Saturday, May 31, 2008

99 GS400, loaded, Navi, tint, spoiler, 130k miles - 11k

Here is the second black '99 GS400 and the ad is here.

I am selling my 99 GS400, and with my growing family I need to get a larger car (SUV). It has tan leather, NAV, heated seats, 6 disc CD Changer in glovebox. Moonroof, rear spoiler. Its loaded. I have done all the leather treatments, polishing and waxing, etc to keep it looking good. It also has the chrome stock 17" wheels.

Updates and modifications I've made...

Added 05 Tailights - had them professionally done to get orange turn signal to look red.

Added the L-tuned suspension package - Springs/shocks

Also added Magnaflow exhaust, with polished mufflers.

Tinted windows - 20% all around.

Please call me if you are seriously interested in the car ask for Brad (408)921-4837 Must sell ..... $11,000 obo Car and me are located in El Dorado Hills, about 20 minutes from Sacramento off of highway 50.

1999 Black Lexus Gs400... Loaded !!!

Here is one of two Black GS400's that have come on the Club site in the last couple of days, and yes they are both "loaded".

Car #1, ad is here.

Hey guys, I'm selling my 1999 Lexus GS400. Here are some details:
4.0 V8 300HP RWD
Beautiful Black onyx exterior with light tan leather interior
Car is in near mint condition ( exterior and interior with minimal wear)
Mechanically excellent and maintained with all records from Lexus.
Engine is very quiet and free of any leaks or smoke.
Has passed emissions
I have all records from 1999 including oil changes.
Recent work includes ball joints which is a must on the GS400, rear brakes and new tires/rims.
Timing belt serpitine belt has been replaced as well by Lexus.
Brand new 17" Lexus wheels with Pirelli tires.
Clean carfax history, clean title. No rust, dents or accidents.
All options such as heated seats, dual climate control, adaptive suspension, rear spoiler.
It also has the optional rear spoiler and 300 watt Nakamichi sound system ( sounds amazing ! )
Car currently has around 156,500 miles which are mostly highway. This car will run forever .
I've priced the car according to KBB and similar cars for sale online and dealerships. I'm asking $10,500 but will make a deal with a serious buyer.
I will be posting more pictures this week.
Please call me at 630-863-5435 or PM me with any questions or concerns. Car is located in Naperville, IL

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Value cars are not necessarily the least expensive.

One reason the cars on the Club Lexus site are so interesting are the mods or add-ons that owners have placed on the cars. By the description and photos as well as talking to a number of owners one gets the feeling that there is passion to driving these cars and that most of the mods are either professionally done or very close to it by home shop mechanics. When purchasing a GS300/400 that is in excellent condition the chance of getting extras such as HID's, newer wheels, newer steering wheel, suspension upgrades, etc. is a bonus. That is why value is not necessarily price.

One example that has just been posted on the CL site is this:

98 GS300 In Fla.

The time has come to get something different... So the gs is for sale.

-Molded TTE lip
-Molded Sport Design trunk spoiler
-RMM Grill
-jdm 10th anniversery headlamps
-factory hids with 6k bulbs
-factory yellow fogs
-clear bumper lights
-05' Tail lights
-20x8.5 & 20x10 DONZ montanas about 80% tire life
-15% window tint all around

-05' gauge cluster surround
-oem 05 compass mirror
-oem navi
-new leather seats and door panels form

-injen intake
-all maintenence done at 130k
-new t-belt,waterpump,and tensioner.
-new spark plugs

Suspension and Brakes
-tein springs
-Kyb struts
-Rca mod up front
-TcSportline Strut bars
-cross drilled and slotted rotors

viper alarm

The evap and heater core, expansion valve, a/c compressor were replaced like 6 months ago...
both valve cover gaskets where just replaced.
transmission just serviced, had filter and fluid changed, and new pan gasket

oil changed every 3k miles with mobile 1.
$13,000 OBO

The car itself, by the look of the photos, is in great condition and highly likely has been well cared for, the bonus part are all the mods that create the great look.
For a 98gs300 in this market the price is high but therein lies the value as the owner has stated the price with an OBO added on. I will be watching this one to see if there is any action. Is there a comparable on the site where one buys a similar year car and mileage for less money and then adds the mods, I think that the cost would be over the asking price of this fine GS.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

2006 Lexus SC430, 39k Hwy miles, Pearl White w Saddle Leather - NorCal


Get ready for the summer! Sadly, I'm selling my
fully loaded 2006 Lexus SC430 Convertible. SOLD

Pearl White with Saddle leather. It has everything! Clean title, got carfax report.

