Saturday, June 21, 2008

RSP for all


Here is an interesting occurrence I have seen on the Club Lexus site, a rash of '97 RSP Royal Sapphire Pearl SC300's

- http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=353280&highlight=RSP

-http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335030&highlight=RSP

- http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=353676&highlight=RSP

- http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362270&highlight=RSP

Now don't get me wrong I think that these models are a great representation of the SC series but I thought that they were "rare". Or does this just happen to be where rare SC's go to get sold?

Posting habit

Sometimes I feel obliged to explain my posting habit or lack thereof. As I have stated in the Welcome message this blog is simply a large elegant folder for my Lexus picks, a place where I can return and find something that interests me in the event that my memory fails me. If it is useful to others then great, if not I still have my info on file. I have an interest in purchasing a Lexus and this is my somewhat detailed (dare I say anal) way of finding the best value for the cost and cataloging it.

As to posting on regular basis well we all know what "should" be done when in reality life has a way of getting in the way. Short version; I'm busy with my work and sometimes find it difficult to find time to post my latest thoughts.

My simple observation of the Lexus market as I have seen it over the last year is that it is getting slammed just like every other make and model. Pre-owned Lexus are getting slammed on price and the time it takes to sell.
This is a fantastic time to find that auto jewel and and drive away in style knowing that your Prius buying neighbour will still be paying for his ride long after your great wheels have carried you in style and comfort minus the auto payments.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

FS: 2000 Lexus Gs400 in Monterey Park, Ca 91803


Silver/gray Gs400 w/ 82050 miles. Great condition overall. Tinted windows. New timing belt / tensioner and engine belt at 78,000 miles, right/left idler, new waterpump/thermostat,new upper & lower radiator hoses, new iridium plugs, k&n drop in air filter,new front brakes/powerslot rotors, new Falken Ze 512 tires w/ 17x7.5 (new style gs300) rims. L-tunes struts/Eibach springs. 6 disc CD changer, factory HID lights. Mobil 1 oil change every 3,000 miles. Recent toyota transmission fluid change. Non-smoker car. Garage kept at all time.
Two remote and two spare keys. Asking 12,500.00 obo. If interested please pm me or call
(626)825-5276 or (626)281-2877
Thanks

Saturday, May 31, 2008

99 GS400, loaded, Navi, tint, spoiler, 130k miles - 11k


Here is the second black '99 GS400 and the ad is here.

I am selling my 99 GS400, and with my growing family I need to get a larger car (SUV). It has tan leather, NAV, heated seats, 6 disc CD Changer in glovebox. Moonroof, rear spoiler. Its loaded. I have done all the leather treatments, polishing and waxing, etc to keep it looking good. It also has the chrome stock 17" wheels.



Updates and modifications I've made...

Added 05 Tailights - had them professionally done to get orange turn signal to look red.

Added the L-tuned suspension package - Springs/shocks

Also added Magnaflow exhaust, with polished mufflers.

Tinted windows - 20% all around.

Please call me if you are seriously interested in the car ask for Brad (408)921-4837 Must sell ..... $11,000 obo Car and me are located in El Dorado Hills, about 20 minutes from Sacramento off of highway 50.

1999 Black Lexus Gs400... Loaded !!!


Here is one of two Black GS400's that have come on the Club site in the last couple of days, and yes they are both "loaded".

Car #1, ad is here.

Hey guys, I'm selling my 1999 Lexus GS400. Here are some details:
4.0 V8 300HP RWD
Beautiful Black onyx exterior with light tan leather interior
Car is in near mint condition ( exterior and interior with minimal wear)
Mechanically excellent and maintained with all records from Lexus.
Engine is very quiet and free of any leaks or smoke.
Has passed emissions
I have all records from 1999 including oil changes.
Recent work includes ball joints which is a must on the GS400, rear brakes and new tires/rims.
Timing belt serpitine belt has been replaced as well by Lexus.
Brand new 17" Lexus wheels with Pirelli tires.
Clean carfax history, clean title. No rust, dents or accidents.
All options such as heated seats, dual climate control, adaptive suspension, rear spoiler.
It also has the optional rear spoiler and 300 watt Nakamichi sound system ( sounds amazing ! )
Car currently has around 156,500 miles which are mostly highway. This car will run forever .
I've priced the car according to KBB and similar cars for sale online and dealerships. I'm asking $10,500 but will make a deal with a serious buyer.
I will be posting more pictures this week.
Please call me at 630-863-5435 or PM me with any questions or concerns. Car is located in Naperville, IL
Thanks.









Sunday, May 25, 2008

Value cars are not necessarily the least expensive.


One reason the cars on the Club Lexus site are so interesting are the mods or add-ons that owners have placed on the cars. By the description and photos as well as talking to a number of owners one gets the feeling that there is passion to driving these cars and that most of the mods are either professionally done or very close to it by home shop mechanics. When purchasing a GS300/400 that is in excellent condition the chance of getting extras such as HID's, newer wheels, newer steering wheel, suspension upgrades, etc. is a bonus. That is why value is not necessarily price.

One example that has just been posted on the CL site is this:

98 GS300 In Fla.

The time has come to get something different... So the gs is for sale.

