nickd

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  • First Name
    NIck
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  • Lexus Model
    Lexus LS 430
  • Year of Lexus
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Yorkshire
  • Interests
    Classic Cars

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  1. I agree Malc, even if i were to buy a year old rep mobile for work it would still work out more expensive. I worked 9 till 7 yesterday, then went to see my elderly mother and then in the rain drove home. It was a good place to be after a long day and the car drove so well that it's still a marvel whenever I drive my 430.
  2. Am I right in thinking that many of us on the forum own the LS not just for its reliability, build quality, the drive and so on. We also like them because they are a rare car, this is very appealing to me. Anyway I was driving back from Whitby yesterday afternoon and I was telling my brother in law, who incidentally is a car designer working for Magna Steyer in Graz, Austria. We do a lot of car talk (he drives a MK1 Ford Focus) and anyway again, we were talking about how rare the LS was and how you never ever see a 430 on the motorway....... I swear that as I said it a silver 430 with a private reg goes past in the outside lane. I couldn't believe and neither could Tim. I wonder if it was anyone on here?
  3. Yes a great looking LS, I would say that though as mines identical and 06 year! Second for Paul. Very nice helpful chap and will have the bits you need including a manual. I'm not sure it would be worth retro fitting the rear cooler, I think I've only ever used mine once in nearly two years. I've used a freezer bag far more for trips away.
  4. I mentioned this to my wife and she agrees, Sennen can't be missed. We went to the Gurnards Head a few years back and had a nice pint. Whenever we pass I always think I'd like to go back. Seems highly regarded!
  5. Sounds superb Malc. I would love to take my LS across. My wife is a Doherty, not O'Doherty so her ancestors took the soup! Maybe I should give Cornwall and Scotland a miss next year. Glad your LS coped so well but how did you cope after 5 pints? !! Slightly off topic I know but in keeping with your Irish theme, as I type I'm listening to Declan O'Rourke's latest album called "Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine" He's really rather great, saw him and his band live in Sheffield in April, superb. Rock on LS!
  6. Just on Car and Classic looking at Citroen and I notice they now feature Lexus with a few LS on sale. I reckon this is a good thing https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/cat/3/497/
  7. Looks fab and will be very interested to hear your thoughts once you have the car.
  8. When my car was recently serviced at Lex Tek I asked Dave to check if they were working, as I couldn't really tell. So he put over the plastic seat cover he uses to keep them clean and it did indeed start to fill with air within seconds. He also tried the passenger seat and that was the same. Since then, strangely i've noticed they do work and are effective. Also to stop my holiday fling with a VW Caravelle, I found this old review on the LS430 https://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/2000-2007-lexus-ls430-used-car-review-117702
  9. I agree with most of the above, I wouldn't buy any however that's because I'm tight. Also while no 2 I think is a good idea, you may never have an issue. Enjoy your new car!!!!
  10. I saw the Lexus again going down the hill into Sennen Cove as I was staggering up after a few pints in the Old Success. It was a Thule rack.
  11. I have a few times, but more on my bike. Sit on on one the two benches with a coffee from the little cafe. This week I met a bus going as I was driving to Treen. Bin lorry behind me and with the build up of cars it took quite a while for everyone to reverse.......
  12. Down in Sennen Cove again cruising the back roads in the LS and it really is a wonderful machine to be in on holiday. Tonight in St Just I saw turning towards a camp site, a blue 03 430 with a roof box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Much to family's disquiet I shouted out in amazement, not only to see another LS but the first all holiday and with a rack. I should have followed the car but then that could seem a bit extreme. Anyone on here? What is this rack? Perhaps if I knew and if I could fit a tow bar then it may stop me getting into a Caravelle. Over priced for sure but they seem to hold their value rather well. Also I wont have to fit 3 bikes on the saris bones and a bike in the boot. Plus sand and LS just don't work for me. My kids though seem to grow increasingly outdoors inclined and I love the lifestyle. I know though what i would miss, so tis indeed a holiday romance.
  13. I will offer some praise to the little light that illuminates the cooler in the rear. I didn't know it had a light until i'd left it open after storing some cheese in it........ In the late evening that little glow was very reassuring as i went to pick up my wife who'd locked herself out of her car.
  14. Ahhhh The Stein Inn, yes had many a pint in there or out on the loch side. Still run by Angus and Theresa, quite a grumpy landlord. This time we stayed at one of the holiday cottages they own not far from the pub. From the pub you can see a old house called Loch Bay Boat House, once owned by the 60's singer Donovan. Once George Harrison came to visit him (there is a picture of him on their site) and the whole area seems quite magical. The restaurant now has a Michelin star and would love to have gone but was a bit pricey for a family. Instead fish and chips in Portree were fab! It was a pleasure to drive my LS on the Island, such a fab car. The midges by the last two days were getting a bit bothersome......