What do you mean by "roof rack"? Cross bars?
You are certainly not going to find new cross bars that will fit your ES for anywhere near $50. $200 to $500 maybe but more around the $500 mark. And that doesn't give you the components to carry anything like ski's, bikes or a cargo box. Add $100's of dollars for those.
What do you want to carry? Is there anyway to squeeze inside?
I hate roof racks due to the noise and the hassle. I've got 35 year old Yakima cross bars with aero roof and gutter roof mounting hardware with snow ski attachments and all the locks in storage. I don't remember what I paid for the contraption back in the mid-1980's but it's a $750 set up if I was buying it today. This crap is expensive. I bought the Yakima to fit a Honda CRX - my winter "ski car" - but they fit my Lexus LS sedans just fine.
Used cross bars and accessory attachments are sometimes available on Craigslist but it's trial and error to see if they fit and even then they might not be cheap.
I’m looking at a ‘99 GS400 for $3k. The car has 300k miles (high enough) and the driver says he had an issue with it not starting on 2 occasions, months apart.
So, my main question is, would you buy this? Is it worth it? What would you pay?
Secondly, reading the forums here, I may have to replace the ECU for this intermittent starting issue? Or is this something else?
Hey I had this same problem with my 2001 Lexus Gs430. My navigation screen was stuck on the opening screen when you first turn on the car it gives you a warning about looking st the screen while driving. I went under the hood and disconnected the negative from the battery for about 5 minutes. Hooked everything back up and the disk read error indicator was gone and everything was back to normal!
I have a 2009 Lexus RX350 - now out of warranty. The radio was working fine but suddenly all I got was static. I couldn't use any of the controls on the radio itself but could use the steering wheel control to adjust volume and turn the radio off. Navigation seems to be working. Has anybody experienced this? It doesn't sound like a fuse or amp issue but an antenna issue maybe? Any ideas would be appreciated.