Exterior:
-Molded TTE lip
-Molded Sport Design trunk spoiler
-RMM Grill
-jdm 10th anniversery headlamps
-factory hids with 6k bulbs
-factory yellow fogs
-clear bumper lights
-05' Tail lights
-20x8.5 & 20x10 DONZ montanas about 80% tire life
-15% window tint all around

Interior:
-05' gauge cluster surround
-oem 05 compass mirror
-oem navi
-new leather seats and door panels form leatherseats.com

Engine:
-injen intake
-all maintenence done at 130k
-new t-belt,waterpump,and tensioner.
-new spark plugs

Suspension and Brakes
-tein springs
-Kyb struts
-Rca mod up front
-TcSportline Strut bars
-cross drilled and slotted rotors

Security:
viper alarm

The evap and heater core, expansion valve, a/c compressor were replaced like 6 months ago...
both valve cover gaskets where just replaced.
transmission just serviced, had filter and fluid changed, and new pan gasket

oil changed every 3k miles with mobile 1.
$13,000 OBO

The car itself, by the look of the photos, is in great condition and highly likely has been well cared for, the bonus part are all the mods that create the great look.
For a 98gs300 in this market the price is high but therein lies the value as the owner has stated the price with an OBO added on. I will be watching this one to see if there is any action. Is there a comparable on the site where one buys a similar year car and mileage for less money and then adds the mods, I think that the cost would be over the asking price of this fine GS.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

2006 Lexus SC430, 39k Hwy miles, Pearl White w Saddle Leather - NorCal






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Get ready for the summer! Sadly, I'm selling my
fully loaded 2006 Lexus SC430 Convertible. SOLD

Pearl White with Saddle leather. It has everything! Clean title, got carfax report.

Fully loaded! Low 39k highway miles. Original owner. Service records at Lexus Dealership. Everything works perfectly. Washed and waxed frequently (I'm a car nut). No modifications. Driven by my mom and wife. Selling because we got a new car.

If you wanna get the SC430, you have to get the 2006+ model. The newer models come with LED updated taillights, 6 speed Auto transmission for faster acceleration and better mpg (older models have 5sp auto), small updates on the interior electronics, etc.

V8 4.3 Liter
6-Spd Auto Overdrive
RWD

Mark Levinson Audio
Navigation System

Stability Control
AM/FM Stereo
Stability Control
Front Side Air Bags
Auto-Climate Control
Cassette
Anti-Lock Braking
Power Steering
6 CD Auto-Changer
Traction Control
Power Windows
Mark Levinson Audio
Leather Heated Seats
Power Door Locks
Navigation System
Dual Power Seats
Telescoping Wheel
Bluetooth Wireless
Alloy Wheels
Cruise Control
Dual Front Air Bags
non-runflat tires with good amount of tread.
1 quarter size door ding. small nick on the dash

Price is $36,700 firm! Priced low for a quick sale. Prefer local but can ship.
send me a PM or email me at pauljchoi AT gmail.com if you would like to check it out.

No use pointing to the ad as it has sold.

This fine vehicle was posted for sale on the Club Lexus site on Fri. May23 and was sold Sat may24. The low mileage and lower price did the trick. This is a good example of grab it when you see it as it will not last long. The price of $36,700 is more often seen on '04's. Great deal for someone.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

RX300

Interested in RX300's? Here are two that I found on the Phoenix Craigslist.

- 2000 RX-300 4WD 108K Miles Original Owner, Automatic, Garage kept, Non smoker, Great condition inside and out.
Must sell $12,800 obo – Interested Please call 602 403 4495

- 1999 Lexus RX300 SUV Call us at 480.584.7319 if interested.

Check them out.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

2000 Lexus RX 300 Black / Grey RX300 - $10999 obo (nor cal)


2000 Lexus RX 300 Sport Utility 4D

$10,999 obo

New Transmission from Lexus
Major Tune-up done recently (timing belt, water pump etc...)
Meaty tires
Clean title
Non-smoker
Driven by a mother

Vehicle Highlights
Mileage: 135,080
Engine: V6 3.0 Liter
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: 4WD
Exterior: Black
Interior: Grey

Standard
Auto-Climate Control
Cruise Control
Leather
Power Steering
AM/FM Stereo
Dual Power Seats
Power Windows
Cassette
Alloy Wheels
Power Door Locks
Dual Front Air Bags
Tilt Wheel
Front Side Air Bags

Optional
CD Auto-Changer
Moon Roof
Privacy Glass
Traction Control
Roof Rack

PM me or email me at kevinwong828@gmail.com

local buyers prefer, car is located in the east bay (Fremont)

pictures taken on 5/21/08

See ad here.

I am just learning about these vehicles and I like what I am learning. Check out the RX300 wiki here
This vehicle has a number of key features; black colour, 4WD(the ad says 4WD but it might mean all wheel drive as I don't think a 4WD model was made), traction control, tinted windows, V6, 3 litre engine, and if it is a one owner then all the better.

By the way I read that the RX300 had garnered a number of awards in its day:

99 Sc400 Silver/blk Int


Guys
As the title says i have my 99 SC400 for sale....Really nice car, infact i like 99 SC better than my IS350 but need to sell it to pay off the loan for IS. Car is in excellent condition for its age. Its Mellinium Silver with beautiful Black interior. Car is fully loaded for 99. It has Nakamichi stereo system with 12 Disc changer, heated seats, power seats, memory seating, auto tilt 3 spoke steering, perforated power leather seats. Nice wood trim with gated shifter. As you guys know these cars are becoming super rare as 2000 was the last year. car currently has 147xxx miles,mostly highway. Clean title never been in an accident, just got front bumper, hood & rear bumper painted to get rid of little scratches & rock chips from highway driving!! It gets excellent gas mileage for V8!! Car runs super strong and super quiet. All the service and mantainence has been done from lexus dealer and records are available. Pics are to come shortly. Asking price is $11,500 but i am negotiable but please do not lowball me

Thanks

Ad is here.

I have emailed a couple of people that own SC's and asked them their opinion about this model. One of them had seen this car and said it is very clean and in great shape. The other person said that it is the best of all the Sc's on the Club site at this time. The advantage of the 99 is that it has all the stock upgrades such as the new grill, the much improved CD player, VVTI engine and on this one specifically the owner upgraded the seats to newer perforated leather.
I like this car and fell it is a goo buy and even better buy if the owner is open to offers.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

999 ES300 Coach Edition ((Chicago)) 7,500 OBO ((Make me an offer!!!))

SOLD


NEW LOW PRICE 7,500.00 OBO!!!!!!

