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Offline amgsl55

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Does anyone know how many are coming to oz?

I think about 12



Offline Rickjames


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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKuoOtUsJxA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKuoOtUsJxA</a>

f*cking love this car.



Offline andecorp

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I spent a great deal of time today looking at the yellow LFA at Brighton Lexus.

As expected, the build quality is impecabble. I like some of the design details, like the side vents near the rear windows - look great.

You look at it, you can instantly tell it would cost more than a LS600hL ($260k), so you are expecting $300k'ish and you would pay that for it. But $750k? NO WAY!

It looks like a luxury coupe with sporting pretentions, like the GTR35, not a supercar and certainly not a hypercar like it tries to be.
I cannot see ANYONE choose this over the cheaper 458, or Gallardo, or choose it over an Aventador.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline DL599

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You look at it, you can instantly tell it would cost more than a LS600hL ($260k), so you are expecting $300k'ish and you would pay that for it. But $750k? NO WAY!


Mine, my dads, and the guy standing next to us exact words when I was looking at it the other day
if your car feels safe, your not going fast enough



Offline Wattens

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I spent a great deal of time today looking at the yellow LFA at Brighton Lexus.

As expected, the build quality is impecabble. I like some of the design details, like the side vents near the rear windows - look great.

You look at it, you can instantly tell it would cost more than a LS600hL ($260k), so you are expecting $300k'ish and you would pay that for it. But $750k? NO WAY!

It looks like a luxury coupe with sporting pretentions, like the GTR35, not a supercar and certainly not a hypercar like it tries to be.
I cannot see ANYONE choose this over the cheaper 458, or Gallardo, or choose it over an Aventador.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline mhh

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Are they all sold? If all or most are spoken for, I guess the silly pricing is spot on. You are buying scarcity value. It could be a great used buy perhaps?



Offline Wattens

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Oops my reply before didn't work. Oh well I basically went on a tangent about how the ls600hl looks like an over priced camry... Can't be bothered rewriting it off topic.

MHH I asked last week if they had all sold and apparently they haven't all sold, but the original order was expanded and I think the extra order of the cars have not sold???? But the original order (6 cars????) had all sold. Just off the top of my head.    I could be wrong though
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline DL599

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Oops my reply before didn't work. Oh well I basically went on a tangent about how the ls600hl looks like an over priced camry... Can't be bothered rewriting it off topic.

MHH I asked last week if they had all sold and apparently they haven't all sold, but the original order was expanded and I think the extra order of the cars have not sold???? But the original order (6 cars????) had all sold. Just off the top of my head.    I could be wrong though
I was told that they hadn't all been sold, the yellow one is for sale obviously, and there are 10 coming to oz
if your car feels safe, your not going fast enough



Offline M308

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Are the LF-A's for outright sale or are they on a type of lease/purchase from Lexus?

I remember reading something about them not being for outright sale :confused:



Offline Nobleambitions

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MHH I asked last week if they had all sold and apparently they haven't all sold, but the original order was expanded and I think the extra order of the cars have not sold???? But the original order (6 cars????) had all sold. Just off the top of my head. I could be wrong though
According to this article: http://mosman-daily.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/double-trouble-3/, the original allocation was 5 (all accounted for), and this was increased to 10. Apparently Australia has the largest allocation behind Japan and the US.

Are the LF-A's for outright sale or are they on a type of lease/purchase from Lexus?

I remember reading something about them not being for outright sale :confused:
I remembered reading something similar too, and found an article: http://www.autoblog.com/2009/11/23/report-lexus-to-lease-not-sell-all-500-lfa-supercars-in-ord/ which says the LF-A can only be obtained through lease (over 2 years) in the US, after which it can be purchased outright.

Lease info: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1043544_2012-lexus-lfa-pricing-details-lease-one-for-just-12398-44-per-month

Then I found this: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/05/lexus-allowing-outright-purchase-of-lfa-in-u-s-demands-right-o/, which states Lexus has allowed outright purchase, as long as the dealer gets first right of refusal to buy back the LF-A. This is consistent with this: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/07/ebay-find-of-the-day-2012-lexus-lfa-says-look-copper/.



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