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Lexus GS 300, Lexus GS 430, Sedan
#1525 of 3073 Re: GS 300 driving impressions [drtravel]
Feb 27, 2005 (11:56 am)
Gets worse. The car is a piece of garbage!! Bought a gorgeous red 2006 GS 300 last Sunday from Jim Falk Lexus in Beverly Hills. Monday: drove it for 5 miles, bad noise from dash. Tuesday: Back lighting on steering wheel buttons stopped working. Thursday: neighbor called me to tell me the headlights switched on by themselves . tried to turn them off using the crappy smart key - no joy. Had to turn off headlights manually and lock car manually. OK - so it could happen - BUT after the rain, saw that the headlights had water in them (both). Took car back to dealer and got the usual run around - you know, they'll do anything to make the sale, but once you've signed for the car, goodbye goodwill!! The salesman knew about the problem but ignored me when he saw me bring the car to service dept. I had to almost drag him into the service area to show him the failed locking system. Guys, all this after less than a week old!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS TURKEY!!
#1526 of 3073 Re: Condensation in headlights [jrock65]
Feb 27, 2005 (11:58 am)
Yes it does!! Car is less than a week old and has a s--t load of problems already - see my other post - this car is a turkey
Feb 27, 2005 (1:00 pm)
Haven't seen one good review yet for this car. Looks like a dinosaur in this highly competitive class.
#1528 of 3073 Re: GS 300 [hpowders]
Feb 27, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I dont know that that is necessarily true, but I dont think it helps at all that Toyota seems to have landed a homerun with the $37K, 280 horse Avalon, whose reviews have been fairly GLOWING. Certainly, I understand that that car is aimed at a non-sporting market, but it seems that Toyota developed that car in a way that has positioned it at the top of its class, whereas the GS has simply been 'upgraded'.
#1529 of 3073 Re: Pricing - again [oac]
Feb 27, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Have spent the last 2 weekends driving Infiniti M45 with sport package, Lexus GS300 & GS430. I've owned 3 Lex since 1991 and am currently in an SUV. (Toyota). Done with that! Want a car again and Lexus is my 1st choice. The LS is dated and the look is "been there done that". The M45 was slightly harsh on rough road and am waiting for the dealer to get a non sport package in. The GS 430 with the standard low profile tires is definitely HARSH riding while the GS300 is a non starter with the underpowered 6. Fit and finish are typical Lexus and you just CAN'T beat the service. I drove an LS430 today and remembered what a lux flagship should be like..... if only they would refresh the style. The LS430 is my head, but the style of the GS is my heart. The M is a compromise. BTW CLS500 Mercedes.. underpowered, poor fit & finish and LOUD.
Feb 27, 2005 (9:10 pm)
The Avalon was also gifted with the 3.5L and adaptive cruise, aparently features that are impossible to get on GS for ...whatever reason.
#1531 of 3073 Re: A Big 'Mistake' [00boxsters]
Feb 27, 2005 (11:05 pm)
$854 a Month Ouch! Just for fun I build a 530I with every option Nav,Adap cruise,head-up display ect with a MSRP of 63k, the lease was $750.00(not including any deals that could be made)
Toyota must have really high MF or Low residual.
And I saw a lease on a G35 (which I do not care for personally ) for about $300 a Month.
Feb 28, 2005 (1:19 am)
The wife and I went to the open house our dealer had for the new GS. They need to fix a boatload of things before I would put 60 large down on this car. First and foremost I didn't like the front seats at all. ( I'm 6ft and 285lbs) Second for that kind of money it needs about another 100HP. And third, it really needs a bigger back seat. We can go on and on about other things(like the trunk size) but other people need to rant about this car.......
#1533 of 3073 Avalon vs. GS300
Feb 28, 2005 (9:02 am)
If you want to appreciate the GS300, drive the Avalon. I did. Forget the 3.5L engine and all the little gismos they put on it that the GS300 doesn't have. In two seconds, any luxury-sports sedan enthusiast will flee!
#1534 of 3073 Re: GS 300 [hpowders]
Feb 28, 2005 (9:02 am)
Drove eagerly awaited GS300 awd. I am just under 6'0", but my head very nearly rubs roof even when seat adjusted. Usually cars w/out moonroof have a little more space. Has anyone seen a GS300 w/o moonroof? Is there more headroom?
Dealers say they can order, but have separately quoted me 2, 4 and (more than)six months. Any guesses who is correct? Thanks!