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Best sports sedan for the money
24 of 51 people found this review helpful
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By vl1505
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2008 Lexus GS 350 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Being a mechanic and car enthusiast, I've driven hundreds if not thousands of cars. The only vehicle on the road that's overall better than 350 is 450h. 350 has plenty of power, it's comfortable, roomy, interior materials are very high quality and are well-assembled. Navi, cam, BT are superb. Ride quality is smooth, no cabin noise.. I could talk about GS's styling and performance all day, but it won't convince most potential buyers to lean toward purchasing this beautiful piece of machinery. Even under warranty you have to change oil, filters and brakes. Call Lexus dealer and you'll be pleasantly surprised that GS parts cost about same as Corolla. And I don't recommend buying a warranty


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Interior, wheels, electronics, ride quality


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not made like the older ls400
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By lz4004
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2008 Lexus GS 350 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Overall, it`s a great car although engine noise and squeaky brakes in the winter months. I still drive my 1990 ls400 i bought new as well.


Favorite Features

Lots of power!


Suggested Improvements

Brake pads and rotors replaced under warranty but still squeel.


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Nice commuter car
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By v
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2008 Lexus GS 350 Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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I replaced my BMW 7 for this car because it basically a Toyota with an L. I have had it for little over a year. Never had any issues with it. Right now with about 35,000 on it, it has never been in the shop. It does not compare to a BMW or BENZ, I have owned both. I got sick of the HIGH repair costs on the Beamer that drove me to this car. It is a very well made car with tons of cool tech stuff that I'm too busy to learn about. CONs: If you are used to BMW or BENZ this car has a lot more road noise. I ended up just living with it because it's super reliable and actually we traded my wife's M-roadster for a Lexus 400 and love that car too.


Favorite Features

Nice NAV and gadgets. VERY NICE LOOK.


Suggested Improvements

Road Noise is too much for this type/class of car.


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Great car - it will surprise you
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By FreddyK
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2008 Lexus GS 350 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this car in October 2009. Mileage is better than expected. 5 road trips with my worst mileage 26.8 best 28.2. Just put new Michelin Pilots on last week to replace the Dunlop Sport tires. Night and day difference.


Favorite Features

Great nav system. Back up camera very good. Fit and finish always great.


Suggested Improvements

Tons of break dust on the wheels right after cleaning. Cooled seats not very good. Trunk much smaller than my 2002 GS 430.


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Paying a lot of money for a lot of issue
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By kg3000
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2008 Lexus GS 350 Sedan 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Dash squeak in the cold, there is a coolant smell every once in a while and in the summer if you have the windows down there is a sulfur smell coming from the exhaust. This is a nice car, but with the amount of issues and the price I would never recommend it. Also I have noticed that Lexus dealers are very quick to deny or just use the excuse that its not a big deal when they are approached with issues. Very disappointed in the car and in the way Lexus deals with issues.


Favorite Features

Back up camera, heated/cooled seats


Suggested Improvements

Fix the issues above, it could be a very nice car, but it seems Lexus is more interested in denying issues then fixing them.


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