The 2006 Lexus LS 430 has absolutely superb performance in a wide variety of driving situations. Recently, we drove to the top of Mt. Washington, NH. Going up the performance was excellent and even better coming down with the manual gear changes to meet the percent down-grade. Our trip of 2,400 miles averaged 28.2 MPG which is better than the manufacturer lists. This included the mountain driving in New England. Handling and sharp curves were sure and comfortable even in this non-sport’s car. The automatic climate control required only occasional single degree temperature adjustments from 80 degrees to 39 degrees at the top of Mt. Washington.
An exceptional feature is the quiet in the cabin at highway speeds. The large trunk space is just the thing for people who take lots of things just in case they may need them. Headlight illumination is also exceptional when driving in unfamiliar territory.
Compass adjustment should be digital with zones indicated by map rather than the requirement to “drive in circles” to re-set compass when traveling from east to west or the reverse. Driver should also have control over on/off for tilt/telescope steering.
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