Just bought a new Lexus!

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,476
    Shut up bud :)
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,425
    I don't know Ron. My car is 13 years old now, but is still working fine. My next car will be my last, and I would like a really nice car once in my life. On the other hand, I listen to the stereo all the time, and drive very little. So, does it make sense to have $50K sitting in the garage most of the time? Maybe, maybe not. :)
    Bud

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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 8,476
    I hear ya' Bud
    You can get some pretty nice cars in the 30-35K range

    What's your average annual miles
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,425
    Not much now, but I would like to cruise when I retire. I will hold onto the Mazda until it falls apart, and then revisit the car issue. I do like that IS though, but last week it was the Nissan 370Z. LOL
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-20 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables
    Revelation Audio Cryo-Silver Reference DB-25 umbilical power cable for preamp modules

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,450
    I'll bet the air flow getting to the motor was a major part in the designing of it.

    I personally would've liked to see something breaking up that big black space too.

    I remember when dodge brought out the big honking bumper on their trucks years ago. I thought that design needed a little reworking too. JMHO though.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • nguyendotnguyendot Posts: 3,572
    I've always loved the GS series. The current one is the king of the competition right now, I believe it won car & drivers head to head against the bmw 5 series. I just this past weekend got rid of my 2011 BMW 550i. Fun car, fast as hell in a straight line...but ultimately it cost way too much to maintain.
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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    What are you going to replace the BMW with?
  • WillowWillow Posts: 8,761
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I don't like the grille. It reminds me of this dude's mouth.

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    I can't stand the look.
    Just like the new badges on many cars. Take Benz and Acura. The emblem is huge in the front I don't care for it. Just like Ralph Lauren polos it went from the small horse to a huge half shirt size.
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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    Every maker wants their brand to be seen. I bet I get more airflow through the radiator than all other cars though. I hate Leaf's,Smart cars & Prius's HRC & BHO!
  • SlapahoSlapaho Posts: 212
    Just eyeballed a new dark metallic gray GS-350 F Sport today in a Best Buy parking lot. I know it's not going to perform like the LFA did but it's definitely better looking. I'd still have to go with a Jag F-Type though in that price range.
  • nguyendotnguyendot Posts: 3,572
    charley95 wrote: »
    What are you going to replace the BMW with?

    Went with a 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport Premium. 90% of the V fun, with none of the V maintenance lol.
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    Bedroom - Sharp Aquos 70" 650 / Pioneer SC-1222k / Polk RT-55 / Polk CS-250

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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    My new baby!
  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    More to come.
  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
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  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    It was hellish flying to Houston getting the car but, the 1100 mile journey home was awesome. Getting ready to polish some imperfections out of the paint and then having a guy come to ExPel the front end and mirrors. Man I love this car!
  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    No mods will be done to this car like all the nickle d**k zipperheads over on the Lexus forums do to their cars. I think it looks fine just the way it is! Morons.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,822
    Love the red leather, congrats man.
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,655
    Interior is a dead ringer for my father's F Sport. It's nice - congrats bud.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 3,450
    Nice !!!!

    14 miles huh ?

    I love the vintage dash clock !

    I too am a fan of red leather interiors .
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies . I am glad to be a part of a select group that tries to take our auditory and visual senses to a higher level: we EXPERIENCE them.... GOT SDA?... Got TFM ?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 601
    edited December 11
    Interior and exterior colors are both gorgeous. Nice!

    How's the Mark Levinson audio system sound?
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,425
    charley95 wrote: »
    No mods will be done to this car like all the nickle d**k zipperheads over on the Lexus forums do to their cars. I think it looks fine just the way it is! Morons.

    Nice car. How, nothing is perfect. What mods are these other guys doing?
    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-20 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables
    Revelation Audio Cryo-Silver Reference DB-25 umbilical power cable for preamp modules

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Interior and exterior colors are both gorgeous. Nice!

    How's the Mark Levinson audio system sound?

    It's ok, nothing to write home about.
  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
    BlueFox wrote: »
    charley95 wrote: »
    No mods will be done to this car like all the nickle d**k zipperheads over on the Lexus forums do to their cars. I think it looks fine just the way it is! Morons.

    Nice car. How, nothing is perfect. What mods are these other guys doing?

    Most of these guys lower them, change the exhaust and put different wheels on them. To me it's just a bunch of garbage that serves no purpose.
  • charley95charley95 Posts: 571
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    Major upgrade from my beater that I've had since 09. I must say this old Buick has never let me down. Paid 2k for it back then and doesn't use oil and the air still works.
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,425
    charley95 wrote: »
    BlueFox wrote: »
    charley95 wrote: »
    No mods will be done to this car like all the nickle d**k zipperheads over on the Lexus forums do to their cars. I think it looks fine just the way it is! Morons.

    Nice car. How, nothing is perfect. What mods are these other guys doing?

    Most of these guys lower them, change the exhaust and put different wheels on them. To me it's just a bunch of garbage that serves no purpose.

    That is stupid, and certainly isn’t an improvement.

    Bud

    Lumin S1
    Sony XA-5400ES SACD
    Pass XP-20 pre, X600.5 amps
    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon for source, Denali 2000 (2) for amps
    Shunyata Z Anaconda XLR analog ICs, Z Anaconda speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables
    Revelation Audio Cryo-Silver Reference DB-25 umbilical power cable for preamp modules

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,113
    Beautiful Ride Charley, Pure Class!!!
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  • LegenderLegender Posts: 335
    edited December 11
    charley95 wrote: »
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    Major upgrade from my beater that I've had since 09. I must say this old Buick has never let me down. Paid 2k for it back then and doesn't use oil and the air still works.

    Wow, a car that nice and cheap and with the AC still working, I'm puzzled why you felt the need to upgrade. :)
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,020
    charley95 wrote: »
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    Major upgrade from my beater that I've had since 09. I must say this old Buick has never let me down. Paid 2k for it back then and doesn't use oil and the air still works.

    I got one of those! '91, 3.3L loaded to the hilt Limited, makes for an extremely nice highway floater!
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 13,655
    Personally I think you should make an exception and move the Buick rims over to the new ride.
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    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Dayens Ampino, Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, AURALiC Altair, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
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