2007 Lexus GS 350 from North America
Luxury and style, but watch Lexus service departments
Gas lid would not shut.
CD player would capture CDs and not play or release them.
My Lexus has been mostly an enjoyable experience. It's quick with tons of do-dads that you can show off to friends.
The styling is good, especially on my GS.
The interior is attractive, with plenty of storage, however the seats could be more comfortable.
I found it very weird that a special message and warning lights appear for that monumental task of needing servicing, however if you're running out of gas, a single light lights, and it is hidden by my steering wheel.
Recently I had a rock hit my front windshield. My insurance company sent a local auto glass company who replaced my window on the spot. I was unaware that I should be asking for a Lexus manufactured windshield, and when my automatic wipers wouldn't work, my Lexus service rep. informed me that the windshield had to be Lexus built for the wipers to work. So I went back to the people who put the windshield in, and they got the insurance company to pay for genuine Lexus glass (to the tune of $1100 plus). The installers wanted $150 to reinstall and I paid it. Only the automatic wipers still didn't work.
I returned to Lexus and they took an afternoon to tell me that the jell pad between the sensor and the wind shield was missing, and they would gladly order one for $100. Lexus didn't feel, on my original complaint, that it was worth their time to check for this pad. At this time I don't plan on participating in the $150 to $200 Lexus oil changes anymore. I don't mind them (Lexus) being snooty, but I do resent my consistently paying for their snootiness.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th June, 2008
6th Jun 2008, 10:37
I've grown to detest luxury cars... they are overly complex and just generate revenue for the dealer. Life is too short to have a month of drama over a stupid windshield.
14th Jul 2008, 16:57
I agree with the previous comment. Lexus puts too much energy into over engineering useless safety features into it's vehicles while overlooking obvious blunders like including a cassette tape player. Lexus is not paying attention to details. My 2007 GS350 AWD is my first and last Lexus automobile.