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goodoldgrandad

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Hi guys. Just bought my first Aristo and joined the club. Having now had all the range of UK Lexus cars over recent years I was looking for a good performance car before I get my bus pass. I've had or looked at every sports car on the market - but then when you've analyse them where is the practicality, the luxury, the reliability, the value for money, where are the safety features, where are the four doors, where can you shove the grandkids, your holiday cases, and the pending Zimmer frame.

Heart, mind, and logic came together recently when reading on the LOC web-site some interesting things about the Aristo - the bottom line being I bought one a few weeks ago. Thanks guys. Looks almost the same as my past GS300, but something curious happens when you push the accelerator pedel and twiddle with those paddle things on the steering wheel. Granny's wrinkles go all tight as the G-force pins you to the seats, the grandkids shreak with glee as the spotty boy racers become a distant blob in the rear-view mirror, and who needs Viagra?

It is a standard 1998 V300 MKII (silver) TT Triptronic Aristo. I've just de-badged it (except for V300 on the rear), poped Lexus wheels on it, converted the screen for UK sat/nav and TV, de-limited it and had the convert to mph, de-catted the exhaust, and I'm in the process of fitting a Blitz front grill, Blitz Turbo Boost Controller, Turbo Timer, etc.

Hope to have some pics when I've done.

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Welcome to LOC :D

Sounds like you've got a serious car there, whereabouts are you in South Yorkshire?

I'm going to have to make sure I keep an eye out for you :D

How easy was it to sort the TV out if you don't mind me asking, I've got to do something similar you see!

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Hi again and Welcome to the LOC :D

Love the introduction B)

Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your new machine.

Chips..

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Fantastic Intro ....... welcome to LOC

Aristo's are becoming more popular now :D

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nice one grandad...welcome to the fold

:lol::lol::lol:

Couldnt of said it better myself !!!

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Nice one you old fart... :D

If I had the odd £11K to spend I'd have Gareth's mean machine off him!

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Nice one you old fart...

Nothing like insulting a branny

I am LED to believe that u aint no spring chick urself MM :o :o :o :whistling::whistling::blink:

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Nice one you old fart...

Nothing like insulting a branny

I am LED to believe that u aint no spring chick urself MM :o :o :o :whistling::whistling::blink:

Absolutely Dave...life begins at Forty :D

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Almost tempted meself.........

Enjoy, and welcome to LOC.

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Old maybe - less of the fart please. Life also begins at 50 - as you get much cheaper insurance and time to tinker with those add-on bits.

My TV fix was via a Digital box, using the rear-screen aerial already in the Aristo if you've not already noticed it, which by-passes the Japanese system. This mean I have a remote control rather than the central touch screen. The bad news is that in South Yorkshire the reception is poor and on the track at over 150 mph the picture is a bit blurred, or is that me just bouncing around in the seat!! I'd advise to get this done professionally by someone that has worked on Lexus 300's before.

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welcome, south yorkshire cant be far from me, ill keep a look out

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Could be getting close to time to try a Sheffield mini meet then!

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Could be getting close to time to try a Sheffield mini meet then!

I'd pop down to that one :)

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I think i could do Sheff too!!!

Not to far from Manchester!!!

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Hi guys. Just bought my first Aristo and joined the club. Having now had all the range of UK Lexus cars over recent years I was looking for a good performance car before I get my bus pass. I've had or looked at every sports car on the market - but then when you've analyse them where is the practicality, the luxury, the reliability, the value for money, where are the safety features, where are the four doors, where can you shove the grandkids, your holiday cases, and the pending Zimmer frame.

Heart, mind, and logic came together recently when reading on the LOC web-site some interesting things about the Aristo - the bottom line being I bought one a few weeks ago. Thanks guys. Looks almost the same as my past GS300, but something curious happens when you push the accelerator pedel and twiddle with those paddle things on the steering wheel. Granny's wrinkles go all tight as the G-force pins you to the seats, the grandkids shreak with glee as the spotty boy racers become a distant blob in the rear-view mirror, and who needs Viagra?

It is a standard 1998 V300 MKII (silver) TT Triptronic Aristo. I've just de-badged it (except for V300 on the rear), poped Lexus wheels on it, converted the screen for UK sat/nav and TV, de-limited it and had the convert to mph, de-catted the exhaust, and I'm in the process of fitting a Blitz front grill, Blitz Turbo Boost Controller, Turbo Timer, etc.

Hope to have some pics when I've done.

sounds like a great car. :D or a great toy :D have fun :lol: B)

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