2008 Lexus LS 460
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- big car in the garage
Purchased As Used
Best car I've ever owned, fast and quiet, great transmission and engine combination. Lots of room.
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- fuel economy, luxury for much less than competition, features, rear camera, cooling seats, safety
- not as much fun to drive as its European competitors
Purchased As New
The car is simply awesome. I have had most of other luxury cars in this class. Although not as much fun as german cars, it can deliver good punch when needed. Smooth as silk, and that may be part of the problem with some folks not liking it. but for 15K below MSRP and much cheaper than those unreliable european vehicles, it is a deal. Brand new turned out to be cheaper than used ones.This is a good time to buy a new one....read morehide
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- very quiet, nice leather and sound system, good brakes
- ride a little rough on concrete freeways
wonderfull overall, silent oasis on wheels. Like a magic carpet on most roads. Just seems to glide over good roads. Love the firm leather seats with AC and heat. very niice!!
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- Fairly fast, quiet, excellent safety, Mark Lev audio, AWD
- ride on AWD is too harsh
The 460 AWD is a nice car overall, but is not as smooth as the RWD 460L despite similar air suspension. Impact harshness is much greater. This car rides more like the RWD 460 SWB but is a bit slower. However, the Levinson sound system is spectacular, and the car is very fast. The AWD is great and inspires confidence on slick surfaces, although the road clearance is poor compared to 4WD SUVs. The car is very quiet, but not as quiet as the L models. I am disappointed because my previous LS430 ultra was so much smoother-riding. I should have purchased a 2008 460L RWD instead with a 12K discount off MSRP and kept my AWD SUV for snow days....read morehide
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- Quiet, comfortable, great pick up, complete luxury
- Experiencing a loud squeak in front end
Despite replacing strutts, Lexus dealer cannot find the problem of a loud squeak in front end when going over bumps or dips in road. Test drove another LS460 which had a similar sound albeit not as loud. Dissappointed if Lexus does not find resolution since it is embarrassing.
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- extreme reliability, very comfortable, gorgeous (unlike german cars), great braking, etc.
- wind noise problem but dealer fixed it
This car is absolutely gorgeous. It's $20,000 cheaper than the MB S Class and much more reliable (German car quality has slipped in recent years, I know first hand). It has fantastic handling and fantastic acceleration. I'm sometimes able to achieve 39 miles per gallon the highway and I usually get 21 in the city. Great gas mileage! Fantastic sound system, great braking, very comfortable to sit in, very quiet and smooth.
The german cars are a far cry from this car. Buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...read morehide
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- reliability, quiet, high resale value, low maintenance, Safe(compare crash test results)
- NAV lock while in motion(safety thing-but annoying) corrected by override
bimmer free maintenance
have fun not paying anything for 4yr/50000
then get hit by ridiculously expensive repair bills after that.
you paid $1500 a year for Lexus?
be prepared to pay 1500 for each repairs done on bmw
you'd trade in after warranty expired? then get hit by LOW resale value.
And to people comparing LEXUS to german cars:
They're totally different. Germans are more better driving focused while Lex is more of cushy, quiet ride like American luxuries(cadillac, lincoln)
THis is why Lexus is best luxury seller in US but not doing well in Europe.
To people saying Lexus is Toyota: yes, it's a Toyota. Lexus uses Some of their parts on Lexus. Why not use it? Toyota is already better than the competitors, their parts are nice. It'd be foolish NOT to use it. Look at AUDI, they use nice VW parts too.
Lexus=Toyota.. That's a compliment.
I bought my LS460 because i prefer quiet, and cushy ride.
Those seeking European driving should buy European imports....read morehide
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- its not Graet Luxery with this Kind of Nise
- its so noisey when you drive it in the hightway
i am so upset to but this car , because you well feel of alot of noisey when you drive it on the highway ,, and that noisey comeing from the sides of the car as you feel there is so of air get inside the car ,,,, i am so shoked of that ,, and the dealr told me that voise its normal , and when they send some one to see how much of noise ,,, he found that showing of that noisey voise over 91DB
i wish i know that befor i buy it...read morehide
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- BRAND NAME, SOFT LEATHER.
- HAD TO GET NEW TRANSMISSION IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF NEW OWNERSHIP... VERYDISAPPOINTNING
LOW FUEL EFFICIENCY, BOLD LOOKS, FOR A V8 IT IS KIND OF SLUGGHISH, AND MOST IMPORTNANTLY... I THINK MY SON'S NEW HYUNDAI GENESIS APPEARS TO HAVE A MUCH DURABLE TRANSMISSION THAN WHAT TOYOTA USED ON THIS CAR. I WENT FROM A CADILLAC STS-V TO THIS ONLY TO REALIZE THAT FOR SOME REASON MY "DRIVING HABITS" WERE "TOO MUCH FOR THE CAR TO HANDLE"... AT LEAST THIS WAS WHAT THE DEALER TOLD ME WHEN I HAD TO TOW IT OUT OF MY GARAGE TO THE DEALER AFTER I TRIED TO TAKE OUT TO WORK ONE MORNING. THE DEALER GAVE ME ANOTHER ONE, BUT AFTER LOOKING ONTO MY SON'S CAR... I MIGHT BE DRIVING A GENESIS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.
TOYOTA REALLY LET ME DOWN THIS TIME....read morehide
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- Great power, amazing engine & trans, good looking & very comfortable
- Paint chips to easily
We have put on 19K miles on our LS 460 and think it is a great car. On a cross country trip we got some suprising fuel efficiency numbers; 28MPG on I70 from Utah up the Rockies and 32MPG down the Eastern side, on to the plains of Kansas. These numbers are amazing considering we were driving a 4,600lb, 8 cylinder, 380hp vehicle at speeds of 75-85mph most of the time( could not resist hitting a 100mph a few times, this machine is as calm at 100 as it is at 60mph). My wife drives this car in LA traffic and averages about 22mpg....read morehide
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