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Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By riknchar
Jainla and everyone else who chimed in: THANKS...

Jainla and everyone else who chimed in: THANKS for your quick responses and "voices of reason!" I think deep down I knew the right answer, but it's always nice getting second opinions, and the...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-28-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By riknchar
These are all great points, Forum friends! ...

These are all great points, Forum friends!

I had suspected that the Akron car didn't have the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, but the photos of the steering wheel were sort of blurry and I...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-28-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By riknchar
Yep, that's the one. Thanks for your...

Yep, that's the one. Thanks for your perspective! I really do love my current car... and it has probably been "bulletproofed" by the fixes for the Control Arms/etc.
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-28-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By riknchar
Trade 2008 LS600 for 2012 LS600?

So I'm just now coming up on 1 year of ownership of my 2008 LS600hL, and I still totally LOVE the car. In fact, there really is no other car available today (at any price) that I'd rather be...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 05-22-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By riknchar
65K Service on LS600hL?

Had a sort of bad experience with my local Lexus dealer yesterday and wanted to share...

I've had my car for exactly 1 year; it's a 2008 LS600hL that I bought as a CPO last June. The car had 58K...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 03-30-15, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
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: 991
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: 450
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: 1,020
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: 2,790
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: 1,960
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: 1,158
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: 645
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: 2,910
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: 361
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: 2,957
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: 361
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: 2,957
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: 748
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: 1,048
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: 1,048
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: 1,048
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: 1,048
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: 869
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: 293
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...
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