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Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-29-14, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By MattyG
This question of 300 vs 400/430 would have been a...

This question of 300 vs 400/430 would have been a harder decision 16 years ago when the price difference between the two cars could have been as much as $10K! They cost a pretty penny, $38-48K.
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Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-27-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By MattyG
Oh yeah. Don't ever believe the GS300 is down...

Oh yeah. Don't ever believe the GS300 is down market. The one I drove briefly was silky smooth and I nearly bought it. The six dates all the way back to the Crown, Cressida, Supra years.

The...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-27-14, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By MattyG
And the funny thing is Toyota could have brought...

And the funny thing is Toyota could have brought over the twin-turbo version of the Aristo over to North America, but I think they were worried about stealing sales from the 400/430 and potential...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-25-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By MattyG
I love those cars. Very nice drool worthy...

I love those cars. Very nice drool worthy styling, ride and interior. But I don't have a few thousand sitting in the bank account that I would need to fix potential problems. Even the MB forums...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 10-24-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 911
Posted By MattyG
Having driven both the GS300 (a 1998) briefly on...

Having driven both the GS300 (a 1998) briefly on a test drive, and now owning a GS430 (2002):

They both handle similar because it's basically the same platform. Curb weights are within 65 pounds...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-30-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By MattyG
You can certainly look at the valve body but......

You can certainly look at the valve body but... from my experience the transmission is in good shape. Fluid was good before I changed it out. I've had to add 1/3 of a liter just now over 10K miles....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-30-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 712
Posted By MattyG
RoMilex I actually started a thread where I refer...

RoMilex I actually started a thread where I refer to what you're talking about, "2nd gear vs 3rd gear takeoffs". I chalk up that 2/3 shift "flare" at WOT to Lexus' penchant for luxury and isolation...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-28-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By MattyG
Well the problem is we're comparing apples to...

Well the problem is we're comparing apples to oranges. What year was your M45? Was it one of the early years with problems? I'm more biased towards sporty handling vs luxo-barge.

The GS has the...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-28-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,063
Posted By MattyG
Congratulations and yes... luck! An interesting...

Congratulations and yes... luck! An interesting choice but CR, JD and Edmunds are not wrong. Prepare for big repair bills if the warranty's done. But also enjoy the smiles of miles with a great car....
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-25-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,118
Posted By MattyG
I wouldn't go by just what the Nico forums say....

I wouldn't go by just what the Nico forums say. Anybody that browses our cars forums would also say that the GS has problems.

I wanted to cross shop the M to other cars when I was looking around,...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-22-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By MattyG
Nice! You do know that you have to complete the...

Nice! You do know that you have to complete the Trifecta and get an LS now don't you?
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-22-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By MattyG
Exactly. Having the shifter in 2 means it will...

Exactly. Having the shifter in 2 means it will stay in 2. But you will run up against the redline pretty quick. 3rd will mean the tranny won't go beyond that gear until you shift up.

I find...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-19-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By MattyG
2nd gear takeoff vs 3rd gear starts

Yes I know this might belong in one of those "street kill" threads or something like that but I think this is related to performance as well as appreciation of the 2GS 4's abilities.

If you want...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-15-14, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By MattyG
Actually that makes sense for a family car for...

Actually that makes sense for a family car for you at 6'3". This car is the ideal compromise other than an LS but I don't think those are as sporty although they look pretty good.

Like you said,...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 09-15-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,351
Posted By MattyG
Yes unfortunately newer technology catches up...

Yes unfortunately newer technology catches up eventually and of course our cars are aging which means little problems need fixing more often.

I like that the Infiniti has back up camera and...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-20-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattyG
Lol. Very true. It's a performance car with...

Lol. Very true. It's a performance car with commuter looks!

Bimmers always look like they're on the Autobahn or something because they fill out the wheel wells and look hunched and ready for...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-19-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattyG
I'm in Lethbridge and there are three of them in...

I'm in Lethbridge and there are three of them in town here.

I drive over to Calgary from time to time. I haven't noticed that much of a difference as far as attention getting looks. I think yours...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-19-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattyG
You certainly did. It still sticks in Canadians...

You certainly did. It still sticks in Canadians craw! Although I usually cheer for American teams since I'm not that pro-Canadian anyways.



Yep. Bone stock. I don't have the budget to do...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-17-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattyG
True in Canada Lexus is not particularly special....

True in Canada Lexus is not particularly special. Most here seem to buy the German brands. Not sure why.

But in the US the market only picks select Japanese cars as up and comers. The GS ain't...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-16-14, 06:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattyG
The market decides and I'm not sure it's all rich...

The market decides and I'm not sure it's all rich stuffy guys in their 50's and 60's. And the way the market decides is by way of finding cars that just have that "it" factor which is timeless. What...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-15-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattyG
Well I will admit that once all those crudely...

Well I will admit that once all those crudely built oil burning, gasoline chugging muscle and pony cars of the 1960's and early 70's are relegated to museum collections... and their owners relegated...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-14-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,656
Posted By MattyG
The 2GS would have had to be outrageously...

The 2GS would have had to be outrageously different from its competition to stand out and become a classic. Classic at this point means a 30 year old car. Maybe it's still possible but I don't see...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-11-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,225
Posted By MattyG
Lol. I"m sure I'm contributing to a big gigantic...

Lol. I"m sure I'm contributing to a big gigantic thread drift since the OP was just letting people know he was moving on.

There's a lot going on at one time with these cars and it happens to all...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-10-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 29,408
Posted By MattyG
Cleaned out the throttle body. I didn't have time...

Cleaned out the throttle body. I didn't have time to pause and take pics but the black gunk that came out told me I needed to do it. Slightly smoother idle and lower cold rpm's.

I was going for...
Forum: GS - Second Generation 08-09-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,225
Posted By MattyG
Yes and no. You can certainly tighten up the...

Yes and no. You can certainly tighten up the suspension to get rid of the slop, but there is very little you can do about the steering. That's just a Lexus trademark.

It gets better at higher...
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