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Great car, not so great transmission
Cons: TransmissionI really love this car, but replacing a transmission at 80000 miles is unacceptable in a vehicle in this price range.
This car is perfectly AWESOME
Pros: Sat.Serius XM radio
Cons: Can't think of a thingWe have the LS 460L, the longer version. Our third LS & undoubtedly the best one yet.
Great Hybrid drive!!
Pros: The hybrid drive.
Cons: The ride and the visibility.I love the hybrid drive. I average 32.4 over 6500 mi. On one trip averaged 39.4 for 424 mi. But the interior is cramped and it has a lot of blind spots. The ride is overly harsh for a Lexus in this price range.
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.
Great with some flaws
Pros: User control simplicity & value
Cons: Driver door noise & lack of driver seat adjustmentsI have owned many Lexus cars including 3 LS models. I love the value & simplicity of controls compared to the Germans. I have 2 complaints about this car. First, the driver's side door makes a noise over sudden bumps. The dealership could not fix it & acknowledged it is a design issue, one I find unacceptable in a $70,000 car. Second, the drivers seat does not adjust up enough at the front of the seat cushion. I find it difficult to get the thigh support I want. Again, in a $70,000, you should be able to adjust every section of the seat to a comfortable position. I have the same issue with my son's Hyundai, but that car cost $15,000. Other than that, adjustable suspension & steering effort would be a nice touch in this class car. Creature features & user friendly controls are a plus. The car also costs $20,000 to $30,000 less than a comparably equipped BMW 7, Mercedes S or Audi 8.
Pros: There are to many to name but at the top is the Heads Up Display and the Power Folding Outside mirrors.
Cons: A little bit of exhaust note and a little road noise from the 19' tires.Not new to Toyota but new to Lexus. This is a great car. Quiet , comfortable and a joy to drive. I actually enjoy driving again. Loaded with features and the fit and finish is excellent. Real Wood on the interior. Drive train is smooth and quick. Lot's of room for hauling.
Pros: Destination Assist
Cons: Need longer trunk accessGreat appeal and comfort. Rides smoothly