After long consideration I've decided to sell my Lexus ES300. I've pampered her since day one back in March of 05 and now its time we part.

Here's the quick rundown and then the carfax data you can check for yourself. Purchase with confidence!
^ ^And YES the tail lamp bulb ^ ^has been replaced since this pic was taken...I'll upload the current shot of the Odometer sometime tomorrow!!!

Beautiful Pearl White Exterior on Tan Interior - Low Miles for the year ((111,300))

- Excellent Condition ((meticulously maintained and garage kept by me since purchase in March 2005!))

- Rare Xenon projector headlights… ((Yes I've finally decided to include these with the vehicle!))

- FULLY LOADED!!! Remote Start!!!

- All Maintenance up to date ((please feel free to ask)).

- Every Available Option including Coach Brand Leather Seating, Power Seats,
Windows and locks

- Power Sunroof

- 6 Disc CD/ Changer, cassette, ICE COLD AC and more!!!

- Hurry won’t last with this condition at this price

- New Low Price 8,500 or best offer.

((Make me an offer!!!!!!!))
773-419-0421

See ad here.


My words:
Here is a bit of a story; the post was placed on Apr 17 with a detailed description and a very detailed car fax. The first price was $10,500 but within 5 days it was lowered to $9,000. Another price drop came 5 days after that for $8,500 and then the most recent price drop on May 14 at $7,500 after which it sold.
I am thinking that this was a good buy as it was well looked after and a '99.

1995 ES300 - mint! garage kept, ultra clean, all service records! (Chicagoland)


For sale is a STUNNING 1995 Lexus ES300. You won't believe this is a 95! Very well maintained. I have service records and this ES has been garage kept its entire life! 154k highway miles.

Every available factory option!
-Heated Leather Seats
-Power tilt/slide moonroof
-Premium Lexus Audio
-6CD Changer combo
-OEM CHROME wheels!
-Dual Power seats
-Tinted
-Automatic climate control
-4100k HID

This is guaranteed to be one of the nicest ES300's around! Very smooth, comfortable, and adorned with typical Lexus quality and reliability. Averages close to 30mpg on the highway. Additionally, all 4 tires are new!!!

Asking $4200. Please email rshah31@gmail.com for more details.

Ad is here.

My words:
Here is car that I have not paid attention to but looking at this post for an ES300 I am thinking that this is a good second car or a student car. I will wait and see what kind of action the post gets and see if there is some downward pressure on the price.
Check out the ES300 Wiki here.

Summary opinions

I'd like to summarize the last few weeks of posts, to present some ideas and point out some opportunities.

First here are some updates of vehicles identified over the last month as good to great value.

- A first gen GS300 posted on Apr 29 that was on the club site for $5,300 sold for $5k or less within 2 weeks.

- An RSP SC 400 that has been on the site for sale since Jan.25 is still for sale and has dropped from a firm $13k to $11k and now taking any serious offer. It is one of two on the club site that has the very special and limited Blue colour.

- An L Tuned GS 300 posted Apr 24 is still for sale as of May 12 and still asking $8,500.

- a '98 SC300 posted Mar.8, as of May 15 is $8,400

- A '98 GS400 mechanic owned and posted on Mar 15 is still for sale as of May 5 for $10k

- '90 LS400 posted on the club site May 5 is still for sale and now priced at $3,500

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

FS: RARE 95 Lexus SC300 BLACK interior w 5-speed MINT



This car is in Buffalo, NY 14120.....local pickup is welcome, or we can help you ship it to your door......

$12000 OBO

What you see here is a MINT condition 95 lexus SC300, very rare option from factory, Black interior w 5-speed.....very well taken care of....just turned 100k miles...runs & drives like NEW...CLEAN & CLEAR title in hand ready for the buyer....

The engine is 100% bone stock, timing belt was done at 90k, full tune up was done about 2 weeks ago, as well as the RED powdercoated valve covers.....engine bay is clean bone dry w NO leak or nothing......all done in house, so it was done right

Body is clean with NO scratches at all.....original platinum silver exterior paint w full true Bomex bodykit/spoiler painted & installed, fitment is PERFECT

wheels/tires:
chrome 19x8.5 wheels w 245/19 tires FRONT
chrome 19.9.5 wheels w 275/19 tires REAR
all wheels are in NEW condition, NOT one mark anywhere
all tires are in new condition as well with 50 miles on them

powdercoated & rebuilt calipers with cross drilled rotors

factory MINT black leather interior w upgraded 3-spoke steering wheel

OEM factory 5-speed, shifts smooth.....

HID headlights with matching 97+ foglights installed.....

let the pictures do the talking, check them out at


http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r...300/?start=all

I wonder how long this will last, it has all of the attributes that SC lovers are looking for; 5 speed, low miles, rare colour combination, and a great body kit. And lest I forget the seller is open to offers.

See the ad here.

1999 Lexus GS 400 (Scottsdale)

1999 Lexus GS 400. Very low miles-44,000, very clean, very fast, always garaged
Please Contact Bret at 602-697-0588 for more info

Found this on Craigslist Phoenix May11/08

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

FS: 2002 Lexus RX300 in PA - $17k


SOLD

Selling our faithful RX300. Bought this vehicle two years ago and it's been flawless ever since. Looks and runs like a new SUV, and couldn't be more reliable. Been on trips from Phila to Florida in it and it's been a joy. I have a Sirius Satellite Radio tuner installed that I can leave in or remove depending on preference. SUV is Gold with Tan leather interior, currently has just over 86,400 miles and has every option available except NAV. Options include Xenon Headlights, Heated Leather Seats with Memory, 6 Disc CD Changer, Auto Dimming Mirrors and Moonroof. Previous owner had transmission flush done at 60k and every 5k it has had fresh Mobil1 full synthetic oil changes. Only reason we're selling is because we wanted to downsize to a smaller wagon. Vehicle has new PA Inspection good until 2/09 and has never been smoked in. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Must sell soon, willing to accept reasonable offers.

