New to the forum, but not the Car forum world.
Prior Saab 9-5 owner (2 of them, what money pits!), but love the 'performance' with the Euro sportiness, hated the constant problems.
Now drive a family hauler (07 Honda Odyssey EX), and looking to add a second car to our fleet.
Most of the main family duties will still be completed by the Minivan, but need the second car for the times when we need to split off and do different things. We are in the Twin Cities Metro area, also known as road salt central during the winter and Pothole Town right now.
Oh yeah, and the other issue: Height. At 6'9" I don't easily fit in much, so what car do I actually stand a chance of driving in and not having to fold myself into a small ball?
I'm looking at getting into the Lexus world since I want a reliable second car. Higher mileage (100k+) is fine, but I want to be aware of what is a good price.
Searching online has lead me to a few GS430's and a LS430 or two, mostly around the 1999-2003 range. They all seem to sit around the $9000 mark. Is this a reasonable amount for these cars? I will travel to get one, but need to know what to look for.
There is one GS430 a few hours away that looks very clean. Only issue the guy reports is an issue with the door actuator, which I have already seen the DIY fix for (thats how I found you guys). Otherwise, 150k miles and loaded. Thoughts on a reasonable price? He's asking $8k.
Outside of the looks, what is the main difference? Performance? Quality? Looking to keep it stock, nothing crazy, like stancing or anything.. With the potholes here, stock wheels are gonna stay on as I'd bust nice rims in a second... (family friend hit a pothole last month, sheared a motor mount, busted axle, rim, tire... seriously, off of one pothole at 45mph!)