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  1. I Hate to be a doom monger but whatever you do don't take it to Lexus. A pal of mine with a GS300 did take his car to Lexus with a remote issue like yours, 12 weeks later and £2,500 lighter he got his car back. Lexus stripped it down and then could not get it to start, new CPU's etc etc had to come from Japan. if you can put up with it then do so, otherwise it could cost a Bomb
  2. If you talk to Lexus they say they haven't changed Hybrid batteries. What they don't say though is that the components running the Hybrid systems are prone to failure, I had a GS 450H and the inverter DC/AC device failed. At first Lexus said they couldn't diagnose the fault because the Hybrid transmission ECU had failed and needed replacing; after this was done they said they were now able to tell the Inverter had failed. When asked to refit the old ECU they said this was not possible as it had now been coded to that car. The combination of the ECU and the Inverter was a very expensive learning curve BEWARE of Hybrids stick to the large normally aspirated LS's
  3. Well after some 25 years of owning a Lexus which were a 400, 2 430's, a GS450H and my magnificent AWD 460 SE-L I am Now Lexus Less. Having bought a touring caravan I was never going to fit a towbar to the 460 so it's had to go. Good luck to you all out there enjoy your Lexus's or Lexi however you wish to describe them.
  4. A 430 owner from Scotland who needed the AWD because his location.
  5. IMHO the 460 SE-L was and may still be one of the best large saloon cars ever made, add to this the AWD which completed the package. It just never seemed to be the right thing to do to tow a caravan with this magnificent car.
  6. What year is the 430? I have an old unit I took out of an 03 car, it has a couple of lines across the screen when switched on.
  7. You can get an online manual free from here
  8. I'm not sure if this link has been posted before but I came across it today on the Lexus Media Site: LS460UKlaunchpack2006.pdf
  9. That's an interesting site, for some time I have been trying to get definitive information as to if my car is the only LS460 AWD. Looking it up it seems to stack up, the last 460's came in in 09 and it is only showing 1 throughout the report.
  10. Yes Pete thanks for that your right, the topic I posted was some time ago and the links might not be relevant anymore, the system works great though.
  11. Not going down that far but going to Beer in Devon next week for a rare outing in the 460. The Mem Sahib will probably sit in the back with the front seat passenger seat folded and pushed forward, the Sun shades up, and reclined in the seat. The good news is She won't ask "are we there yet" as I can lower the rear screen and have the satnav on for her. looking forward to another outing in this most sumptuous limousine.
  12. Yes sorry good spot ignore my ramblings probably had a senior moment
  13. Jonathan, you got me thinking about fuel consumption on the various models so I looked this up Lexus Fuel consumption V 400 Fuel consumption (economy) - combined 10.9 l/100 km. 430Fuel consumption (economy) - combined 11.4 l/100 km. 460 Fuel consumption (economy) - combined 11.1 l/100 km. 600Fuel consumption (economy) - combined 9.5 l/100 km. Derek
  14. Took the 460 AWD for one of its rare days out yesterday to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Great day weather fantastic and looked at some great cars. The only downside though was I went on the Lexus stand to look at the new LS. The promo guy was of course very enthusiastic about the car, and I listened intently to his speal, that was until he got to the door inserts, which have cut glass inlaid in them, which I personally found somewhat over bling and something the car did not need. I leave it to you guys on the verdict.
  15. Ha! Do believe you been there done that. You learn after a while they take you out to get you ****** so you can't work the next day, gives them an opportunity to catch up with there own work and away from pesky foreigners for the day. Lovely country though and they make great cars.
  16. lexus707

    Refurb wheels

    These guys do exchange wheels
  17. It appears that I have got the only All Wheel Drive (AWD) Lexus 460 SE-L in the U.K. well according to Lexus Manchester that is. I am not asking what price it may fetch I'm just interested to know your views on: What would be the % uplift in price terms be against the standard Rear Wheel Drive Version? And what do you think the % uplift might be in terms of its uniqueness? looking forward to a lively debate.
  18. Malc, Nice car the Legend I looked at those, but went for an Audi A8 Quattro in the end, nice car but not an LS. Derek
  19. Jonathan, If your preference is to the normally aspirated 4.6 SE-L rather than the Hybrid 600 have you considered the 460 SE-L All Wheel Drive version (AWD) There very rare here in the U.K. I have one and the benefits are immense in winter conditions especially compared to the standard rear wheel drive when trying to put 380 odd BHP through the rear wheels in slippery conditions. The AWD also gives other benefits such as a heated steering wheel, updated battery and heater core. Derek