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Old 23rd November 2010, 00:05   #31
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@GordonGekko thanks mate! This would certainly help.
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Old 26th November 2010, 11:49   #32
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Any updates? , you got the car?
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Old 28th November 2010, 17:09   #33
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Yes, did you get the car?

One more thing. If you buy the car, you`ll be compelled to put up a comprehensive ownership review here on TBHP, !
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Old 28th November 2010, 18:17   #34
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Yes, I did!

Thanks to all the awesome fellow BHPians, I've got hold of this beautiful piece of machine ... and guess what it was love at first sight even for everyone else in my family ... They just can't get enough of it

As, for the detailed ownership review - it would be a pleasure. I have too many things to share.

As of now I need to do some running around to fix a few things that need attention in the car - the suspension being the most important and the one that's keeping me from fully enjoying this suave beast in all it's glory.

Keep watching this space ...

Till later

Ps - I owe this buy to this forum. Couldn't have been possible for sure without the help.
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Old 29th November 2010, 11:27   #35
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Congrats on the V8, Prabhpreet! Considering that she's been well maintained, this car (like most other Lexus') will probably outlast you . Have fun, drive safe and do share a detailed ownership report for the rest of us to drool on.

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Old 30th November 2010, 15:35   #36
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Congratulations prabhpreet.

I found out about your purchase a few days ago, but i thought it would be better if you broke the news yourself! Good deal i say.

p.s. you better get that suspension sorted before driving at all, otherwise your car will have all sorts of rattles and noises later (even with the new suspension).
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Congrats on the V8, Prabhpreet! Considering that she's been well maintained, this car (like most other Lexus') will probably outlast you . Have fun, drive safe and do share a detailed ownership report for the rest of us to drool on.

Time to get her a "Got BHP?" bumper sticker then!
Thanks GTO! I'd love to have her around forever.
Shall be sharing my ownership experience in some time. Placed my order for the stickers

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Congratulations prabhpreet.

I found out about your purchase a few days ago, but i thought it would be better if you broke the news yourself! Good deal i say.

p.s. you better get that suspension sorted before driving at all, otherwise your car will have all sorts of rattles and noises later (even with the new suspension).
Thanks Gordon. I guess ashwani told you about it?
Yeah, it's being parked since purchase, except for the visits to the workshops and a few lil show rides
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Shall be sharing my ownership experience in some time. Placed my order for the stickers

Congrats Prabhpreet for buying a Lexus.
Believe me, a decently maintained Lexus -especially a LS is a lot better then a lot of Premium cars.



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Also, I am not sure how much of a thorough job Galaxy Toyota would be able to do in checking up the car. Should I take it to Lakozy instead? Thoughts??
Well, I wonder how many in Galaxy Toyota know what is a Lexus. Not doubting the credibility, I think a import like Lexus should be serviced at a station that atleast has heard of Lexus.
Lakozy- Okhla have been servicing these imports for quite some time now and I personally would recommend them- though I still wont get a penny for this referral.[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/COMP4/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]


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I'd thought about going to Toyota. But, does Toyota India entertain, or even have the expertise for, Lexus imports?thanks!

Toyota India might not be that well versed with Lexus.



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Otherwise I believe there are independent importers for car parts. Some member in Delhi can chip and advise you who are reliable.

Spare parts of these cars are not a concern. A good workshop will ensure that you get the spares in time. There are importers of these spare parts in places like Palika Market (opp. Hyatt- Bikaji Cama Place)
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Congrats Prabhpreet for buying a Lexus.
Believe me, a decently maintained Lexus -especially a LS is a lot better then a lot of Premium cars.
Thanks dcs!

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Spare parts of these cars are not a concern. A good workshop will ensure that you get the spares in time. There are importers of these spare parts in places like Palika Market (opp. Hyatt- Bikaji Cama Place)
I have phoned up quite a few of them and have got a consistent response in the affirmative. The only concern I have is how genuine are the parts? Is one supplier any different from the other?
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The car looks as good as new.
Whats the update?
how's she doing now?
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Old 1st January 2011, 23:14   #43
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The car looks as good as new.
Believe you me I have to tell people it's a preowned vehicle
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Whats the update?
how's she doing now?
She's teaching me the lesson of patience. Have been waiting for some suspension parts for over three weeks now. The supplier says they are stuck at customs.
In the meantime, all other things requiring attention have been taken care of. Day I get the parts, it would be ready to roll the very next day ... and with that shall start my ownership review
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You have to hand it over to the previous owner.That car looks like it just rolled out of the showroom!

That car has presence,please do make and ownership thread and some high res pics!

And oh yes congrats!
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@avishar Thanks! Well-maintained it is, very clean inside out - Has inspired me to take even better care of my rides

All parts arrived yesterday. She's getting dressed up!!
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