I bought my 1997 Lexus in September
2000 for my 60-mile highway commute. It
had 57K on it. Today it has 142K. I had
tried then-new Camry, Accord, and
Maxima but for $20K the Lexus was in a
better class altogether - and still is.
It gets pretty basic maintenance from
the local gas station but never misses
a beat. It has never seen a Lexus or
Toyota dealer. I have just bought my
second set of tires - Dunlop Sport A4 -
and am getting new struts all round.
Otherwise no expenditure. I added a
power sunroof ($1,000) and a 12-CD
changer soon after getting the car -
both well worth it.
The whole process is so relaxed. The
ride is remarkable. Noise? I find
myself wondering why other cars near me
on the road are so noisy, because
they're audible inside the cabin. The
engine pulls well, so you'll have no
problem merging with highway traffic or
Beware! Once you get the taste for this
kind of quality, you won't give it up
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