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coppertone 09-10-2011 11:36 AM

Coppertone may be out.....
Had my Legacy dropped off at the stereo shop for a complete revamping. New speakers ,amps, rca's, radio, and pin stripe removal. On Sunday I will be giving this to my father as a gift. As such either I will rock my Dodge for awhile, or pick up a Lexus LS460L. Don't worry I will still be selling parts at a great price and still remain loyal to this site. Thanks to all for the hours of entertainment, and to those new found friends. :)

Magic Marker 09-10-2011 12:07 PM

Damn.....moving onto an LS? Congrats! I'm sure we'll see you trolling around.

coppertone 09-10-2011 12:57 PM

As long as you guys will still accept me. :)

BAC5.2 09-10-2011 01:55 PM

My father in law has an LS460. I highly recommend against one.

coppertone 09-10-2011 02:20 PM

^^^^, please pray tell why.:eek:

minuccims 09-10-2011 02:29 PM


Originally Posted by coppertone (Post 3543955)
As long as you guys will still accept me. :)

You are most funny. We'll always accept you. Besides, you'll still be your father's LGT adviser!!

coppertone 09-10-2011 02:31 PM

I'm hoping that he will accept it, he can be stubborn about taking freebies. :)

BAC5.2 09-10-2011 02:58 PM

There was a recall on the cylinder heads, requiring an engine rebuild.
There were constant problems with the 8-speed auto.
The factory Nav is clunky.
It is difficult to be comfortable on long car trips.
An a laundry list of other problems.

The LS430 was a great car. The 460 is a major let down.

If you are buying new, do yourself a favor and get a BMW 7-series.

coppertone 09-10-2011 05:32 PM

Def new but I was really feeling the awd. Well I definately am not trying to bring new problems into my car life. I see that I need more research. My lawyer/accountant drives an Audi S8, let me see if he is feeling that car. Thanks for the heads up. :)

Almatti 09-10-2011 11:31 PM

coppertone, sorry to see you go....check out an Infiniti M37X - great AWD system, but of course, you need to Like the styling....Also an MB E350 2012 with Sport Package, AWD. The Infiniti M is probably the best deal out there, the MB I think is very close second as far as Value for the $$$$$ - and has better styling. I have an Infinii G37X - 2010 - excellent car Except for the quirky 7 speed AT. But others car owners of cars with morenthan 5 speed ATs seem to have expressed similar concerns of hesitation and advisee from this Old Man: Take the car for a good long multi situational Test drive, stop and go HARD, cruising and braking, highway runs, local roads, harsh roads, smooth roads, get the idea. Don't just do the 15-20 minute drive, It's your money - a lot of money - take your Time!!!

ChasWG 09-11-2011 12:24 AM

Well if you test drive the Audi A8, you'll be hooked. That's one sweet-ass car. A lot of money, but it is so worth it. Two words that the Japanese don't seem to get are: Fit and Finish. Those two words are some of the first that Audi engineers learn. You'll love those cars!

I hope you do stick around here some. Your hijinx with trading out exhaust systems will be missed!

CL21376 09-11-2011 02:45 AM

Sorry to hear you're thinking about leaving. Good luck with whatever car you choose.

Guess this means I should watch the classifieds ;)

BAC5.2 09-11-2011 03:51 AM

If that's the category of vehicle you are considering, I can't recommend the 750 x-drive enough. I did a 7 hour road trip with my FIL in his when he got it. Brilliant car.

The A8 is great, but I'd wait to see if they do a TDI model with AWD. The rumor of a TDI was being passed for the 2012 or 2013 model year.

Almatti 09-11-2011 06:37 AM

Chas, I do agree an A8 is a fantastic car!! if you have a spare $100K around. Remember the site we are on: Subaru !!! For that kind of money, IMHO, the Subbie is a great Value...If they could produce an Infiniti , Lexus, Acura Luxury line... it would be an interesting product to consider.

BAC5.2 09-11-2011 07:23 AM

In the >$75k market, Japanese makers are no longer contenders. It wouldn't matter what they offered, the Germans and Italians would win.

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