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Twelve months on
« on: 11 August 2014, 00:31:29 »

It's now been twelve months since I bought the lexus.

18,000 miles done

service items:140 (oil/filters) transmission fluid - 60.

new battery:45
Tyre: 60

other costs: brake light bulb : 2 (must have been a dodgy batch, cos original only lasted 16 years!)

on top of the 600 I paid for it.

in related news, my 6 pts come off in september, and my insurance drops from 1100 quid to 500  :)
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #1 on: 11 August 2014, 09:00:18 »


That all seems pretty good to me  :y particularly after doing 18k miles

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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #2 on: 11 August 2014, 10:09:50 »

Seems good to me as well.
It *is* boring tho - not having to worry about the next thing to go wrong   :D


 
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #3 on: 11 August 2014, 10:57:29 »

Seems good to me as well.
It *is* boring tho - not having to worry about the next thing to go wrong   :D

What on earth do you do with all your spare time!

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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #4 on: 11 August 2014, 11:01:16 »

Seems good to me as well.
It *is* boring tho - not having to worry about the next thing to go wrong   :D

What on earth do you do with all your spare time!
Collect points... Apparently ;D
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #5 on: 11 August 2014, 14:30:29 »

Seems good to me as well.
It *is* boring tho - not having to worry about the next thing to go wrong   :D

What on earth do you do with all your spare time!
Collect points... Apparently ;D


  >:( >:( >:(

 ;) :D ;D
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #6 on: 11 August 2014, 18:15:18 »

It's now been twelve months since I bought the lexus.

18,000 miles done

service items:140 (oil/filters) transmission fluid - 60.

new battery:45
Tyre: 60

other costs: brake light bulb : 2 (must have been a dodgy batch, cos original only lasted 16 years!)

on top of the 600 I paid for it.

in related news, my 6 pts come off in september, and my insurance drops from 1100 quid to 500  :)

 ;D :D :D

Very nice cars , Lexus would be on my list of replacement but Ls400  :)
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #7 on: 11 August 2014, 18:31:26 »



Very nice cars , Lexus would be on my list of replacement but Ls400  :)

mine too.
GS300 was compromise with exMrsEgg - last compromise!
 I've promised myself a 400 for xmas :)
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #8 on: 11 August 2014, 18:37:23 »



Very nice cars , Lexus would be on my list of replacement but Ls400  :)

mine too.
GS300 was compromise with exMrsEgg - last compromise!
 I've promised myself a 400 for xmas :)
Garage local  to us has an LS 430 for sale. Nice car but ugly as sin. It even makes an Insignia look half decent. ;D
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #9 on: 11 August 2014, 18:39:57 »



Very nice cars , Lexus would be on my list of replacement but Ls400  :)

mine too.
GS300 was compromise with exMrsEgg - last compromise!
 I've promised myself a 400 for xmas :)
Garage local  to us has an LS 430 for sale. Nice car but ugly as sin. It even makes an Insignia look half decent. ;D

Thats impossible  :(
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #10 on: 11 August 2014, 18:47:38 »



Very nice cars , Lexus would be on my list of replacement but Ls400  :)

mine too.
GS300 was compromise with exMrsEgg - last compromise!
 I've promised myself a 400 for xmas :)
Garage local  to us has an LS 430 for sale. Nice car but ugly as sin. It even makes an Insignia look half decent. ;D

Thats impossible  :(

You could be right, Mr Emd.

The Insignia is a real 'minger' :-\

I find it hard to believe that Vauxhall signed it off as finished and fit for purpose.
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #11 on: 11 August 2014, 22:33:43 »

It's a shame they never made an estate version of the 400. That would be a beast and I'd have one!  :y
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #12 on: 11 August 2014, 22:54:08 »

Very pleased with her is300. Two tyres.....head light level sensor..... And a stroll through an mot... I suppose I should change the oil. :-\


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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #13 on: 12 August 2014, 14:27:43 »

Very pleased with her is300. Two tyres.....head light level sensor..... And a stroll through an mot... I suppose I should change the oil. :-\
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #14 on: 12 August 2014, 15:47:25 »

Key cost really...

Depreciation = 0

Easily see 500 to 5,000 depending on the car per year!
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #15 on: 12 August 2014, 16:00:02 »

sounds excellent stuff that! just think of the poor so and so who bought it brand new and lost all the money in depreciation and its still prooving to be a luxurious and reliable motor all these years and miles on! thats why i like the big vauxhalls fantastic drive and spec for the money!
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #16 on: 12 August 2014, 16:28:51 »

It's a shame they never made an estate version of the 400. That would be a beast and I'd have one!  :y

So would I. LS400 is like an Omega, just with a bit more of everything. Except for all the niggling characteristics that we put up with.
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #17 on: 12 August 2014, 16:47:08 »

Followed an LS400 today , so quiet and refined ... its a marmite car that hate or like but personally i like them  :)
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #18 on: 12 August 2014, 18:02:55 »

sounds excellent stuff that! just think of the poor so and so who bought it brand new and lost all the money in depreciation and its still prooving to be a luxurious and reliable motor all these years and miles on! thats why i like the big vauxhalls fantastic drive and spec for the money!

I bought it from the original owner. He paid 35K ish for it in 1999, so it cost him 2.5K a year in depreciation.  :o
He told me that he fully intended to keep it until he died, but they'd taken his licence off him at 75 because he kept crashing into things, and couldn't stand to see it rot away from disuse. - no-one in his family wanted it.

I think it'll outlast me, let alone him! I'm  going to get the dents taken out in the new year, and use it as a second ca, unless I get an LPG LS400, in which case, I'll consider selling it. (or not!)
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #19 on: 12 August 2014, 20:04:01 »

Very pleased with her is300. Two tyres.....head light level sensor..... And a stroll through an mot... I suppose I should change the oil. :-\
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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #20 on: 01 December 2017, 21:04:49 »

Hello everybody! Hope everyone is well?


Long time no see.

Thought, since I was passing, I would update the thread on my lexus...

I'm afraid I treated her badly.
She was stood two years due to my illness and breaking up from mrs egg.
Bought her from exmrsEgg for 200
Changed the battery (it wouldn't hold a charge) and pumped the tyres.
Drove her to the MOT station to see if she was worth fixing.
She only passed, no advisories!

I then did a 750 mile round trip to Ben Nevis - literally straight from MOT station to petrol station then on A1 north.

Never missed a beat, and she's done another 18 months and another MOT (no advisories) STILL without any work being done.

LOVE my lexus!
Still boring AF tho - and miss my MV6   :'(

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Re: Twelve months on
« Reply #21 on: 01 December 2017, 21:56:51 »

I'm always worrying about whether my cars will pack up when i'm miles from home. but theres been no need to worry as they've always got me back thankfully.
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