Great car: elegant and refined styling, super amenities combined with real road muscle, fast off the start power, great gear shift ratios, excellent handling. The Bluetooth-enabled hands-free phone could be improved (won't load your telephone book) and the rear view mirrors that tip down during backup are just plain annoying. Other than that, absolutely no complaints - very happy with the quality.
As with any Lexus, the cars are made to last. However, the Lexus GS 300 is the smartest car on the market. It can fly down the highway and it is easy to drive. The car can tame the road with its impressive power. It is quiet, comfortable and the best deal on any luxury car.
Air-conditioned seats, Navigation and the Mark Levinson sound system.
The car is a pleasure though not a necessarily a thrill to ride. On the other hand, it's probably not a practical expectation to think of having a thrill ride every time you leave your garage. The pleasure comes from the feeling of driving a tight, quality car, with a nice interior ambiance and external design appeal, and good reliability.
Positives: All wheel drive, attractive styling, quiet interior. Solid feeling. Good control of the steering although not a true sports car driver experience. Touch screen features easy to use.
Drop down accessory panel very inconvenient and impractical. Can't reprogram navigation nor use phonebook entries while car is moving, so your front seat passenger can't even assist you. Run flat tires create a stiff and bumpy ride. Voice recognition functions relatively inaccurate in its ability.
I wasn't really looking for a Lexus. I happened to be driving by the Lexus dealership and test drove the GS and was amazed. Great handling and smooth acceleration. I went back the next morning and purchased it. I love the color Quartz shadow Metallic. Loving it ever since.