Call it Junxus
Transmission had to be replaced at 11500. Covered by warranty (though we were given a Toyota Yaris while waiting for the parts and installation!)
Driver's seat heater failed at 20300; fixed under warranty.
The car clanks in the suspension area when going over even a small road bump; dealer says they could not hear anything. Next time I should go with them, and if they don't hear it, I'll introduce them to a good doctor!
The dash has started rattling. This one will be heard by even a deaf person I guess. Will see what they say in my next service visit.
Overall ride is more like an economy car. The wind noise is high for a luxury (?!) model, and the seats are not comfy. Don't remind me the test drive; I tested the car in the city and for a short drive. I did not expect it to be that much worse than the Passat I used to drive, after all those stories about Lexus competing shoulder to shoulder with MB!
The dealer has been the worst I have ever seen! What a shame nobody wants a Lexus these days, because of those recalls. I will happily trade it for an Acura, VW, Volvo, whatever... if I can afford the difference.
BTW, on positive side, the engine is smooth and not thirsty, though underpowered. The audio system is also good. Any other thing is way beyond the European competitors.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th March, 2010