But, even with missing a few, the luxury of this car cannot be surpassed. There is a workaround for this for this that is well documented in here. Loves it - hates the lack of override on the navigation tho. I can hardly hear anything on the highway with the radio set at 10-20% volume! In fact they've done so for about 14 of the last 15 years. Does this thing have a t-belt or chain? The first time I started it up at the test drive, I had to look at the instrument cluster to make sure the car was running. I know nothing about Lexus cars, I've been a consumer of products from the other side of the pond.
This is one smooth, quiet car, and riding in it is very pleasant. The review I write simply doesn't do this car justice, go out, find a nice one, and drive it. I have loved this car thus far and will continue to for many years to come. The engine really does shine. I drove a Mercedes S500 for comparison's sake and I must say that this car offers the refinement of the Merc, but with the bonus of Toyota reliability. If you have been an Audi owner, you will be in for a treat as a Lexus owner. This car also glides over bumps like they're not there.
With that said, the handling is quite good for a car this size. Unless having blistering acceleration and excellent fuel economy is boring. What is the life expectancy? When combined with a Bluetooth-equipped phone, this wireless technology lets you transfer personal phone books to the system and make hands-free phone calls using the car's touch-screen display. And the engine, an evolution of the existing V-8, humming along on its own display pedestal, showed off an abundance of finely machined valves, cams, and gears. Only missing one or two dynamic cruise control not part of package.
In the last 24-months, I have put over 40,000 miles with several long road trips. First gear is lower, and second, third, and fourth gears are closer together, all of which makes for a quicker launch and quicker acceleration. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-872-5398 -. I complained to the dealer and they allowed me to purchase the tires that I wanted and paid for them great dealer service South Bay Lexus in Torrance, Ca. It costs a little more to run but it's worth every penny.
My previous car was an Acura Legend coupe that I swore I would never give up. Check out a more through list:. There is no comparison when it comes to the seats. It isn't a head turner, though, and tends to blend in, particularly in areas frequented by luxury cars. After nearly 22 hours in the car, there was no aches and pains I am used to with lesser cars.
Its construction quality is the best in the industry. The bold, trapezoidal grille thrusts it forward, while the hood bulges with power. This improves handling feel while maintaining a smooth, comfortable ride, and we highly recommend it. I am also a rare? I had 4 people on waiting list in case the first guy couldn't get financing. At first glance, though, the newness isn't all that apparent -- this one looks a lot like the last one. But as happens with monopolists, they became arrogant and complacent, raising prices to nose-bleed altitudes with impunity and getting by with incremental upgrades to their cars from year to year rather than keeping them up to date with timely redesigns. I love the nav, one thing to bear in mind is Lexus vehicles as do most other vehicles don't allow you to enter destinations when driving, only when stopped.
Can't say enough good things about it. Take a look at a recent Consumer Reports yearbook. I'm at 135k now and I couldn't be happier with it. Whenever Reverse is selected, the system automatically projects a color image onto the navigation screen of whatever the camera lens can detect behind the car. The front and rear suspensions are tidy, strong, and light, with hot-forged aluminum control arms and steering knuckles. What's the quality, reliability, after three years? I bought it used and have put many miles on it with my 45 minute commute back and forth to work. Your passenger should have no trouble finding and adjusting the temperature for her or his side of the cabin.
Everything about its operation is smooth. And if these aren't enough, there's an Ultra Luxury option package that tosses in a variable air-suspension system, an adjustable rear seat, and enough bells and whistles to start a marching band. I'm 63 and have owned many. The top winners were announced in 19 categories. There were very few Ultra Luxury versions manufactured during the 2006 model year.
Lexus are not boring - that's a myth promoted by the competition. The main issue is how much are you willing to pay for repairs when things break. With the right set of tires it will shock you how smooth and quiet it is at every drive. Works just as well every single time. That vintage has had its share of issues with engine and transmission seals. Do yourself a favor and go for a test drive! The system on our car was set up so it only unlocked the drivers door, leaving the passenger doors and the trunk locked.
The Lexus has far exceeded the expectations I had, which were substantial, based on all the glowing reviews I had read online. Suggest you look at the different discussion groups here, Edmunds, the boards of other choices under your consideration, etc and compare the comments and reported problems with the other luxury choices you have under consideration. We found the light colors beautiful. . Bottom line, this car is the best of all worlds: performance, comfort, reliability, and safety. At the limits, braking hard from 105 mph to set up for a 65-mph hard right, the car's weight transfers smoothly forward without any lurching dive. The foam rubber in the seats of my Lexus have broken down and it feels like you are sitting on a wooden frame.