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Forum: GX - First Generation 09-28-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,512
Posted By Johnny Rad
...and it's done: 2012 E550 4Matic. With a...

...and it's done: 2012 E550 4Matic. With a little help from depreciation (ok a lot), I'm the proud owner of a twin turbo V8 powered sport sedan.

Here's hoping Consumer Reports, JD Power,...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-28-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,886
Posted By Johnny Rad
...and it's done: 2012 E550 4Matic. With a...

...and it's done: 2012 E550 4Matic. With a little help from depreciation (ok a lot), I'm the proud owner of a twin turbo V8 powered sport sedan.

Here's hoping Consumer Reports, JD Power,...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-14-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Johnny Rad
Welcome and congrats. Post up pics when you pull...

Welcome and congrats. Post up pics when you pull the trigger.

Remember the 90k service is a big one with the timing belt, water pump and potentially new fluids in the 4x4 bits.

Did you...
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-08-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Johnny Rad
Thx! Much appreciated. :thumbup:

Thx! Much appreciated. :thumbup:
Forum: GX - First Generation 09-07-14, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By Johnny Rad
What's it good for then?

What's it good for then?
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-07-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Johnny Rad
I may have assumed too much. Seems the words used...

I may have assumed too much. Seems the words used in a number of model year 2013 LS460 F-Sport air susp reviews are "revised" and "modified."

They can be interpreted in a number of different...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-07-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,692
Posted By Johnny Rad
Yes, some older folks have an aversion to...

Yes, some older folks have an aversion to Japanese products.

Now that Japanese products are more widely accepted, I believe Korean products are suffering from fickle American perception.

If...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-07-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Johnny Rad
Do we think the a/s is more reliable with its...

Do we think the a/s is more reliable with its alleged redesign in '13? Fingers crossed.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-30-14, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Johnny Rad
HUD on a GS is extremely rare, though... unless...

HUD on a GS is extremely rare, though... unless you're ordering one new.
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-27-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 30,177
Posted By Johnny Rad
The GX460 wheels look best, yes - but maybe a...

The GX460 wheels look best, yes - but maybe a little too Pathfinder for me.

I'm still (hopelessly) waiting to see a GX470 with the F-Sport wheels.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-22-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,034
Posted By Johnny Rad
IMHO, Acura's ext designs are completely off and...

IMHO, Acura's ext designs are completely off and have been for awhile. They've totally lost the plot.

I can't imagine being an Acura salesman. Aside from the TL (thank goodness for that one...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-21-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By Johnny Rad
Totally agreed on your assessment one month...

Totally agreed on your assessment one month later. I'm glad to own the GX, too.

Specifically, I agree that it's pretty darn floaty on comfort and sport surprisingly tightens it up a hair (still...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-14-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Johnny Rad
I replaced mine at 30k almost 3 years ago and am...

I replaced mine at 30k almost 3 years ago and am strongly considering skipping it at the 60k.

As I recall, the 30k interval was recommended for hard use but if did it anyhow. I don't tow and I...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-09-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,154
Posted By Johnny Rad
Overheard here from a BMW service tech: "Never...

Overheard here from a BMW service tech: "Never own a BMW out of warranty."

And

Overheard from an independent European repair shop in my town: "BMWs keep me in business."

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-09-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By Johnny Rad
Did it beep or just flash the dash light at you? ...

Did it beep or just flash the dash light at you?

From experience, the traction control really means biz when it beeps.

It routinely saves my arse in the snow.

I won't bother asking why...
Forum: GX - First Generation 08-03-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 513
Posted By Johnny Rad
Welcome and good luck! There's loads of solid...

Welcome and good luck! There's loads of solid info available here ... including here on the first page of this very GX forum.

Search is your friend.
...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 07-27-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By Johnny Rad
Congrats on moving into the big daddy LS! ...

Congrats on moving into the big daddy LS! Envious.

Why did you opt out of your GS in favor of the LS?

I'm debating a '13 GS awd luxury pkg or a '10 LS awd (non f-sport so I can get...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 07-27-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By Johnny Rad
Poor-fitting trunk lid is unacceptable and I...

Poor-fitting trunk lid is unacceptable and I highly doubt it came from the factory that way. I say it's wishful thinking. Yes, I'm confident a body shop would easily slide it right into proper...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 07-27-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Johnny Rad
So, was the SD 600 a keeper?

So, was the SD 600 a keeper?
Forum: GX - First Generation 07-26-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By Johnny Rad
Congrats on the third kiddo. There's a lot...

Congrats on the third kiddo.

There's a lot to like about the +'05's.

Search is your friend. Try these on for size...
...
Forum: LX470 and LX450 07-23-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By Johnny Rad
Hold my beer! Watch this.

Hold my beer! Watch this.
Forum: GX - First Generation 07-23-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By Johnny Rad
That's a real crapper.

That's a real crapper.
Forum: GX - First Generation 07-23-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,770
Posted By Johnny Rad
I was intrigued by your choice to remove the...

I was intrigued by your choice to remove the resonator. A quick web search indicates that removing it may reduce an engine's power... am I uninformed?
Forum: GX - First Generation 07-21-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By Johnny Rad
Search is your friend. Try these on for size... ...

Search is your friend. Try these on for size...

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gx-first-generation/735573-2005-gx-100-000-miles-for-20-000-a.html...
Forum: GX - First Generation 07-21-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By Johnny Rad
FWIW, my '02 GS was Lexus CPO and it covered...

FWIW, my '02 GS was Lexus CPO and it covered shocks all around. Don't know about the GX.

Check this out: http://www.lexus.com/cpo/overview/warranty.html

I stressed about buying an extended...
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