When I took delivery of car there were
several recalls or service upgrades
that the dealer had not addressed. It
had a defective wheel(out of round)
which dealer refused to warrant. Rear
sunshade broke at 33,000 miles.
Electronics malfunction occasionally
requiring you to turn off car and
reset. Easier to use manual controls
rather than voice as I can't remember
exact wording and everyone must stop
talking. Car magazine tests show about
6.5 to 60. Fast but a long way from
5.9. Needs switch to turn off
traction control. My last car was
Lexus LS400 which was superior in
quality, dealer service and
workmanship. Not holding value.
Engine and stereo.
Traction control defeat switch. In
dash CD player.
Considered Lexus GS and BMW
530i but for few dollars more got
awesome V8 power, an audio system that
can't be beat (unless you want to pay
$5K for a Levinson radio), and a
vehicle that gets admiring stares .
You won't feel connected to the road
as with BMW, but way better than Lexus
in that regard. The steering is tight
and perfectly weighted and the brakes
are great -- also unlike Lexus. This
car is fast.
Engine and drivetrain, sexy interior
is great blend of luxury and sport,
Bose audio, Gatling
Better side bolstering in seats,
1-2 inches more rear leg room, fix
annoying lag when shifting
into "drive," C-pillar should be
narrowed slightly to increase rear
This is the best car for the money.
It's comfortable, fast, responsive and
really fast. I mean really fast. Good
brakes and handles very well in heavy
rains, water at the side of the road.
Love the adjustable headlamps. Also,
the smart cruise control is brilliant.
Sounds system is excellent, too. Also
like having the CD in the cab rather
than the trunk.
smart cruise control
comfort and speed
GPS and directions
more storage space in glovebox or
This car is fast! Almost as fast as my
2001 supercharged Jaguar XJR. The Q
has a soft, luxury car ride, however,
which my wife and I greatly appreciate
on long trips. The interior of this
car is not as luxurious as the Jaguar,
but is quite plush and superior to the
LS430 in my opinion. Build quality is
excellent and there have been no
defects or problems in the year that I
have owned it.
High-powered HID headlights. Powerful
and responsive engine. Active
dampening suspension smooths out bumps
better than Lexus LS430 and Cadillac
DeVille. Handling is also superior to
these cars as well.
Upgrade tires to Michelin Pilot Sport
Redesign curvature of front side
windows so that reflected glare from
dashboard does not obstruct sideview
As with all Japanese cars, auto
tranmission often hunts for correct
gear when accelerator is "punched".