My car rides and looks the part... but hesitates shifting on highway and in town. I had to have the drive shaft replaced luckily under warranty. It recently started squealing like a bad belt. I have had to replace the brakes at only 55k. The maintenance is definitely way more than their over blown reputation.
I do like the steering wheel controls and comfy seats. I also enjoy the remote control access to trunk.
I would like to see Lexus offer an improved drivetrain with fewer maintenance problems.
Everyone that drives my car says what a "nice ride" it is. I love it's turning radius, comfort, features, visibility, styling, performance and most of all, reliability. I have had zero problems in 25 months of ownership.
mirrors rotate down when backing up comfortable for everyone in the back seat plenty of cargo room hidden compartments in cargo space mean extra storage for long trips steering tilts adjustment even while driving one button opens rear door (hydraulic)
front seats are made for under 6 feet tall. Seats ride too high for my comfort, and I'm 5-6
Toyota dealer advised @ 30k service that vehicle needs to go to Lexus (100 miles one way) for oil leak "back 1 cam seal leaking." If it were off warranty it'd be about $500. This combined with problems stated 8/13/07 will force us to switch makes next trade - have NO confidence in running the vehicle past warranty. This is still a young vehicle for the problems we've had.
You are tied to a limited number of dealerships for warranty work. Maybe Toyota could augment existing network for mechanical warranty work.