I bought it used, it's well maintained and has handled like a dream since day one. Since I live in Iceland, I need a car that can manage some snowy and icy roads. It also returns a commendable 18 mpg in the city. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. But what made it popular was its Lexus levels of quality, luxury, comfort, and quietude. Lexus offers black leather as well. Good thing the V-6 engine has been enlarged from 3.
It s comfortable and roomy for assengers and lots of cargo space. No complaints, however, about the design or quality of the interior, which is now fully the equal of any car in the Lexus line. Can't say enough about the Lexus quality. Exceptional traction on slippery surfaces makes it a good luxury car for people who frequently drive on snow-covered or unpaved roads. All up it was good enough to win a. Very dependable, comfortable for in town or trips. It still looks that good inside and out! An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
The interior is pure luxury and the controls are well placed. The new 2017 models changed so much and it's no longer and attractive car anymore. Ask for a service record to ensure the maintenance has been kept up as recommended. The only issue I had was with the driver's window. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Lexus treats them like adults, with windows in the rear doors that go all the way down.
Best car I've ever owned and I'm never going back. The tow package, however, is an excellent value because it adds a larger radiator and a transmission cooler, which are great to have regardless of plans for towing. I've changed the tires only once. But it gets better when the optional air suspension system is ordered. The traction control and skid prevention system work perfectly. Suspension, f: Independent Suspension, r: Independent Ground clearance: 7. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year.
When things get slippery a viscous limited-slip center differential directs torque to the wheels with the most traction. The rear seats slide forward and aft to create legroom or increase cargo space. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. Of course I am a stickler for maintaining it. Lexus builds with the finest materials, and even at 16 years old, friends can't believe its age. While that has generally translated into enviable reliability and durability it's always a good idea to conduct a thorough check of any car you're thinking of buying.
Great for transporting cargo, too. The engine might be a touch small for towing, but this is clearly not intended as a heavy towing vehicle, so that is fine. Handling is secure, though not agile and aided by standard stability control. The body style has barely aged since 2004 and the interior, if taken care of. The didn't have a low-range crawler gear and its ground clearance was somewhat limited, so it was not an off-roader capable of climbing rocks or ploughing through sand.
Final drive was through all four wheels all the time, which came into its own on wet or loose surfaces. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Route calculation is nearly twice as fast as before, and map scrolling speed has increased as well. This shortens emergency braking distances for most drivers, because they tend to begin braking tentatively, when there is no time to waste. Front-seat occupants enjoy front and side airbags and seatbelts that pre-tension in the event of a crash, and then ease the strain during the course of impact. Lexus could consider a lower standard ride height, with an off-road package available for people who actually live in the country.
All of this instills confidence while driving on loose surfaces. Fixing them later on can be expensive. Whoever Mark Levinson is, he sure can tune a sound system. This car is now providing transportation under 10 cents per mile. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. Inside it looks, feels and drives like a luxury sports sedan.
Front and side airbags are standard along with shoulder belts with pretensioners and force limiters. Ivory-colored fabric seats are standard; leather-trimmed upholstery is optional. Big bumps on unpaved roads are well damped. The interior is modest-sized, but well finished and provides a little more cargo capacity than some similar station wagons. These active safety systems are extremely useful for preventing crashes from ever occurring.