Tag: Lexus

10 Posts

How to Evaluate a Used Car
Jul 13, 2017

How to Evaluate a Used Car

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Spending a little money up front might make that first car purchase a good one.

buying Lexus IS 300 2004

Jan 19, 2017

Avoiding the Wheel of Misfortune

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Larger wheels have both advantages and disadvantages. Here's how to make a decision on a lower profile wheel and tire combo.

wheels tires Lexus ES 350

Jan 05, 2017

Is Higher Octane Gas "Better"?

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Dee's car requires 87 octane gas according to the manufacturer. Here's why she may be wasting money filling it with premium.

gasoline Lexus ES 350 2015

What is a misfiring cylinder
Sep 29, 2015

Josh's Engine is Misfiring and He's Got Questions.

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Boy does he have questions. What does it mean that cylinders are misfiring? And what is bank 1? And why is the check engine light flashing?Car Talk explains, right here.

check engine light Lexus ES 300 2002

Lexus ES300 smells of gas when idling
Sep 17, 2015

What's Causing Gas Smell at Stoplights?

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Dan's car is running just fine, but he's been noticing the smell of gasoline when idling at stoplights. The mechanic hasn't been able to replicate the problem. Car Talk's advice for detecting the source of the leak, right here.

gasoline smells Lexus ES 300 2000

May 01, 2002

Lexus, aka Toyota, dances around poor engine design by talking about "oil gelling".

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My wife owns a Lexus RX Recently we received a letter from Lexus on the subject of engine oil gelling The following is an exact quote from the letter Engine oil gelling occurs when old dirty oil becomes thick and...

recalls liability engines Lexus Toyota

Feb 01, 1997

Can you recommend a "near-luxury" vehicle? I'm looking at a Lexus and an Infiniti.

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I would like your recommendation on a new-car purchase Currently I have an ' Toyota Celica ST and an ' Acura Integra At age I want to indulge myself I'm looking for a good-performing four-door sedan that's reliable quiet and...

buying Infiniti I30 Lexus ES 300

Dec 01, 1991

Mercedes doesn't trust Tom and Ray.

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The time has come for me to buy a new car After looking at many cars and reading Consumer Reports I've narrowed it down to the Lexus SC and the Mercedes-Benz SL I can afford either one but I don't...

Lexus SC 400 1992

May 01, 1991

Traction control--no car does well on sheer ice.

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I am in the fortunate position of being able to purchase pretty much any car that I would like within a reasonable or even a slightly unreasonable range Right now I'm looking at an Acura Legend LS as well as...

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Sep 01, 1990

I want luxurious spaciousness!

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I am the not so proud owner of a Oldsmobile Toronado with miles on it I've had more than my share of major repairs on this car and I no longer believe my Toronado is reliable What car would you...

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