Originally Posted by warandcar
thats awesome binary jay. any problems with your car?
Outside of the rough running engine thanks to the carbon issue (which I am bringing into Lexus next week for the engine rebuild to hopefully solve for good) nothing has really gone wrong with the car at all. Other than the carbon stuff - in total I have had one wheel bearing replaced, o2 sensors replaced (tsb), and the recalls. And nothing has gone wrong that has resulted in an out of pocket expense on my part yet... so I have to say while there were some design issues with the engine Lexus is resolving them so for the last 5+ years of ownership I have to say I have been very happy with the car.
If the transmission can go to 160,000 miles without needing any work then I am pretty much in the clear because my car will never see that kind of mileage unless I still have it when my 3 year old son is old enough to drive and it becomes his car lol.
Curious, did you ever have the transmission fluid replaced? First thing I did when I got the car was replace it, and I'm going to replace it again soon - in the US Lexus says you never have to, in Canada, the service schedule dictates replacement every 60K.