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The place for your 1991-present Lexus GS and Toyota Aristo questions and discussions! For owners and prospective owners only.
Hi guys, I’m considering a GS430 for my next car, fuel economy isn’t a massive issue, as the figures don’t seem much worse than my current golf v5, and I was tempted by the idea (and performance) of the 450h, but don’t like the added complications of a hybrid powertrain.
So what do I need to be looking for?
Are there any major common faults? Or is the reputation of lexus reliability well founded?
I’ve been stung with fairly major problems with 2 Japanese cars so far, and I really couldn’t afford to find myself in that situation again.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated😁
So a friend of mine is buying a 1999 GS300 with a 2JZGE in it, we are thinking about two options, replacing it with the 2JZGTE or just turbocharging it. should we use the time, money, and effort to turbo it or just say “F” it and plop in the 2JZGTE?