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Old 02-24-14, 04:34 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I noticed a number of new pre-owned GS460 owners the past few weeks. Well, I'm adding myself to the mix. I just picked up a 2008 Starfire Pearl GS460 over the weekend.

It came with the following options from the factory:
  • Mark Levinson Audio/Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Headlamp Cleaner
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Illuminated Door Sills
  • Preferred Accessory Package

It also has these parts installed by the previous owner:
  • Philips Ultinon 6000k 9006 HID Fog Lights
  • Philips Ultinon 6000K D4S HID Headlights
  • Full Hood, Headlight, and Front Bumper Clear Wrap
  • LED Driving Lights

The GS replaced my previous daily driver, a 2005 Lexus IS300
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Shameless plug for my weekend car, a 2007 Honda S2000
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Where the transaction took place--in the dark, of course
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And here is the GS
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Okay, I know what you're thinking. All white cars right? After owning silver, beige, black, dark grey, I've settled on white. And plus all three of the cars pictured look great in white anyway. Perhaps I will venture off and experiment with other colors in the future. Anyway, I've only recently begun to lurk on CL so I wanted to say Hopefully I will meet some of you in the future.
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Old 02-24-14, 04:43 PM   #2
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guys, please be nice to this noob.. jk!

my buddy here bought my car so I have enough money for the new one lol.

please take care of my baby, I already start missing it =( and welcome to CL!!
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guys, please be nice to this noob.. jk!

my buddy here bought my car so I have enough money for the new one lol.

please take care of my baby, I already start missing it =( and welcome to CL!!
kevin, when i saw the thread title i had a feeling that's your car already!!!!!

so this is to make room for the cayenne?
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kevin, when i saw the thread title i had a feeling that's your car already!!!!!

so this is to make room for the cayenne?
Henry!!! good to see you are still so active on CL considering you are probably on the Ferrari/lambo territory with the way you upgrade your cars

it's been fun owning this car and meeting everyone with it, yup, just picked up the Cayenne friday so my friend also picked up the GS. Glad he's the new owner instead of Carmax or seeing it auctioned off to some other country

We picked up the CT a while ago for the wifey so I mostly lurk in the CT subforum now

hope to see you soon bud.
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Henry!!! good to see you are still so active on CL considering you are probably on the Ferrari/lambo territory with the way you upgrade your cars

it's been fun owning this car and meeting everyone with it, yup, just picked up the Cayenne friday so my friend also picked up the GS. Glad he's the new owner instead of Carmax or seeing it auctioned off to some other country

We picked up the CT a while ago for the wifey so I mostly lurk in the CT subforum now

hope to see you soon bud.
yeah i saw your posts in CT a while back, good to have you around here!!! i would have been driving bunch of exotics if i didn't have my two girls!!!

congrats to gshoq again, one lucky guy getting this rare breed and well maintained by a good guy!
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Congrats on the GS460!

whlkev, congrats on the Cayenne GTS! I absolutely love the exhaust note of those.
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Hi everyone, I noticed a number of new pre-owned GS460 owners the past few weeks. Well, I'm adding myself to the mix. I just picked up a 2008 Starfire Pearl GS460 over the weekend.
congrats on an awesome ride!
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Nice ride. How does the clear wrap look. I think i might want to do that also.

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Nice ride. How does the clear wrap look. I think i might want to do that also.
The film is starting to accumulate dirt at the edges, but it is virtually unnoticeable unless one looks closely. The film has not begun to yellow though the sheen has decreased ever so slightly on the hood. That could possibly be resolved by heating it and letting it cure. The protection provided by the wrap is probably well worth the drawbacks, if any. Keep in mind this is after being on the car for six years. I'm certain new wraps will look good and provide functional benefits. Imperfections like paint chips and scratches, however, may be magnified if wraps are installed after lengthy ownership.

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Between the driver's side headlight and driving light (the cutout was as-designed)
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I'd like to see some picks of the front with the all the lights on
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I'd like to see some picks of the front with the all the lights on
I don't think I can put together anything better than Kevin did in this post
DIY: Parking light/ D4S HID low + Xenondepot 194 LED
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that's with the old HID Low, I've since replaced them with the Philips 6000k during my disappearance in forum for a few years to get married lol

gshoq - I would just keep the film to a point where you can't stand it, you are right, it's impossible to keep it perfect after so many years, but once you heat them and pull them off, the front end of the car should look fairly clean
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Don't pull it unless you plan on building a show stopper or garage queen!!!!!

I regret not having it as my I have tons of rock chips
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Don't pull it unless you plan on building a show stopper or garage queen!!!!!

I regret not having it as my I have tons of rock chips
I don't plan on removing the film any time soon since it looks just fine to me. I prefer paint protection over slight improvements in aesthetics. I wish I had done the clear wrap on my S2000 since there are now a number of small rock chips that could potentially be large bubbles once the clear wrap gets applied.
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