Previous Mercedes owner....now have 2010 RX 350 and 2010 GX 460 and just got 2011 LS 460 AWD.
A soft quiet excellent ride, (but 2010 RX 350 feels more of a driver's car.) Appointments and materials first rate. Excellent fit and finish. Acceleration with V-8 excellent, powerful and controlled.
This is my 11th Lexus vehicle and they never disappoint. The quality of the vehicle and the personal service provided by the dealership are always tops. I have never driven a domestic car or dealt with a domestic dealership that even comes close. The other foreign brands that compete with Lexus are much more expensive and all have their drawbacks.
Unbelievably smooth and quiet operation. It has legroom to spare. I rate a car by adjusting the driver's seat where I want it to be when I'm driving and then getting in the backseat and checking out the legroom. Haven't had it long enough to rate the mileage or maintainence. We bought it as a Lexus Certified Preowned vehicle so we have two years of factory warranty plus we purchased an additional three years. We should have bought one of these years ago. Nordehl Unbehaun at Lexus of Knoxville will meet your needs and then some. He was fantastic to work with and finding something to meet our needs.
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.