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Old 02-02-12, 11:26 AM   #31
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Save yourself the regrets, and get the GS430...


hell i'll do you a solid, bye mine.....im wanting to leave the gs crowd
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I drove a 400 and TO ME, it lacked in speed! I could personally be wrong and it may have been the particular 400 I drove, but that was a deal breaker for me!
Must have been a 300 with 400 badges lmao
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I drove a 400 and TO ME, it lacked in speed! I could personally be wrong and it may have been the particular 400 I drove, but that was a deal breaker for me!
i just noticed this comment..... so if the gs400 you test drove lacked in speed why would you settle for the gs300 you did buy which is even worse in speed? i would agree with the comments that it must not have been running right. my gs430 weighs in close to 5000 lb i would imagine with all the stuff in my car and i can stomp a gs300 with ease (thats a gs300, not a NA-T or a turbo swapped GS300. i cant compare those as i havent ever had a run in with one in town)
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1300 lbs of what ? sheesh (3700 lbs is roughly stock weight)

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i just noticed this comment..... so if the gs400 you test drove lacked in speed why would you settle for the gs300 you did buy which is even worse in speed? i would agree with the comments that it must not have been running right. my gs430 weighs in close to 5000 lb i would imagine with all the stuff in my car and i can stomp a gs300 with ease (thats a gs300, not a NA-T or a turbo swapped GS300. i cant compare those as i havent ever had a run in with one in town)
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hell i'll do you a solid, bye mine.....im wanting to leave the gs crowd
What are you trying to move onto next? LS or just a completely diff company?
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GS400 or GS430...this is coming from an ex-IS300 owner.
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Old 02-03-12, 11:59 AM   #38
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1300 lbs of what ? sheesh (3700 lbs is roughly stock weight)
well isnt that a dry weight? or is with fluid weight?

ok lets see,3 boxes of dynamat bulk (about 100lb a box), 72lb sub, 70lb extra battery, 115lb sub box, 2 amps one weighs about 40lb and other is about 5-10lb strapped to a amp rack (wood) which probably weighs 20lb or so, wiring for all this is 0 gauge so thats heavy so lets guesstimate about a 150lb for that (i have 0 gauge running from battery in trunk to under hood plus alot more wiring, my 19's arent lightweight and my fat *** sitting in the car so probably about 4700lb so like i said CLOSE to 5000lb

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I hope to get a LS460 in a few years when I end up replacing the GS.... Right now the GS400 is still fun (only had it a couple months)

Just want the LSD, man wheelspin in this weather is bad....
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hell i'll do you a solid, bye mine.....im wanting to leave the gs crowd
Yeah if you do sell what's next? out of lexus entirely or another lexus model?

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LS430 Or LS460


I'd choose the GS over an IS everyday. I've owned mine for about 2.5 years now and it's been the perfect family car for me. My daughter's babyseat fit in fine either rear or forward facing, I can't see where the complaints are coming from in regards to that (unless it's 2+ kids), but then again I had a babyseat rear facing in my Soarer so anything else was going to be bigger.
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GS400 or GS430...this is coming from an ex-IS300 owner.
Second that! Never looked back
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Old 02-03-12, 11:08 PM   #44
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Does GS400 have the all bushing issues like my 2001 GS300. I really like my GS, don't get me wrong.
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Old 02-04-12, 03:19 PM   #45
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bushings or ball joints?
all 98-05 gs have same ball joints issues (it more a maintinance than issues because you have to change them around 100,000 miles unless you lower your car than i will be more often?
i just had mine changed at 115,000 with one upper control arm so i hope that im good for next 100,000
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