Thanks for the good wishes. I had a LS 430 a few years ago, best car I ever owned, but I didn't dare keep it after the warranty expired. During the warranty period I had a new steering column, both front suspension complete assemblys, new reversing camera and several other suspension problems, all fixed with great service from Lexus Cheltenham. I swapped it in for a Toyota Verso, brand new, top of the range. What a mistake. I could have had a Ls 600h with 77000 miles for slightly less money. The Verso was a "White goods" car. It did nothing badly, and nothing particularly well. It was as boring as hell to drive. My main car now is a Dacia Duster 4x4, which surprisingly is much better in every way than the Verso. But the Dacia isn't a Lexus. And I miss the silence and ride quality, so getting a really good weekend car was important. I looked at a few "low mileage" ls400's. All had a few signs of shall we say, adjusted odometers, or neglected problems. They were all relatively inexpensive, but I wasn't looking for a fixer-upper.
My car is having the wheels refurbished as part of the sales deal, everything works, it drives like a new car, the interior is superb, and the engine and transmission are smoooooth.
I do have a couple of questions. Is it possible to update the satnav, and does anyone do a workshop manual?