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    Take A Guess (Lexus Edition)

    Looks like a pre-design freeze final concept mockup of the F1 project, I would say from 1986 based on the timelines of the F1 project.
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    Take A Guess II

    Looks like an alternate Avalon design from 1991.
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    Pure Electric Lexus ES Prototype Spotted in Japan?

    Hah yeah same. Remember the Frankenstein GS from years ago that was an early TNGA-L mule? Or going back to the early to mid 2000s....the Frankenstein Toyota Crown that was a mule for the XE20 IS-F? This reminds me of that, so I honestly don't know what this could be. Toyota is getting more...
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    Pure Electric Lexus ES Prototype Spotted in Japan?

    Likely not an ES testing. Looks like simply an ES shell to throw us off. What is testing underneath is a mystery, based on the different wild guesses from Mag-X. Could be almost anything really. Could even possibly be a Toyota model being tested underneath that shell.
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    Introducing the All-New 2018 Lexus LS 500 & LS 500h

    I was relating my RX experience to the possibility of body integrity issues on the 5LS. Very simple. Well no, there are several auto media reviews out there that have criticized the UX for a stiff, harsh ride. I think a lot depends on whether the UX is equipped with standard or run flat tires...
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    Lexus Named Most Reliable Brand in Annual Consumer Reports Survey

    I will also add regarding tech/performance and the competition, my experience with the competition. A while back I had a lot of seat time in a new 2018 Mercedes C300 4Matic (with AMG Apperance package and 19 inch rims). All the tech gadgets and gizmos are cool to play around with, but honestly...
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    Introducing the All-New 2018 Lexus LS 500 & LS 500h

    I usually don't listen to much of anything that Motortrend says, but I feel here that they actually have some valid points. First off, as we know from insider information, it is a fact that development of the 5LS was a conflicted process. Objectively looking at the car, it's mission in the...
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    POLL: How interested are you in Toyota-related content on Lexus Enthusiast?

    I wouldn't mind seeing that at all. However there are valid reasons both for and against this idea, so whether it comes to fruition or not doesn't bother me either way.
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    Official 4th Generation IS Discussion Thread

    Right there with you. The new 'Supra' is a big enough disappointment personally as it is. If Akio Toyoda actually ends up being bold enough to allow a BMW engine into a Lexus, then no thanks, I will be fully out on Lexus as well. Even now, as is, Lexus is barely the brand I grew up with and came...
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    Lexus Named Most Reliable Brand in Annual Consumer Reports Survey

    This is actually a huge topic of discussion but I will keep this as short as I can. I think that I live in the wrong time and in the wrong world market. More and more reliability, quality, durability, NVH, and comfort are becoming high priority attributes for me personally over anything else...
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    Official Toyota & Lexus Future Powertrain/Product Discussion

    Years ago, when Honda first debuted the Earth Dreams branding, I had casually made a joke to some friends about that. Now it's scary to think that the joke I made is almost becoming reality. The joke I made years ago at the time was that Honda should rename the Earth Dreams branding to 'Hopes...
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    Official 8th Generation (2018+) 010B Camry Discussion

    Not to go too off-topic, but this Honda oil issue is becoming a big deal it seems. Can't say I'm surprised though. Also here's an example to dispel the media and internet myth that Honda is some excellent engineering powerhouse when it comes to consumer vehicles. Honda engines, including the...
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    Issues with ClubLexus

    Also regarding certain members on CL posting suspicious overly high praise for non-Lexus brands and Lexus competitors over the years, well there is so much information behind that as well, but this is information I would rather not post publicly.
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    2019 BMW 3 Series (G20)

    That got a good laugh out of me :laughing:.
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    Camouflaged Lexus LFA Spotted at Nürburgring

    The LFA 1LR was durability tested quite a bit up to 11,000 or 12,000 RPM (can't recall). So a 9000 RPM redline is still exceptionally high, but it gives the 1LR very high durability and reliability as good as any standard Lexus model. To this day the 1LR remains the most reliable high RPM large...
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    Camouflaged Lexus LFA Spotted at Nürburgring

    The next addition in a long line of radical, mysterious LFA prototypes :cool:.
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    Official 4th Generation IS Discussion Thread

    We don't know the full story about the MK5 Supra yet.... With that said, let me add the whole story regarding what Toyota thinks of BMW engineering. During their shared meetings before Supra/Z4 development started, Toyota was impressed with some aspects of BMW engineering and R&D and appalled...
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    Camouflaged Lexus LFA Spotted at Nürburgring

    Wowza! Now that's one hot prototype! So hard to tell exactly what is being tested... Yes there is. Over the years since the LFA release a number of ToMoCo executives have stated that within Toyota the idea is to build a new supercar about once a generation or so. So timeframes of around 20-30...
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    Issues with ClubLexus

    Once upon a time, a long long time ago I was a member there. I agree with the overall sentiment of this thread. I could fill a book worth of my experiences there, but I prefer not to talk about that place. As always, HUGE thanks to krew for making this site and this forum possible along with...
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    German Big 3 automakers emissions cheating disaster Master Thread

    Well I'm just going by what I've read, I really have no idea how they actually work. Point is, the Mexican locals are very angry with VW, and VW's cannons somehow negatively affected the crops of the surrounding region.
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