2006 Lexus GS Reviews

2006 Lexus GS 300 3.0 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carLexus RX

Summary:

Simply amazing

Faults:

No significant issues found so far.

Dealer recall in Jan 2012 for fuel pressure sensor replacement - could catch fire if not replaced or tightened.

Leather not comfortable as compared to a BMW 5 Series or even Lexus ES 300 models, although it's more like it was designed for sport vehicles.

Consuming a lot of gas, 425km per 60L, could be related to the recall.

Can hear wind noise at high speeds with the windows closed.

General Comments:

Great dealer service.

Amazing car overall, great style, performance, powerful, luxury, full of features.

Had a RX300 prior, can't go wrong with Lexus.

Happy and satisfied.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2012

2006 Lexus GS 300 AWD 3.0 gas from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 gas Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance15265 miles

Summary:

For reliability's sake, I shall stick with Lexus

Faults:

Vehicle Stability Control warning light came on, two days after I bought the car. The dealer fixed the fault and said it was a fluke.

My tire pressure warning light came on, tires seemed OK, turns out one of the tires had too great a differential in pressure with the other three.

Must absolutely read the user manual, salesmen are totally incompetent with regard to car's features. Also, they waffled when I tried to get my personalized settings implemented (This feature is offered by Lexus free of charge)

General Comments:

The car cannot be driven off the road, it really sticks to the macadam, however on a straight away, it tends to wander, road feel is lacking.

Automatic transmission is sticky until the car warms up. I asked the dealer to check the software in the controller, but he refused, stating it takes a special set of equipment and technicians.

Automatic transmission will down shift manually, but not up shift. Salesman's boast that it could up and down shift was blarney.

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

Review Date: 7th September, 2006

2006 Lexus GS 300 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired32 miles
Most recent distance4200 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

Not worth the money... The quality is terrible

Faults:

I have had the car for six months, and it has already been in the shop FIVE TIMES due to problems with the computer system.

General Comments:

This is the worst quality auto that I have ever owned. It has constantly been in the shop, and I am told time and again that Lexus is "working on the problem"! I am now told that it is to due a engine computer that malfunctions in cold weather. I switched after owning BMW's for the past 20 years, and will never do that again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2006

2nd Jul 2008, 10:39

The Lexus is basically a Toyota with ten grand tacked on the price tag. Toyota is in a terrible quality slump (Consumer Reports no longer recommends the Camry and Tundra models) so problems with all product lines are to be expected.

2006 Lexus GS 300 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance2050 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Well built, clean lines, has quality

Faults:

None found so far.

General Comments:

Owner's manual is 619 pages long, requires much reading to understand vehicle. Dealership sent rep to demonstrate vehicle capabilities. Very satisfied with vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2006

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 4 reviews