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Old 23rd May 2005, 02:28   #286
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@RevTech: Leave the Duck Alone
Just Kidding... The duck was a free give-away from an insurance company. I like the little fella and it's been riding with me in all my cars. We all need our toys, right
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Cars interiors are superb.. better then camry any day.. keep her well vivek..
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Old 24th May 2005, 12:12   #288
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that ES is nice..a bit boring in the driving dept...but its a nice luxury crusier. The only Lexus i'd consider at this point would be an IS.
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Latest news ..
Lexus to be launched in Japan in August...
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how is dat possible ..the models are already available under the toyota badge..
where did you get this news from ?
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how is dat possible ..the models are already available under the toyota badge..
where did you get this news from ?
Those models will be phased out..whatever new Lexus model comes out in the rest of the world, will be available in japan as well. Its been news for like a year now, the GS is already out as a lexus i think, followed by the new IS and then the rest of the model line (LS, RX, ES)
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yeah ...true .. jus like the IS300 is the altezza ..japan has the same lexus cars under the toyota badge .. and the harrier for the RX 330 ..

i dont get it ..whats the big news ?
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Close... Pretty Close
It's on Rochester Road. Exit 67 Off I-75. Troy, MI.
Close (about 3 miles north) to M-59 though. The place is called "Eagles Landing of Troy"

you sure know your Michigan
Lived in Troy/Royal-Oak for 4 years...worked at the Tech Center in Auburn Hills.
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.which place are you driving by the way.

this looks like the nh4
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how is dat possible ..the models are already available under the toyota badge..
where did you get this news from ?
Its all over the news mate ... There was also a mention in Eco Times
Do a google search also and you will get the news..
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Lived in Troy/Royal-Oak for 4 years...worked at the Tech Center in Auburn Hills.
Damn sure you must have come to Eagles Landing a couple of times. Too bad I didn't know you then.

And I bet that, Just like me, you must have always found an excuse to hang around Maplelawn drive and the Troy Motor Mall.
I love that place. The dealers are now sick of me and give me the "Test drives everything and buys nothing" look

For the rest of you guys, the Troy Motor Mall is a place in my neighbourhood with almost all Car Dealerships from Saturn to Aston Martin. The only brands missing are BMW, Merc, Infiniti and Lexus.
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that ES is nice..a bit boring in the driving dept...but its a nice luxury crusier. The only Lexus i'd consider at this point would be an IS.
That about sums it up pretty nicely... I was thinking on the same lines too initially.
But right now I could only afford to have one car and I didn't want a rear wheel drive to be my primary transport in Michigan (winters get ugly).
But personally, For a sports car I would get the '05 Stang GT. (for about 5K cheaper than the IS300 too).

So by next year, I'll either save enough to get a GT for a second car, OR I'll trade the ES in, spend some more and upgrade to a GS300 All-wheel Drive.
Did you check out the '05 GS? Man, its hot.
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And I bet that, Just like me, you must have always found an excuse to hang around Maplelawn drive and the Troy Motor Mall.
We used to hang out on the strip on Main Street,Royal Oak on Fri and Sat nights. Seemed like all the hottest rides in Detroit landed there to cruise around. Went to Maplelawn quite a few times as well. There's a new Ferrari/Maserati showroom on Orchard Lake Rd in W Bloomfield. Haven't had the ball$ to ask for a test drive there.......went to the Woodward Dream Curise only once.

Rest....please note these attractions for your next visit to Detroit.

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rear wheel drive to be my primary transport in Michigan (winters get ugly).
The secret is snow tires. I have a RWD M3 with traction control but no ESP and have a separate set of narrower Pirellis for the winter. All season tires are just garbage. Just get a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks and throw a couple of sandbags in the trunk....you'll be passing 4WDs with no probs. With ESP its even more piece of mind, but annoying. A friend has a C230K and the ESP is flashing and clicking even if you push it slightly.....kinda annoying.

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i have attached a pic of my ride. the blue car on the right hand side is mine. its a 5 year old stock W124. i also drive a '98 Esteem.

Thats me in the yellow t-shirt next to my car.


Thats my Esteem. Very well maintained for 7 years.


Some more pics of my other car.



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Old 27th May 2005, 00:18   #300
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Awesome Rahul...I've always always loved this series of Merc..great car. But whats the maintainence cost like for this ?
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