1996 Lexus GS Reviews

1996 Lexus GS 300 3.0 litre petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Best car ever, bar none

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have bought ever. Everything works and it's so quiet. Drives great, no leaks or squeaks. Saving up for a GS430.

My car is the first generation GS, and apart from fuel consumption, there are no issues. 20 MPG around town, 27 MPG on a long run. It's good enough for me and there's no depreciation. And it's all paid for.

The spec is amazing:

Electric heated leather seats.

Electric windows, mirrors, sunroof.

Walnut wood trim.

Climate control with full manual override air con is the best ever.

Alloy wheels.

Headlamp washers.

Door courtesy lights.

CD player is a 12 disc changer and sounds awesome.

Everything works, and it's 17 years old, no warning lights on dash... Amazing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2013

1996 Lexus GS 300 SE 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired92000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carFord Mondeo

Faults:

Only thing I have had done are the rear brake pads needed replacing, including a major service at my local backstreet garage the cost was 250 pounds, but no breakages so far!

General Comments:

I love this car! It still turns heads and effortlessly eats miles on the motorway or on the back roads. With a private plate people can't believe how old it is. With a fairly heavy right foot I get about 20mpg on short runs up to about 29mpg for a decent motorway leg which I don't think is half bad considering the weight. The interior is still immaculate and every single electrical component works after 12 years!

The only annoying thing is the boot which is tiny because of the fuel tank and the back seats don't go down which is sometimes a pain.

I can honestly say that I am so impressed that I will buy another if and when this one ever dies! The only thing is I don't like the updated model's looks.

I have had so many problems with newer cars and as such I can kind of justify the fuel bill. And all this for 2400 pounds a year ago, with 92000 miles and FSH, BARGAIN!!!

BUY ONE!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2008

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews