2004 Lexus GS Reviews

2004 Lexus GS 300 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36600 miles
Most recent distance38885 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

I love it

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

It runs so smoothly and quietly I'm not sure the engine is on.

It takes the curves effortlessly.

It's very easy to execute U-turns.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2007

2004 Lexus GS 300 3.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Luxurious, trouble free motoring with absolutely brilliant value

Faults:

Nothing yet! Everything works like a charm.

When people cannot fault my GS300, they just make themselves feel good by labelling it a Toyota. Getting sick of that. Lexus is a separate financial division in its own right with its own Research & Development. Besides, what’s wrong with a Toyota?

General Comments:

This is an extremely fast car, from start to stop.

Nice handling except for a condition (Tramming) where the wheels seems to follow the grooves of the road a bit, causing the steering wheel to wander. GS300 loves the M4, M5 and hates Parramatta Road.

I've driven an E240 and a BMW 7 series. The GS300 seems to get from A to B much smoother, quicker, silently, and at half the cost of European offerings. Clearly it must be their relentless pursuit of perfection.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2007

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews