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Hello
I am looking to buy a 2001 GS 430. I´d like to hear from owners of this car
as to its strong and weak points, points to watch, mileage and fuel
consumption...I already have a 1999 GS 300, very good car, but some input
from owners of the 430 would be most appreciated.
Thank you
 
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You will absolutely love the car. I have had mine for 11 months now. I had
not intended on buying it, but I found one in Cinnabar Red with a Black
interior.As far as I can tell, extremely rare. I have no complaints. Make
sure you get service records.


"Enrique Quijano" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hello
> I am looking to buy a 2001 GS 430. I´d like to hear from owners of this
> car as to its strong and weak points, points to watch, mileage and fuel
> consumption...I already have a 1999 GS 300, very good car, but some input
> from owners of the 430 would be most appreciated.
> Thank you
>
 
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On Sat, 4 Feb 2006 12:48:03 +0100, "Enrique Quijano"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Hello
>I am looking to buy a 2001 GS 430. I´d like to hear from owners of this car
>as to its strong and weak points, points to watch, mileage and fuel
>consumption...I already have a 1999 GS 300, very good car, but some input
>from owners of the 430 would be most appreciated.
>Thank you
>


I have an 03 GS430 myself (my daily driver) and just love the low end
torque. With the 5-speed automatic, it's relatively economical too.
The V8 works so effortlessly and so quietly and it gives the
verisimilitude of being an electric engine.

Consider these factors:
1) 25mpg
2) Mustang GT beating performance
3) quiet luxury

The downside is that it eats tires. I don't know how long your 6-cyl
is on tires but I get about 30K miles on high performance tires. I
drive smoothly but quickly. I have about 95,000 miles on mine. The
only problem I ever had was the that the door lock actuator had to be
replaced on the driver's door.
 
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I also have a 2003 GS430. Mine has the 16 inch wheels, for which the tires
supposedly last longer than the optional 17 inch wheels last. Right now, at
41,000 miles, I still have the original equipment 225/55 R16 tires. The
tread is about 60-70% worn. I figure I may be able to get 50K miles out of
them, although I may well replace them before then.

I also concur regarding the low-end torque and excellent gas mileage. I get
20mpg consistently in the city, and 25-26 on the highway....

Dennis

"Viperkiller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 4 Feb 2006 12:48:03 +0100, "Enrique Quijano"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
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>>Hello
>>I am looking to buy a 2001 GS 430. I´d like to hear from owners of this
>>car
>>as to its strong and weak points, points to watch, mileage and fuel
>>consumption...I already have a 1999 GS 300, very good car, but some input
>>from owners of the 430 would be most appreciated.
>>Thank you
>>

>
> I have an 03 GS430 myself (my daily driver) and just love the low end
> torque. With the 5-speed automatic, it's relatively economical too.
> The V8 works so effortlessly and so quietly and it gives the
> verisimilitude of being an electric engine.
>
> Consider these factors:
> 1) 25mpg
> 2) Mustang GT beating performance
> 3) quiet luxury
>
> The downside is that it eats tires. I don't know how long your 6-cyl
> is on tires but I get about 30K miles on high performance tires. I
> drive smoothly but quickly. I have about 95,000 miles on mine. The
> only problem I ever had was the that the door lock actuator had to be
> replaced on the driver's door.
>
 

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Viperkiller said:
On Sat, 4 Feb 2006 12:48:03 +0100, "Enrique Quijano"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Hello
>I am looking to buy a 2001 GS 430. I´d like to hear from owners of this car
>as to its strong and weak points, points to watch, mileage and fuel
>consumption...I already have a 1999 GS 300, very good car, but some input
>from owners of the 430 would be most appreciated.
>Thank you
>


I have an 03 GS430 myself (my daily driver) and just love the low end
torque. With the 5-speed automatic, it's relatively economical too.
The V8 works so effortlessly and so quietly and it gives the
verisimilitude of being an electric engine.

Consider these factors:
1) 25mpg
2) Mustang GT beating performance
3) quiet luxury

The downside is that it eats tires. I don't know how long your 6-cyl
is on tires but I get about 30K miles on high performance tires. I
drive smoothly but quickly. I have about 95,000 miles on mine. The
only problem I ever had was the that the door lock actuator had to be
replaced on the driver's door.
 

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verisimilitude

verisimilitude- thank you, thats a good one.what the hell does it mean?
 
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