Fully loaded! Low 39k highway miles. Original owner. Service records at Lexus Dealership. Everything works perfectly. Washed and waxed frequently (I'm a car nut). No modifications. Driven by my mom and wife. Selling because we got a new car.

If you wanna get the SC430, you have to get the 2006+ model. The newer models come with LED updated taillights, 6 speed Auto transmission for faster acceleration and better mpg (older models have 5sp auto), small updates on the interior electronics, etc.

V8 4.3 Liter
6-Spd Auto Overdrive

Mark Levinson Audio
Navigation System

Stability Control
AM/FM Stereo
Stability Control
Front Side Air Bags
Auto-Climate Control
Anti-Lock Braking
Power Steering
6 CD Auto-Changer
Traction Control
Power Windows
Mark Levinson Audio
Leather Heated Seats
Power Door Locks
Navigation System
Dual Power Seats
Telescoping Wheel
Bluetooth Wireless
Alloy Wheels
Cruise Control
Dual Front Air Bags
non-runflat tires with good amount of tread.
1 quarter size door ding. small nick on the dash

Price is $36,700 firm! Priced low for a quick sale. Prefer local but can ship.
send me a PM or email me at pauljchoi AT if you would like to check it out.

No use pointing to the ad as it has sold.

This fine vehicle was posted for sale on the Club Lexus site on Fri. May23 and was sold Sat may24. The low mileage and lower price did the trick. This is a good example of grab it when you see it as it will not last long. The price of $36,700 is more often seen on '04's. Great deal for someone.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Interested in RX300's? Here are two that I found on the Phoenix Craigslist.

- 2000 RX-300 4WD 108K Miles Original Owner, Automatic, Garage kept, Non smoker, Great condition inside and out.
Must sell $12,800 obo – Interested Please call 602 403 4495

- 1999 Lexus RX300 SUV Call us at 480.584.7319 if interested.

Check them out.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

2000 Lexus RX 300 Black / Grey RX300 - $10999 obo (nor cal)

2000 Lexus RX 300 Sport Utility 4D

$10,999 obo

New Transmission from Lexus
Major Tune-up done recently (timing belt, water pump etc...)
Meaty tires
Clean title
Driven by a mother

Vehicle Highlights
Mileage: 135,080
Engine: V6 3.0 Liter
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: 4WD
Exterior: Black
Interior: Grey

Auto-Climate Control
Cruise Control
Power Steering
AM/FM Stereo
Dual Power Seats
Power Windows
Alloy Wheels
Power Door Locks
Dual Front Air Bags
Tilt Wheel
Front Side Air Bags

CD Auto-Changer
Moon Roof
Privacy Glass
Traction Control
Roof Rack

PM me or email me at

local buyers prefer, car is located in the east bay (Fremont)

pictures taken on 5/21/08

See ad here.

I am just learning about these vehicles and I like what I am learning. Check out the RX300 wiki here
This vehicle has a number of key features; black colour, 4WD(the ad says 4WD but it might mean all wheel drive as I don't think a 4WD model was made), traction control, tinted windows, V6, 3 litre engine, and if it is a one owner then all the better.

By the way I read that the RX300 had garnered a number of awards in its day:

99 Sc400 Silver/blk Int

As the title says i have my 99 SC400 for sale....Really nice car, infact i like 99 SC better than my IS350 but need to sell it to pay off the loan for IS. Car is in excellent condition for its age. Its Mellinium Silver with beautiful Black interior. Car is fully loaded for 99. It has Nakamichi stereo system with 12 Disc changer, heated seats, power seats, memory seating, auto tilt 3 spoke steering, perforated power leather seats. Nice wood trim with gated shifter. As you guys know these cars are becoming super rare as 2000 was the last year. car currently has 147xxx miles,mostly highway. Clean title never been in an accident, just got front bumper, hood & rear bumper painted to get rid of little scratches & rock chips from highway driving!! It gets excellent gas mileage for V8!! Car runs super strong and super quiet. All the service and mantainence has been done from lexus dealer and records are available. Pics are to come shortly. Asking price is $11,500 but i am negotiable but please do not lowball me


Ad is here.

