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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-30-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By riknchar
One other issue that seems to impact many of the...

One other issue that seems to impact many of the 2008 600hLs is a problematic wind noise coming from the plastic triangle at the front of both drivers' and passengers' side front windows. If your...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-30-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By riknchar
Congrats on the beautiful 600hL! I bought my...

Congrats on the beautiful 600hL! I bought my 2008 from McGrath Lexus in Chicago last June, and have been completely happy with the car ever since.

I also had the Drivetrain Shudder problem HFAHMY...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-25-15, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By riknchar
Having owned my Lexus LS600hL for the past 8...

Having owned my Lexus LS600hL for the past 8 months, I can honestly say there is nothing to compare to the overall refinement, quality, smoothness, etc. I see myself as a "Lexus-LS-For-Life" guy. ...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-25-15, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By riknchar
I have a 2008 LS600hL that I use as my "daily...

I have a 2008 LS600hL that I use as my "daily driver," and a 2012 Lexus IS350C hardtop convertible that I use as my weekend/date night car. And I'm about to buy a Honda Goldwing F6B motorcycle to...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-20-15, 05:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,561
Posted By riknchar
1968 Ford Galaxy purchased for me by my mom as a...

1968 Ford Galaxy purchased for me by my mom as a high school graduation present ($200). I added a $600 stereo to bring the car's value up to $800 (+/-, depending on how full the gas tank was ;-)
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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-06-15, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By riknchar
My 600hL normally gets 22-23 mpg indicated in...

My 600hL normally gets 22-23 mpg indicated in mixed driving during the summer months. In the coldest part of winter, I'm getting closer to 19-20 mpg indicated due to the reduced battery efficiency. ...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-06-15, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By riknchar
I definitely remember that one, since I was in...

I definitely remember that one, since I was in the market for a 600hL at the time. I think it ended up selling for around $51K. At the time, lots of people commented on how much they DIDN'T like...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 01-30-15, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
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, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,578
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, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,765
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, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
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, 06:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,765
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
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, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
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, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
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, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
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, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
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, 09:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,748
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
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