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Forum: LS430 Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Jabberwock
LS 430 Regular/Premium MPG comparison test update

We ran another long road trip last week. Drove apprx 1200 miles along Golf coast with apprx 95% interstate at 65-75mph 600 miles East and then 600 miles West on same route back. Going East I ran...
Forum: LS430 04-23-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By Jabberwock
Absolutely no need for boutique specialty oils. ...

Absolutely no need for boutique specialty oils. I suggest you buy any name brand 5w-30 full synthetic (Mobil1, Castrol, Penzoil, etc) on sale at Walmart. I have used them all depending on what...
Forum: LS430 04-21-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Jabberwock
Agree - In general soft compound tires ride...

Agree - In general soft compound tires ride softer and stick great but tend to wear faster, harder compound tires wear longer but don't ride or handle as well. I prefer to have a tire handle and...
Forum: LS430 04-17-15, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Jabberwock
Mine pops open maybe half and inch. And it takes...

Mine pops open maybe half and inch. And it takes some effort to raise it from lowered to open. And that is with brand new struts.
Forum: LS430 04-17-15, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Jabberwock
My 2006 has had only 1 repair - the driver side...

My 2006 has had only 1 repair - the driver side mirror motor failed and required replacement when car was 4 years old. Since that one issue the car has been bulletproof. No other repairs other...
Forum: LS430 04-17-15, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Jabberwock
From the pictures it looks great. Suggest you...

From the pictures it looks great. Suggest you get on Lexus owner's site, input VIN and check history. Lexus dealers usually do a nice job prepping these cars for sale. Great that TB and 90k...
Forum: LS430 04-16-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By Jabberwock
It certainly can't hurt to ask a seller to pay...

It certainly can't hurt to ask a seller to pay for a Lexus inspection but I'd bet $100 he says no.


In terms of doing the deal and a good price, best thing if you want the car is make your...
Forum: LS430 04-16-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Jabberwock
Glad to hear you are OK - could have been much...

Glad to hear you are OK - could have been much worse in that crazed ATL traffic.
Forum: LS430 04-15-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By Jabberwock
Since we've moved over into the realm of things...

Since we've moved over into the realm of things to check before purchase I always recommend taking it to Lexus for an inspection at your cost before doing the deal, if the owner balks walk away from...
Forum: LS430 04-15-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By Jabberwock
Agree with other posters on negotiating strategy...

Agree with other posters on negotiating strategy if the car has been sitting for a while. Find out the wholesale price, private retail price, and dealer price for the car using the car value...
Forum: LS430 04-15-15, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Jabberwock
My displayed average mph is 31 mph. The speed...

My displayed average mph is 31 mph. The speed limit on 90% of streets in my town is 30 mph. Average displayed mpg is 21.4.
Forum: LS430 04-14-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By Jabberwock
Low mileage, pristine, and well maintained...

Low mileage, pristine, and well maintained examples of the LS430 are getting pretty rare. If you like the car and it is as good as you say, I suggest you snatch it before someone else gets it. ...
Forum: LS430 04-11-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 63,207
Posted By Jabberwock
I think that a $500 is a small investment to...

I think that a $500 is a small investment to avoid a potential bill for a new $6,000 transmission. I think you'd have a better idea of what the next step should be if you had a chance to examine...
Forum: LS430 04-10-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By Jabberwock
I won't buy another Lexus until they get that...

I won't buy another Lexus until they get that goofy looking "spindle" grill off the front of the car...man that is a hideous look. If I had to buy an LS460, I'd look for a 2011 LS460 F type. I...
Forum: LS430 04-08-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,223
Posted By Jabberwock
LS460 has lots more horsepower, more stylish and...

LS460 has lots more horsepower, more stylish and modern looking, worse gas mileage, higher maint costs and some repairs that can get expensive. If you have the budget and really want a 460 over a...
Forum: LS430 04-07-15, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Jabberwock
I replaced both trunk and hood struts this year...

I replaced both trunk and hood struts this year with strongarm replacement struts. Pretty easy repair - apprx 30-40 minute job with minimal tools. Everyone should check their hood struts if...
Forum: LS430 04-06-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,514
Posted By Jabberwock
I don't think either GS or LS are appropriate...

I don't think either GS or LS are appropriate cars for a 15 yo. As a very young very inexperienced driver you should almost certainly expect to bang that first car up at least a little bit...
Forum: LS430 03-31-15, 07:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,532
Posted By Jabberwock
I suggest not buying a car like an LS430 in a...

I suggest not buying a car like an LS430 in a private party sale out of a parking lot. If the seller is unwilling to meet with you at his home I'd pass. There are lots of scams surrounding buying...
Forum: LS430 03-29-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Jabberwock
Mine came with wheel locks but I took them off at...

Mine came with wheel locks but I took them off at some point and replaced with standard lug nut. The wheel locks were way more trouble then they were worth since no one ever steals wheels/tires...
Forum: LS430 03-26-15, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Jabberwock
Beautiful car in a great pretty rare color. ...

Beautiful car in a great pretty rare color. Welcome to the forum. Since it is so clean inside and out you may want to consider getting a new set of OEM Lexus mats before they are unavailable. ...
Forum: LS430 03-25-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,049
Posted By Jabberwock
The Lexus tool kit is decent but the flashlight...

The Lexus tool kit is decent but the flashlight that comes with it is a POS. Keep it as a novelty souvenir and use that cut out space for a small multitool. Buy a couple of high quality...
Forum: LS430 03-25-15, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Jabberwock
Welcome to the forum Caverman. As you can see...

Welcome to the forum Caverman. As you can see there are lots of very knowledgeable and friendly folks that are happy to help.
Forum: LS430 03-17-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By Jabberwock
I have a low mile 2006 LS430 also. I decided a...

I have a low mile 2006 LS430 also. I decided a couple of years after I bought it that even if it did not hit 90k by the time it was 10 years old, I would change the TB/WP at end of 10 years of...
Forum: LS430 03-14-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Jabberwock
Very common issue. Search mirror switch on forum...

Very common issue. Search mirror switch on forum - should be multiple threads.
Forum: LS430 03-14-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Jabberwock
Battery light should not be on. Assuming...

Battery light should not be on. Assuming battery light was not on when you took it in to get battery replaced you need to find out what happened when the shop replaced your battery. Did someone...
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