I have emailed a couple of people that own SC's and asked them their opinion about this model. One of them had seen this car and said it is very clean and in great shape. The other person said that it is the best of all the Sc's on the Club site at this time. The advantage of the 99 is that it has all the stock upgrades such as the new grill, the much improved CD player, VVTI engine and on this one specifically the owner upgraded the seats to newer perforated leather.
I like this car and fell it is a goo buy and even better buy if the owner is open to offers.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

999 ES300 Coach Edition ((Chicago)) 7,500 OBO ((Make me an offer!!!))


NEW LOW PRICE 7,500.00 OBO!!!!!!

After long consideration I've decided to sell my Lexus ES300. I've pampered her since day one back in March of 05 and now its time we part.

Here's the quick rundown and then the carfax data you can check for yourself. Purchase with confidence!
^ ^And YES the tail lamp bulb ^ ^has been replaced since this pic was taken...I'll upload the current shot of the Odometer sometime tomorrow!!!

Beautiful Pearl White Exterior on Tan Interior - Low Miles for the year ((111,300))

- Excellent Condition ((meticulously maintained and garage kept by me since purchase in March 2005!))

- Rare Xenon projector headlights… ((Yes I've finally decided to include these with the vehicle!))

- FULLY LOADED!!! Remote Start!!!

- All Maintenance up to date ((please feel free to ask)).

- Every Available Option including Coach Brand Leather Seating, Power Seats,
Windows and locks

- Power Sunroof

- 6 Disc CD/ Changer, cassette, ICE COLD AC and more!!!

- Hurry won’t last with this condition at this price

- New Low Price 8,500 or best offer.

((Make me an offer!!!!!!!))

See ad here.

My words:
Here is a bit of a story; the post was placed on Apr 17 with a detailed description and a very detailed car fax. The first price was $10,500 but within 5 days it was lowered to $9,000. Another price drop came 5 days after that for $8,500 and then the most recent price drop on May 14 at $7,500 after which it sold.
I am thinking that this was a good buy as it was well looked after and a '99.

1995 ES300 - mint! garage kept, ultra clean, all service records! (Chicagoland)

For sale is a STUNNING 1995 Lexus ES300. You won't believe this is a 95! Very well maintained. I have service records and this ES has been garage kept its entire life! 154k highway miles.

Every available factory option!
-Heated Leather Seats
-Power tilt/slide moonroof
-Premium Lexus Audio
-6CD Changer combo
-OEM CHROME wheels!
-Dual Power seats
-Automatic climate control
-4100k HID

This is guaranteed to be one of the nicest ES300's around! Very smooth, comfortable, and adorned with typical Lexus quality and reliability. Averages close to 30mpg on the highway. Additionally, all 4 tires are new!!!

Asking $4200. Please email for more details.

Ad is here.

My words:
Here is car that I have not paid attention to but looking at this post for an ES300 I am thinking that this is a good second car or a student car. I will wait and see what kind of action the post gets and see if there is some downward pressure on the price.
Check out the ES300 Wiki here.

Summary opinions

I'd like to summarize the last few weeks of posts, to present some ideas and point out some opportunities.

First here are some updates of vehicles identified over the last month as good to great value.

- A first gen GS300 posted on Apr 29 that was on the club site for $5,300 sold for $5k or less within 2 weeks.

- An RSP SC 400 that has been on the site for sale since Jan.25 is still for sale and has dropped from a firm $13k to $11k and now taking any serious offer. It is one of two on the club site that has the very special and limited Blue colour.

- An L Tuned GS 300 posted Apr 24 is still for sale as of May 12 and still asking $8,500.

- a '98 SC300 posted Mar.8, as of May 15 is $8,400

- A '98 GS400 mechanic owned and posted on Mar 15 is still for sale as of May 5 for $10k

- '90 LS400 posted on the club site May 5 is still for sale and now priced at $3,500

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

FS: RARE 95 Lexus SC300 BLACK interior w 5-speed MINT

This car is in Buffalo, NY 14120.....local pickup is welcome, or we can help you ship it to your door......

