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  • pf2001pf2001 Posts: 110
    I posted in another forum. I am posting here as well.

    I am looking into CPO GS300 AWD with 26400 miles. The listing has it for 34000 but I would like to know if 25000 is a good starting point? Too high? Can I go lower?

    Since the milage is low, I assume they will not bargain too much (even though it is 4 years old).

  • vchengvcheng Posts: 1,284
    Why not try 25k and go whichever way needed, likely higher, maybe closer to 30k give or take a grand for a specially nice car with a complete service history and of course the CPO warranty.
  • pf2001pf2001 Posts: 110
    Thanks for the advice.
  • vchengvcheng Posts: 1,284
    Let us know here what happens!
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    You're kidding us, right..??

    I have always noticed that our Lexus GPS/nav cannot always find the shortest or quickest route, say the one I already knew, between point A & B.

    What somewhat amazed me is that once I got the Garmin and travelled along with both "enabled" the Garmin was more likely to find the best route. But what was interesting was that as we travelled along the Lexus system would eventually "find" the very same routing as the Garmin turn for turn.

    So it wasn't that the Lexus didn't have enough map resolution it was that the Lexus was clearly part BRAIN DEAD.

    As a for instance the Lexus system wanted to take us through the tri-cities area (Richland/Pasco/Kennewick) from Condon Oregon home to Seattle. Even an idiot could see that was not a proper route, time or distance.
  • pf2001pf2001 Posts: 110
    Well, never received the phone call that the sales person said he would do. Oh well, we decided to get a 2010 Camry.
  • vchengvcheng Posts: 1,284
    Well, it is no Lexus, but a new 2010 Camry is a fine car nonetheless by the same parent compnay. Enjoy the new car!
  • s_filess_files Posts: 1
    Hello. Just bought a 06 GS 300 yesterday. Have spent the last day scouring all of the manuals and literature trying to learn about the car. My major issue is with the bluetooth......can not figure out how to transfer my phone book and I can not seem to manually add numbers into the phone book. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
  • I have a 99 GS 300. I noticed water in the left rear footwell. Investigation yielded the sunroof seal leaking. Further investigation showed the drain port on the left rear side of the sunroof also leaks. I was able to thread a weedwacker line up from the discharge of the drain hose, but when I checked to see if I had unplugged it, it still leaked when I ran some water over that section of the sunroof. How do you (1) replace the sunroof seal & (2) repair the drain tube? If this requires headliner removal, how is that done? Also, how do you replace the sunroof seal?
  • I have a 1991 Nissan Maxima SP with 108,000 miles and have never changed the transmission fluid, it runs great. I also have a Lexus 1999 GS300 with 65,000 miles, and trying to decide whether I should change T.F.

    I have read in a past article that said original T.F. should not be changed. I have followed the Lexus manual and did the timing belt, drive belt, water pump etc., but I'm hesitant on the T.F., any thoughts.

    Another problem... occasional surge when pressing gas pedal. I have owned this car for 10 years and have avoided any mishaps, however while having the car in for some work at a Firestone shop one of the mechanics caused the car to surge and hit the side of the building causing major damage which they paid for.

    Did or does anyone have a similar problem.
  • Hello. I am looking to buy a 2001 lexus gs 300 with 94k miles on it. Seems to be in good condition. the 2nd owner has only owned the car since Feb. Any ideas at what types of maintenance this car will be needing in the near future? timing belt, water pump? assuming it checks out ok, is $8500 a good price? person to person kelley blue book is $7950 but no sure if a lexus in good condition goes by KBB. any insight would be greatly appreciated.
  • 2001 GS300 with 75K should be about $7500, but for a good-condition car $8500 is OK.

    Have not had any problems with mine except replacing O2 sensor and Mass airflow sensor.

    Good luck.
  • peterpan99peterpan99 Posts: 65
    A/C starts to smell rotten 5 minutes after turn on.

    This is terrible.

    anyone knows the fix?
  • The GS300 engine is a high-compression engine requiring 91 octane gas. Use lower octane will likely cause premature ignition, incomplete burning of fuel, causing engine knocking, reducing horse power and fuel efficiency.

    Incomplete fuel burn will produce more pollutants, eventually fouling oxygen sensors and catalytic converter, which would be expensive to replace.

    If the engine can run reliably on cheaper low octane fuels, the engineers would have stated so in the manuals.
  • The engine control computer automatically retards the ignition timing to compensate for lower octane fuel. Therefore this will protect the engine from damage! That's the reason that Lexus vehicles incorporated this feature in the programing of the computer.
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