And then the seller adds this statement:

What...nobody wants a clean RX?

How about $16,000? This has to go soon!!!

Then:

Guys, this SUV has to sell soon. Price dropped to $14,900. Somebody has to be looking for a nice Lexus...

I'm looking forward to what is coming next.

Here is the Club Lexus ad.




Sunday, May 4, 2008

1997 LS400 Coach Edition $7800 (Bay Area)

SOLD


1997 Lexus LS400 Coach Edition with brilliant Opal White Pearl metallic paint. 146,900 miles, well maintained 2 owner car (non smokers), no accidents. I have owned this car since January 2001. Timing belt/water pump/ major service performed at 100K miles. Mobil 1 oil changed every 3000 miles. New air and cabin filters. Oil changed changed on 5/3/08. Name brand tires have approx 8000 miles on them. Paint and interior in excellent condition and the Coach leather seats have no rips or tears. Clean CA title in hand, clean Carfax, passed smog test on 5/2/08, CA registration valid through Feb 2009. Car is unmodified except tinted windows and 1999 LS400 wheels.

$7800

Call Sean @ 925-683-6514 or email seanelewis02@yahoo.com for more info or to arrange a viewing.

See ad here.

If you are looking for an LS with dinner plate wheels and is in great shape then this might be for you. Value? Maybe at a better price, still a car well worth looking at.

1990 Ls400, $4000

Update - now $3,500


I have a 1990 LS400 that I need to sell as soon as possible. I have 3 cars and will be getting a 4th, so I need to get rid of it.

Clean title, 129k miles, MINT leather, brand new LEXUS floor mats, HID headlights, LS430 16 inch wheels, recently replaced brake rotors and pads with ceramic-kevlar pads and drilled and slotted rotors. Has power everything, sunroof works, heated seats and AC work great, I have driven this car for a little over a year and had no problems whatsoever. VERY reliable, and very good on gas, for a V8.

$4,000, I am in Washington, but I will personally drive and deliver this car to as far south as southern California, if you are truly interested.

get it sold!

See ad here.

If this great model is as the seller says then it would make a good and dependable second car. I sense value here.

Friday, May 2, 2008

'99 Millenium Silver/Black SC300


It's time for me to move on. Originally this was my project car/occasional daily driver. The car is 100% stock with the exception of 4300k H.I.D.'s and 25% tints all around. I currently have my spare wheels on, which are multi-spoke SC400 from a previous year.

STATS:
- Millenium Silver with Black perforated leather
- Gated shifter
- Has the premium sound system with DSP and 6-disk changer.
- 112k miles
- TITLE on hand!!!!

MODS:
- 25% Tints all around
- 4300k low beam H.I.D.'s
- cutout for clutch master cylinder

THE GOOD:
- Quite possibly the most reliable car I've owned. It is mechanically PERFECT. I just completed a 300 mile round trip recently with absolutely no problem.
- Lexus smooth and quiet; no creaks or squeaks.
- Gets the expected gas mileage. 20 mpg combined hwy/city. 26+ highway.
- Oil is changed at Lexus on time.
- The brake pads and rotors were changed 3000 miles ago.
- Electronically, EVERYTHING works perfectly. The sound system is surprisingly pretty damn good for not being Nakamichi.

THE BAD:
- The front bumper needs to be repainted. It is probably easier to replace and repaint with a new bumper.
- The area behind the rear driver side wheel has been backed into and dented as a result of a hit and run. I went to a Lexus recommended body shop and it is repairable with no replacement of body paneling.
- There are about 2 stone chips that I can find.
- The rear bumper has minor hairline fractures from a rear love tap. Not noticable unless you look close.
- The right half of the climate control light is out and is common with these cars. Either get it replaced or do an LED conversion.


RATINGS:
- Exterior: I would give the PAINT a 9/10 with the exception of the front bumper, dent, passenger side scratches and minor nicks. The paint really is in good condition. A part of the rear bumper needs a touch up and I would recommend a complete replacement/repaint of the front bumper.
- Interior: I would give this a 9.5/10. There is wear on the driver's seat as you will see in the pictures. The rear seats are rarely ever used. A part of the climate control light is burnt. There is a slight chip near the volume knob of the center console trim piece.

PRICE:
$9,999

See ad here.

Another even better example of an SC value car. For the cost of a few minor repairs one would have a great car with all of the benefits of the SC improvements up to '99.

Silver 98 Gs400 Pismo Beach CA. $10,000



1998 GS 400 Silver with Black.

130k Miles
Mechanic owned car, always serviced w/Mobil 1

Excellent car, Iam going to miss it. I have used it as a daily driver and is great to drive. Front bra area of the car has rock chips and one 3" long crack in front corner of spoiler, could easily be repainted to look new again. Rear bumper has one small scratch that possibly could be buffed out. One front rim has small flat spot from a pot hole that is barely noticeable, it will cost $125 + shipping to be repaired at Wheels America. There are no other dents, scratches or door dings in the car. I can email detailed pictures of problem area to interested parties. Can also do all repairs for extra cost. All other features of the car are in perfect shape and everything works. The best of parts were used in building the car.
Do your research on all the mods done $ $ $ $ $ !- CAR MODS:

- Daizen Swaybars
- 5Zigen Hyper 5ZR 3piece Forged 20 x 8.5 FRONT, 20 x 10 REAR
- 245/35-20 FRONT, 275/30-20 NS II SPORT
- Tein Flex 16 way Adjustable Coilovers
- L-Sportline Body Kit
- APEXi World Sport Exhaust
- Lexus SportDesign Rear Lip Spoiler
- Rod Millen Motorsports LSD (Supra TT rear end w/3.76 gears)
- Rod Millen Motorsports Torque Converter (2800 Stall Speed)
- Level 10 HydroSystem Valve Body
- SRT Intake w/ Racing ECU (Chip)
- Brembo Rotors, Hawk HPS Pads
- Stock Stereo

NOW $10,000

See the ad here.

