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Forum: LS430 04-20-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,675
Posted By Dailow
3 years of ownership and 20k miles later, I've...

3 years of ownership and 20k miles later, I've only had one non-maintenance issue:

Blown hood struts - DIY cost was $75 per side from Sewell Lexus for the OEM part.
Forum: LS430 04-20-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,651
Posted By Dailow
I never saw that face in the until it was pointed...

I never saw that face in the until it was pointed out...
Now I"ll never be able to look at that dash the same way, ever again.
Forum: LS430 01-04-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,887
Posted By Dailow
For those of you who have had this service done,...

For those of you who have had this service done, was it a straight up fluid replacement with no parts having to be replaced?

I checked with Sewell Lexus who mentioned that Lexus didn't make a...
Forum: LS430 09-29-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,703
Posted By Dailow
Glad to hear everything is working out in the...

Glad to hear everything is working out in the end.

I hear you about driving other cars.
I had to rent a minivan during a roadtrip in Florida and it only took 5 minutes for me to want to go back...
Forum: LS430 09-26-12, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Dailow
I would suggest sending an e-mail to the folks at...

I would suggest sending an e-mail to the folks at Sewell Lexus and see if they know which part it is.
Forum: Canada 08-18-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Dailow
It was a different car, but I drove an Acura CL...

It was a different car, but I drove an Acura CL to Edmonton and stayed there for a school year a couple of years ago. Temperatures were as low as -30 that year, and while the car never failed to...
Forum: LS430 07-28-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By Dailow
Where the heck did you have enough road to take...

Where the heck did you have enough road to take it up to 110 MPH?!
Forum: LS430 07-11-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,000
Posted By Dailow
Yeah, I hear you. I'd literally have to wash my...

Yeah, I hear you.
I'd literally have to wash my car every week to get the dust off, if not more frequently. Since my car is also kept outside, it's just way too much upkeep for a daily driver so I...
Forum: LS430 07-11-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,486
Posted By Dailow
While I do have little nitpicks about the car,...

While I do have little nitpicks about the car, the day I stop driving my LS will be the day I grow tired of the boring drive (not too likely) or the day it gets written off in an accident (more...
Forum: LS430 07-11-12, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By Dailow
Possible smartkey security vulnerability?

I read an article this morning about a vulnerability that allowed thieves to steal a BMW in less than 3 minutes. Here's the quote that made me raise my eyebrows:



Anyone know if our cars are...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 07-07-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,573
Posted By Dailow
I can't tell you how many clay bars I've dropped...

I can't tell you how many clay bars I've dropped on the ground... I might have to pick one of these up before my next detail.
Forum: LS430 07-07-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,000
Posted By Dailow
It's funny, I'm starting to feel the same way...

It's funny, I'm starting to feel the same way after I detailed my car the other week. I'm just not anal enough to fuss over all the fine scratches up close, but it looks fine from a distance. I just...
Forum: LS430 07-01-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By Dailow
If you could get it at $10k I might consider it,...

If you could get it at $10k I might consider it, but for $14.5k I'd probably pass.
Yes,it looks like it was maintained really well, but it also looks like it only has the Modern Luxury package.
...
Forum: LS430 07-01-12, 12:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,371
Posted By Dailow
That is one clean looking car. I always...

That is one clean looking car.

I always figured the Crown was about 95% of a Celsior in terms of features.
How does it drive so far? Does it feel like a boat compared to the LS430, or is it quite...
Forum: LS430 05-17-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Dailow
Truer words could not be said... If you flip...

Truer words could not be said...
If you flip down the driver-side and passenger-side shades too, then the sun is entirely blocked off from the front of the car allowing you to look at your rear-view...
Forum: LS430 02-26-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By Dailow
I'm actually more curious as to what Lexus has in...

I'm actually more curious as to what Lexus has in line for the new LS, since rumors say that the new ES is going to be the quietest car that Lexus has ever produced.
(Source)...
Forum: LS430 02-25-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,994
Posted By Dailow
Well, to make a long story short I imported a...

Well, to make a long story short I imported a US-spec vehicle if there's a difference between the American and Canadian vehicles then that wouldn't be applicable to me in this case.

Then again, I...
Forum: LS430 02-25-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,502
Posted By Dailow
Interesting... I should've read this thread...

Interesting... I should've read this thread sooner!

I have an '05 model and I was just contemplating how the transmission shifts really weirdly, especially when I leave the house in the morning. I...
Forum: LS430 02-25-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By Dailow
Built-in bluetooth makes the 04 worth it based on...

Built-in bluetooth makes the 04 worth it based on that feature alone IMO.
It might not be as valuable to others, but in areas where you're prohibited from using your phone without a hands-free set...
Forum: LS430 02-25-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Dailow
I'm not American, but I figure it's pretty common...

I'm not American, but I figure it's pretty common to buy vehicles out-of-state.
I bought my car in WA and imported it to Canada, so I don't think you'll have any issues as long as you give some...
Forum: LS430 02-25-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,994
Posted By Dailow
So I inquired about these mudguards at Sewell,...

So I inquired about these mudguards at Sewell, and they directed me to a mudguard set they had on clearance - part number 08414-50010-C0. Bought them back in October, and only just recently took them...
Forum: LS430 11-29-11, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Dailow
I have a CL, and the only thing I miss about not...

I have a CL, and the only thing I miss about not having the UL is the upgraded rear seat amenities for when I have to shuttle people around. I guess it's more of a bling factor thing for me.
...
Forum: LS430 11-29-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By Dailow
If anything, the opposite is true - 430s are...

If anything, the opposite is true - 430s are owned by the older crowd. Heck, I'm 28 and my dad makes fun of me for driving "an old man's car". Not many young people can afford the (former) Lexus...
Forum: LS430 11-08-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,242
Posted By Dailow
I actually just bought these tires and mounted...

I actually just bought these tires and mounted them the other week on a set of aftermarket 17" OEM rims.

They're a bit louder than my 18" Continental ExtremeDWS tires, but that's pretty impressive...
Forum: LS430 10-24-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,598
Posted By Dailow
I was thinking about the MXM4 at one point, but...

I was thinking about the MXM4 at one point, but I'm on 18s for all season tires and the MXM4s only come in OEM size on 17s.

Ended up going from some badly worn Hankooks to Continental DWS and...
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