Have been driving this car for 4 years and there are no issues whatsoever just regular maint. Very quiet ride inside the car, they used top materials to build it. Very impressed and don't want to sell. Definitely would buy again.
After owning several German cars (Audi, Mercedes, BMW) we purchased a used GS. The styling is very sporty. Powertrain is silky smooth, however the mileage as not that good for the 6 cylinder. Aside from oil changes and brakes, no service problems. That's a relief.
Tasteful interior, smooth ride.
Could use steering wheel controls, softer, more durable leather.
My second Lexus. I had the first, a 1991 SC 300, for ten years. I bought the GS 300 as a certified used car with one year and 25,000 miles. I now have 124,000 miles on it and it still looks and drives like a brand new car. Service has not been that expensive considering the car and treatment has been perfect. Highway mileage consistently in mid 20s, not bad. I replaced the terrible OEM tires with Yokohama Avids and have been happy with the handling ever since, although the car will never stir the emotions on a visceral level. Bottom line: an ultra- high quality luxury car with competent, but not exciting handling.
Vehicle stability control works like magic (on black ice, it saved my life). Fast and accurate DVD navigation system, great stereo.
A bit more power (although it would probably adversely effect gas mileage) and more steering feedback would be nice. Otherwise, a wonderful ownership experience.
Just purchased this 2001 GS 300 with 108k miles. Got it for a great price but am settling in for the higher maintenance costs. Just ordered a new key fob to the tune of $290. Ouch! Every 15k mile service is BIG bucks! Other than this, I am blessed to have such a great car!
Heated seats, Mark Levinson stereo, luxurious ride and sporty feel.
Perforated leather seats to breathe. Improved gas mileage (2006 model has this improvement). More realistic service costs. It is a Toyota, why does it have to cost $450 every 15k miles??