April 22 2011
Not a bad fuel ecnomy comparing another maker's carrs
Compare to previous ,similar priced, cars this car has much better quality. Very smooth and quiet.
August 25 2010
Very Comfortable straight line cruiser
Limited handling at elevated speed, poor cornering with body sway
The car purchased as new in 2010. Comfortable cruiser with very nice fit and finish, cabin amenities. In no means it's a sports car. It's reasonably quick, though. Cornering, handling at elevated speeds can't come close to German rivals. Fuel consumption 20.5 mpg at mixed non-agressive driving. Amazingly my previous 09 Infiniti G37 with 3.7l engine and 330 hp and same driving was getting 3-4 g per mile better... Originally came with Summer Performance Yokohama tires, was not safe to drive at rain, dealer changed them at no cost to Michelin All Seasons, now rain, inclement driving safety ok. Trunk space is ok, but not exemplary. Back seats are quite usable, considering leg room. Cabin very quiet, noise isolation is excellent, which is a big plus. Torque achieved at relatively lower RPM, so subjectively during day-today driving car feels quite quick. Again, behind BMW, MB, Audi, but better than Infiniti (subjective feeling). In cabin tech - all ok, distance controle lines at back up camera would have been nice, though. Car has ventilated / AC seats, nice / a must if you reside at South. Relability - so far so good, no complaints at this point.
July 21 2010
smooth ride, nice interior
sulfer smell, coolant smell, squeaking dash
Dash squeak in the cold, there is a coolant smell every once in a while and in the summer if you have the windows down there is a sulfur smell coming from the exhaust. This is a nice car, but with the amount of issues and the price I would never recommend it. Also I have noticed that Lexus dealers are very quick to deny or just use the excuse that its not a big deal when they are approached with issues. Very disappointed in the car and in the way Lexus deals with issues.
July 3 2010
Very luxurious ride
only for short people
If you are over 6 foot you will not fit comfortably anywhere in the car.
December 4 2009
Fule economy is good.
Ride and steering is very smooth.
Dash noise from the first day. Took it back to service to repair but no luck. Antifreez smell inside the car every once in a while. Also dash shadow in the windshild when sunny. Hard to see through. This is a good car but not an exellent car. Would not recomend.
October 31 2009
interior and engine
suspension and build quality
Had a 2006 GS 430 with Sport Suspension. Front and rear glass had to be removed to cure leaks and squeaks. Steering imprecise. Poor suspension set up - ate up tires every 15k miles of easy highway driving. A buddy had a GS 350. Same issues. Hard to believe Toyota can't improve or kill this car. Went back to a BMW 335i. No comparison.