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Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By MattyG
Multiple threads that I've seen on GS and LS...

Multiple threads that I've seen on GS and LS forums, with certain members who bought their cars and promptly found themselves with write off vehicles due to a lot of... youth. It wasn't due to...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By MattyG
Probably because sponsoring the pre-game show...

Probably because sponsoring the pre-game show doesn't necessarily mean you're putting all your advertising power into a specific model. The G90 is not the bling car anyways, not for the Super Bowl's...
Forum: Car Chat 02-06-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,138
Posted By MattyG
Yeah the English are definitely bonkers when it...

Yeah the English are definitely bonkers when it comes to what works and what doesn't. But the other side of the coin from that era is the passion, styling and real leather and wood.

I wish I'd had...
Forum: Car Chat 02-06-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By MattyG
Another addition to BBC's Top Gear. ...

Another addition to BBC's Top Gear.

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/feb/05/eddie-jordan-poised-to-join-chris-evans-and-matt-leblanc-for-new-look-top-gear





And looks like...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-04-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By MattyG
Well one of the best ways to remember people is...

Well one of the best ways to remember people is to just remember through pics etc. You could certainly put that pony inside the car.

Just saying that nobody will know what the significance of...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-04-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By MattyG
Looking good after its trials and tribulations....

Looking good after its trials and tribulations. But uhhh.... you know... you gotta get rid of that stuffed string thing off the back end. It's not classy. Not Lexus. This car's about dignity and...
Forum: Car Chat 02-04-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By MattyG
Leblanc's still a working actor but being a...

Leblanc's still a working actor but being a Friends alumnus doesn't really give you much street cred.

This might be a case of a quick-change reaction that's been seen before as in Two and A Half...
Forum: GX - 2nd Gen (2010-present) 02-04-16, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By MattyG
Lol. Or it will have a sense of self righteous...

Lol. Or it will have a sense of self righteous politeness and talk endlessly about Americans before launching into the weather. Too cold, too hot, too much snow, not enough snow. Lotta rain, not...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-04-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By MattyG
Well you are a brave soul, lol. I guess when I...

Well you are a brave soul, lol. I guess when I first joined this forum people were pretty much on the, "check the timing belt/water pump" posthaste and don't do too much until you know.
Forum: Car Chat 02-04-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,267
Posted By MattyG
:) Actually I should have just quoted the post I...

:) Actually I should have just quoted the post I was answering to, so my answer wasn't directed at your question.

The N54 is legendary for its torque and for its troubles with a significant number...
Forum: Car Chat 02-03-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,267
Posted By MattyG
One of the oldest debates in the history of the...

One of the oldest debates in the history of the automotive world. Should I get a BMW or an Audi? Should I get the Mercedes or the Lexus?

Here's the rule: if you don't have $500-$1000 for a...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-03-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By MattyG
Talking like what? It's called the www :) Nobody...

Talking like what? It's called the www :) Nobody really wants one but they are a great deal. It's a Lexus forum.
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 02-03-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By MattyG
So now that the sympathy posts have all settled...

So now that the sympathy posts have all settled down. :eek2:

Did you actually take a car on a cross country winter belt trip with a 14 year old timing belt/water pump or is that a typo?
Forum: Car Chat 02-03-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By MattyG
Well you missed the best part for car guys...

Well you missed the best part for car guys Bitkuhana. That's the drive up to Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky Highway from Vancouver. It was actually a part of the Olympic infrastructure. Amazing scenery...
Forum: LS - 3rd Gen (2001-2006) 02-03-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,010
Posted By MattyG
"I have 4 people in the car a lot ... I...

"I have 4 people in the car a lot ...

I can't ruin the ride,...

but I would like to lower 1-1.5 inches with ride as close to oem as possible."

Pick one of those choices :D Lowering a car's...
Forum: Car Chat 01-31-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By MattyG
And one of the few tests of the 2GS400/430 from...

And one of the few tests of the 2GS400/430 from the IIHS. Astonishing to see the tech at work. One of the things that was always on the back of my mind was safety when I bought mine.

Crash Test...
Forum: LS - 1st and 2nd Gen (1990-2000) 01-31-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,920
Posted By MattyG
CynderES you're going to have to park the car and...

CynderES you're going to have to park the car and catch a bus to the nearest recovery point where you can get to a truck/trailer. At this point it looks like you've got a car that won't run for very...
Forum: Car Chat 01-31-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By MattyG
^^^ I was going to say the Euro NCAP standards...

^^^ I was going to say the Euro NCAP standards are considerably higher, although all standards evolve over time.

An apples and oranges comparison from Fifth Gear old vs new.

Fifth Gear -...
Forum: Car Chat 01-30-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,267
Posted By MattyG
Exactly. The internet is one thing, owner...

Exactly. The internet is one thing, owner experience is another, and of course CR, JD Power are yet another. But there is no reason to get tribal about some sort of online ideas about what is a good...
Forum: Car Chat 01-30-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,267
Posted By MattyG
Maybe the thread is redundant but you're right...

Maybe the thread is redundant but you're right about owning both brands. If you look at Clublexus members, many in fact own German cars alongside their Lexus. There are people who routinely go back...
Forum: Car Chat 01-30-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,267
Posted By MattyG
In case you missed it, and you have; I was being...

In case you missed it, and you have; I was being polite. The pile-on and general critics-corner bit was already going on.

Yeah $1000 BMW beaters don't do well. Everybody gets it. He merely...
Forum: Car Chat 01-30-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,267
Posted By MattyG
You're a brave soul Stereorob. I've been tempted...

You're a brave soul Stereorob. I've been tempted many a time but never succumbed. I had three 80's era Volkwagens and back then they were pretty good.

There's a very good saying about off warranty...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 01-29-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By MattyG
Welcome to the forum. The GS400 is highly...

Welcome to the forum. The GS400 is highly respected here. Post pics when you get the chance. It is not the best handling vehicle from its time, but it is easily the best riding vehicle.

You can...
Forum: Car Chat 01-29-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,637
Posted By MattyG
No one is "forcing" anyone to watch anything but...

No one is "forcing" anyone to watch anything but there is a larger worldwide audience that is at stake. It ain't all about Murica boys. Both shows have to retrieve their audiences and a good portion...
Forum: Car Chat 01-28-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 921
Posted By MattyG
Unfortunately post-crash pictures are not a...

Unfortunately post-crash pictures are not a scientific method of determining crash-worthiness. Use some great sites in the US and Europe for crash test ratings. What you're trying to do is distill...
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