lexus707

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  1. On 02/05/2018 at 7:49 AM, lexus707 said:

    Well I did say I wanted a lively debate. On the contrary Malc unlike the Honda that has individual clutched components the system on the 460 is a standard Torsen system as used by Audi in their Quattro. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torsen I understand that Toyota hold the license to the Torsen system. When the car went in for service at Lexus I asked the very question you posed and they said that although they hadn't seen it on a 460 the system was well known to them.

     

    47 minutes ago, Malc said:

    quite honestly, i think just about a zero uplift ............. for when it goes awry there's going to be a helluva issue getting someone, even at Lexus to fix the problems.

    I'm thinking that your AWD will be totally different to any other Toyota/Lexus AWD in the UK .  but if I'm wrong then I guess you mat see some slight uplift in value.

    BUT it's quite usual that add-ons with a secondhand limo really hardly add value to the price achievable.

    Malc

    However, my AWD on the Honda Legend is a common feature and absolutely any Honda main dealer will be able to fix it :whistling1: 

     

     


  2. 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.

     

     

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  3. 25 minutes ago, Malc said:

    very lucky indeed ...........  I used the AWD on my Honda Legend the other day ..........  unknowingly driving through slightly flooded roads, reaching the point of " no return " with a really deep water level across the whole road width and seeing another car coming towards me from a really deep muddy boggy area alongside I decided no option but to follow in his deep furrows in the mud :w00t:

    My Ls400 would just never have got through it all, any of it,  BUT the AWD on the Legend came into play and she performed like a country Landrover just whistling through the deep mud without a murmur ...........  the Lexus Ls AWD must surely be a great vehicle. :yes: 

    Wonder why they only sold the single beast in the UK :unsure: 

    Malc

    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


  4. 37 minutes ago, scythe said:

     

    Hi Derek,

    "I have one" isn't quite accurate.  If you have one, then "I have the one" would be more accurate.  Only one AWD was ever sold by Lexus in the UK, and it seems that you're the lucky person!

    : o )

     

    38 minutes ago, scythe said:

    Scythe,

    Your "I have the one" could be a more accurate statement. At first I just thought it was Lexus Manchester's sales talk trying to convince me to buy the car.

    Having had a 400, 2 430's and a 450H I moved to an Audi A8 Quattro for a winter High Alpine trip, it was a nice car but not an LS so I was a sucker when I saw the LS AWD for sale at Lexus Manchester. 

    You "say only one was ever sold by Lexus in the U.K." Do you have any more info on this?

    The problem I have now is that I'm not using it enough just under 3k last year.

    Derek

    Hi Derek,

    "I have one" isn't quite accurate.  If you have one, then "I have the one" would be more accurate.  Only one AWD was ever sold by Lexus in the UK, and it seems that you're the lucky person!

    : o )

    S


  5. On 30/03/2018 at 2:04 PM, jpjsavage said:

     

    Hi everyone, what with taking my daughter around her extensive swimming commitments, I'm wanting to find a nice LS460 or 600 to replace my ageing but trustworthy Honda. So, if anyone knows of a nice privately owned car that might come up or it up for sale I'm in the market again!

     

    I really enjoyed this forum when is was a member a few years ago with my two LS400s. If think about buying one of those again but at the moment I'm thinking that a newer car might be fun. I'm open to being persuaded though!

     

    Please keep me in mind if you see anything that might be suitable. Thanks all.

     

    Sent from my LG-H870DS using Tapatalk

     

     

     

    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



  6. I realise this topic has had a wide range of discussion for pre 2010 models, but I thought I would throw my penny worth in.


    Having reviewed many systems that involved taking apart the dash, which I was loath to do, I have just finished installing a  BlackBerry Music Gateway Bluetooth Audio Adapter.


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182346156646?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


    Inside the arm rest is a 12v supply and a 3.5mm audio jack:
    You need to buy a 12v mini USB like this


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Black-2-Port-Mini-Bullet-Universal-Dual-USB-Car-Charger-Adapter-5V-2-1A-1A-/391774226811?hash=item5b3790497b:g:bN4AAOSw~y9ZCoo4


    And most important a ground loop isolator like this


    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/272606832493?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


    Plug the USB adapter into the 12v socket
    Use the supplied blackberry USB to mini USB cable for power
    Plug the supplied blackberry 3.5 jack cable into the blackberry unit
    Plug the other end into the ground loop isolator
    And then plug the ground loop isolator 3.5mm jack into the aux port
    Turn on the ignition and pair your phone to the blackberry
    Select the Aux system from the disc/aux button
    Start music on your phone and hey presto it works like a charm, all your music through the wonderful Lexus speakers.
    The system stops when you turn the ignition off and auto starts when you put the ignition back on.
    Also if you have a virtual assistant like the Iphone Siri, by holding the home button down you can tell it to start whatever Album/artist/track you want and it will play that for you, and will shuffle, pause the music etc
    For a demo watch

     

     

     

     

     

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  7. 9 minutes ago, scythe said:

    Hi Derek,

    You are aware, aren't you, just how unique your LS is - it's the only AWD that ever came to the UK.  Definitely something to cherish.

    : o )

    When I bought it from Lexus Manchester they said it maybe the only AWD 460 SE-L in the U.K. but that could have been a tempter to get me to buy it. Anyhow whatever it maybe, the car is amazing and now it's wrapped it should protect it for some years.


  8. Hi,

    I currently have a LS430, having just got rid off a 07 GS450H that had the problem with the VVTI gears.

    The purpose of my blogging this issue is that I was about to buy a 07 LS460 when I found that owners were having the same problem.

    My car stands idle for long periods of a time and I don't want it to sound like a tractor when it starts.

    Here is a link to my video of the noise. https://www.dropbox.com/s/jf2cdr7m4lp8vza/Engine_Noise_At_Startup.mp4