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#1 Lexus.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:28 AM

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#2 vevro

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:02 PM

That's a beautiful sight...Capitalism at its best...Soon we'll be seeing Lexus cars on the hills of Afghanistan and the Iraqi desert.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:05 PM

they already do have em, i saw lots of lexus cars in russia and middle east. most of them are not new but its still lexus:)

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:33 PM

All the Lexus in Korea is relatively new as they started importing 3 years ago. They are very expensive because of import tariff.
LS430 costs $95000, ES330 $48000, GS300 $59000, prices out the door including tax, fully loaded.
For some reason the GS400 is not available, even though V-12 Merc Benz and Lamborghinis are.
They are seldomly seen in Seoul, but if you go to the rich neighborhoods, you see them pretty often along with S-class Mercedes and 745Li BMWs.
In Singapore, LS costs $200,000!

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 02:56 PM

What models this one then...not seen one of them before?


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Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:24 PM

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:32 PM

Thats an ES like mine. For some reason they don't sell them in the UK.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:37 PM

Has anybody heard of Toyota Crown? 2003 Crowns look very similiar to first generation LS400s'. They are quite big, roomy, and have powerful V8 engines. Wonder why they are not sold in North America.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:45 PM

Yes, the Crown is one of the the "big to do" sedans in Japan, and fancier Crowns and Centurys are often used with chauffers. There are a lot of different versions of the Crown, and they all look very similar to the LS at one stage or another. The latest one, the Crown Majesta is VERY sharp.

I think its a situation where the Celsior (LS) was designed to be a world car, with buttons in english, and styling and manners that are designed to be applicable in sevreral world markets. The Celsior was designed with the US highway system in mind. The Crowns however and the Century are purely "Japan" cars and Toyota doesn't feel they have the same world appeal.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:49 PM

This is the new Toyota Crown Majesta

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It has the LS430's V8 engine..sharp car

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:52 PM

This is the standard Crown sedan, these are sort of like our Crown Victoria, used as taxis etc

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:54 PM

look how wide that dashboard is! It is indeed a sharp looking car.

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:56 PM

This is the CrownRoyal

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:58 PM

This is the Crown Athlete

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:03 PM

This is the big boy, the Century with Toyota's 5.0L V12. This is a Japanese businessman's car, usually with chauffer.

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