Lexus knows how to build a car. Toyota took all of their knowledge and constructed an even better vehicle. This is best observed in the flagship LS. The engine is silent and smooth, the quality of ...
Lexus knows how to build a car. Toyota took all of their knowledge and constructed an even better vehicle. This is best observed in the flagship LS. The engine is silent and smooth, the quality of the materials is excellent, and it is designed with the user in mind. It's not complicated to use systems in the car, although many other vehicles these days have started the trend of building enormously complex and cumbersome systems into them. (Think about BMWs idrive and mercedes' similar system). Some may consider its interior looks mundane, but this is a pleasure in comparison to using the Germans' dreaded control systems and poorly designed functions. The fit and finish is impeccable. Leather hydes are thick and controls robust. even after 100,000 miles, most interiors look like new. It's also not unreasonable or even unusual that these cars clock 250,000-300,000 miles on them when properly taken care of and maintained.
Handling is not particularly agile or outstanding, but this is to be somewhat expected of a large luxury car. It is also dissapointing that lexus still doesn't offer AWD on the LS, although it will soon. Also, many second generation lexus owners (1995-2000) will notice problems with the LCD displays. Many times the pixels will burn out and it's a common problem. It's also fairly minor although it can be pricey to fix.
Overall the car is incredibly comfortable, ultra silent and a joy to drive. It's full of useful technology that won't confuse the driver and keep his or her mind away from the task at hand: driving. It should give its owners MANY years of worry free driving. Enjoy, this is the best.