Great exhaust rumble -- finicky beauty
Had to replace the antenna, all 4 struts, 1 brake caliper, valve cover gaskets, spark plugs and wires, 2 tires.
Car is reasonably reliable for a 13 year old car.
The car's design however does not lend itself to the do it yourselfer working in the garage at home. I tried changing the struts myself - something I have done before on my other car and it was a disaster. I had to have the car towed to pep boys and they changed the struts for me.. I was however able to change the valve cover gaskets; but putting the intake back together took 2 weeks and a lot of trial and error.
The dashboard lights-needles are prone to burn out. I have had to turn down the intensity in order to make them last a little bit longer.
Car still looks beautiful today - but like all great beauties can be a little demanding. This is the first Lexus I have ever been in where the interior is so noisy.. The exhaust sounds great though - just like a sporting car should sound.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2006