$12000 OBO

What you see here is a MINT condition 95 lexus SC300, very rare option from factory, Black interior w 5-speed.....very well taken care of....just turned 100k miles...runs & drives like NEW...CLEAN & CLEAR title in hand ready for the buyer....

The engine is 100% bone stock, timing belt was done at 90k, full tune up was done about 2 weeks ago, as well as the RED powdercoated valve covers.....engine bay is clean bone dry w NO leak or nothing......all done in house, so it was done right

Body is clean with NO scratches at all.....original platinum silver exterior paint w full true Bomex bodykit/spoiler painted & installed, fitment is PERFECT

chrome 19x8.5 wheels w 245/19 tires FRONT
chrome 19.9.5 wheels w 275/19 tires REAR
all wheels are in NEW condition, NOT one mark anywhere
all tires are in new condition as well with 50 miles on them

powdercoated & rebuilt calipers with cross drilled rotors

factory MINT black leather interior w upgraded 3-spoke steering wheel

OEM factory 5-speed, shifts smooth.....

HID headlights with matching 97+ foglights installed.....

let the pictures do the talking, check them out at

I wonder how long this will last, it has all of the attributes that SC lovers are looking for; 5 speed, low miles, rare colour combination, and a great body kit. And lest I forget the seller is open to offers.

See the ad here.

1999 Lexus GS 400 (Scottsdale)

1999 Lexus GS 400. Very low miles-44,000, very clean, very fast, always garaged
Please Contact Bret at 602-697-0588 for more info

Found this on Craigslist Phoenix May11/08

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

FS: 2002 Lexus RX300 in PA - $17k


Selling our faithful RX300. Bought this vehicle two years ago and it's been flawless ever since. Looks and runs like a new SUV, and couldn't be more reliable. Been on trips from Phila to Florida in it and it's been a joy. I have a Sirius Satellite Radio tuner installed that I can leave in or remove depending on preference. SUV is Gold with Tan leather interior, currently has just over 86,400 miles and has every option available except NAV. Options include Xenon Headlights, Heated Leather Seats with Memory, 6 Disc CD Changer, Auto Dimming Mirrors and Moonroof. Previous owner had transmission flush done at 60k and every 5k it has had fresh Mobil1 full synthetic oil changes. Only reason we're selling is because we wanted to downsize to a smaller wagon. Vehicle has new PA Inspection good until 2/09 and has never been smoked in. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Must sell soon, willing to accept reasonable offers.

And then the seller adds this statement:

What...nobody wants a clean RX?

How about $16,000? This has to go soon!!!


Guys, this SUV has to sell soon. Price dropped to $14,900. Somebody has to be looking for a nice Lexus...

I'm looking forward to what is coming next.

Here is the Club Lexus ad.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

1997 LS400 Coach Edition $7800 (Bay Area)


1997 Lexus LS400 Coach Edition with brilliant Opal White Pearl metallic paint. 146,900 miles, well maintained 2 owner car (non smokers), no accidents. I have owned this car since January 2001. Timing belt/water pump/ major service performed at 100K miles. Mobil 1 oil changed every 3000 miles. New air and cabin filters. Oil changed changed on 5/3/08. Name brand tires have approx 8000 miles on them. Paint and interior in excellent condition and the Coach leather seats have no rips or tears. Clean CA title in hand, clean Carfax, passed smog test on 5/2/08, CA registration valid through Feb 2009. Car is unmodified except tinted windows and 1999 LS400 wheels.


Call Sean @ 925-683-6514 or email for more info or to arrange a viewing.

See ad here.

If you are looking for an LS with dinner plate wheels and is in great shape then this might be for you. Value? Maybe at a better price, still a car well worth looking at.

1990 Ls400, $4000

Update - now $3,500

I have a 1990 LS400 that I need to sell as soon as possible. I have 3 cars and will be getting a 4th, so I need to get rid of it.

Clean title, 129k miles, MINT leather, brand new LEXUS floor mats, HID headlights, LS430 16 inch wheels, recently replaced brake rotors and pads with ceramic-kevlar pads and drilled and slotted rotors. Has power everything, sunroof works, heated seats and AC work great, I have driven this car for a little over a year and had no problems whatsoever. VERY reliable, and very good on gas, for a V8.

