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Hi All

 

New to the forum and based in South Africa.

 

I'm looking to get into the Lexus club, and have 2 options from a dealer, and both are similarly priced.

 

Option 1: 2009, LS460, 55,000miles

Option 2: 2013, GS350, 90,000miles

 

I would love to get the LS460. The low milage and extras appeal to me, however, I am concerned about things going wrong and cost of repairs. I current drive a Merc c350 which has started giving me engine problems at 90,000miles, and don't want to make the same mistake.

 

The GS is a more practical option and dealer will throw in a warranty with it as well.

 

What are your thoughts on things I should consider (from reliability and cost of ownership).

 

My intention is to keep the car for about 5 to 7 years.

 

Thanks!!!

 

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I just don't understand people's main concern when buying a second hand car is repair bills. Any old car will have them, only way to avoid them is get a new car. 

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@jake430 the concern is not that there is a repair bill.....but obviosuly the quantum of the repair bill.

I try and buy cars that are older, still look reasonable and last a long time.

I'm trying to find out whether either of these two have a clear cost benefit advantage over the other, as well as compared to my current car.

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Mercs don't age well these days. I believe Lexus do much better. Having said that, just look at a post come in today about the LS460 issues.

A bit of searching will give you a list of known/common issues of both cars. Age associated problems are of most concern when buying an older car as they are unrelated to mileage - in fact, in my opinion, extra low mileage isn't always a good thing in this context.

If a car is prone to rust associated issues then stay away from it.

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Hi All
 
New to the forum and based in South Africa.
 
I'm looking to get into the Lexus club, and have 2 options from a dealer, and both are similarly priced.
 
Option 1: 2009, LS460, 55,000miles
Option 2: 2013, GS350, 90,000miles
 
I would love to get the LS460. The low milage and extras appeal to me, however, I am concerned about things going wrong and cost of repairs. I current drive a Merc c350 which has started giving me engine problems at 90,000miles, and don't want to make the same mistake.
 
The GS is a more practical option and dealer will throw in a warranty with it as well.
 
What are your thoughts on things I should consider (from reliability and cost of ownership).
 
My intention is to keep the car for about 5 to 7 years.
 
Thanks!!!
 
Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
 
 

Update

Decided to go for the LS......but deal includes a 2 year warranty.....just in case!

Looking forward to taking delivery. Hopefully by next week!

Will post pics once car arrives.

Thanks for the help and advice! Looking forward to it!

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1 hour ago, shaheedm said:

Update

Decided to go for the LS......but deal includes a 2 year warranty.....just in case!

Looking forward to taking delivery. Hopefully by next week!

Will post pics once car arrives.

Thanks for the help and advice! Looking forward to it!

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Congratulations on your decision, looking forward to the photos!

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On 1/18/2019 at 8:41 PM, shaheedm said:

Option 1: 2009, LS460, 55,000miles

at this age I feel you should consider, very seriously, having the radiator pipework issue sorted .  ...........see the other posts on this specifically

Malc

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at this age I feel you should consider, very seriously, having the radiator pipework issue sorted .  ...........see the other posts on this specifically
Malc
Thanks for advice. Will look into it.

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