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Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-17-15, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Johnny Rad
Interesting timed test results - very helpful. ...

Interesting timed test results - very helpful.

Thanks, Theo.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-14-15, 08:06 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,746
Posted By Johnny Rad
Many years ago, an older pal told me he figured...

Many years ago, an older pal told me he figured to pay 10-20% of the purchase price of a used car to get it back up to speed ... be it mechanical, aesthetics or both. The older the car, the more it...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-14-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,746
Posted By Johnny Rad
I think there's another key piece of info you...

I think there's another key piece of info you need prior to making your final decision - what's the service history for this car? The Lexus Service Team can pull a history of everything* that's been...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-13-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Johnny Rad
Since the ratings come from drivers and not Tire...

Since the ratings come from drivers and not Tire Rack, I'm still having difficulty understanding why they're not comparable.

When drivers rate the Grand Touring AS Conty as excellent in certain...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-12-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Johnny Rad
A quick follow-up, AJ. Why aren't ratings...

A quick follow-up, AJ.

Why aren't ratings between tire categories comparable? If I were to rate tires from two different categories, I'd rate the one that performed better at a particular...
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-08-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Johnny Rad
Thanks, AJ. Much appreciated. Enjoy...

Thanks, AJ.

Much appreciated.

Enjoy winter.

:thumbup:
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 02-03-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Johnny Rad
Hey, Tire Rack guy ... What do you think? Thx!

Hey, Tire Rack guy ... What do you think? Thx!
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-31-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,413
Posted By Johnny Rad
Still no perf specs or price from Lexus?! ...

Still no perf specs or price from Lexus?!

Lame. What are they waiting for?!
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-29-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,420
Posted By Johnny Rad
I'm a Q-Ship guy: big motors in under-stated,...

I'm a Q-Ship guy: big motors in under-stated, mid-size lux sedans.

I recently drove a new S4 (closely aligned to the S5) and it was head and shoulders better than the 4GS when driven fast. ...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-29-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,420
Posted By Johnny Rad
I happily drove a 2GS430 for almost a decade...

I happily drove a 2GS430 for almost a decade (!!!). It was a great car in many regards and I often contemplated upgrading to the newer 3GS that looked better inside and out, but I just couldn't do...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-26-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,459
Posted By Johnny Rad
I'm with I8ABMR when s/he wrote that many of us...

I'm with I8ABMR when s/he wrote that many of us aren't any better at washing cars than the stealers. Besides, after the first door ding or swirl mark in the paint, it's "just a car" again. Perfection...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-13-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,097
Posted By Johnny Rad
The S5 was beautiful when it came out in '08-09...

The S5 was beautiful when it came out in '08-09 (?). More impressively, it still looks like a million bucks. It's real classy with subtle fender flaring.

I don't follow Audi all that closely, but...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-12-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,413
Posted By Johnny Rad
http://autoweek.com/article/detroit-auto-show/lexu...

http://autoweek.com/article/detroit-auto-show/lexus-gs-f-performance-sedan-ahead-detroit-auto-show

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1501_2016_lexus_gs_f_first_look/

467 HP / 389 TQ...
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-11-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,211
Posted By Johnny Rad
I thought N was for "normal" and R was for...

I thought N was for "normal"
and R was for "race."
Forum: The Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels & Brakes Forum 01-08-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Johnny Rad
Conty tire choice - PureContact vs DWS

AJ@TireRack - I need your help picking my next set of A/S tires. In short, are your survey ratings comparable between tire categories? For example, can I compare Grand Touring A/S to High Perf A/S? ...
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-06-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Johnny Rad
Welcome. There's a number of super sharp GX...

Welcome. There's a number of super sharp GX experts that regularly post, so stay tuned.

Good luck! I suspect you'll be fine in short order.

(I'm just here for the ride.)
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-05-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By Johnny Rad
Congrats! The WRX is a great choice, IMHO. ...

Congrats! The WRX is a great choice, IMHO.

You've got the plush luxo-cruiser covered with your LS. The WRX will be a really fun change of pace especially with its manual tranny. Not to mention...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-05-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By Johnny Rad
For a new car, I'd happily get it from an out of...

For a new car, I'd happily get it from an out of town stealer. I just about did that a few years back, but my local stealer came to and matched the price. I would've paid a bit more from the local...
Forum: GX - First Generation 01-05-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,940
Posted By Johnny Rad
I get to drive a new Lexus plus an oil change for...

I get to drive a new Lexus plus an oil change for $75.

I can also eat ~12 of my "go to" meals at Taco Bell for $75.

Yup, there's lots of choices out there for $75.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-29-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,203
Posted By Johnny Rad
Seems you and the 14 other '09 guys are easy to...

Seems you and the 14 other '09 guys are easy to forget.

Hard to believe Lexus made a change that late in the lifecycle, unless of course they knew that they'd had to...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-29-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,203
Posted By Johnny Rad
Hell yeah! Thanks for posting "evidence." ...

Hell yeah! Thanks for posting "evidence."

Now I can chill out on staring at my dash and just drive it.
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-29-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 126,286
Posted By Johnny Rad
Nice work to cdew002 and sprocket (maybe others,...

Nice work to cdew002 and sprocket (maybe others, too?!) for posting the good news that Lexus seems to have *finally* gotten their act together on their cracking dash epidemic.

Here's some links...
Forum: GX - First Generation 12-29-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,521
Posted By Johnny Rad
I regret that I never got the chance / made an...

I regret that I never got the chance / made an opportunity to drive the FX50S ... it was the top of my list for quite some time while I waited for it to get cheaper, but it seemed to stop...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 12-24-14, 09:16 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 59,413
Posted By Johnny Rad
The M5 and E63/E63 S are just >$100K. I...

The M5 and E63/E63 S are just >$100K.

I think $80K is about $5K light for a loaded GS-F.

As we all know, Lexus has a history of under-cutting the competition on price and over-delivering on...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 12-24-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By Johnny Rad
Be safe: ...

Be safe:

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/gs-fourth-generation/766535-do-you-have-or-carry-a-gun-in-your-gs-350-a.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Memphis,_Tennessee
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