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Have had the car for less than two months and 500 miles. Pros: Fun car to drive; beautiful exterior and interior; comfortable front row seating: great sound system: safety features such as cross traffic warning; free navigation system for one year. Cons: Cramped back seats; somewhat challenging syncing process with Pandora, I heart radio. I really love this car. The beautiful infrared color is an eye catcher.
Great car. No issues over 6 years of ownership, only basic maintenance. Great performance.
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.
Pros: The quality of the ride. Never driven so smooth before.
Cons: Not being able to keep the car
Advice: If you can afford it buy it, but its not cheapMy mom recently purchased this new lexus. ive driven the 98 GS 400 for a couple years but its not quite like the 06. An incredibly smooth ride. I've read some reviews saying that the GS 300 isnt fast enough... im not sure ive never driven one but i can tell you that the 430 is like a rocket. Never driven a better car in my life, and ive driven many high-end luxury vehicles, many of which were more expensive then a new GS 430
Pros: Auto leveling Xenon headlights (says high-end)
Cons: No subwoofer with sounds
Advice: Very dependable car with great gas mileage!The Lexus IS300 is the only performance sport sedan Under $45K,that also gets over 20MPG city!! Don't get me wrong there are more powerful 'meaner' sedans out there. But as far as the whole package goes the IS300 takes the cake. Don't be fooled by its 6cyl. mask. A simple push of the trac button to off and you'll find yourself chasing the back-end out of a turn. Interior seats could be a bit more comfortable but do have good lateral support. Cockpit is equipped with all of the modern wants and needs. (depending on the pkg. selected) Looks more than anything on the car demand respect. Lexus chose the 'less is more' cliche which suits this sport sedan to the T and forced other manufactures to strictly follow suit.