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Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 11-23-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By peteharvey
How To Simply Change Brake Calipers, Rotors, and...

How To Simply Change Brake Calipers, Rotors, and Pads Lexus GS300 - YouTube

DIY How to install replace front brakes pads on a 2006 Lexus GS300 - YouTube

DIY How to replace install rear brake...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 11-17-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 807
Posted By peteharvey
Some say the Europeans are great at innovation,...

Some say the Europeans are great at innovation, while the Japanese are great at refining those innovations.

Life is a compromise - the more you have of A, the less you will have of B.
So at least...
Forum: Car Chat 11-11-14, 12:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,191
Posted By peteharvey
My apologies. I misread it. When I read it...

My apologies.
I misread it.
When I read it properly, it is the 2.2 liter four cylinder diesel that is twin turbo.
Forum: Car Chat 11-10-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,191
Posted By peteharvey
I'm in the market for a new car. Was thinking...

I'm in the market for a new car.
Was thinking about GS350 before the all new C300 popped up.
Test driven both cars again.
The two cars are in different categories, and completely different.
...
Forum: Car Chat 11-06-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,191
Posted By peteharvey
I'm looking at buying either a GS350 luxo, or a...

I'm looking at buying either a GS350 luxo, or a C300 2.0 Twin Turbo.
I have test driven both, and the C300 is a very decent car, esp for a four.

We will be test driving both again this weekend,...
Forum: Car Chat 11-05-14, 12:10 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 69,742
Posted By peteharvey
C Class or GS350?

I was going to buy a metallic red GS350 luxury with a black leather interior [to hide the interior lines], however my friends keep pressing me to buy the "gorgeous" new C Class! Gorgeous inside and...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 10-29-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By peteharvey
I had only done 30,000 miles, but my brakes were...

I had only done 30,000 miles, but my brakes were squeaking like hell.
Neither the pads nor the rotors were worn down at all.
The parts depo talked me into buying a pair of brand new front pads, a...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 09-19-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By peteharvey
The 2015 is just a 4GS with a 2015 build date,...

The 2015 is just a 4GS with a 2015 build date, right?

Or do you mean the "mid-life update" of the traditional 7-year model cycle, which was first released about February 2012, such that the...
Forum: Car Chat 06-10-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,608
Posted By peteharvey
Small capacity multi-cylinders are certainly...

Small capacity multi-cylinders are certainly better eg the 1.5L V6's used in F1 racing, but cost is the main problem.
I'm sure eventually, small capacity multi-cylinders will gradually appear.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-29-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By peteharvey
When my car was brand new, there was no squeak. ...

When my car was brand new, there was no squeak.
As it got older, it started to squeak.

I replaced with brand new rotors, brand new pads, and brand new shims.
At first it was quiet; I thought I...
Forum: Hybrid Technology 05-16-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,904
Posted By peteharvey
Thanks for that...

Thanks for that...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-14-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
I have similar opinions about the 4GS weakest...

I have similar opinions about the 4GS weakest design being the rear view.
However, me thinks the exhaust ports look gorgeous.
Styling is so subjective.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-12-14, 05:22 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
Wow, a top of the line midsize car like a Camry...

Wow, a top of the line midsize car like a Camry V6, or an entry level midsize luxury car like a 5 Series four cylinder turbo etc?

It depends on personal tastes too.
It could go either way.
In...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-11-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
To GS200t or not, that is the question? I...

To GS200t or not, that is the question?

I guess it does increase sales.
I guess it does "devalue" the range at the same time.
After all, I wouldn't go for the GS200t myself.

So far, it's a...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-11-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
True. I never said no to Lexus' new four...

True.
I never said no to Lexus' new four cylinder turbo. Less weight on the front overhang for better handling, and more economical, and cheaper to manufacture in the long term.

Although...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-10-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
ES-GS Combo Exactly. Sales is a complex...

ES-GS Combo
Exactly.
Sales is a complex topic.
Because the E and 5 compete with not only the GS, but also the ES.
Likewise, you could also say the GS competes with not only the E and 5, but also...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-09-14, 11:52 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
Traditionally, E Class outsells 5 Series. ...

Traditionally, E Class outsells 5 Series.
However, the old 2003-10 5 Series was very special - it outsold the E Class.
Stats show that old 2003-10 5 Series outsold equivalent 2002-09 E Class....
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-05-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
You have identified all the key points in bold....

You have identified all the key points in bold. :thumbup:
Rather than car enthusiasts, it is actually the mass public that determine the sales.

The question now is what is the mass public buyer's...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-04-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
Officially, they're all just sedans. They don't...

Officially, they're all just sedans.
They don't have special classifications for so called "hardtops", and "four door coupes" etc.
Many would even say there is no such thing as a four door coupe....
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
Where did I say that the GS is a version of the...

Where did I say that the GS is a version of the Toyota Crown?
Where did I say that the Toyota Aristo was the Toyota Crown Aristo?
Where did I say that the Aristo/GS is part of the Crown family?...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
Yes, but that doesn't stop me from giving my...

Yes, but that doesn't stop me from giving my opinion, just as you give your opinion.
If you know more about Toyota's domestic range of Crowns, you will understand how the GS design fits in.
Many...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
A 4 door coupe "tends" to have the following...

A 4 door coupe "tends" to have the following features:
1) Rounded/swoopier roof line for less wind resistance, at the expense of interior space.
2) Lower roof line for lower CdA to lower the wind...
Forum: Car Chat 05-03-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,728
Posted By peteharvey
The 6.3L V8 is 787.5 cc per cylinder, which is a...

The 6.3L V8 is 787.5 cc per cylinder, which is a very large capacity per cylinder.
A 2.0L in-line four is only 500 cc per cylinder.
787.5 cc per cylinder is the equivalent of a 3.15 liter four...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 05-03-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 23,463
Posted By peteharvey
The Benz CLS63 AMG is a hotted up version of the...

The Benz CLS63 AMG is a hotted up version of the base E Class sedan.

The CLS is actually a four door coupe version of the E Class sedan platform.
The four door coupe features a rounded shape, a...
Forum: Car Chat 05-02-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,728
Posted By peteharvey
Engines Getting a bit off the topic, but I've...

Engines
Getting a bit off the topic, but I've never heard of the Schauberger engine, and it is still very difficult for me to understand how it works?

Presently, the internal combustion piston...
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