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Old 1st August 2019, 04:47 PM
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How the '89 Lexus changed the World !! Well people will post anything.. I drove one of those early Lexus 400s... a barge for fat Yanks perhaps ?
The Engine was good for hundreds of thousands of miles ,granted. with normal maintenance, Cam Belt etc. The two Door Soarer import with a Turbos six,was a much better Car to Drive.
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Old 1st August 2019, 05:18 PM
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This LS400 has 1 million miles (1.6 millon kms) and still works well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl75jyakVwA

Its a testament to how well these early Lexus were built.
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Old 1st August 2019, 06:38 PM
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Yes Bryce, well built but would you like to have one as a daily driver ?
Someone once said that Jaguar was a well designed car that should have been built by the Japanese.... Continuing on.... a Rolls Royce was a badly designed Car that was very well built. For... me as I learn the ageing process , we can go either way , mentally or physically. same with Cars.
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Oil burners.... as oil runs out.... from a Dublin commentator....Saudi Arabia will return from whence it came ... to a large heap of Sand. As the World turns to alternatives, the Americans are now flogging all their reserves whilst the going is good. Still it is my Grandchildren's problem.
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I would just love to own an LS400.
Only problem I have about that, is that I already own a very good equivalent, that is in rather nice condition for it's age, and I haven't the slightest intention of swapping an LS400 for it.
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Yes Bryce, well built but would you like to have one as a daily driver ?
I could think of a lot worse cars for a daily. Not my first choice but it would be comfortable with good torque etc.
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Old 2nd August 2019, 12:28 PM
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Nothing new with a Mercedes Ute being a Nissan or a Renault Engine in a currant Mercedes..... Morris Cars in the Twenties had a Meadows Engine. Then with BMC they had Austin Mechanicals. There probably is a long list Etc
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I have always liked the shape of that era Lexus. Not sure who copied who, but many times when not looking too carefully, they are easy enough to look like a W126 of that same period.

One of perhaps a number of cars that appeals to me as an every day driver with a decent reputation and better than reasonable specifications is the Toyota Aurion, such as the Sportivo or even Prodigy as well as the Touring version. I drove behind a Prodigy today and I really like the rear appearance of those cars - very neat and compact, and quite elegant. Elegant ? Yes, I think so. Regards Styrioa
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The new fully imported Camry is stunningly good.

The older shape V6 Aurion with its twin pipes was quite a nice car Styria, I fully agree with you on this.
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I used to get to drive all of the LS400 and LX470 when the were new in the 90's . My older brother was a salesman at Lexus if Canberra and I had weekend loans fairly frequently. Used to love drives to Kangaroo valley . Would love to retire there one day.
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A very close cousin is for sale.
Quite Stunnin, the Toyota Crown Majesta

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/blac...ase/1200445437






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Unfortunately that grill reminds me of a Baleen whale Michel.
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