I must have passed this one over when it was first placed on the club classifieds. I see this as a very good buy for two main reasons; first it is owned by a mechanic and all that means for looking after a great ride and secondly there are a whole host of mods that add great value.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1999 Lexus GS400 *NAVIGATION* 9.5k obo (VA)


Name: Terry Awad
Location: Richmond, VA
Means of Contact: boostmx5@aol.com or 804-564-6352
or PM

1999 Lexus GS400
Mileage 149k

This car has recently been serviced and detailed. All of the paint and interior surfaces are in great condition for the age. Car is fully loaded with all options. A/C is ICE COLD and the heat works great.

There are a few wear spots on the floor mats and the front bumper has some rash as pictured.

Buyer can choose from the wheels pictured or I have the oem standard wheels on good tires that I can provide you with. You can decide. The oem wheels have some minor curbing however the tires are fairly new and in better shape then the white wheels pictured.

Fully Loaded

Key Features

Touch Screen Nav
CHROME Package
Touch Screen Climate control (Integrated into Nav)
Lexus Premium Sound system
Heated Seats
Sport Shifting on Steering wheel
Dual Zone Electronic Climate Control
Digital Information Center
Sunroof
Tilt Steering Wheel

Ad found here.

1993 Lexus GS300 "Beautiful and Mint Condition


I have for sale a "fine and mint" example of a 1993 Lexus GS300. This car has been garage kept all it's life and has extensive service records. Major services have been completed including replacement of serpentine belt, timing belt, steering pump, transmission and brake fluid flush, oil changes every 3k miles, 4 wheel alignment, etc... The car has a very low 145k "babied" miles, that's approx. 9,600 miles per year. Adult driven and never abused. CLEAN TITLE.

The exterior is a 9 out of 10 (minor scuffs/dings) and the interior (no rips and clean) an 8 out of 10 (considering its a 15 yr old car). I am very meticulous with my cars and it took me months to find this car. Unfortunately, my job now requires me to drive a lot thus the need for a more economical car (30+ MPG) is required. If you have a 2001-2002 Toyota Corolla S (5spd)I will consider a trade.

Below are the pictures of the car. Please contact me if you would like to see the car in person. I'm located in NorCal. Asking $5300/obo. Thank you for looking.

Ad found here.

Here is something I have not seen on the club before, a well looked after older GS300. This is something that one hopes to find but they are more rare than one would think. At $5,300 or best offer this has some attraction. It has low per year mileage use, well looked after by the owners, Lexus quality. I see this as good value and worth offering $500 less than asking.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

1997 RSP/BLK SC400 - Austin, TX - 93K


I'm posting this up for a friend. His wife wants a new car so this one needs to go. Car is in excellent condition, both inside and out.

RSP/Black 1997 SC400. RSP is the Rarest color you will find on the SC. I believe there were only 56 produced in 1997 only, and with the black interior with it being a 400 its down in the single digits. The car has 90k miles on it.

Details
Radio - Nakamichi Factory Stereo w/ new OE speakers
Interior - 9/10 - Normal creases in leather, but NO RIPS/TEARS and in good condition
Exterior - 9/10 - Few door dings which is to be expected. Factory Spoiler. Factory Supra TT Chrome Rims with like new AVS100s on the rear (Also have stock 5 spoke 16s available as an option)

The car just recently had the telescoping steering column motor serviced and is now working as good as new. Car is located in North Austin, 35 and Howard Ln.

Pictures will be up as soon as possible.

Price - $13,000 with Stock Lexus Rims

Slighty Negotiable on Price/Rims

Ryan
(972)824-4385

Club Lexus ad is here.

This car has been for sale since Jan.25/08 and has just recently been brought back to life for sale on Club Lexus. I have done a bit of research on the model and it is quite a rare model with the colour combination of blue/black and no moon roof. Only a few hundred were produced and of that only a few with this colour. The seller has reduced the price to $11k and that seems to be a good value. I will be watching this one.

Friday, April 25, 2008

LS430 for sale ultra luxury

I have 2003 LS430 ultra luxury with 52k. Excellent condition. I had bought extended warrenty until 100K. I live in the SF Bay Area. I have ipod intergration installed too. NEW Navigation DVD installed in Nov. Any interest PM me. I am Looking around 37K.

Find the CL ad here.

This is how this LS430 ad started out but this is where it ended up;

Get real dude... I got my 04 ultra mint for 38k almost 2 yrs ago (much less miles) at dealer, not Private Party...

KBB.com

2003 Lexus LS 430 Sedan 4D

Excellent
$29,510
Good
$27,935
Fair
$25,795

Mileage: 52,000
Engine: V8 4.3 Liter
Transmission: 5-Spd Auto Overdrive
Drivetrain: RWD

Selected Equipment Change Equipment
Standard
Auto Climate Control AM/FM Stereo Traction Control
Power Steering Cassette Leather
Power Windows CD Auto-Changer Dual Power Seats
Power Door Locks Dual Front Air Bags Moon Roof
Telescoping Wheel Front Side Air Bags Alloy Wheels
Cruise Control Anti-Lock Braking

Optional
Ultra Luxury Pkg

Blue Book Private Party Value
Private Party Value is what a buyer can expect to pay when buying a used car from a private party. The Private Party Value assumes the vehicle is sold "As Is" and carries no warranty (other than the continuing factory warranty). The final sale price may vary depending on the vehicle's actual condition and local market conditions. This value may also be used to derive Fair Market Value for insurance and vehicle donation purposes.

