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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).
Advice: noneWhen 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.
Cons: gas milage
Advice: Go buy itPerfect. Smooth, quiet and comfortable.
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 carThe 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.
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.
Cons: the seats in the back
Advice: buy this car because it will be the best thing that happens to you.I bought the new Sc430 and I must say it takes the cake. The steering is just wonderful and I love the hard top convertible. The seats are very comfortable and everyone just stares in awwww. I highly recommend this car for everyone.
Pros: Awesome handling
Advice: Buy one if you can!A stunning car.