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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-18-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By riknchar
I have a 2008 LS600hL, and my Traction Battery...

I have a 2008 LS600hL, and my Traction Battery status (I assume by that you mean the hybrid batteries) seems go fairly quickly from fully charged to fairly depleted. This seems to be the normal...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-15-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By riknchar
Looks like a pretty good deal at first glance. ...

Looks like a pretty good deal at first glance. Eskridge has had it for sale for over 2 months, so they're probably pretty willing to deal. CarFax (for what it's worth) looks fine. Recommend you...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-05-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By riknchar
$41K may be a stretch, if you do a Private Party...

$41K may be a stretch, if you do a Private Party sale of this car. The 2008 LS600hLs I've seen lately with roughly equivalent mileage are selling closer to mid-30s Private Party. A Lexus dealer...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-03-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By riknchar
I can't recall ever experiencing what you're...

I can't recall ever experiencing what you're describing. I do get a very slight vibration when I'm sitting still and the engine kicks on or off, but nothing that I've felt while actually traveling...
Forum: SC 430 11-12-14, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,397
Posted By riknchar
1: 2009 Pebble Beach 2: Mercury Metallic 3:...

1: 2009 Pebble Beach
2: Mercury Metallic
3: Ecru
4: 2
5: 9800 miles at purchase, 13,800 now
6: $42k
7: 15 months
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-10-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,331
Posted By riknchar
I'm lucky enough to own both the SC430 (2009...

I'm lucky enough to own both the SC430 (2009 Pebble Beach) and the LS600hL (2008), and I can say that it's a treat to get to pick between the two of these amazing automobiles every time I head for my...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-07-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By riknchar
The front shocks & actuators on my 2008 LS600hL...

The front shocks & actuators on my 2008 LS600hL were replaced at 58K miles, and the rear struts were replaced at 41K and 47K miles respectively. Not sure if this is premature wear, but it seems a...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-07-14, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By riknchar
Thanks for the heads up! I just reviewed the...

Thanks for the heads up! I just reviewed the history of my LS600hL and discovered lots of details I was unaware of (several complaints of wind noise back in 2009 that were never fully fixed, despite...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 11-06-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By riknchar
Congrats on the new 600hL! Welcome to the Club! ...

Congrats on the new 600hL! Welcome to the Club!

I bought my 2008 LS600hL in June -- it also has 60K miles, although it is in nearly perfect condition. Did you get a CPO warranty with yours? Do...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-28-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By riknchar
I've owned both and do think the 600 rides...

I've owned both and do think the 600 rides quieter and smoother than a similar 460. It's probably a combination of the added weight, hybrid assist, and continuously variable transmission... I love...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-28-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By riknchar
I paid $42K for a 2008 LS600hL in July of this...

I paid $42K for a 2008 LS600hL in July of this year. Had 60K miles, was a CPO 1-owner with all service records, and it was the color combo I wanted. I probably paid too much, but I LOVE the car,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-28-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By riknchar
I bought a 2011 LS460 AWD (CPO car), and then...

I bought a 2011 LS460 AWD (CPO car), and then traded a month later for a 2008 LS600hL, so I've had experience with both models. I did appreciate the larger trunk on the 460 and the more advanced...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-20-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By riknchar
Yeah, the LS600 really is an amazing car, and a...

Yeah, the LS600 really is an amazing car, and a joy to drive. The SC has it's own unique qualities, though, and really can't be beat on a warm summer night with the top down. If the SC had 60K...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-20-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,292
Posted By riknchar
Lexus SC430 - 2009 Pebble Beach Edition. My...

Lexus SC430 - 2009 Pebble Beach Edition. My LS600hL is the daily driver, and the SC comes out on warm evenings when I take my wife to dinner. The SC only has 13K miles, and I plan to only put 3K...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-17-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,649
Posted By riknchar
I paid $153 through Sewell for my Smart Access...

I paid $153 through Sewell for my Smart Access Card (for my 2008 LS600hL). I see the price has risen to $168 today (using the Club Lexus Discount), which still seems worth it. I think for some...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-16-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By riknchar
Agree with using the dark colored mats vs the...

Agree with using the dark colored mats vs the Cashmere... they will look good for much longer no matter how anal you are in taking care of them. I purchased a set of the black "Premium" floor mats...
Forum: SC 430 10-10-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By riknchar
I paid $41k for my 2009 Pebble Beach a year ago,...

I paid $41k for my 2009 Pebble Beach a year ago, which seemed pretty steep at the time, but it only had 9K miles and was showroom fresh (still smells new). I have 13K miles on it now (use a Lexus...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-07-14, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,595
Posted By riknchar
I also installed these lights on my LS600hL. ...

I also installed these lights on my LS600hL. Very simple to pry off the old lights and plug in the new ones, and it's pretty amazing that a set of 4 can be had for $25 total cost. I'm not quite...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 10-06-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By riknchar
I had the same problem in my 2008 LS600hL. I had...

I had the same problem in my 2008 LS600hL. I had just purchased the car from the local Lexus dealer (CPO).

I learned that this particular TSB is covered by the Powertrain warranty (vs the shorter...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-27-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By riknchar
Both are amazing cars, but the LS600hL has a few...

Both are amazing cars, but the LS600hL has a few more options (in all likelihood). The price on the 600 seems artificially low, based on my watching the market for the past 6 months or so... I'd...
Forum: SC 430 09-18-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By riknchar
2008 Lexus LS600hL (daily driver) and a leased...

2008 Lexus LS600hL (daily driver) and a leased Nissan Leaf (wife's around town car). I'm a solid Lexus convert, but the wife still loves not having to go to the gas station (ever)...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 09-18-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By riknchar
I own a 2008 LS600hL, and I can vouch for the...

I own a 2008 LS600hL, and I can vouch for the vault-like ride and unparallelled quality built into this "tank." The car is not "sporty" in the traditional sense, but can certainly generate serene...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-20-14, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By riknchar
I love the way you put it, "aged gracefully..." ...

I love the way you put it, "aged gracefully..." That's exactly how I feel about my "new to me" 2008 LS600hL! No one who rides in my car can believe it's 6 years old. I'd definitely take an older,...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-19-14, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,131
Posted By riknchar
Make a friend in one of those states who is...

Make a friend in one of those states who is willing to let you use their address to have the warranty paperwork mailed to. That's all Troy needs (a MA address) to make it happen. Perhaps one of the...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 08-14-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By riknchar
Beautiful LS460! I'm glad you were able to find...

Beautiful LS460! I'm glad you were able to find your car after your long hunt! Rick
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