2000 Lexus GS Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2000 Lexus GS 300 3.0 V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance97000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi 3000GT

Summary:

Comfort, Reliable, reasonable cost; handling can be improved

Faults:

Nothing really, only the left headlamp cover is not as transparent as the other side after I got the car for 3 month, Lexus dealer replace a brand new one for me without any cost, good services.

General Comments:

Compare to my previous GT3000, GS is really a great car. The first reason is comfortable and quite. Second reason, they provide a good service, you spend much less for inspections and services than the other cars in this class for example 5-series and E-class. Third reason is reliable, this car is just reliable as Lexus claimed, I mean what else do you want from a car?

On the other side, the front tyres seems wear much faster than 5-series and E-class. The VSC system activated too frequently thus helps too much when you drive, try the new model 06 GS, they solve this problem. But the handling is not as good as those European cars. I think I will move to the LS, the top line in Lexus for my next car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2006

2000 Lexus GS 400 4.0 V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 V8 Semi-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 acquired54000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carLexus RX300

Summary:

Wow!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car hauls. 0-60 in under 6 seconds. Wow! I also own an Rx300 and now just bought another Lexus the Ls400. I can't get enough of Lexus I just love them so much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2005

2000 Lexus GS 300 Sport 3.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired53700 miles
Most recent distance57500 miles
Previous carBMW M3 Evo Smg Conv

Summary:

Sheep in wolfs clothing!

Faults:

Nothing!

Apart from the fact the car is totally uncontrollable in snow!

Even with (well run in) P zeros!

And the VSC is quite useless!

Winter 2001 in a November snow storm, the AA had to toe me home due to how uncontrollable the car became.

When I had the car checked over by Lexus (who charged £130) they stated the cars had handling problems in the wet and snow, which would be corrected in the next model (I have the letter from Lexus stating this)

Do all Lexus cars Have the same problem. As I'm looking to change my x5 (i grow tried of German cars) and the LS400 has always looked good to me.

General Comments:

I've had M3's,330ci Convertible, Clk Convertible, and a x5. But the car most fitting for my family was the Gs300 sport.

It was silver with beige interior.

Why could it not have better handling. Its such a shame.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th November, 2003

11th Sep 2006, 10:52

P Zeros are the worst possible tires to have on any car while driving in snow. They are Summer Performance tires, meaning the tread pattern is designed for maximum grip on dry roads. *Any* car (probably *Every* car) is going to perform very poorly in wet/snowy/icy conditions with those tires mounted.

Your comments are hard to take seriously considering you obviously do not know what you are talking about.

2000 Lexus GS 300 6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance29000 miles
Previous carToyota Supra

Faults:

Front end vibration at 66 mph from after break-in period. Tires and wheels replace at different intervals.

Electrical humming noise from engine compartment after engine is turned off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th September, 2003

2000 Lexus GS 400 V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V-8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tahoe

Summary:

Great car- lousy navigation system

Faults:

GPS-Navigation system missing 90% of towns and cities, sometimes entire states. Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire missing. Syracuse and Albany, New York and most other upstate towns and villages. Near worthless system outside of metro areas of biggest cities.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th March, 2001

13th Apr 2001, 15:24

This is good news for me. I have been saving for a GS400 equipped as you state. I am disappointed at hearing about the mapping system. I wonder if Me. Benz or BMW are any better. If not I will buy a hand held one that I can test before buying. Has Lexus said anything to you about the problem you are having?

Thanks,

Lynn.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 9 reviews