There is some great info in this post about the LS400/430 model
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1999 L-Tuned Lexus GS300 in Alabama - Great Condition - $9000 OBO


Price Drop: $8500.00 or best offer

I'm selling my Silver 1999 Lexus GS300 that is in great condition. It has 175,080 highway miles and still runs perfect -- I used to make trips from Washington DC (where I used to work) to Alabama every so often to visit family. Modifications include:

* RMM Grille
* OEM Factory Spoiler
* L-Tuned Exhaust
* L-Tuned Side Skirts
* L-Tuned Steering ECU
* TSA Rear STB
* 35% Tint All Around
* Philips 6000k Ultinon HID Kit
* Clear Side Markers
* PIAA White LED's
* Yellow Fogs
* Fog Mod
* Chrome Shifter Bezel
* L-Tuned Badging

This car has been in no accidents and has a clean record. Oil changes were done routinely every three thousand miles. The 100k mile service was performed as well. The brake pads, water pump, timing belt, and spark plugs have been just recently been replaced. The interior and exterior are also in great shape. Tires are in great condition and have 80% of their tread left.

There are minor bumps and dings, but they are barely noticeable. Some of the lights on the stereo have been burnt out. Also, the center console cigarette lighter is not functioning. Only a fuse needs to be replaced to fix this.

This is a great car and I'm sad that I have to let it go.

Find ad here.

Well what do you think of this great looking car? The mileage is high but to purchase this as a second car it has some attractiveness, the car is very clean and has plenty cosmetic add-ons to present a very solid, cool looking car. It also seems to be well cared for over the years. Even after the price drop he is still asking for best offer, the ad was placed just 5 days ago and already the owner is dropping the price. The posts to the ad are 9, 6 of them are the owners, with 450 ad views. One more positive and that is the owner has been a longtime member in good standing. This looks good.

2003 Lexus SC430 Silver/Ecru $24,500

This is an update from Mar.16/08 check out the CL ad here.


The price is now $23,500 and has now been for sale for 8 weeks. The CL classified ad has had 31 posts with 1582 views over the 8 weeks.

Socal: '98 SC300 Platinum Metallic / Blk leather 128k mi


Hey everyone I'm selling my 98 SC300 platinum metallic on black leather. It has a CLEAN title and has never been in an accident. I'm the second owner who purchased it from an elderly lady who took excellent care of it.
The car has been maintained since day one at Longo Lexus with records to prove it including the timing belt & water pump. It currently has 128M and doesn't have a single problem. The paint is shiny and in very good shape with the exception of a few scratches here and there. The body has a few dings and a small dent near the gas door (hardly noticeable due to the paint color). The interior is also in great shape. The black leather has normal wear for a 10yr old car with no rips. I swear blk leather SC's have a waaay more luxorious feel.
The sound system has been upgraded with Diamond Audio 4" Hex series components with silk tweeters. I removed the stock sub and installed a custom 10" box but is not currently hooked up. Suspension & handling is a great deal to me so I replaced ALL control arm bushings with the expensive Vlamos VFT (best bushings money can buy). That's 16 bushings total! Also changed out the steering rack bushings with Vlamos as well. The old shocks were replaced with brand new OEM's with original springs. And Daizen front & rear swaybars finish it off. All suspension upgrades have less than 5000miles. Tires are Toyo proxes with good tread left. That's all I can think of for now but will add anything I forgot.
My asking price is $8,800 or best offer. I'm located in Socal 562 area. Thanks for looking.

See ad here.

After looking at the SC300 in Vegas I am now an expert in Sc's, well maybe not quite yet. This SC has some good value. It is a '98 with all of the SC additions on it, it has 128k miles a reasonable amount, the after market stuff placed on it is impressive as it is a completely refurbished suspension system. The present owner is the second one which is good considering the car is 10 years old. Now if it is a non-smoking car then all the better.

Back again

It has been a while since I have posted, obviously. I have been watching the different boards and ads so I will post what I have found tonight. Oh, I went down to Las Vegas two weeks ago to look at an SC300 being sold by Andy from Club Lexus, see the car here. The car was in great condition with only two points against it; it had over 300k km. and it was a smokers car. I was willing to buy it with the high miles but not the smoking part. I looked at it on the 10th of April and I see it is still for sale today.
There is still great value in the Lexus market and as I see it the value is growing every month. One of the main reasons is the market for car sales and how slow it is, something about credit. Another other is the high gas prices and the concern around fuel economy. It is a great time to buy a Lexus.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

LS430 '01




Now here is a car that I have seen on Club Lexus and have talked with the owner about and think is a great value and a wonderful car to have. It is only a co-incidence that it is the same model as the modded cars in the last post, really.

Unique LS430's








Here are some great samples of what one can do with their Lexus ride if it happens to be an LS430. Just a little Lexus eye candy.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

99 GS300-Diamond White Pearl with gray interior- in the Orange County area


I've been going back and forth on this, so now my beloved GS is for sale.

Asking $10,800 obo. Make me a reasonable offer. Depending on my urgency, I may sell it for that price.
Please be kind though since I do love this car and going to let it go, not get rid of it.
I want the next owner to love this car as much as I do.
I'll get more pictures up.
Interior is stock. No rips or tears on the seats, only broken seat pipings.

-1999 Lexus GS300
-Diamond White Pearl (051) with Gray Leather Interior
-Clean title
-147,xxx miles-Very well taken care of
-Front bun warmers
-AC is still very cold.
-Already registered till March 2009.

