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Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By MDames2
Because he likes those wheels! Different isn't...

Because he likes those wheels! Different isn't necessarily better.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 06-29-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By MDames2
Forget all this talk about "great" deals. They're...

Forget all this talk about "great" deals. They're great for a reason. They are rare. The price you were quoted is a reasonable offer. It is a good value. If you like the vehicle, and you've checked...
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-28-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,105
Posted By MDames2
The ES just had it's mid cycle refresh with the...

The ES just had it's mid cycle refresh with the 2016 MY. There will be little to no changes in 2017.
Forum: ES - 6th Gen (2013-present) 06-20-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By MDames2
Anytime you turn the A/C compressor on, it will...

Anytime you turn the A/C compressor on, it will put an additional load on the engine. Therefore, there will be an increase in fuel consumption. How much of an increase will be somewhat subjective.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 06-09-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By MDames2
I also have a 2010 RX350. Mine is also not...

I also have a 2010 RX350. Mine is also not programmable. My dealer worked very hard to make this automatic for me. But after much research they found that there was no ability to do so. It appears...
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 06-07-16, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,636
Posted By MDames2
I think it's very likely that the left side...

I think it's very likely that the left side bolster will incur of lot of extra wear, and will develop creases that will make the seat look worse over time. any time you have to slide across the...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 06-07-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By MDames2
I have a 2010. It does only have 44K miles on it,...

I have a 2010. It does only have 44K miles on it, but it has been flawless, not a single repair in 6.5 years. As long as the RX has been taken care of over the years, I don't see you encountering any...
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 06-06-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,055
Posted By MDames2
Replacing the ECU is not a major problem. They...

Replacing the ECU is not a major problem. They took care of it and now you're good to go. Why all the fuss?
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-26-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By MDames2
When I see them I ask "Where did the wheels go?"...

When I see them I ask "Where did the wheels go?" They kind of disappear. They look dirty. I am not a fan
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 05-26-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By MDames2
If you look at the cars on the road, you'll see...

If you look at the cars on the road, you'll see that about 90% of them are some version of only 4 colors: Black, White, Silver, Gray. Boring, in my opinion. I like color! But that is what is on the...
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 05-26-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By MDames2
If you look around when you drive, I would say...

If you look around when you drive, I would say 95% of cars are some version of only 4 colors: Black, White, Silver, Gray. Boring to me. I like some color. But this is what you see on the road. So, I...
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 05-26-16, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,636
Posted By MDames2
The Luxury option has semi-aniline leather, which...

The Luxury option has semi-aniline leather, which is a softer, higher quality product than the standard leather found in the RX350. This leather might be an option on the RX350 or RX450h F Sport. If...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 05-20-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By MDames2
I've had a 2010 RX350 for 3.5 years. I've had no...

I've had a 2010 RX350 for 3.5 years. I've had no problems with it at all. It has been an outstanding vehicle. I purchased it as a CPO in October 2012. It had only 3,400 miles on it! Currently, it has...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-04-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By MDames2
Even though the shop tried to upsell me they...

Even though the shop tried to upsell me they didn't push hard. So I had them replace only the O2 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 on the right side. That fixed it. You guys gave me the confidence that I could...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 05-02-16, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By MDames2
I called the Lexus dealer and asked how much to...

I called the Lexus dealer and asked how much to replace the Bank 2 Sensor 1. I was told $572! It was two hours of labor at $159 per, and $274 for the sensor. So I called a local garage who quoted me...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-28-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By MDames2
I had an extended warranty on my wife's 2003...

I had an extended warranty on my wife's 2003 SC430. Actually, we had two. The first was the CPO warranty from Lexus. I paid around $1,800 for it. It covered a failed strut tower, the TPMS sensors and...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-28-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By MDames2
Bgw70: Thanks for the link. It does say that...

Bgw70: Thanks for the link. It does say that there can be multiple causes for the trouble code, including a failed ECM, wiring problems in addition to the 02 sensor. But this arms me with good...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-27-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By MDames2
Today I went to Autozone to have them pull the...

Today I went to Autozone to have them pull the diagnostic code. They can no longer do that for you in California. They were sued by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. Another one of the advantages? of...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-25-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By MDames2
Thanks Bgw70. I'll find the nearest Autozone...

Thanks Bgw70. I'll find the nearest Autozone store and get that code. I appreciate the information.
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 04-25-16, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By MDames2
Warning Lights On

On Saturday the VSC On, VSC, and Check Engine lights came on simultaneously in my wife's 2003 SC430., They are still on. They are not flashing. The car runs fine, and there is no other indication of...
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 02-12-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,037
Posted By MDames2
Back in 2008 the front end of my 2007 ES350 was...

Back in 2008 the front end of my 2007 ES350 was demolished in an accident. It took 28 days to repair and over $14,000. The car looked and drove great after the repairs. I had it for another 5 years...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 01-05-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By MDames2
Your struts are wearing out. Although there is no...

Your struts are wearing out. Although there is no lifting help when you depress the trunk release. They should supply some help once the trunk is partially open. I recently replaced the trunk struts...
Forum: SC430 - 2nd Gen (2001-2010) 12-31-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By MDames2
Aren't we sick of silver yet? Every car on the...

Aren't we sick of silver yet? Every car on the road is silver! (slight exaggeration). Let's keep a little color in the world. Midnight Pine Pearl is a beautiful color.
Forum: RX - 3rd Gen (2010-2015) 11-25-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,153
Posted By MDames2
It's normal to hear this while the engine is...

It's normal to hear this while the engine is cold. But it should disappear once the engine warms up. This is my experience with these engines.
Forum: RX - 4th Gen (2016-present) 11-19-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,695
Posted By MDames2
Now those are both bad a$$

Now those are both bad a$$
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