the LS430 have improved with age and it still has great presence on the road. I still glance at mine as I walk away and think, you're wonderful and I love it every time I get in go for a drive. Its a car with personality and a soul. Now I have connected my iPhone, the sound system is so amazing I hear instruments and sounds in my favourite tunes I never heard before! Nige Bren Interesting - when I used to tell my German pals I had a Leuxs they said AH a Mercedes clone. You check them out especially from the back :) The comparisons all stop when you consider the engineering, manufacturing quality, luxuary and ride. People who fix cars regularly tell me that if I had an equivalent BM'er or Merc it would have had two engines, a new gear box and back axel by now. I don't believe any of us buy the LS for its looks. Bren