The SUV has always been a poor performer. I had to order it and wait three weeks, since they were sold out in Jan 2000 (will never do that again!).
I took it in several times after we got it, because it would just move sideways several inches. At 60 that is scarier! Answer - no problem. Finally I insisted in seeing the service manager. His report - low tire pressure and the car was falling over on the sidewalls. I said that is exactly what it felt like! They never re-inflated them after it left the ship I guess? No further problem with that.
The transmission went just like all the rest - without warning at 78,000 miles. I had an extended warranty to 70,000, and had taken it in at 65000, because it seemed to surge and not catch the gears right. They changed out the throttle position sensor, which just made things worse, like some of the other descriptions "like a manual", and our mileage dropped 10% - not that it was great before. Lexus said "Well unless the computer light is on, we can't do anything." What a company!!
Before we even had time to protest the $4600 bill, it failed again after 140 miles. They at least replaced this for free!!
It is hard to believe that with all these reports, that Lexus still stonewalls us.
I will file a complaint with http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th August, 2007