Bought my 2008 used with 101200 miles on it in February 0f 2016. Had prepurchase inspection done at a lexus dealership. On the way home both head lights went out. Shortly there after i noticed that whenever i was stopped the car would idle very roughly. Took the car to the lexus dearership where they kept it for four days and could not solve the problem. I have tan interior and allthough it's beautiful to look at it is hard to keep clean my drivers side door shows a lot of wear. Believe it or not I still i love my LS, the excelleration is awesome the gas mileage is awesome and i look forward to years of reliabilty. No car is perfect but this one is REAL close. Will up date has the years pass.
I have owned this car for little more than 4 years, bought it at 60k miles and now it have 146K miles. Great car till it comes to front suspension issue, its a money pit. I have had my fair share of BMW ownership as well; however, my Lexus tops BMW in repair bills. I have put over $5K just in suspension work and no this car has never been in any accident. What happened to the legendary reliability? I guess it is only legend with this car, even dealership acknowledges the inherent issue. Shame on you Lexus for charging premium price for this junk as well as premium price for parts.
We bought it used with 66k miles on it in Aug 2013. Now has 72k and nothing has went wrong. We also have an 02 LS430 with 112 on it and the only thing that broke was the driver window regulator. Way way more reliable than the 7 BMW and one MB S class we have previously owned. The car is super quiet and gets great mileage on the highway. The Mark Levinson in my 08 is much better than the ML sound in the 02. The stereo is absolutely fantastic! The other thing I like is it has a chain driven timing belt so no more expense of replacing the timing belt in the previous generation. I highly recommend this car.
2008 Lexus LS 460 Sedan L 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 8A)
I have owned or driven various cars such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Acura, Lincoln, Cadillac etc. and Lexus is the most luxurious, smooth riding and reliable car not to mention a great value. Lexus vehicles are not flashy but they have a conservative, luxurious presence that says quality.
have 65,000 miles on one. Levinson amplifier went out at 60K. Found a repair shop in NJ to fix it for $700. It is 3000 if you go to dealer. Navigation is slow to put in addresses. Cannot change address while driving. Hard to jump start car as battery is very close to firewall with plastic molding above it that needs to be removed. Driver's side window switch went bad at 45,000 miles. Found a used one on ebay for $125 and fixed myself. Paint scratches very easy like others have mentioned. Sound of speakers is excellent. Decent mpg for V8. very comfortable on long drives and safe. Suspension sags into corners when driving spirited.
Sound, quiet at hwy speeds, leather seats high quality, head liner high quality, auto closing doors and trunk, wooden steering wheel, heated steering wheel.
Prior BMW just seemed more reliable sadly. I love Toyotas and lexus and feel I had more problems with this than german cars. Had other things wrong too but forgot to mention them all. Seems like seats take longer to heat up as car ages in winter time. Put battery in better place in the event you need a jump start. Navigation system computer did not have a fast enough processor.