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By John
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2006 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Purchased a 2006 GS AWD new - quite a let down from my 1999 GS which I loved. While the car handles well, it initially rode like a truck due in part to the run-flat tires that came with the car (a "standard" option). With new tires, the car rides better - but still nothing like my 1999 GS. I also feel Lexus's quality has slipped. The car has been recalled no less than 4 times and, to this day, still has rattles in the dash and seat belt pillars. The dealership dampened these quite a bit over many visits, but they're still there. (In recent a consumer test, I see one of 2009 GS test models had a dash rattle, telling me Lexus hasn't corrected the problem in 4 model years).


Best Features

All wheel drive feature and gas mileage (average 21-22 mpg city/highway combined).


Worst Features

Fix the overly complicated HVAC and audio controls which are each split between dash buttons and the touch screen - not only is it not ergonomic, it's dangerous. A touch screen may be great for taking orders at McDonald's but not for making stereo/heating adjustments while traveling at 65 mph.


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After 4 Years - Drives like new
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By cambino123
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2006 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I've owned this machine for almost 4 years now. The ride is still crisp and the pickup is still strong. Had to get the dash rattles fixed under warranty. This car is a delight to drive and makes my wife mad because I always want to take it out.


Best Features

The body style, been imitated by many other brands. ie: G35,Lincoln MKS


Worst Features

Fold down 50/50 split rear seats.


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Nice ride
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By Anthony
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2006 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Smooth ride, very comfortable, luxury feeling in all aspects. I love all of the state of the art options (smartkey, navi, rear camera, ac & heated seats, auto wipers, push start, etc.), its like all you have to do is sit down and drive. The fuel economy was surprising, I consistently take weekend trips of 220+ miles and on the highway i can avg up to 30+ mpg. Only complaint is the expensive little fixes, HID headlight bulbs cost $430 at the dealership, FOR A LIGHT BULB!


Best Features

Smartkey, auto lights/wipers, bluetooth, navi, Mark Levinson sound sys.


Worst Features

Back seat designed for 3 but there is only enough leg room for 2


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It's a Lexus
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By wp2ztrs
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2006 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Overall I thought it has a very smooth ride, very comfortable seats that will go into every position. I noticed the brakes were a little catchy if you want to make a quick stop. I think in time I will get use to them, probably because of the all wheel drive.


Best Features

Rich looking int., bluetooth, smartkey is nice not to fumble for keys


Worst Features

The only thing was the brakes need work, they're too catchy.


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Never Again
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By Don
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2006 Lexus GS 300 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I have had 4 Lexus models, LS 400, SC 430, GS 470 and most recently GS 300. Have to say this is the last Lexus I will ever drive. Have had an annoying clunk in the front end when backing out of a parking spot. Although everyone I have had in the car asks what the clunking sound is, mysteriously, it never occurs at the dealership. They have been unable to fix this ongoing problem. Also, tires had to be replaced at 24,000 kms approximately 15,000. Tires are rated as all season. Do not attempt to drive this car in snow conditions without snow tires. 10 months left on lease, cannot wait till end of term.


Best Features

Comfortable Lexus ride, elegant interior, good acceleration.


Worst Features

Outside mirror tends to need to be continuously re-adjusted. Drop down for access to fuel cap release etc is not so nice if you leave it down by accident. Centre console control panel is not user friendly. Lexus could have done much better.


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