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  1. New GS300 owner

    Your welcome
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  3. New GS300 owner

    Hi Craig and welcome to the forum. Sadly a creaky dashboard is not uncommon. Lexus will look into this for you (at a cost) but they don't guarantee fixing the issue (I think they remove the dash and refit it with new fixings) There are various threads on the forum if you do a search, some people have put felt between the dash and the screen which seems to cure the issue. It's an annoyance given Lexus are a premium brand, but in the grand scheme of things not a disaster. Following a thread I read on here recently, I have just bought this from ebay: I will try it out when the warmer weather arrives. Can't help with your other issue but I'm sure someone will be along soon that perhaps can. Enjoy the forum and of course the GS!
  4. As they are fairly close to me (Lexus South West) and out of curiosity, I was reading through his/their site. The reviews are very good (subjective I know) and he seems keen on the Lexus brand. Prices are on the high side but the cars appear a cut above the usual dealer, forecourt stock.
  5. I can only speak as I find, I'm insured through Adrian Flux and have been for a number of years. They have always been very good, sorry to hear you've had problems, in my experience very unlike them.
  6. Thanks for the heads up Brian, popped into my local Aldi and purchased one this morning.
  7. The first car states full service history yet it only has seven stamps, for a 55 reg I would have expected at least twelve stamps otherwise it's hardly a "full" history. £400 For a cambelt change? Lexus Bristol charged me £375 to replace mine two years ago, ring your local Lexus for an up to date quote. As mentioned, the other GS has been on the market for quite a while, strangely it's one digit away from mine reg-wise and same colour! Check front leading edge of bonnet for corrosion and also the inner sides of exhaust back boxes by heat shields for rot, also the v section at rear. Best of luck with your continued search, the GS430 is a fantastic car.
  8. Don't think Halfords stock it, but easy to buy online..... Here you go: I've used it for years and swear by it.
  9. Professional Detail

    Looks lovely Carl, having a dark coloured car myself I know how hard they can be to keep looking tip-top, nice work.
  10. Very nice indeed Phil, you certainly have found a cracking GS there, hope it gives you many years of trusty service and enjoyment. When I bought my GS I looked at an 06 model before buying the one I have now, the tax was over £500. Mine is a couple of months older (55 plate) and it's £300 ish, a big difference for a few months! If you don't mind my asking, what sort of price did you pay?
  11. Just a heads up, the new issue of Modern Classics magazine has a feature on the IS-F.
  12. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Good progress Rob, liking the small details such as the gear pattern plaque
  13. IS300 2JZ-GE NAT #no compromise

    Hi Rob, and a belated welcome to the club. I loved my IS300 Sportcross, hope you get as much enjoyment from your IS, certainly a rare find with only 28k on the clock. It's nice to see someone take on an older Lexus and get really stuck into it. I love projects like this, will be watching this thread/build with interest. Wishing you all the best.