Lexus Ratings

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    2002 Lexus SC 430 - Base

    Pros: Performance & Comfort

    Cons: No Back Seat

    Advice: Be willing to let others drive it

    I was set to buy a CLK320 and remembered looking at the SC430 last year. I went back to look again and that was it. I have had it for a week and am happy to have passed on the Mercedes. A typical comment I have been asked is 'Is that as much fun as it looks?' I can only reply YES!!

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    2002 Lexus LX 470 - Base

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: I can't think of a truly negative feature in this car

    Advice: don't get anything extra from the salespeople-it has everything

    My husband and I were skeptical about getting the LX470 having gotten used to sportier cars-our other car being a Mercedes SL500 and ML430. We drove the Range Rover 4.6 and just about everything else before driving the LX470. I have to say that the LX470 is amazing, it is quite simply the most comfortable, responsive and truly off-road car available at any price made by anybody! We both tend to hop in the LX470 over the other cars for errands and certainly long trips. It has awesome brakes and steering-you don't feel like you're driving close to 6000lbs-you just can't help feeling like king of the road though. And its so quiet the only quieter car I can remember driving or being in is the LS400. You may pay more for the LX470 but its worth it!

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    2002 Lexus GS 300 - Base

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: the fact that it's not made in Germany

    Advice: Try everything else BEFORE you drive this!

    As a former BMW owner and after falling in love with 2002 BMW (either the 530i or 540), I agreed to test drive the Lexus GS300 at my husband's urging. I was surprised to find that I liked the Lexus as well as the BMW, and there was more 'bang for the buck'. The car had pep from the line and smoothly moved into cruising speed on the highway. It was as quick as the 8 cyl. 540 with better fuel economy. The road feel was great and the cornering was excellent with just the right amount of comfort. In addition, the Lexus still caters to those of us who like to play our casettes (an option not available in the BMW).

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    2002 Lexus GS 300 - Base

    Pros: looks

    Cons: noises.....

    Advice: none

    When I first test drive this vehicle I fell in love and purchase the vehichle right away. After a year exactly I'm having problems with this vehicle lots of noises under the car. I went to dealer ask them why this car creates lots of noise. What they did is lubricate joints and etc. Still having problem went back to dealer to check them and they said it strut on right is bad and they have to order them from Japan. I question why they will only replace Right Strut? After 1 month my strut arrived and they replaced them, but the problem still there. so when back to again and they order the left strut for another month. I am still waiting for schedule appointment which is very very hard or long wait....... I wish I should ask my neighbors first before considering buying this expensive vehicle with poor customer service, poor diagnostics and long waits to fix a warranty parts.

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    2002 Lexus LS 430 - Base

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: gas milage

    Advice: Go buy it

    Perfect. Smooth, quiet and comfortable.

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    2002 Lexus ES 300 - Base

    Pros: exterior and interior styling and navigation system

    Cons: that I could not buy the car with the navigation system without purchasing the mark levinson audio package

    Advice: Be patient/ dealer will deal on the car

    The interior is extremely quite. In fact, at times, when stopped at a traffic light, I look to see if the car is still on because you don't hear the noise of the engine. I really notice the difference driving in other cars/SUVs. The interior is very comfortable and the navigation system is outstanding.

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    2002 Lexus ES 300 - Base

    Pros: very quiet interior

    Cons: lazy acceleration, needs more power.

    Advice: Top notch car if you are not looking for the performance of an Audi or BMW.

    Luxurious ride, separates you from the road. Very rich and elegant interior. Comfortable leather seats. Handles and brakes very well but lazy acceleration.Overall a very well designed car.