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  1. There was a problem with a limited number of 460s and 600s early on - I think there were only about forty cars in the UK that suffered from a problem which left the steering wheel askew if you returned rapidly from cornering to a straight line, at low speed. VOSA was informed, and you can check on the's 'check mot' page to see if there is an outstanding recall on your car. Look at its MOT history, and go to the bottom of the page. In the USA I believe about 10,000 cars were recalled. The big recall for all of these cars was, of course, that the valve springs were too weak, and h
  2. I googled Lexus Sidcup ...
  3. Hi Pete, I'm not much of a chatterer on here, but can I just say well done for surviving. This would have been a poorer place without you. : o )
  4. No, not a detective. Back in 2007 I decided I wanted an LS. The prices were changing so quickly at that time I wrote a program to quickly scrape the Lexus website every morning when I turned on my computer, and store the data. After I'd bought the car I just let the program continue until Lexus changed the people who did their website. : o )
  5. Hi Ross, your 460 doesn't have an adaptive gearbox. Earlier ones did - my 400 and my 430 both had them. I didn't like it because the gearbox didn't always behave in the same way - if I'd been on a long journey the car drove differently when I started the next day compared to if I'd just been driving locally. The 460 gearbox doesn't adapt, and, especially as it has enough power to do whatever you want, I think it's a better arrangement. The ECT thing, as people have said, changes how your gearbox responds. I always leave mine in the PWR postion, because this means that the gearbox alway
  6. The GU prefix suggests that it was first registered by Lexus GB, who might have used it as a staff car, or demonstrator, or sold it to a dealership to use as a demonstrator. The car was on offer from lexus edgeware road for £65995 with 14791miles , then again with 19352 miles for £51995, then Lexus stockport offered it with 19659 miles for £43990. After this it was offered again at Lexus Leicester for 46850 with 19821 miles on the clock. November '08, August '09, September '09 and April '10 were the years of the offers. : o )
  7. If it helps, here's the brochure for the LS in February, which has the Premier listed rather than the Takumi. There isn't an LS brochure at the moment, but when there is you can always compare! In the beginning, it was much easier. You just got an LS, and it had everything! : o ) Lexus_LS_e-brochure.pdf
  8. The radar only works on moving objects, and is very narrow range. The car parks using the parking sensors, your preset target on the camera screen, the wheel, brake and throttle positions, and a little sprinkle of magic. : o )
  9. A car with that reg was offered for sale in 2008 by Lexus Bolton: Model Lexus LS 460 4.6 SE-L 4-Door Saloon Registration GV57MXL Date Oct 2007 (57) Mileage 10,052 Colour Cadoxton Slate Interior black leather Transmission Automatic Fuel Petrol Price £43,990 I'm not certain that the car in the picture is Cadoxton Slate. Perhaps you should also check the VIN against the log book?
  10. Hiya, This may be too late for you, but I downloaded the attached brochure in 2007. I got a (year old) 460 myself - which I still have. In those specs above, the extra stuff added starts with the Ls600h, then the Ls600h SE, then the better kit is on the LS600 SEL. The kit on the LS600 SEL isn't quite as extensive as on the LS460 SEL. Any car with the L on its own is about 30 cm longer than the standard LS460 and LS600h. I hope this helps. : o ) LS600 BROCHURE (1).pdf
  11. I don't know if this helps with its recent history ..
  12. The LS460 does indeed have an 8 speed box. 1st gear isn't normally selected by the box (unless your hill-starting, or rapidly use kick down when you're pulling off, but it does then slip almost imperceptibly through a range of gears. Also, you can use the gear selector to choose a certain gear if you want some engine braking. I've found that keeping the ECT switched to power always makes sure that it's in the right gear at the right time. When I bought my 460 I still loved my 430, and wasn't sure I was doing the right thing, so I kept the 430 for a couple of months, and took each car o
  13. 10 years seems to be the limit:
  14. A two year Lexus warranty on that vehicle is £995, and this is the last chance of buying one for it, as it's ten years old. I think I'd say to them that I'll buy the car for £8k if they'll put a two year warranty on it - and then start to walk away and see what happened. The cost of the warranty will give you peace of mind, as it covers just about everything that isn't wear and tear. : o )
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