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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By riknchar
I also was "bitten" by the LS600hL bug last year....

I also was "bitten" by the LS600hL bug last year. I had just purchased a CPO 2011 LS460 AWD, but started reading all about the LS600hL's on this forum and came to the conclusion that I had to have...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-28-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By riknchar
- Age: 51 - General Location: Omaha NE -...

- Age: 51
- General Location: Omaha NE
- Occupation: Retired Military, Current Government Employee, Own/operate a photography business
- Hobbies/Special Interests: Photography, racquetball,...
Forum: IS C 01-27-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By riknchar
Thanks for the tips! The car arrived from...

Thanks for the tips! The car arrived from Wisconsin late day yesterday and I ran out to take a quick look/test drive. The car was still slightly dirty from the transport truck, but it looked...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-26-15, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,046
Posted By riknchar
That actually does seem to be a pretty good price...

That actually does seem to be a pretty good price for a low-mileage 600hL with the Executive Seating Package. Carfax appears clean (although not always reliable). Should make someone a pretty sweet...
Forum: IS C 01-26-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By riknchar
Buying a 2012 IS350C - Looking for Advice

I've been lurking on this thread for the past month or so, reading everything I could about the IS350C to try to decide whether to trade my SC430 in for the newer technology of the 350C. I have...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-26-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,046
Posted By riknchar
Glad I could help your cause, CAHA14! I'm still...

Glad I could help your cause, CAHA14! I'm still loving my LS600hL, and I'm one of those guys who is constantly looking for my next great car -- I honestly haven't found a single car I'd rather be...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-15-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By riknchar
I currently own a 2008 LS600hL and a 2009 SC430...

I currently own a 2008 LS600hL and a 2009 SC430 (Pebble Beach), although I'm in the process of trading in the SC430 on a newer IS350 Convertible. This was a tough decision, as the SC430 offers a...
Forum: SC 430 01-13-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By riknchar
You may well be right... only time will tell if...

You may well be right... only time will tell if this was a good call or not. I'll keep everyone posted as I begin the ownership experience with the IS350. I'm guessing this is of interest to...
Forum: SC 430 01-13-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By riknchar
Michael, Thanks for the info! Pretty much...

Michael,

Thanks for the info! Pretty much jives with everything else I've heard/read. I'm actually okay with keeping a low profile--I do get the occasional "nice car" comment on my SC430, but I...
Forum: SC 430 01-13-15, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By riknchar
Michael, You are in a unique position to compare...

Michael, You are in a unique position to compare these two amazing convertibles, so I definitely appreciate your advice!

I do love the styling of the SC430 (always have, always will), although...
Forum: SC 430 01-12-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By riknchar
Trading SC430 for IS350 Convertible

Fellow Club Lexus SC friends: I've come to the conclusion that it's time to make the move from the SC430 to a newer, more modern IS350C. Heresy, I realize--and if anyone would like to try to talk...
Forum: Lexus Vehicles Classifieds 01-12-15, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By riknchar
2009 SC430 Pebble Beach (14K miles)

The time has come for me to give up my showroom-condition 2009 SC430 Pebble Beach! I will probably be trading it in to the local Lexus of Omaha dealer on an IS350 Convertible this week, but wanted...
Forum: IS - Second Generation 01-11-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By riknchar
Trading SC430 on IS350C

So I've been seriously tinkering with the idea of trading in my 2009 Lexus SC430 (Pebble Beach Edition) for a newer IS350 Convertible.

My SC430 is basically still brand new -- 14K miles and hasn't...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-18-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
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: 391
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: 13
Views: 1,332
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: 621
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: 1,544
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: 1,427
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: 630
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: 650
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: 1,494
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: 760
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: 1,010
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: 522
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...
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