Bourne33065

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    Lexus SC400
  1. Hey, I have an 2006 IS 350 and when I put it into gear there is is creaking sound coming from the rear....It doesn't happen ALL the time but often enough, and it is worse when putting it into reverse....Also there is a loud noise when I slowly take my foot of the brake I hear a noise from the front....Is this normal? Does anyone else have this? The noise was REALLY loud at one point and I took it to the dealer and it is still there but not as loud as before....They say that all their cars make this noise, my father has the new LS and it also does this....They said it is due to the bigger brakes, so does anyone else experience either of these noises? Thanks, I look forward to your responses .
  2. Hey does anybody know how much horsepower is actually going to the wheels? Thanks in advance and I hope everyone had a great holiday!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Nooooooooooo of course not :P lol, no they were wearing out fast reguardless :D And JM Lexus in FL is really helpfull with any issues, I have to say they are one of the best dealers. I guess some people just live right or they have the right dealer. Were the tires gone cuz of the last 6 auto :whistles: X's you participated in?
  4. Hey guys, I took my car to Lexus today because the car was drifting to the right and my tires were almost gone ( I only have 7800 miles on the car ) and the middle tread was alright but the sidewalls were totally worn away. So anyway, I took it in today and they said they are going to give me four new tires! They said the tires were worn do to "aggressive driving" but they are going to replace them anyways! Just thought I would share.... :D The idea came to me to take it to the dealer because while I was at Autocross another IS driver told me that his car pulled to the right and he took it to the dealer and they replaced his tires because they found a defect in them which made the car pull to one side. So, if any of you have this problem take it back to the dealer.
  5. Hey I went to the dealer to get my 10,000 mile service on my IS 350 done (Iam actually at the dealer right now) and I got done talking to the service tech and he told me that the TSB (service bulliten) posted above delt with rattling, he also said that it would be an hour and a half just to run a diagnostic and then another hour to fix the problem. He also made a point that this bulliten may not fix the problem....So I fiqured instead of waiting two and a half hours I could live with the simple pop. And if it makes it worse when they take the whole dash apart I would kick myself later....So I told him not to bother, he said he was just going to do the service and keep an eye out for anything and if they DO determine the problem they will let me know asnd fix it.....But I don't think two hours of my time, and the possibility that this won't even fix the problem and might actually make it worse is worth it.....Just thought I would share :D
  6. Hey guys does anyone know the stopping time/braking distance for the IS 350? Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Hey guys, I drive a IS 350 and I was wondering.....Before the IS came out I was looking at the Nissan 350Z (yea I know big difference :P ) and the sales guy said that the Z has a safety feature where if your driving and you get a flat the tire will wrap itself around the rims to prevent you from losing control, now my question is, does the IS have this safety feature as well?
  8. I have a 250, so can't help you out there. But with the car itself, if you want 4 people to fit into it, comfortably, I'd say this car isn't good for you. Only because I've had people complaining (including myself, to be honest) that the back seat is small. If you want to put your grandkids in there, and they're younger, or you're just going for a short ride, it shouldn't be a problem at all. I actually like the smallness of my car, but when I put one of my best friend (6'2") back there and drive for an hour, he gets cramped and I feel his knees in my back the entire time........ Thanks for the reply... Actually my grandkids are quite small...one is 7 the other will be 3 this month so the space won't be an issue. Guess I'm wondering about the car after the "new-car smell" is gone. Do you like it as much as you did when you bought it? Any problem areas to be aware of? I've heard nothing but good things about Lexus but I want to get the scoop from guys that actually live with one. The kids are small so this is definitly the car for you. I have had my 350 for almost a year now, and Iam still loving it. As soon as I get in I remember why I bought this car. Trust me, you will have no regrets!! Good luck with your search
  9. But the manufactuer time are pretty much just playing it safe, they safe the 350 does 0-60 in 5.3 seconds when people have done it in 5.0 and 5.1 So I don't think those times are reliable, when the car is in reality a tad faster...
  10. yes, there is. When it is getting near the time to change your oil, the ! will pop up and ur trip computer will say oil change required soon....The same goes for the low washer fluid!
  11. Yes, just the normal one.....I dunno I have heard ppl running 13.6 so I think it would be close...
  12. Hey guys I was driving with my friend tonight in my 350 and I pulled up the new mustang GT and he was like "that thing would eat this" and I said o really, why? and we were discussing it and I told him this story about how I raced one and I beat it....and he responded o it must have been the driver because car wise the gt is more.....Now I disagree with this, and I looked up the specs on the GT (V8) the zero to 60 is 5.1 and the quarter mile is 13.5....SO it seems these cars are pretty much equal.....What do you guys think?
  13. $175 + tax for an oil change? :o :o :o :o :o :o Synthetic or not.... WTF?!?!?! That's insane. Mobil 1 is only $6- a quart Mobil 1 SuperSyn is only $6.50 Are their filters gold plated? You can do it yourself for well under $60- Keep receipts for filters and oil, warranty will be honored. I think I paid around $100 for my oil change, but I could be wrong. I'd have to go back and check. So will a lube-n-tune know how to turn off the annoying indicator that your oil needs to be changed if it's on??? The counter is really easy to reset, a service tech at the dealer showed me how to do it. You push the start button twice (without your foot on the brake, do not start the engine) and then you hold the milage button/stick and then you will see 4 lines count down on the odometer, then after the countdown is finished it will be reset. This is WAY too much just for an oil change, is it this way for ALL Lexus dealers? I would take it to a different shop, but how can I be sure that they will use synthetic or the right synthetic oil?