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So, after being so chuffed with my recent LS400 purchase, we decided to sell our modern daily and now plan to also buy an LS460, 2006-2011 model year to take it's place, but the question is as per the title of this thread, do they still have a cambelt or are they a camchain?

Also, are there any model specific issues to be aware of as I'm hopefully going to view one tomorrow some distance away, so any help quickly would be much appreciated!

I've also contemplated the possibility of an LS600H, however, due to the additional upfront cost, the only real advantage I can see is the reduced tax cost, as economy seems no better, the figures suggest they're marginally slower and they're around 50% more expensive like for like.

Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.

 

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The 460 as a chain on the cams

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As far as I'm aware the most common comments seem to be that the LS460 is fairly hard on suspension and suspension related parts. Plus they also have air suspension so getting one with a decent warranty seems essential.

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Thanks Phil.

Is that for definite as the "expert" at Lexus Bristol didn't seem 100% sure when I spoke to him today!?!?

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2 minutes ago, The-Acre said:

As far as I'm aware the most common comments seem to be that the LS460 is fairly hard on suspension and suspension related parts. Plus they also have air suspension so getting one with a decent warranty seems essential.

Thanks.......nothing too unexpected then. 

A 2 tonne+ behemoth is always going to wear suspension bits I suppose, and as for air suspension, I always swear I'll never have a car with it again, but here we are!!

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21 minutes ago, Toomanycars said:

Thanks.......nothing too unexpected then. 

A 2 tonne+ behemoth is always going to wear suspension bits I suppose, and as for air suspension, I always swear I'll never have a car with it again, but here we are!!

We'll be looking forward with anticipation to the photos when you get one!  

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3 minutes ago, The-Acre said:

We'll be looking forward with anticipation to the photos when you get one!  

All being well, that'll be tomorrow!

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Definitely camchain in the 460. 😁

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Just now, BigBoomer said:

Definitely camchain in the 460. 😁

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and the photos of your new car ?

Malc

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