This car has exceeded every expectation I had for it. It is fun to drive but also very luxurious and comfortable. Several times on the road, I have surprised other cars with the speed and acceleration of the GS.
Acceleration, speed, handling and overall comfort. It's not as smooth as the ride in the LS or even the Toyota Avalon, but much more fun to drive.
The telescoping steering wheel could come out more for those of us with longer legs who put the seat back all the way. A little more room in the back seats for adults would be nice. And a built-in inverter for AC power would be helpful sometimes.
This is a black on black '01 430 w/ approx 49k. The is awesome looking car!! I am not a car enthusiast or expert, but this is an incredible automobile. It is a perfect mix between luxury and sport and it won't break like some other makes. It is extremely quiet, shifts very smoothly, corners nicely and it will throw into the seat when you want to. My wife made this comment about it after she drove it on her 50 mile commute: "driving that car will change your life. It literally changes your outlook on life!!!" (So much for it it being my car!) If you want the perfect mix of luxury, perfomance and reliability, this is the car. I needed struts at 47k miles, Great Warranty Service.
So many awesome things about this car: exterior lines, love the look, buttery leather, seats, incredible stereo, wood accents, wood steering wheel, room for 4, gas mileage when you don't open it up 18-20 mpg, very very very quiet, Lexus Service is fantastic! ECT power buttton, WOW!
You have to really nit pick to find something to improve. But.... Clunky brake pedal, I wish all the doors would unlock when you take the key out of the ignition. CD changer bites, little interior creaks (plastic on plastic noise) when I first get moving, then it stops? it was up North for 3 years