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About jamesholden

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    98 LS400, 03 Camry V6

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  1. I remember seeing the Camera-car taking the pictures so it was only a matter of time before i'd be on it.
  2. It's a long time ago so I can't remember specific's. But I do remember reading once about a problem to do with a bush that wears causing the transmission to ever so slightly sag causing a hint of rumble, at certain speeds. I recalled it saying you can leave it and it'll carry on like it for years without really causing a major problem.
  3. £19,504 to £22,510 Wow at that price fore a car full of toooo much plastic and cloth seats How much will the Lexus be 25-30K if so they will not sell many I've got a better idea, get one of the last LS430's, put the money you'd save towards running it and have one of the last 'proper' Lexus.
  4. Sounds perfectly normal to me, i've had my Camry in top at about 25mph before. Why are you worrying about it anyway, if you use the cruise control on it's not going to do anything unexpected!
  5. I can see where you're coming from but is an A3 really that different to a golf? Not really, which is why I wouldn't buy one of them either. The thing is, an A3 is still pretty much an audi inside, whereas Lexus arn't like Lexus were or should be, the modern Lexus interiors might be a bit flashier but they don't have that chunky, functional look to them anymore, it's all small fiddly, germanic, not really all that special something extra that you used to get over everything else that was about at the time. A lot of people will disagree, but I think Lexus should have remained with 2 or 3
  6. I think it's a bit of a disappointment. I can't see why it's worth paying a premium for whats essentially an Auris with a Prius III engine.
  7. You can try a Toyota dealer rather than Lexus, exactly the same parts (usually the same workshop even) but the labours half the price.
  8. Press the 'front' button and make sure the A/C is on, that'll clear it. Then just leave it in auto with the A/C on. A/C also acts as a dehumidifier.
  9. I've had some rust on the front wing and boot lid repaired under the warranty on my 2003 Camry, first appeared when it was about 3 1/2 years old. They don't make em' like they used to.
  10. It is based on the Auris, FWD with the new Prius powertrain. Almost, the original IS was a rebadged Toyota Altezza, and the RX is based on the Camry but with 4WD, hence the Camry being FWD not RWD like the GS.
  11. If it's the metal parts, you can mask it off and spray it with matt black, works pretty well on the front bits that flank the edges of the windscreen when the paint starts coming off showing the chrome underneath as well.
  12. You can't really go by the built in trip, particularly on a single tank, it's much more accurate to fill it to the brim and record the mileage, then next time to do the same and work out how much fuel you've put in to brim it against the mileage, then you'll get an accurate MPG.
  13. If it's cheap enough, and all seems fine, then i'd still go with it. Car's of this age and type are not that expensive so if it seems fine then take a chance.
  14. It's fairly common on Toyota's to have all the electrics in place but no stalk, not the other way round. People with the Avensis and Auris can take the plate off the side of the steering wheel and plug in the stalk.
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