1995 Lexus GS Review

1995 Lexus GS 300 Touring 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance146000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro


One of the best overall


Had brake stuck caliper issues - under warranty and after.

Water pump at 90,000.

Dash outside temp lamp failed at 140,000.

Tail light at 120,000.

General Comments:

Overall the car is excellent, and it shows how good a car can be engineered and built. At 146,000 everything works on the car. The A/C has never been serviced and is ice cold. It is underpowered by today's standard, but handles very well considering its size and weight.

I call it the sewing machine - not very exciting, but it WILL start and it WILL get you there with pretty good overall gas mileage (22-24 mix driving) - very reliable obviously.

I should add this car has been fairly abused - left outside all year some years, teenage driven at times, lax maintenance. Also does quite well in snow with snow tires. The 12 CD trunk player works as always. I think an excellent used car for the current book values.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2009

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review