-Major 90k service performed, all other maintenance performed as indicated.
-Replaced oem lower ball joints around 100k
-Daizen front control arm bushings
-Replaced Throttle Position Sensor and Accelerator around 50k
-Replaced starter around 70k
-Replaced door lock actuators around 90k as a precaution since I had a hookup. It didn't go out on me.
-That's it, very reliable.
You're more than welcome to bring your mechanic or bring it to a lexus dealer for inspection

PLUS

-Xenon headlights
-Yellow foglights
-2001 Grill
-2001 Taillights
-Chrome exhaust tips
-ALL 4 keys included (2 master, 1 valet, 1 wallet).
-Manual

-Sorry, Zauber Gettins will not be for sale......not yet. Check back in the wheels classified.
-Will come with 16" stock wheels-not pictured.

BONUS:
For Club Lexus Members only!!!

-RMM fiberglass sideskirts, unpainted. Excellent fitment. See attached picture from previous owner.
-PIONEER DVD PLAYER to replace the stock radio since the LCD went out.

Was on Teins CS, but hasn't been lowered. Comes with stock suspensions.


Good value and the owner is still open to offers. The wording is very personal but a sale is a sale and regardless of what is said and how it is said this owner is still wanting to "get rid of" his car. This is not a good or bad thing just reading between the lines.

Default FS:95 LS400 Immaculate Condition 106K mi - $8,200/OBO


I'm selling our 95 LS400. This car has been our family car since new. I took ownership of it about 3 years ago.

It's one of the cleanest and most well kept LS400 you will find anywhere.

The body, paint and interior is flawless. We have taken very good care of the LS400 over the years and it definitely shows.


Some key highlights about the car:

It has low 106K miles ( low for its year )

Timing and accessory belts, water pump, spark plugs, cap and rotor, cabin filter, replaced approx. 5K miles ago by Lexus mechanic. Tranny fluid and coolant flushed as well. No major maintenance will be needed for the next 60K miles.

Brand new Yokohama touring tires. Less than 1K miles on them.

The body is near perfect - No dents, rusts, or body defects. Always garaged.

I hate to sell our beautiful LS400 but I recently bought a LS430 so I must part with it.

You have to see the car in person to fully appreciate the condition and shape that it's in.

I'm from the Bay Area CA.

Asking $8,200 OBO


This car just came on the Club Lexus site yesterday. What I like about it is the condition and history. The price is negotiable and would be a good buy at $7k - $7.5k
The only thing I don't like is that it is the first gen and that is only on the appearance side of things there is nothing intrinsically bad about first gen LS400's. This one is a beauty

97 SC300 PDW in Vegas!


Hi, some of you know I just purchased a 04 LS430, so I need to make room and also funds for my new project,
I am letting this SC go cheap. Sorry no trades.

1997 SC300, 189K miles, white on tan,
EXterior 8/10, interior 8/10, just minimun wear and tear for a 11 yr car.
Car has no problem, Cold AC, engine is very strong, and tranny shifts beautifully. Just changed Mobil 1 oil and Toyota Type 4 tranny oil.

The story:
I bought this car from DX3 Jonny last year for 7500, since then, I put around 3000 miles on it ( I always have at least 3 Lexus so not much miles on each one of them ), I also change the stock stereo to double din in dash DVD, paint the rear bumper since there was a crack on the paint, paint matched perfectly. I am selling it only because I don't need 2 SCs and need funds for my new car.

The good:
Everything is good

The bad:
Side window tint is little peeling.
one crack on the driverside taillight.
normal dings ( not noticeable )
comes with 16' stock GS 5 spoke Chrome wheels, not 18' IS350 wheel.

FINAL PRICE 6000 FIRM FIRM FIRM! Or I will put it on Autotrader.


This car has been for sale for about 10 days and has had some action but not as much as there should be, the market is sure kicking the value of these great cars. The price is $6000 and he can't even sell it for that.
What I don't like about it is the mileage, 189k, but it is a Lexus after all and how cool is it to have a second car that's an SC.
What I like about it is how great a shape it is in and that there is a history to it. I talked to the previous owner and found out how well it has been looked after.
Oh, what's with the threat to place it on Autotrader? I thought the idea was to sell the car no matter what, does he think he is doing a favour for the club members? If I wanted to sell as badly as some of the members on the forum I would have my car listed everywhere. That is just my opinion.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

98 GS400 61k miles. Like new!

Well, the GS just is not getting driven as much as I like and my daily driver pickup truck is on it's last leg. I need to thin down the fleet, and unfortunatly, the fleet must include a truck.

The GS must go for now.

Here are the details:

1998
GS400
61,xxx miles
Gold exterior, tan interior
'01 tails
'06 Lexus wheels (17")
No nav
Pioneer audio
The vehicle is in very good condition. Few small scratches on the front bumper, but nothing major.
Everything on the car works.
Never been wrecked.

I love the car and hate to see it go.

I'm looking for $14,000, which is kbb wholesale in "good condition". I will accept resonalbe offers. Don't lowball me. I'm asking a fair price. The car is in great condition.

Send me a PM with your email address and I will email you pictures.

The car is located in the Phoenix, Arizona area.


No picture. This was first listed in Oct and is still for sale. I like it because of the low miles and V8 engine as well as being well looked after.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

98 GS 400 w/PITC in Virginia (NO.VA.)

98GS 400
PI 2800 stall T.C. (installed by Mo @ Srt)
Hayden Tranny Cooler
K&N in Stock intake
141,xxx miles
Heated Seats
No Nav, but I'll buy you a Tom Tom (better then factory)
Another complete set of rims (4) w/Dunlop Snow's
Mechanically Excellent
Body is good, but does have some dings (see Pictures)
Dead reliable, and goes like stink

$8,000

Here's a link to a page with some pictures. If you need more just e-mail:

http://groups.msn.com/ColumbosStuff/98gs400.msnw?albumlist=2


First posted on the 13thMar and only 2 posts since in 4 days. This has the smell of a good deal. I will continue to watch this.
What's good about it; gs400, good colour, 4 snows, and a price that is likely to go down.

