Tone the Bone

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    2006 GS300 SE-L
  1. I have had similar problems, on each of my three Lexus cars over the years, usually bubbling under the paint, and every time they have replaced all five wheels under warranty, no quibbles, great service. I just don't understand why they have let the problem continue. It is about the only thing that has been even a slight problem, and the fact they deal with it so well, one forgets it even happened until reminded ;) Regards, Tony
  2. Price reduced to £20,500 Trade in is getting near Also being offered on ebay click here Regards, Tony
  3. I am lucky to have had a couple of Mark IIs [too bulbous for my liking] and now have a Mark 3, which is nearly three years old now. I never thought Mark II looked good. I feel Mark 3 was a real improvement in looks, but still looks heavy from rear three quarter view
  4. My 2005 GS300 SE-L will get around 33-4mpg on a motorway run. The best I have ever had was on a motorway leaving Switzerland into France, when I filled up in services, and cruised out for miles and miles downhill, and got around 45mpg going 80-90mph. I find I will get 33-4mpg when cruising around 90mph on the clock on m-way. I find I get less cruising at 70mph. I have never had the patience to cruise at 50
  5. I am looking to make a private sale of my silver 2005 GS300 SE-L with ivory leather 1st registered [05] 15th April 2005, one of the first when this model was launched. This car has always been maintained with Lexus Manchester, has a full service history. It is taxed to March 31st 2008, and would need an MoT in April 08. The SE-L model has all that we expect from a Lexus, touch screen satnav and many controls, including Bluetooth, phone climate and audio controlled using the touchscreen. It has a 6 CD slot loading player, 14 speaker Levinson sound system, electric sunroof, heated and cooled seats, parking monitors front and rear, reversing camera. It also has HID headlights, LED interior lights, and water repellent front glass. Memory seats, rain sensing wipers and keyless entry and starting are included, as well as many other features. In my hands, long journey mpg can reach 35, and around town 19 to 23 mpg. All 4 tyres were replaced last autumn after over 25,000 miles, the car has now covered 36,000miles This car in a Lexus dealership would be priced at around £25,000 I would accept £22,000 or near offer. Now reduced to £20,500. Please PM me, or mail to tony at jacobs dot net Trading it in before the end of March, price is underwritten by that, but someone can grab a bargain :winky: also listed on ebay
  6. Hi Dave, I have also had this problem, was told by main dealer it was the tracking, on my April 05 new model GS300. I had done about 25,000 miles, and needed all four tyres replacing. When checked at an independent well rated tyre dealer, they found the tracking to be spot on, with the new tyres fitted. Therefore no adjustment was made. I have now done a further 5,000 miles and I haven't checked - I have glanced at the tyres, but haven't studied them. Regards, Tony
  7. The question is, have you got a Lexus GS300 What year is it? 2005 How long have you owned it? 26 months Did it come with Full Lexus History? yes from new Have you had any problems with the ABS pump? No Plus I will add this is my third GS model, none have had problem with that ABS pump, all have been either a few months old or brand new when bought, I do about 12-15k miles pa.
  8. Hi Marcus, I cannot vote as my answer to the second question is none, and it will only allow me to register a vote if I click on one of the answers. Tony
  9. Well . . . . . . . I guess this has been repeated many times on this forum, but here is my story. My R reg 97 GS300 had two sets of wheels replaced, my '01 GS430 had one shiny set replaced with shiny, and I have had one change of four wheels on my '05 new model. Each time all four were replaced, very cheerfully, by the main dealer, sometimes they changed the slightly used spare as well. The fact this was done, with absolutley no quibble, has reminded me to remain loyal and buy another Lexus. Their service levels are working. This must cost them thousands of pounds, and there seems to be no change to the pattern - the alloy they use corrodes, then they replace it. Management of Lexus UK must know the answer, but they foot the bill during the first 3 years. Is it connected with UK car washes, or the winter gritting? Regards, Tony
  10. Hi all, I will soon be buying new tyres for my GS300, now almost 2 years old [one of the first of the latest body shape] . I have done about 23,000 miles so the original tyres have done well. I do not drive the car too hard, and wish to have tyres which are as quiet as possible, especially on motorways. I usually replace tyres like for like with original brands, but the first quote I have had from my dealer was over £900 for the four tyres [Yokohama]. I have looked around, people on this site are using other brands, and I am sure tyres like Pireeli PZero, or Dunlop SP Sports are good quality branded tyres, but can be bought fitted for about £600 for the set. But . . . I don't want to fit them then find they are noisy or less well suited to the car. Tyre size is 245/40R18 Any advice re trye noise and changing from the originals, especially regarding the newest model? Thanks, Tony Manchester
  11. Hi all, I will soon be buying new tyres for my GS300, now almost 2 years old [one of the first of the latest body shape] . I have done about 23,000 miles so the original tyres have done well. I do not drive the car too hard, and wish to have tyres which are as quiet as possible, especially on motorways. I usually replace tyres like for like with original brands, but the first quote I have had from my dealer was over £900 for the four tyres. I have looked around, people on this site are using other brands, and I am sure tyres like Pirelli PZero, or Dunlop SP Sports are good quality branded tyres, but can be bought fitted for about £600 for the set. But . . . I don't want to fit them then find they are noisy or less well suited to the car. Tyre size is 245/40R18 Any advice re trye noise and changing from the originals? Thanks, Tony Manchester
  12. Hi Trevor, I have had 3 GS models over a number of years and my reason for continuing to buy them has been based on both the cars themselves plus my experiences with the dealerships. I have almost always found that they try very hard [at least in Manchester and surrounding areas] to give excellent service, and even now, they manage to do things that surprise me - in other words do things better thatn you would expect. Do you live far from another dealer? I would recommend having a drive, visit a different place and start again. I feel sure you will get service so much better it will surprise you. Or look around on the Lexus UK website, where all their stock is listed, and if you see another model that fits your criteria, give that dealer a ring, they may bring the car for you to try. They will try to please you. Regards, Tony [please note - I am not an apologist nor shareholder, just a satisfied customer]
  13. Hi Sid, If you are ready . . . go for it :D . I owned two of the Mk IIs and waited for the new model to arrive, it has many things that you already like, the quietness, the smoothness, the reliability and adds many technical improvements. Plus my GS300 with the new engine gets loads more miles per gallon. I even bought the new one with the same colour scheme. Regards, Tony
  14. Hi Boo, If you ask the dealer for delivery on Sept 1st, it will then have a 55 plate, and will be taxed from Sept 1st. Otherwise you will get an 05 plate. You have to weigh up the delay now to wait until Sep 1st against the increased value of 55 when you trade in. To answer other points about Avonmouth - when my GS arrived, the dealer was waiting for it to travel up from there, as well as ensuring bodywork is OK, they fit some UK only parts. I believe they also fit the front and rear bumper sonars there. Also maybe UK foglights. I think those regs vary from country to country, so are fitted locally. Regards, Tony