Chris Skelton

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About Chris Skelton

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    Chris
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  • Lexus Model
    None; Ser 4 was last one
  • Year of Lexus
    1998
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Somerset

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  1. Chris Skelton

    Some nice Soarers for sale.

    'Instagram'??!!! Now you ARE making me feel old! The days of gettting 'Trade-it' whilst in the Suprmarket....... If you ever see a nice low mile 4 litre (un modded!!) anywhere......let me know. I've given up on big cars but......there might be one more left in my life!
  2. Friend sent me this link. Get your smug faces out now? https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-news/features/lexus-ls-400-review/ For me-memories. Have stopped driving further than 30 miles now. Lots of memories though.
  3. It seems from my research -having been ignorant so far like most of us? - that it's not temporary, especially with older folk. A bit like the word 'depression' Folk get mixed up; there is temporary depression caused by external events, and there's physical/chemical imbalance type. Need two names. Temp insomnia is the same. GABA insomnia -who knew?- is caused by GABA sensors in brain becoming more sensitive with age. Not much done in this area. No one seems to exactly know a 'cause' -or a solution. Lots of supposed GABA stuff in shops, preying on the ignorant, as the brain has a membrane that protects it from stuff and the "GABA' just gets ingested in gut! Possibly 30% of population suffer to varying degree! Roads busy. Bus pass + rail Card....local shops, bus outside door nearly... No Parking hassles. No congestion. Less stress? No parking dinks.... just wish for the fatigue to lessen! Just have to wean myself off Autotrader/t'bay!
  4. This is early warning of my motoring R.I.P.! I was pursuing this car, thinking it might possibly be my 'last car'. Then was told by Doctor that I shouldn't drive! The medication affects you too much! So had to cancel the purchase -I'm sure to the annoyance of the seller. So, after a 40+ year life of (so many!!) cars and many adventures, i now have to live on the memories. Luckily i have a few pictures and the memories last (the medication only says it affects 'short term' memory! Gee thanks!) It's not any of the 'big' illnesses. Insomnia! But it usually is permanent at my age, with no 'cure' just slight allieviation. As someone said, 'It's no wonder sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture." It IS!! I used to be able to doze at will; now it's a distant..... The car should make someone very happy. If you're passing my door, do NOT come and take me for a spin-sadists!
  5. Now with a dealer at £1500. Am negotiating delivery -maybe! After 2 LS 400s, I thought a small (er) car but Lexus quality. Seems to have been Lexus maintained, so hopefully up together. Slight peel on lacquer, which I guess can be sprayed Just need to find a cheap Satnav. Are the £30 ones any use? It'd be my 'occasion(al)' car lI like the colour and the unusual seats, which AREN'T leather! Most cars in Japan used to have velour. Ever seen the anti-macassars in big limos? Prices really are crazy-as in, low. In comparative terms. You can find videos of US dealers selling 150K mile cars avidly!
  6. Chris Skelton

    Aftermarket satnav/stereo upgrade

    i like leaving my iPod on 'Shuffleplay' for the surprise element. Forget I had things on there. 9200+ songs. 27 DAYS of my own music! As to self driving. I guess it might get rid of the brainless drivers/ We'll be long gone before THAT happens!
  7. Chris Skelton

    Aftermarket satnav/stereo upgrade

    Now,if it was a Saab, the screen would be slightly angled to the driver! Though, in my old LS, i always thought the PASSENGER should be operating anything not concerned with actual driving the car. Too many distractions? There'll be Twitter sets soon?
  8. Chris Skelton

    new member in Spain

    I took my boot bulbs out. Interesting info on the amp/hi-fi though. I never used to plip the alarm on my LS 400, for same reason.
  9. Chris Skelton

    Some nice Soarers for sale.

    I knew you'd appear here, Neil. Well aware of your fondness for these! Agree totally about the age thing. As an aged person myself, I just need comfort and a smooth ride. Not the 600+ HP on the £18K one....oh, yes, and Autobox please! Do hens have teeth? Last night, watched Edd China putting all new Poly bushes etc., on an Alfasud. That sort of stuff please Or-all those posts on your SC430, Neil! written while playing George Harrison "What is life ?" (without you by my side) Am I missing my wife who's been in NZ for 18 days-another 18 to go? YES!
  10. Chris Skelton

    Some nice Soarers for sale.

    Funny how ones views on cars grows. Was never that keen on the Soarer looks, when i had my LS, but it certainly has 'grown on me'. Doesn't hurt to have that lovely V8! But I'm probably looking for that 'hen's teeth' one, kept in heated garage in Japan and done under 100K kilometres! Not interested in turbo stuff, just comfort and ease.
  11. Chris Skelton

    Some nice Soarers for sale.

    This https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283338668593?ul_noapp=true if you're REALLY serious! Plus there're a couple more on eBay currently. I'm wondering about a V8/auto one -if there are any good ones left... For cruising, NOT drifting!
  12. I could never 'love' the shape-just appreciated the quality. But I moved from this.....
  13. As to Lotto win car. Looks like you might like a Cord 812....look it up!..
  14. At 20+ years old, even Lexuses need attention. It's 'wear +tear' items In these days of 'throw it away and buy new' - but the new seems designed for short life. depends how you feel about driving something comfortable and relaxed?
  15. Hire a car and fix it! It's a LEXUS!