pettit Posted September 25, 2006 Share Posted September 25, 2006 Howdy folks. Just to begin, I've driven everything. My last few cars (in order of progression) were: 1968 BMW 1600 1986 Audi 4000 1987 BMW 535is 1999 BMW 740 Sport 2000 Audi A6 4.2 (do NOT ever buy one) 1996 Volvo 850 GLT 1992 MB 300e (had kids)... Traded the Audi for a RX330 for the wife and then last week trade the 300e for a 1995 LS400. One owner, 130 miles and a TON of records... There is the background. Out of all of the cars previously mentioned I have to say that the LS is absolutely the best driving car of the bunch. Sure the 740 was a blast (and was fast as hell after modifications) but was harsh and somewhat loud on the road. The first thing I noticed about the LS was the acceleration. It doesn't "go" as most cars do; it thrusts forward smoothly with a hint of engine noise and almost no evidence of the transmission shifting. Another thing I noticed was the lack of any noise...All I hear whilst driving is the sound of OTHER cars driving by me. Cranking up the amazing Nak system takes care of that (eat THAT BMW crap sound system). Anyway, I have a couple small issues... My car has the air suspension. I hear this is not the way to go on this car, but hey, it on there and I am stuck with it. When driving down the road the "hi" suspension light flickers on and off at times without me changing the settings. The car does is not sagging. Second: When sitting in traffic the other day (99 deg in Dallas) the car began to overheat. If I didn't turn the A/C off and blast the heater, it would have gone into the red. This happened twice. The temp remedy was to turn the heater on. I do not know if the fan was running, but I tried to replicate the problem tonight in the driveway and the fan did turn on. Number 3: High idle. When starting the car (cold) the idle runs up around 2K RPM. When warm, it seems to be normal... That's the deal. Any help, comments or suggestions are welcome. Glad to be here with you guys! Paul PS. Sorry if I was ranting or misspelling. It's Sunday and one of my martial duties is sit and watch Desperate Houswives with my wife. It takes a few beers to get though the show. I'd rather change my oil right after returning from a 600 mile road trip than watch this show... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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