Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Search Forums
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Showing results 1 to 25 of 36
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: mappo
Forum: LS400 09-14-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By mappo
My LS did this once when I first got it. It had...

My LS did this once when I first got it. It had both some acid buildup on the battery posts and a very dirty air filter. I cleaned up the posts and replaced the filter and never had it happen...
Forum: LS400 09-07-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By mappo
They didn't work out for me. I got lots of...

They didn't work out for me. I got lots of clunking and popping from the steering column with the poly bushings installed, so I put in a new pair of OEM rubber bushings instead. While down there I...
Forum: LS400 08-19-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By mappo
I just got a set of them myself. There was no...

I just got a set of them myself. There was no grease included though.
Forum: LS400 07-31-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By mappo
All the taxes and fees to get you street legal...

All the taxes and fees to get you street legal area going to be close to a thousand dollars, so don't go there if your intention is to sell for a profit within a few months. I'm in MD too and bought...
Forum: LS400 07-31-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By mappo
I thought this car sounded familiar - this is...

I thought this car sounded familiar - this is your grandfather's LS that you were posting about a couple of weeks ago. So you bought it from him and are now looking to flip it? As long as you don't...
Forum: LS400 07-31-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 629
Posted By mappo
IMO, you're not going to get $8500 for your LS...

IMO, you're not going to get $8500 for your LS unless you take care of the hood and tires first. Over $8K is for nearly-pristine looking examples. As is you're looking at $6K-$7K max, assuming the...
Forum: LS400 07-16-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By mappo
So let me get this straight - you have access to...

So let me get this straight - you have access to an insanely low mileage, well maintained, one-owner 99 LS at an exceptionally good price, have a family connection to get OEM parts at dealer cost,...
Forum: LS400 07-14-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By mappo
Sounds like an excellent car at an excellent...

Sounds like an excellent car at an excellent price. And since it's your own grandfather, I'm assuming you don't have to worry about getting snookered by an untrustworthy seller.
Forum: LS400 07-10-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By mappo
Here in the US it's pretty much all 10% ethanol -...

Here in the US it's pretty much all 10% ethanol - there's no escaping that garbage at any price. I think only marinas sell pure gasoline now.
:sad:
Forum: LS400 07-10-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By mappo
Technically the recommended spec is 91 octane...

Technically the recommended spec is 91 octane gas, while most premium today is 93. I believe 93 has no added benefit over 91 for us, while using lower octane gas will result in poorer mileage. ...
Forum: LS400 07-03-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By mappo
A flipper selling a high-mileage 21 year old car...

A flipper selling a high-mileage 21 year old car with no service history - what could go wrong? I say run, don't walk, away.
Forum: LS400 07-01-14, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By mappo
Wow, you'd have to go to Toyota's corporate...

Wow, you'd have to go to Toyota's corporate museum to see a first-year LS cleaner than that! Congrats on an amazing find and deal! Please find a garage for it!
Forum: LS400 06-10-14, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 992
Posted By mappo
Yeah, the AmEx Platinum editions had a monotone...

Yeah, the AmEx Platinum editions had a monotone paint option. The all-silver ones look very nice.
Forum: LS400 06-06-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By mappo
Damn, that used to be a beautiful 2000 Platinum...

Damn, that used to be a beautiful 2000 Platinum Edition. Now it's a Lexus Eldorado with ceramic doggy statues in the rear window.
Forum: LS400 05-20-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By mappo
Show me one without a moonroof, and I'll give you...

Show me one without a moonroof, and I'll give you "rare".
Forum: LS400 05-16-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By mappo
To be honest, the repaired seats are kind of a...

To be honest, the repaired seats are kind of a good sign. Sure, they aren't as good as immaculate seats in original condition, but it shows the previous owner cared about the car and fixed things...
Forum: LS400 05-16-14, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By mappo
Yeah, the seats have been recovered, or more...

Yeah, the seats have been recovered, or more likely just repaired. You can tell by how taut the panels are at the stitching. They should have done the driver headrest while they were at it, as...
Forum: LS400 04-29-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,414
Posted By mappo
I see your point about the earlier...

I see your point about the earlier non-interference engines, but the one we're talking about is a 2000.
Forum: LS400 04-28-14, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,414
Posted By mappo
$6K seems like a fair price. Something to think...

$6K seems like a fair price. Something to think about though - someone who waited 15 years to change their timing belt is not exactly obsessive about maintenance.
Forum: LS400 04-27-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,414
Posted By mappo
Get the real VIN from him (the one in the ad is...

Get the real VIN from him (the one in the ad is gibberish) and check the service history at Lexus Drivers. If he's lying about that who knows if anything else he's saying is true.
Forum: LS400 04-23-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,627
Posted By mappo
Kansas - could you give me some tips on...

Kansas - could you give me some tips on installing the Kuda mount? I bought one but am unsure how to install it, and the included instructions are essentially: "install it".:rolleyes:

Do I just...
Forum: LS400 04-18-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By mappo
I wouldn't drive an hour round trip without even...

I wouldn't drive an hour round trip without even being able to see that it has a front bumper. If they want your money, they can take five minutes to provide reasonably sized photos of the whole...
Forum: LS400 04-18-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By mappo
I wouldn't take the time to go see it until they...

I wouldn't take the time to go see it until they provided better pics.
Forum: LS400 04-17-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By mappo
I'd be looking out for signs of an odometer...

I'd be looking out for signs of an odometer rollback. That's crazy low miles!
Forum: LS400 04-17-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By mappo
As a shopper for an LS, I was looking for a car...

As a shopper for an LS, I was looking for a car that had been taken to the dealer for every single repair and maintenance item its entire life so that I could verify its service history with...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 36

 
Forum Jump
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:45 AM.

Join ClubLexus
Advertising


Copyright © 2000-2008 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS


Get all contact info