2005 Lexus GS 300 3.0 from UK and Ireland
Nothing much. Front bumper came a bit loose, transmission a bit rough on hard acceleration.
Amazing attention to detail on the finish. Interior is a very nice place to be. Have sat in the car after work for a few minutes to unwind. The engine is sublime, with a lovely engine note from 3500 RPM upwards. Pictures and reviews don't do it justice; you just have to go and drive one. From looking at some reviews I expected it to be like an upmarket Avensis, but it is far from it! Very well refined, lovely comfortable seats, and the LED lighting must have been ahead of its time, being 12 years old.
Bad points are few, but I have had many Lexus over the years and although this is well made, it just doesn't feel as solid as the previous models (1995-2004). I have owned older GS and an 2001 LS, and they just felt better built. I feel like if I drive the GS hard, I'll break it! Older models were not like that.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2017