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Old 07-11-14, 04:51 AM   #181
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Congrats Mike on the new Baby......
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So I ordered some stuff from Japan

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Whoa that's cool. If that LS moved any further forward it would be lost in Lexus bliss
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Congrats on the kid Mike, the baby looks adorable.
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Just catching up on the changes, and they seem like some of the best!

Congrats all around man!
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Congratulations on the baby! It's always a wonderful gift and joy to bring a new life into the world. Something that will likely happen in a decade's time for me.
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This sentence alone is just FANTASTIC!!!!!
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Congratulations on the baby! It's always a wonderful gift and joy to bring a new life into the world. Something that will likely happen in a decade's time for me.
Thank you and you will love it!

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This sentence alone is just FANTASTIC!!!!!
Parts are on..well some of them....I don't want to spoil where the car is going to debut with a couple of the JDM parts but its going to be quite the bang with some truly amazing photography and scenery.

Lexus love it so far. Maybe one day Club Lexus would post it. It has been posted on the Lexus Facebook page the last two Friday's

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I took the LS in for its first service at JM Lexus. They were incredible to deal with and got everything done right away. One thing odd was somehow the levy to open the trunk broke off. Really odd and I could only figure someone from a valet service mess with it possibly? It was fixed under warranty.

So far I'm averaging around 15.5 MPG which is expected and a throwback for me going back to a V-8 She stays thirsty! I can get 23/24 MPG on the highway as advertised which is good. I did drive an ES 300h recently and getting near 40MPG was awesome but I could not begin to trade cars.

One other thing now perplexing me is I have a 2014 GX 460 to do a review on and it has a birds eye/3D view and its a 2014. MY LS does not have it and it looks so much better in the GX. I'm confused here. The other thing is I clearly saw the "crafted by Lexus" LS so now I have to figure out do I make that move and if I did, would I do white or black. I am not a huge fan of the black gloss accents on the white car and it would be a PITA to switch it. Plus black/red seems sinister.

She's been parked for a couple of weeks now and I went to the car to retrieve something and it still smelled new and I missed her big *** Don't tell my wife.

In regards to Jr, he is well and just a joy to deal with, even when cranky. I've never been so busy, tired, happy all in one in my life lol. My wife has been amazing and watching her transition into motherhood is also a joy. We have been truly fortunate to have so many supportive friends and family and co-workers and it has made our transformation that much easier

Here is a quick pic I snapped of the LS with a couple new pieces...that is a JDM Skipper Carbon Fiber lip. To me it really accents the front grill/front end and frames the front exactly how I wanted.

Click the image to open in full size.

I'll be shooting a full video soon enough.
 
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I want baby pics

Back to LS discussion, how much of a premium is being charged for the anniversary cars?
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Woo congrats on both babies!!

And I love the front lip! Wish they make something like it for my car.
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Damn, your car is gorgeous. Congratulations on the new born. Riding in class
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One other thing now perplexing me is I have a 2014 GX 460 to do a review on and it has a birds eye/3D view and its a 2014. MY LS does not have it and it looks so much better in the GX. I'm confused here.
14 IS, GX and CT all have the Gen 8 Nav. '15 RX doesn't get it but the '15 GS is supposed to
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14 IS, GX and CT all have the Gen 8 Nav. '15 RX doesn't get it but the '15 GS is supposed to
pretty surprising the flagship (ls) doesn't get it for '15.
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I took the LS in for its first service at JM Lexus. They were incredible to deal with and got everything done right away. One thing odd was somehow the levy to open the trunk broke off. Really odd and I could only figure someone from a valet service mess with it possibly? It was fixed under warranty.
Gotta watch those valets like a hawk. Some of them have even been arrested for abusing customers' cars.

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15-16 in town isn't bad for a V8 in a car that size and weight. In cold weather (which generally increases fuel use), 15-17 is all I got in town with my IS300's straight-six. It was EPA-rated at only 23 Highway. (I think the best I did was about 25). That engine, BTW, has a reputation for using gas like a V8.....but also the smoothness of one.


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Maybe that's WHY she doesn't read it .......Junior probably takes up a lot of her time. Of course, that's the mark of a good mother. ....too many parents neglect their kids today.

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pretty surprising the flagship (ls) doesn't get it for '15.
I didn't say it wouldn't, just that the GS does and RX doesn't. So LS, ES, LX we aren't sure about yet. I personally believe the sedans will make the switch.
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Congrats on the baby. Very cool. Just became a grandpa myself and bought my wife a "new"(50k) IS350C. But oh boy that car of yours is sweet. Wow. Congrats on a nice ride!

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I took the LS in for its first service at JM Lexus. They were incredible to deal with and got everything done right away. One thing odd was somehow the levy to open the trunk broke off. Really odd and I could only figure someone from a valet service mess with it possibly? It was fixed under warranty.

So far I'm averaging around 15.5 MPG which is expected and a throwback for me going back to a V-8 She stays thirsty! I can get 23/24 MPG on the highway as advertised which is good. I did drive an ES 300h recently and getting near 40MPG was awesome but I could not begin to trade cars.

One other thing now perplexing me is I have a 2014 GX 460 to do a review on and it has a birds eye/3D view and its a 2014. MY LS does not have it and it looks so much better in the GX. I'm confused here. The other thing is I clearly saw the "crafted by Lexus" LS so now I have to figure out do I make that move and if I did, would I do white or black. I am not a huge fan of the black gloss accents on the white car and it would be a PITA to switch it. Plus black/red seems sinister.

She's been parked for a couple of weeks now and I went to the car to retrieve something and it still smelled new and I missed her big *** Don't tell my wife.

In regards to Jr, he is well and just a joy to deal with, even when cranky. I've never been so busy, tired, happy all in one in my life lol. My wife has been amazing and watching her transition into motherhood is also a joy. We have been truly fortunate to have so many supportive friends and family and co-workers and it has made our transformation that much easier

Here is a quick pic I snapped of the LS with a couple new pieces...that is a JDM Skipper Carbon Fiber lip. To me it really accents the front grill/front end and frames the front exactly how I wanted.

Click the image to open in full size.

I'll be shooting a full video soon enough.
I think the crafted by Lexus LS is not much different from your current LS. I would not make the switch since mechanically, it's the same car but with cosmetic upgrades that you yourself don't wholeheartedly embrace.

May I make a suggestion? Trade your GS350 F-Sport for the GS450h F-Sport when it arrives in the US. The GS450h solves the low down torque deficiency of the 350 engine while giving up little in terms of outright handling on normal roads or even winding roads. That was my personal experience when I test drove both the GS450h F-Sport and the GS350 F-Sport. I'm sure I don't have to sell you on the sheer luxury of the locomotive like acceleration of a performance Lexus Hybrid powertrain ( your 3rd Gen GS450h is a legend on this forum). The passing and overtaking ability of the GS450h makes it seem like a car 100-150hp more powerful.
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