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Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 05-15-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By dougm213
$2800, wow.

$2800, wow.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 05-11-17, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By dougm213
Completely reasonable why a part did not break...

Completely reasonable why a part did not break until 3 weeks later. Water may have been introduced and the corrosion took time to develop. Or an undetected fray in the ware worked free from the...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-25-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By dougm213
And to the contrary, I have friends who will...

And to the contrary, I have friends who will never by a Mercedes again. Look at the Annual Consumer Report Auto Issue and look at the vehicle dashboards on reported issues. Sure, in the first 2...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-19-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By dougm213
I was looking to get these but since the size is...

I was looking to get these but since the size is different than the placard on the drivers door I did not want to risk a Pennsylvania Inspection shop failing the car (since it is reason to fail) and...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-19-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By dougm213
I did not. They worked from the get go.

I did not. They worked from the get go.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-18-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By dougm213
The author doesn't really say anything other than...

The author doesn't really say anything other than an anonymous source. Click-Bait. I can't see Lexus without a competitor in the 3-series/C-Class (thus ES is safe) or the 5-Series/E-Class (thus GS)...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-18-17, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By dougm213
I still had curb rash with the Dunlops but that...

I still had curb rash with the Dunlops but that is my fault. The Michelins seem to have a similar profile down by the rim.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-18-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By dougm213
As for cost, the dealer wanted $1350 for a set...

As for cost, the dealer wanted $1350 for a set of 4 out the door minus sales tax.. A tire shop a mile form my house $990 out the door minus sales tax. Called one day, they got them transferred...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-18-17, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By dougm213
Primacy MXM4 P235/45R18 They are being...

Primacy MXM4 P235/45R18

They are being phased out but still made - mine were made 12th week of 2017.

Replacement of Michelin Premier were conveyed not as good, also not in same dimensions.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-17-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,255
Posted By dougm213
LUKE, I am old enough to be your father. May...

LUKE, I am old enough to be your father. May the GS F-Sport be with you.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-17-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By dougm213
New Tires for the '14 GS

I finally had to replace my original Dunlop SP Sport for my 2014 GS, even though they still had another 10K on them. I couldn't take it anymore. I replaced them with Michelin MXM4. Couldn't be...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-07-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 29,402
Posted By dougm213
Replaced the original tires with Michelin Primacy...

Replaced the original tires with Michelin Primacy MXM4. Old Dunlops SP SPort had 42K and probably another 8K miles left but couldn't take them anymore. Not an aggressive driver so prefer the more...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-07-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,530
Posted By dougm213
Another aspect to be concerned with is will the...

Another aspect to be concerned with is will the SSD hold up with the environmental conditions. Temp variations, vibrations. Is the factory drive off the shelf or specifically for rugged...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-06-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By dougm213
I had a problem recently which happened in cold...

I had a problem recently which happened in cold weather prior and lasting a minute to as long as 5 minutes at startup (first time of day only) depending on the degree of the cold. Was coming from...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-06-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By dougm213
No answer to the problem, but re-enforcing the...

No answer to the problem, but re-enforcing the need for the Luxury Package, it is worth it. Don't know everything the package includes these days, but make sure to get the power trunk, power...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-03-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Posted By dougm213
I remember changing one on my 2nd generation GS. ...

I remember changing one on my 2nd generation GS. Nothing on my current '14 GS 42K. Garage kept. Knock on wood!!!

That would be disappointing since I by Toyota/lexus mainly based on...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-03-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By dougm213
Usually, the same philosophy for me. My dilemma...

Usually, the same philosophy for me. My dilemma is that Lexus is quoting Primacy's and local tire store is the Premier's so not exactly a apples to apples comparison. With these, there was a $300...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 04-02-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By dougm213
Another Tire Post.

Well I have a '14 GS 350 AWD w/Lux Pkg with 43K miles on it. Original Dunlop Sport which I hate. I have always been a Michelin man. The old Primacy MXM are being fazed out but available. The...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 03-29-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By dougm213
My fuel door is locked if the car is locked. ...

My fuel door is locked if the car is locked. Never had an issue.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 03-22-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,255
Posted By dougm213
52. I've been a Toyota/Lexus person all my life....

52. I've been a Toyota/Lexus person all my life. Once had a '89 Pontiac Grand Prix for 4 years and was costing a mint.
Have owned:
'78 Toyota Corona (purchased used '86)
'94 Camry (250+K miles)...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 03-17-17, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,862
Posted By dougm213
I agree, pricey for an infrequently used...

I agree, pricey for an infrequently used feature. I have it, paying on 3rd year now. I've used destination assist less than 6 times.

But I keep the service for the SOS feature, in case...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 03-17-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By dougm213
'14 Lux owner here. I've always had the opinion...

'14 Lux owner here. I've always had the opinion that the Luxury gave you more for your money. It give 98% of what the F-Sport provides and then more. If styling drives your choice, then maybe...
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 02-17-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By dougm213
Never tried it. I use normal or Sport+ mode. ...

Never tried it. I use normal or Sport+ mode. ECO and Sport modes just get in the way.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 01-23-17, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,616
Posted By dougm213
Reliability is key for me.

2020-2 - Another GS (next gen-new) or maybe the LS - probably 2 years used.
Forum: GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 12-20-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By dougm213
Normally my car is garage kept but on trips up...

Normally my car is garage kept but on trips up north (NH) it is outside. I have two issues:

The whining you mention which I attribute to the fan warming up in the cold. Goes away after about 60...
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