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Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By MDames2
For several years I lived on the front range of...

For several years I lived on the front range of Colorado. We had many days of hail during the summer. I would see many car dealerships with hail damaged cars. They would always fix them without the...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 05-08-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By MDames2
Turning off the engine has nothing to do with it....

Turning off the engine has nothing to do with it. I can open my rear hatch with the dash button while the engine is running. I experienced this once, but I don't remember how it was corrected. It has...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 05-07-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By MDames2
The ticking sound is typical for this car. I...

The ticking sound is typical for this car. I owned a 2007 since new for over 6 years. It did the same thing. Never had an issue with it at all. Don't worry about it. It is fine.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-29-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By MDames2
Talking Why don't you have the entire car dipped in...

Why don't you have the entire car dipped in black? You could pretend you're driving a stealth fighter, especially at night. Talk about aggressive!. :D
Forum: RX - Third Generation 04-27-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By MDames2
I truly don't understand the recent fascination...

I truly don't understand the recent fascination with black wheels. In my opinion, they lose all definition and look like they need to be cleaned. It's very hard to see them. They nearly disappear in...
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-27-15, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By MDames2
Nope. They just replaced the lower leather seat...

Nope. They just replaced the lower leather seat cover. Nothing else. When you buy this from Lexus it is very pricey.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 04-24-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By MDames2
A few years ago Lexus replaced the lower leather...

A few years ago Lexus replaced the lower leather seat cover on my 2007 for just the labor charge. The invoice showed that the lower leather seat cover cost $1,500.00. I don't know where you got the...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 04-22-15, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By MDames2
Believe me there isn't enough moisture in...

Believe me there isn't enough moisture in Southern California (except at the beach) to cause rust. I have different body parts painted on several cars and have never had rust. Repainting the hood is...
Forum: RX - Fourth Generation 04-02-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 173,109
Posted By MDames2
I currently own a 2010 RX350. I am 64 years old...

I currently own a 2010 RX350. I am 64 years old and I love the new RX. Yes, it's aggressive, but I would swap that for my 2010 in a heartbeat if I was in the market for a new SUV. I love that they...
Forum: SC 430 04-02-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,928
Posted By MDames2
We have the same problem with my wife's 2003....

We have the same problem with my wife's 2003. There is a lot of glare on the windshield coming off the dash. I haven't found a good solution. Perhaps someone on this forum has.
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-24-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,783
Posted By MDames2
I think the obvious thing is that this is a new...

I think the obvious thing is that this is a new model Genesis in 2015. Whenever a new model comes out there is little discounting in the first 6 months or so. This is true for all Lexus vehicles as...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 03-13-15, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,092
Posted By MDames2
Actually, you can't (legally) tint front windows...

Actually, you can't (legally) tint front windows in California. Many people do it anyway.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 03-13-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By MDames2
Part of the $5K difference in cost is due to the...

Part of the $5K difference in cost is due to the CPO warranty you get on the 2012. This generally costs about $2000, give or take a few hundred dollars. So a true and fair comparison of the two...
Forum: SC 430 02-27-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,275
Posted By MDames2
At 10 years of age you should definitely change...

At 10 years of age you should definitely change the timing belt. Should it fail the result is catastrophic to your engine.
Forum: SC 430 02-25-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By MDames2
Although the tastes in wheels is very subjective,...

Although the tastes in wheels is very subjective, I do think they look good on your SC430.
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 02-24-15, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By MDames2
19 MPG in town is NOT that low. These cars...

19 MPG in town is NOT that low. These cars typically get 21 MPG around town. With winter fuel blends and personal driving habits, 19 MPG does not indicate a problem at all. Also, you can take your...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 02-16-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,827
Posted By MDames2
I was able to purchase a 2010 CPO in November of...

I was able to purchase a 2010 CPO in November of 2012. The car was 3 years old and had only 3,400 miles on it. It was equipped just as I wanted it. Still had the new car smell. It was leased by an...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-02-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By MDames2
My wife's SC430 had very similar damage to the...

My wife's SC430 had very similar damage to the front right side of her bumper. We had a reputable body shop take care of it. They sanded and prepped the area and painted it, matching it perfectly....
Forum: ES350 (2007 - 2012) 01-26-15, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By MDames2
Also, to be clear, the seats are not "cooled"....

Also, to be clear, the seats are not "cooled". They are ventilated. Don't expect a lot of cooling from the seats.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 01-02-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By MDames2
Sorry. Never heard of this. I have a 2010, and...

Sorry. Never heard of this. I have a 2010, and also have an iPhone 6 (had previous version as well).
Forum: SC 430 12-16-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By MDames2
It is almost assuredly your battery. Don't...

It is almost assuredly your battery. Don't overlook the obvious.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-15-14, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,283
Posted By MDames2
The top pic of the Cabernet looks more like my...

The top pic of the Cabernet looks more like my wife's interior on her SC430. She has the saddle color. It looks more brown/orange than red.
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-12-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By MDames2
I have had two vehicles that were in major...

I have had two vehicles that were in major accidents and when I sold them, I got fair market value. There was no deduction for the accident. The most recent was a 2007 ES350 that I traded in for a...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-12-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By MDames2
I was told by Lexus that once they make a vehicle...

I was told by Lexus that once they make a vehicle CPO the original factory warranty is no longer in effect. This may be wrong, but you should confirm this with the Lexus dealership you're purchasing...
Forum: RX - Third Generation 12-12-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By MDames2
I wouldn't worry about the minor accident. Lexus...

I wouldn't worry about the minor accident. Lexus will stand behind that if it's a CPO. As long as you've test driven it and it meets your expectations, I wouldn't worry about anything. This is a very...
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