2008 Lexus LS 460 User Reviews
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- $28,991 - $31,595
The person here that is mentioning 14mpg is crazy. Are you sure your shift lever isn't in S mode stuck in 1st gear because you don't know how to operate the car? I am getting 28-30mph hwy at 80mph all day long. 17-18mpg in the city with a/c always on.
This car is in a class by itself, even the BMW 760iL with the 12 cil engine does not have the same luxury features the LS has. And the merc S-600? Good luck keeping that car outside of the service area.
Anyways, my LS-460 is ultra quiet, has laminated glasses, and the only thing I don't like is the nav lock-out when the car is moving but I already solved this problem by installing the override....read morehide
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- Lexus name is becoming just a name, without that luxury ring into it. Sad to realize now!
- My LS 460 only makes 14 MPG in city and !7 MPG on highway! Cannot seem possible to make 28 MPG?
I got the complete package, with $7,000 off the MSRP from FL dealer, that is with the self parking device. My wife jumped into the deal to by it because of the savings, but now that the listed MPG cannot be attained and gas keeps going and going up, this car isn't so viable to be driving in the city nor on the highway. At $70,000, I should have bought myself the Mercedes Benz S class for the same amount, but better name and original name of luxury. Will trade-up soon for the Benz!...read morehide
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- 28MPG on highway @ 77 mph!! Excellent gas mileage for luxury car.
- Wind noise from driver side mirror.
I have the best bang for the "Luxury Buck" in town. This car drives so smoothly. It takes off and goes thru 8 gears effortlessly. It was 25K less than the S550. The highest level of leather and wood throught the cabin. The power plant delivers unbridled and continous power that is comparable to a top sports car. The Levinson stereo pumps the sound. The CD changer is a bit slow to eject discs. And above 45 mph there is a noticable wind noise from the drivers side mirror. Excellent traction in bad weather and the Sport control button works immediately. They electronics are unsurpassed and unmatched by any other car maker period. There are two batteries on car and they are expensive to replace. $320 each! Don't let that stop you from driving a slice of motorcar heaven....read morehide
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- luxury, roomy, excellent stereo system,
- brake noises, pully noises, parking assist system is useless
I have my LS since Nov 2006, after several months driving, I noticed there were contineous noises coming from the brake when I was pumping the brake; also there were noises coming from pully. To make the story short, I brought my car back to the dealer for repairing three times but problems still exist. Dealer has giving up repairing them , Lexus of USA also has denied to repair the problems. I had driven two different LS in the dealership, both of them have noises coming out from the brake as mine.
Parking assist system can only prove Lexus ability in technology innovation, but has no use in reality.
My advice is before you buy a LS make sure there is no noise coming out from the brake....read morehide
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- Seriously comfortable ride and cabin, smooth acceleration, advanced technology integration
- Voice recognition NAV system needs some work. Some commands not recognized with clear enunciation.
I would most certainly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is in the market for a luxury sedan. I drove the BMW 7-series and the Mercedes-Benz S 550. In my opinion, the Lexus LS 460 outperforms both vehicles. The technology incorporated into the Lexus is top of the line. With all things being considered, the Lexus was less expensive and delivered more for the money. Service was also a key factor in why I chose the Lexus. I visited several dealerships and all of them were quite helpful. It is a fantastic vehicle!...read morehide
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- Comfortable ride and intelligent cockpit, Levinson sound system, style, and overall quality
- Touchy brakes take getting used to; better music indexing on HDD
Our 4th Lexus over the past 14 years, and clearly the best ever. Previously drove a '98 GS-300 for 10 years and considered the '08 GS and Mercedes E550, as well as a number of other vehicles ranging from Infiniti to Cadillac to even Hyundai (Genesis). In the end, nothing compared to the overall comfort, performance, quality, features and styling combination offered by the LS. It is an expensive "value" compared to many other cars in the same or higher price ranges. (Got a 2008 LS in silver with black leather interior, with Nav/Levinson/Parking + other options.)
I recently turned 40, and wasn't sure if I was "old enough" yet for the LS based on the styling of older models. The 2007 / 2008 is a significant improvement in every respect and I have no regrets whatsoever for going luxury instead of sports/luxury. Levinson stereo is incredible and navigation is better than most reviews indicate - I don't see a need for anyone to operate it while the car is moving - even a passenger. Intuitive park assist is more useful than you might think (advanced parking not worth it unless you are challenged and do a lot of parallel parking). Voice control works o.k. if you speak clearly, but it is typically faster to touch a button or two....read morehide
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- Great Value, comfortable
- They don't make enough of them. You get what the dealer has.
I drove about 20 cars and when I got in this car I knew it was the one! I traded my Mercedes CL500 and am very happy with the roominess and features. Better than anyone else in the class for $20-30k less! Everyone else has also figured out this is the best buy around because each dealer I contacted only had one. The suspension is a bit soft and I'd like 19" wheels but I'm not going to be racing it so I'm happy....read morehide
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- Perfect ride with ultra quietness
- I have to think very hard to find anything negative
I traded in my 04 Porsche 911 Carrela convertable for Lexus LS460 and couldn't be happier. It does not give me the performance like Corvette or Porsche but it comes close enough with total comfort. I have Lexus ES320, Mercedes E320 and Navigator. Non comes even close on comfort and quietness. I thought about Mercedes S550 before getting LS460 and do not regret my decision making. It saved me around $45k. If you are reading this e-mail, go for the test drive to find out yourself....read morehide
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- Comfortable, great sound system, great looks, huge inside
- Almost too comfortable to drive, typically driven by older population
My husband just got a black '08 LS460 and he couldn't be happier. First off, he is a 6'5" guy and it is almost impossible to find a car he can fit in. He's been driving Navigators forever because of this. He didn't even have to get the L because the regular model was big enough for him to fit comfortably. The car is just gorgeous. The Mark Levinson sound system is phenominal. We looked at the S550 and the BMW 750 and we liked the Lexus overall so much better, not to mention the price tag was the lowest! This is our third Lexus, I have driven the last two (SUVs) and I love their smooth drive and their reliability. The only gripe my husband says he has is that the car is so comfortable, he can't keep me awake when I'm in the passenger seat! :) Also, we are a 30-something couple and can't help but notice that we haven't seen many 'younger' drivers in these cars like we do the BMW (I keep telling him, YET), but that could have something to do with the fact that we live down in south Florida. Regardless, the car is perfect in every way and we couldn't be happier!...read morehide
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- Luxury, Comfort, Status, Value
- Ride too soft for some, bland styling versus Euros
I have a 13 year old LS400, that has been nearly flawless. You get spoiled in this car because you put gas in it and that's basically it. The car is enormous, but when you drive it, the car feels like it could drive itself. Unless you have passengers that are 6'5" there is no need for the stretch model. I know a S550 or a 750i may grab your attention more, but this baby asks for little and gives so much. Compared to the other cars it's actually a bargain. My only gripes with this car is that, I don't care for the rims and that the maintenance is not what I would call cheap, but like I said it's all relative....read morehide
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