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Pros: very nice interior
Cons: slow not enough horsepower
Advice: I was told a more powerful V6 is on the way in the GSdrove the Lexus GS AWD, it was the v6. Needs some more HP.
Pros: Design, Quality
Cons: I would want more adjustment in the seats
Advice: Get the vented seats - worth the $200Smooth, refined, beautiful. The lines of the vehicle resemble the new Mercedes CLS. Plus, the legendary Lexus quality. I am planning to trade in my 2002 Jag.
Pros: Safety , Power, Extras
Cons: ---- nothing
Advice: BUY IT !! GS AWD!or V8 430Simply Amazing, forget about the E-Class & 5 Series and A6!. If you buy this car GS AWD with the Package that costs around $5,400 Car is about $52,000 FULLY FULLY LOADED. An E350 4 matic Mercedes with all the same extras (lexus has a few extras that are unhear of right now that are amazing e.g knee airbags) it will run you $70,000 ITS A CLEAR CHOICE !! THE GS IS NUMERO UNO !!!!!
Pros: automatic top and stero
Cons: run flat tires are a pain, and hard to get serviced
Advice: get ready for a lot of questions from strangersI got my car when they first came out. I still love it. My lease is up in the spring so I have been shopping. Nothing compares. I was planning to keep the car, but just saw the special edition with the black sparkle paint. The black burl wood sold me, despite the absolutly horrible red interior. I love the ride. It has plenty of speed for me, and I dont hear my boyfried complaining. The workmanship is top notch. My only problems are with the run flat tires. I have had an intermitant problem with the stero reseting its levels, but they are installing a replacement. The sound system is fantastic, and I love to blast everything from hip hop to rock. If you think you have no need for a navigation screen, wait to you see this one. I would not have ordered it, but now I would not live without it. I almost traded in my Xterra, that I love, just to get a Lexus SUV with the navigation screen. Lexus's navigation is far superior to any other I have seen. The back seat is small, but I have had 4 people in the car for short rides. Kids dont mind getting squished at bit, they are so happy just to ride in the car. I hear the back seat makes this a 4 seat car and reduces insurance rates. This is by far the most expensive car I have owned. But it is worth every cent. If you are looking just for a serious sports car, this may not be for you. But if you want luxury in a sports car, Lexus has hit the mark with this car. Buy it. I live in Maine. This car will not drive in snow.
Pros: Ride comfort
Cons: Sub par road performance
Advice: Its a luxury car plain and simpleI was in the market for a second car for use of as a daily driver, test drove the car mulitple times, unique looks and a very comfortable ride and car is very well put together, but it is NO sports car. Car understeers a good deal under less than moderate driving, it also has a mushy road feel and quite a bit of bodyroll when lane changing. Engine has good power tho car never seems to lose that luxury car feel.
Advice: do not buy this vehiclesince purchasing this car ive had nothing but trouble.radio went dead, battery went dead, tire pressure sensors malfunction and biggest problem rust on body, roof, and undercarriage.have been fighting with lexus for past 9 months to buy back car but only getting the run around. bottom line do not buy this car or any product from lexus.
Pros: Sporty handling that hugs the road
Cons: Hesitation Problem with the Transmission
Advice: DO NOT BUY - Lexus is not willing to stand behind their productThe handling is extremely capable for sporty driving and the brakes are unrivaled. The power is adequate and smooth, though it tends to lug a little at lower RPM's. The E-shift allows only limited control over shifting (gears 2-5) and far too often down-shifts on its own. A HESITATION PROBLEM occurs in many IS300's as a result of the vehicle's ICU (onboard computer) malfunctioning -- a major issue considering it is not detectable during the initial test drive, gets progressively worse, and according to Lexus, is not correctable.