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My new car
Pros: Hard top convertible
Cons: no truck space when the top is downI just purchased a new 2010 Lexus 250- IS C and it is not only the prettiest car I've ever had; it rides and drives like a dream. It is very comfortable, smooth riding, quiet to the ends and pretty riding down the road. I also enjoy the special attention given when I go back to the local dealership when I need work or a simple car wash.
Love this car
Pros: Hard top convertible.
Cons: Tire prices.This car is more fun than I could imagine. Lexus did it right!
luxury at its finest
Pros: retractable hardtop convertible
Cons: retractable hardtopgets an A on all things, luxurous interior, great stereo, all features are awsome. I do find the GPS hard to understand how to operate it.
Long Term Review - SC430
Pros: Bullet-proof reliability
Cons: Seating and performanceWanted a 'sports coupe with some luxury'. It delivered somewhat on the luxury, but 'sport' is nowhere to be found in the SC430. Floaty suspension, numb handling, terrible throttle response, and quite possibly the worst seats offered by a premium make. Rear seat should be removed - really only a package shelf. Anemic engine output for such a heavy car. Overall, a reliable but unfulfilling ride.
Cons: Quality issues will be not be resolved and honored by the Lexus teams.
Advice: Do Not buy Lexus.I will never buy a Lexus again. I will reccommend to my friends NOT to buy a Lexus either! The reason, the warranty! I had the brand new vehicle for 3 months off the show room. Since day one, it could not start on its own. The batterry was never recharged after I drove it or let the car run for 30 minutes. When I brought it to the Lexus dealer in Wilmington, Delaware, they said my IC computer was fried and it was not a warranty problem. Needless to say, this will be the last Lexus that I own. Be sure that everyone I know will know of this Lexus quality problem.
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.