2001 LS430 Ultra Black on Black



Guys,

I bought this car several months ago and have put maybe 30 miles on it. I am so busy with work, my new house, and trying to get my SC up and running I just don't have time for it.

Anyway, it is an Ultra edition which comes with Air suspension, NAV, Mark Levinson stereo, heated and cooled seats, adaptive radar control, parking sensors, massaging rear seats, etc etc. Basically it has every option available on an 01 LS430.

The car saw some scratches on the passenger side which have since been fixed to perfection. To make sure it looked perfect, I had the door skins and fender replaced. I can provide before and after pictures to any interested parties.

Clean title, clean Carfax. 114k. Excellent condition inside and out. Only problem I know of is that the NAV won't let you enter addresses - not sure why. I have not gone through all the records I have but there are a lot of them!

I am willing to take a loss at $17,495.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341581

I have a lot of feedback on here and a lot of vouches. I sold Andy (BlackSC400) a car on here, and sold an NSX on NSX prime. Let me know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Car is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


I have talked to this owner about another car, an sc400 and I found hi very helpful and forthright. This is a great car, a fully loaded UL edition.

Excellent 2005 Lexus LS430 North Texas F.S.



I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and am selling my 2005 LS430 in order to buy a new LS460. I bought this car new. It has always been garaged and has never been in an accident or wrecked. The car looks like the day it came off the showroom floor. No marks or dings at all. It has 15,500 miles on it and is truly in mint condition.

2005 LS430
Crystal White with Cashmere Leather and Golden Birds-Eye Maple trim.
15,500 actual miles
18" All-Season Tires with 18" Lexus Chrome Wheels
Premium Package (Front Climate control Seats with Heat and Cool Controls/Rear Seat Heaters/Intuitive Parking Assist)
Smart Key
Cargo Net
Trunk Mat
Wheel Locks
No Nav
All Luxury and Convenience Features Standard
4.3 Liter V8
32V Four Cam VVT-1 Engine
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
18 months left on New Car Bumper To Bumper Warranty
42 Months left on Power Train Warranty


$37,900 Firm (Kelly Blue Book Fair-Good Trade In Value)
Serious buyers only. Email for appointment to see car.
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331557


The value is found in the details, under 16k miles, one owner, great colour and the location of Texas is correct.
This car here would be worth over 50k.

Fs: 99 Lexus GS400 Silver/black OK




I found another car I would like to purchase so mine is up for sale. I will either sell it the way it sits for $14500 or stock for $12000. If you would like to purchase it the way it sits, All stock parts will be included. If you have any questions feel free to ask. REQUESTED PICS UP.

-1999 Lexus GS400
-Silver Exterior
-Black Leather Interior
-Clean title
-119,xxx miles

-New oem tierods (less than 5k on them)
-New oem lower ball joints (less than 5k on them)
-Lifetime warranty starter from autozone( less than 10k on it)
-Bilstein sport shocks
-Eibach Pro kit springs
-19" Axis super mesh 8.5" 9.5"
-Apexi world sport exhaust
-TTE front lip
-Diy Chrome grill
-Cleared taillights
-audio system
-6000k bulbs

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/showthread.php?t=340172

-Toyota oem tranny fluid changed about 5000mi ago
-mobile1 differential fluid changed about 5000mi ago
-oil changed every 3000 miles since I bought it.
-only used 91 shell since i bought it.
Specs:
http://www.motortrend.com/cars/1999/...ons/index.html


Another great buy for colour and service, it has been well looked after and also has reasonable miles on it.

FS: 2002 SC430 black/saddle w/ 100k warrante



I have a really clean 2002 SC430 black on saddle interior. I love the car but Im getting married and need a bigger car. Car is in mint condition with NO ACCIDENTS NO repairs NO paints, nothing whats so ever. Clean title. Car was a garage queen and had only 25k miles the first 4 years. Currently the mileage is only at 46,000 miles.
The exterior I would rate 9 out of 10 because its a black car. The best part is the interior. The interior is SUPER clean, infact cleaner than the exterior, I would rate it 9.5 out of 10. Passanger seat is like new and so is are the back seats. I always sat on a bottom cushtion and rarely on the leather, so the drivers seat doesnt have much wear/tear either. After a couple of years of wear/tear leather seats get shiny if you dont take care of them. My leather seats still look new with out the shine. My car is still in warranty, comes with a 7yr or 100k lexus warrantee which was purchased when the car was purchased. Completely transferable. Suspension was upgraded to OEM 2006 shocks/struts and springs. In 2005 Lexus upgraded the SC430 suspension so I upgraded mine. Car also has OEM 2005 star caps. Also has 2006 OEM LED taillights. Rear brakes were done 10k miles ago. Car has NEVER been lowered or modded.

You really have to how clean the car is in person.
Asking $33,900 Im pricing it in reflecting the condition.
call me 213-477-4828 or email me at veilstylez@yahoo.com. I am located in Burbank, CA.


I like this vehicle for its colour combination black w. saddle leather and low miles. I must like this car, I think I've posted it twice.

FS: 2003 GS300 in SoCal - $19K


Selling my 2003 Lexus GS300, ~49K miles

Wheels are TSW Kyalami 18x8 ET40 Hi-Gloss Silver, tires are Falken Ziex ZE512 245/40/18. One rim has curb damage of approx 1.5" on the outer lip. Dropped with TEIN High-Tech lowering springs and full window tint, Madico Charcool 20% VLT in back, 35% VLT in the front

Color is blue Marlin Pearl, interior is grey leather... in very good condition in and out, a few rock chips on the front end, consistant with its age and milage.

Update... asking $19K OBO

I like this for it's low mileage and great colour and South Cal location. Priced at 19k is good but at 19kOBO makes it even better a buy. The Club Lexus name is SHADYJC