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1 hour ago, BigBoomer said:

It's why I avoided the Celsior when I was looking for my LS. I spent nearly 2 hours trying to find an insurance site that listed the Celsior.
Even those that claim to specialise in Imports didn't have it.

As for London, I have in the past driven in, but that was when I worked on the Isle of Dogs.
Most of the time I rode my motorcycle there as public transport took too long and involved lots of walking in the pouring rain.
These days I go into "The Stink" only when absolutely necessary as I hate crowds and noise.

I grew up in London, left when I was 29 and I've no desire to go back, apart from work very occasionally. I did find the insurance easy with my Celsior with the recommended company supplied by the seller.  It costs a bit more than a non import (£295) but with a low excess, and surprisingly, no increase this year!

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I’m not from London so I didn’t know much about the ULEZ. But I went there recently to collect a friend from the airport and was shocked to find out my LS430 is compliant. Very clean cars for what they are. 

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Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I've got a late 2000 LS430 and according to TfL it is not compliant - I am assuming that as 2001 and 2002 cars have been marked as compliant mine should be too and I can dispute this, but according to TfL I need a certificate from Lexus. Does anyone know who at Lexus to speak to about this, as the dealership likely won't be interested in a 20 year old car!

(V5 on the car does not show any emissions or Euro status info. I'm asking as, although I live in beautiful Devon, I have family who have moved up to London).

Thanks!

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Hi

Go to the Lexus UK website and there is a department that deals with this . It is not a dealership it is the Official Base Of Lexus UK

Go to the owners section and scroll down to conformity.

 

 

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Thank you Steve. £75 is pricey mind you! I might hold off until I'll need it, most likely for the 2021 ULEZ expansion.

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For anyone that sees this in the future - I contacted the Lexus Certificate of Conformity department to check if my late 2000 registered model LS430 was in principle Euro 4 compliant before I paid them for a certificate. 

They have just got back to me, and stated that based on my VIN, my car is not Euro 4 - it was Euro 3 compliant when built. 

To quote the email from Lexus:

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Thank you for your email.

I have checked and our records show that at the time of manufacture your vehicle VIN number: [REDACTED] complied with Euro 3 emission standards.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Kind regards,

[REDACTED]

Certificate of Conformity Co-Ordinator 
First Line Customer Support
Toyota (GB) PLC

So it looks like many (most?) LS430 are Euro 4 compliant (and therefore ULEZ exempt), but some of the early ones like mine are not.

Shame.

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That’s a bit if a bummer for you . Just checked and mine is ok , late 2002, not that I will probably need it. Cheers, Roger

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19 minutes ago, RgrWynne said:

That’s a bit if a bummer for you . Just checked and mine is ok , late 2002, not that I will probably need it. Cheers, Roger

And we complain about the cost of owning cars !

 

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Very good John, have seen similar, and you are right, the “Things we complain about” Cheers, Roger

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can't understand how it's only 105 steps ....  my house is 38 steps (  lower )  ground floor at the back to top floor......:wink3:

I'd sure go for the Tesco Home Delivery slot whatever and off road parking might be ok now too ....... emissions compliant, just a dream to ever owning a car there I guess

Malc

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