The V8 engine also received a 0. You can interpret our ratings in the following way: 5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. In 2001, the engine received a 0. The second generation sedans used a new front-engine, rear-wheel drive midsize platform, also featured in the Japanese-market. Optional features ranged from a power moonroof to a discrete 5.
Archived from on 30 June 2006. Archived from on 11 April 2014. The seats are super soft and supportive, all the controls are very ergonomic, and the ride is like floating on clouds. Optional features further include a pre-collision system, , , , and. Archived from on 21 August 2007. It probably doesn't hurt that this car comes with the heart of a naturally aspirated Supra from the factory. Nearly the last of the old body style.
Again, no turbo models were offered outside Japan. Test drove the car and found out it had what started out as a blown turbo. Add spoiler and you cannot tell the difference from the more expensive v8 model. I love both the interior and exterior design. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class. The dealer promptly called us back when they opened and agreed to hold the car for us until we arrived. Design patents were filed in Japan on 6 October 2010 for the production model and a conceptual variant on 29 March 2011.
Archived from on 29 September 2011. This model came with standard and a 186 kW 249 hp engine. Steering wheel shift paddles add to better control in the twisties or even just on the freeway. Lexus would keep the second generation vehicle in its lineup for eight years, a longer duration than the prior generation. Other countries or regions need to pay extra transportation costs. I would recommend this car for anyone.
Was still willing to buy the car and I asked for a compression test which they gave me a run around on performing. Trunk space is improved both for the hybrid and standard models. Archived from on 23 July 2011. Ultimately came back down after 2 weeks of them telling me they were gonna do it and took the car to get a pre sale inspection. We asked for service records and the dealer had them ready. The offered color schemes included single-tone bumper and body finishes, along with dual-tone schemes.
It is also nice if you are single too. We had a pleasant experience and would reccomend this dealer. It was reported that Toyoda initially opposed the styling choices made for the new model, but since thanked the design team that persuaded him to greenlight the project. Ultimately came back down after 2 weeks of them telling me they were gonna do it and took the car to get a pre sale inspection. Additionally, more powerful V8 sport sedans provided strong competition.
Sourced from manufacturer yearly data. Equipped with an independent, setup at both front and rear ends, Italdesign's saloon design first appeared in Toyota Aristo form in Japan in October 1991. Generation chassis code Model no s. Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit, pp. However, some Lexus importers use the name, Grand Sport. The interior received a redesigned steering wheel, revised gauges, and different trim pieces. Glad I did that as multiple major issue were found.
The SportDesign interior added perforated leather upholstery along with brushed aluminum and dark stained walnut trim. Archived from on 29 May 2007. Seized Luxury Vehicles stayed open late for us so we could finish the purchase. Archived from on 25 November 2003. Xenon were now standard on the V8 and optional on the straight-six. Additional changes include revised exterior elements including front and rear trim, exterior lighting, wheels, and rocker panels , new active safety features, and a revised infotainment system. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
It has good brakes,soft comfortable seats,and a great sound system. I recommend them to anyone buying a car! We took a test drive and were happy with the way the car drove. Archived from on 10 September 2009. The stereo sounds great but is just missing some of the gadgets of today. Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.