jaytone1

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    gs300
  1. Just wondering if anyone is using a K&N air filter and if they notice any difference over a stock air filter Thanks
  2. Is it worth paying extra for a charcoal cabin filter as opposed to a paper one ? Any advantages or disadvantages to using the charcoal one ? Thanks
  3. Am thinking of these for my 06 GS300 AWD. Been reading a number of forums (BMW, AUDI, VOLVO, SUBARU) and see that a number of them are using the above tires. Supposedly they are considered an all weather tire (not an all season) and can be used year round with an excellent review for snow, rain, dry, summer and winter use. They cost around $200 each. I would prefer to use a good all season instead of buying separate snow tires. Is anyone using these ? Here are two links First Second
  4. I am about to buy a GS300 and it has Bridgestone Protenza RE92. I test drove the car with some snow the other day and the tires spun and traction was terrible. Tirerack rates them terrible, especially in snow and rain. I want to replace the with a better all season tire and need recommendations. I know that dedicated snow would be better, but I cant see paying $140.00 twice a year to have snows mounted/dismounted. Any advice on a good all season tire that is decent in snow ? Thanks
  5. I think you can beat them up on price, given the economy. I paid (overpaid I think) $35,500 for that exact car about 6 months ago except it was an awd. Every option except radar cruise and parking sensors. Mine had 20k on the clock. only 16k on a 2006? That is extrememly low mileage, but I wouldn't pay a penny over $30,000. You'll see other people post here that you can get that car for $25,000 or even less. I dunno, apparently some people have access to a secret supply of used GS3's that are $10,000 below Kbb. It is an AWD. I checked thier carfax and says only one owner. It did have the front and rear pads replaced and rotors cut when the dealer got it in Nov of this year. I figure the low mileage and the fact that it needed brakes front and back, means it was probably used in the city or short trips with alot of braking. My other concern was the fact that when the dealer got it in November, they replaced both the front pads and rear pads and resurfaced all the rotors and installed two new tires. The car only has 16,000 miles on it and it leads me to beleive it was probably used for local driving or city driving since all the brakes at to be replaced at such low mileage. I checked their carfax and it shows one owner, leased and only had the routine maintenace done each year. Also,
  6. I think you can beat them up on price, given the economy. I paid (overpaid I think) $35,500 for that exact car about 6 months ago except it was an awd. Every option except radar cruise and parking sensors. Mine had 20k on the clock. only 16k on a 2006? That is extrememly low mileage, but I wouldn't pay a penny over $30,000. You'll see other people post here that you can get that car for $25,000 or even less. I dunno, apparently some people have access to a secret supply of used GS3's that are $10,000 below Kbb. It is an AWD. I checked thier carfax and says only one owner. It did have the front and rear pads replaced and rotors cut when the dealer got it in Nov of this year. I figure the low mileage and the fact that it needed brakes front and back, means it was probably used in the city or short trips with alot of braking.
  7. Just wondering how it makes the car look. Does it look like it belongs ? Does Lexus offer body side mouldings as an accessory ? What was the cost including the installation Any photos you could email me if possible? Email is 1989transam@comcast.net Thanks
  8. I am about to buy a 2006 GS300 with 16,000 miles for $33,500. It has a number of options including Nav and wood insert steering wheel. I am replacing a 1995 HOnda Accord EX that we have owned since new and the Honda and the Lexus will be driven by my wife 100 percent of the time. I some info 1. For the same price I can get a new leftover 2008 IS250 with Nav. Is the 2006 a better choice since I plan on keeping either one for at least 10 years ? 2. If I go for the GS300, Is it worth getting an extended LEXUS warranty ? 3. How do I tell if I have the Mark Levinson radio ? Salesman says it does, but I cant find any name on the radio face. 4. Other than the rattles that I have read about on this forum, is there any other problems with the car as far as reliability, etc ? 5. What is the true gas mileage it gets on the highway and on city streets. 6. I live in New York and we test drove the car the other day in packed snow. We stopped on a small slope and it had a very hard time with traction. I believe it is the Bridgestone Protenza tires. They are not the run flats. Tirerack rates them poorly, but I dont know if it was the car or the tires that did not impress me. Any comments on how the car performs in snow and what type of tires are you using. 7. Since I dont have a manual, what does the switch in the center console do that says ECT/SNO ? Again, my wife is undecided between the 06 GS and the 08 IS250. I know they are completely different but I am more concerned with long term reliabilty and comfort. Again remember that the GS has 16,000 miles and the IS is new. Thanks