$4,000, I am in Washington, but I will personally drive and deliver this car to as far south as southern California, if you are truly interested.

get it sold!

See ad here.

If this great model is as the seller says then it would make a good and dependable second car. I sense value here.

Friday, May 2, 2008

'99 Millenium Silver/Black SC300

It's time for me to move on. Originally this was my project car/occasional daily driver. The car is 100% stock with the exception of 4300k H.I.D.'s and 25% tints all around. I currently have my spare wheels on, which are multi-spoke SC400 from a previous year.

- Millenium Silver with Black perforated leather
- Gated shifter
- Has the premium sound system with DSP and 6-disk changer.
- 112k miles
- TITLE on hand!!!!

- 25% Tints all around
- 4300k low beam H.I.D.'s
- cutout for clutch master cylinder

- Quite possibly the most reliable car I've owned. It is mechanically PERFECT. I just completed a 300 mile round trip recently with absolutely no problem.
- Lexus smooth and quiet; no creaks or squeaks.
- Gets the expected gas mileage. 20 mpg combined hwy/city. 26+ highway.
- Oil is changed at Lexus on time.
- The brake pads and rotors were changed 3000 miles ago.
- Electronically, EVERYTHING works perfectly. The sound system is surprisingly pretty damn good for not being Nakamichi.

- The front bumper needs to be repainted. It is probably easier to replace and repaint with a new bumper.
- The area behind the rear driver side wheel has been backed into and dented as a result of a hit and run. I went to a Lexus recommended body shop and it is repairable with no replacement of body paneling.
- There are about 2 stone chips that I can find.
- The rear bumper has minor hairline fractures from a rear love tap. Not noticable unless you look close.
- The right half of the climate control light is out and is common with these cars. Either get it replaced or do an LED conversion.

- Exterior: I would give the PAINT a 9/10 with the exception of the front bumper, dent, passenger side scratches and minor nicks. The paint really is in good condition. A part of the rear bumper needs a touch up and I would recommend a complete replacement/repaint of the front bumper.
- Interior: I would give this a 9.5/10. There is wear on the driver's seat as you will see in the pictures. The rear seats are rarely ever used. A part of the climate control light is burnt. There is a slight chip near the volume knob of the center console trim piece.


See ad here.

Another even better example of an SC value car. For the cost of a few minor repairs one would have a great car with all of the benefits of the SC improvements up to '99.

Silver 98 Gs400 Pismo Beach CA. $10,000

1998 GS 400 Silver with Black.

130k Miles
Mechanic owned car, always serviced w/Mobil 1

Excellent car, Iam going to miss it. I have used it as a daily driver and is great to drive. Front bra area of the car has rock chips and one 3" long crack in front corner of spoiler, could easily be repainted to look new again. Rear bumper has one small scratch that possibly could be buffed out. One front rim has small flat spot from a pot hole that is barely noticeable, it will cost $125 + shipping to be repaired at Wheels America. There are no other dents, scratches or door dings in the car. I can email detailed pictures of problem area to interested parties. Can also do all repairs for extra cost. All other features of the car are in perfect shape and everything works. The best of parts were used in building the car.
Do your research on all the mods done $ $ $ $ $ !- CAR MODS:

- Daizen Swaybars
- 5Zigen Hyper 5ZR 3piece Forged 20 x 8.5 FRONT, 20 x 10 REAR
- 245/35-20 FRONT, 275/30-20 NS II SPORT
- Tein Flex 16 way Adjustable Coilovers
- L-Sportline Body Kit
- APEXi World Sport Exhaust
- Lexus SportDesign Rear Lip Spoiler
- Rod Millen Motorsports LSD (Supra TT rear end w/3.76 gears)
- Rod Millen Motorsports Torque Converter (2800 Stall Speed)
- Level 10 HydroSystem Valve Body
- SRT Intake w/ Racing ECU (Chip)
- Brembo Rotors, Hawk HPS Pads
- Stock Stereo

NOW $10,000

See the ad here.

I must have passed this one over when it was first placed on the club classifieds. I see this as a very good buy for two main reasons; first it is owned by a mechanic and all that means for looking after a great ride and secondly there are a whole host of mods that add great value.