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Old 06-27-18, 07:17 PM
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So I wrecked the best car I ever owned. Now I need to find a low miles 05/06. UL if possible. I'm in Charlotte, NC. Would love to find the orange leather interior....

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Oh boy. Many different avenues here. When I was looking, I was spending at least an hour a day searching the internet. Make sure you get updates from eBay, CarGurus, etc. The saddle interior is going to be stretch, that is really rare. I finally got with the used sales manager at several local Lexus dealers and told them exactly what I wanted and to call me as soon as they took one in on trade. I figure if they bought it new from the dealer, then they probably serviced it at the dealer, and would trade it in at the dealer when they were ready for a new model.

You might pay a little more, but for me, it was worth it. Got a one owner 06 with full service records, all books, documentation, keys, etc. I looked at some real dogs before going this route. You might have to be patient though...
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Might have to be patient?... if you're going to be specific about what you're looking for in a used car, then you will have to be patient until the one you're willing to pay for shows up. Good luck in your search and sorry to hear about your accident.
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Literally my worst automotive nightmare... I've had dreams where I was broadsided in my LS and I woke up feeling so sad and depressed and didn't know why until a minute or two after waking up and realizing what I had been dreaming about. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss (I feel like we're talking about the loss of a family member here lol) and I hope you can find happiness in another LS. Condolences...
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There was (probably still is) a white one with saddle on CL around Myrtle Beach. Unfortunately, it's far from a low mileage example.
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Fairly low mileage nice looking Pearl 2001 for sale in DFW area... not close and wrong interior...

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ct...627441557.html

Not close to you and wrong interior..... hmmmm, ok, forget this one.
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Oh boy. Many different avenues here. When I was looking, I was spending at least an hour a day searching the internet. Make sure you get updates from eBay, CarGurus, etc. The saddle interior is going to be stretch, that is really rare. I finally got with the used sales manager at several local Lexus dealers and told them exactly what I wanted and to call me as soon as they took one in on trade. I figure if they bought it new from the dealer, then they probably serviced it at the dealer, and would trade it in at the dealer when they were ready for a new model.

You might pay a little more, but for me, it was worth it. Got a one owner 06 with full service records, all books, documentation, keys, etc. I looked at some real dogs before going this route. You might have to be patient though...
Thank you sir, great advice. The search is on.
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Might have to be patient?... if you're going to be specific about what you're looking for in a used car, then you will have to be patient until the one you're willing to pay for shows up. Good luck in your search and sorry to hear about your accident.
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Literally my worst automotive nightmare... I've had dreams where I was broadsided in my LS and I woke up feeling so sad and depressed and didn't know why until a minute or two after waking up and realizing what I had been dreaming about. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss (I feel like we're talking about the loss of a family member here lol) and I hope you can find happiness in another LS. Condolences...
Broke my heart but I'm looking forward to the next one!
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Originally Posted by Legender View Post
Fairly low mileage nice looking Pearl 2001 for sale in DFW area... not close and wrong interior...

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ct...627441557.html

Not close to you and wrong interior..... hmmmm, ok, forget this one.
Looks like a reasonable car. It says it has the ML stereo but I don't see a Nav system. I thought the ML and Nav came together? Maybe it didn't in the '01 model.
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How about trying that Auto Tempest website, and least you can hit various car websites all at once. I would say if you are sure you are ready to buy, then you literally will probably find something "eventually," and at that point, make arrangements to inspect and purchase. I myself like new car dealers selling these cars, although if a Lexus dealer, the price tends to be near a joke...(back in 9/16, some were $22,900? lol)
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How about trying that Auto Tempest website, and least you can hit various car websites all at once.
Another vote from me on using www.autotempest.com.

The site is easy to navigate and pulls your search criteria from Ebay, Craigslist, cars.com, carsoup.com, and a variety of other car buying sites.
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Originally Posted by S1w99 View Post
So I wrecked the best car I ever owned. Now I need to find a low miles 05/06. UL if possible. I'm in Charlotte, NC. Would love to find the orange leather interior....

Thx!
Hendrick often has LS430s but you have to watch because they come and go VERY quickly...

Also... Michael often comes cross very nice examples from his customers at Lextec...

http://lextecservice.com
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Originally Posted by caverman View Post
Looks like a reasonable car. It says it has the ML stereo but I don't see a Nav system. I thought the ML and Nav came together? Maybe it didn't in the '01 model.
ML systems were definitely available on models without NAV. I believe it could be added as a standalone option on base models as well as premium package. Every other trim higher than that (Modern Luxury, Custom Luxury, and Ultra Luxury) all came with ML and NAV.
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Originally Posted by Legender View Post
Fairly low mileage nice looking Pearl 2001 for sale in DFW area... not close and wrong interior...

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ct...627441557.html

Not close to you and wrong interior..... hmmmm, ok, forget this one.
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