2011 Lexus LS 460 Consumer Review: Wow. Run (don't walk) away fr

2011 Lexus LS 460 - Consumer Review

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Wow. Run (don't walk) away from this car.
By doughroller on


2011 Lexus LS 460 4dr Sedan AWD (4.6L 8cyl 8A)


The NAV system is much worse than the 430.
To push a button on the screen you have to press the screen and then release the finger press before the system acknowledges the button press.
This effectively doubles the amount of time it takes to enter an address.

There is a knocking sound that is an inherent design flaw.
The sound is caused by the fuel pump.
The dealer repair shop at first pretended they couldn't hear the sound.
Then they admitted it was a design flaw they couldn't rectify.

De-contenting is a term that means the manufacturer has removed features that used to be there.
This model has been decontented from the prior 430 in many ways.

Best Features

Very few. The rear camera is nice.

Worst Features

Put the storage back in the cockpit. Cup holders, under-seat storage, glasses compartment in dash, etc. Fix the unresponsive push button screen. The screen is very annoying compared to other consumer devices. Return the car following cruise control that was in the 430. Eliminate the very annoying knocking sound from the fuel pump. Use the industry standard seat cooling. I live in Texas, and it gets hot here in the summer. Lexus chose to use very limited seat cooling. I spoke with Amerigon (who makes the seat cooling for Lexus) and they told me Lexus limited the seat cooling because they couldn't imagine why anyone could ever want it!
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By buckeye30
on 01/18/14 23:55 PM (PST)

I own an LS-430, and the navigation is just fine to me contrary to what many people claim. The reason is because I took 30 minutes of my glorious time to read the manual. I bet 9 out of 10 car owners don't read the vehicle manual.

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