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2005 Creampuff Burgundy LS430 w/carfax

 
Old 07-11-19, 06:21 AM
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Default 2005 Creampuff Burgundy LS430 w/carfax

Not sure how long it will stay at that price, but for anyone looking for one keep it bookmarked:

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing


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Old 07-11-19, 07:54 AM
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It looks like it might be a sweet one. It's interesting that Carfax reports that it was registered for "government use."
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Not in love with the light interior. The outside is unusual and also subjective to one's tastes. Looks like a "real" one.
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It also was serviced by Sears Spared no expense on that LOL
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Not bad. I think the "unusual" color is just a lighting issue with the camera. It's definitely on the higher end of the price range but for the low mileage and if it's been maintained it's probably worth it. Personally I would have to pass because of the air suspension but what's up with the nappy head stain on the passenger seat? Can't imagine what would put that stain there.
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It's nice, don't get me wrong, but it has more wear on the inside than I would expect from that mileage. That tells me that it was used almost daily or semi-daily, but driven for short trips. Knowing this, I personally think it's overpriced. I guess if you fall in love with the color, and want low-mileage, it could be a fair price.
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Originally Posted by jimbosr1 View Post
It also was serviced by Sears Spared no expense on that LOL
My thoughts exactly! haha

I do love the color though.
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Ultra Luxury model too!
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Therre is an '05 for sale in Western WA, same color, only 41,000 miles. Non-UL. Asking top dollar. . I've never seen a LS 430 in this color, it must be pretty rare.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/c...929363520.html
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That color is Black Cherry Mist. I have an 2006 in that color and did not really like it much at first, but it has grown on me. When freshly waxed the color glows like it is lit from below. This paint color also has stayed in remarkable like new condition with zero fading over the years, which is unusual for a reddish tint paint.

It is a very rare color, but in the last two towns where I have lived there have been two others in same color (besides mine so 3 total) that are local and see pretty regularly.
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I see a uniquely colored LS, but I also see a mismatched tire, uneven air suspension, a front bumper that was poorly resprayed (check lower air dam,) a dirty interior, and a rear driver door that appears to be darker than the surrounding panels. Pass.


Edit: Is that red tape on the lower passenger corner of the taillight?
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Originally Posted by ThomasGS4 View Post
I see a uniquely colored LS, but I also see a mismatched tire, uneven air suspension, a front bumper that was poorly resprayed (check lower air dam,) a dirty interior, and a rear driver door that appears to be darker than the surrounding panels. Pass.


Edit: Is that red tape on the lower passenger corner of the taillight?
Good eyes! Downgraded from "creampuff" to 'needs TLC" - All fixable, expensively though. The 05' in western WA seems in better shape, much cleaner too. I'm just glad to see lower mileage 430's still lurking.
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Funny. Lexus is bringing back a similar color for the LS500 Inspiration Series. Maybe not exact, but described as a "deep garnet".

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...ries-treatment
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