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LS (2010 and older) MSRP: $ 61000.00 - $ 71000.00
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Description:
The Lexus LS is a 4-door, up to 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 460 RWD to the 460 L AWD.

The 460 RWD is equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 380-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. The 460 L AWD is equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 357-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway.

Expert Review: 2007 Lexus LS 460L
Expert Rating: 5 stars

"Lexus has truly evolved the LS series in both design and technology with the LS 460L. It’s a sophisticated luxury sedan that shows quality, innovation, craftsmanship and desirable features."

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Reviewed by:
btexpress



Review Date
March 24, 2011

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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Review 1 of 120

Price Paid:  $56000.00 from Schofield Lexus, Wic

Year / Model Reviewed:
2009 Lexus/LS 460 AWD

Strengths:
Quiet, comfortable and good looking.

Weaknesses:
The transmission shudders when travelling at low speeds (35-40 MPH). This is a known problem that Lexus will not fix so just be aware that you will have to live with it. Not sure why they won't address it.

Summary:
have a shuddering problem in my LS 460 AWD (2009) and have been told that it is "normal". I have a hard time believing that this would be engineered in - I guess Lexus is just getting sloppy. I raised the issue with Lexus corporate to see if they had any plans to resolve this issue and they said it is normal. This is a significant problem for me because a good part of the time I am on surface streets with a speed limit between 35-40 which is exactly where the problem occurs. I have also noticed that it will shudder sometimes when it downshifts (like when giving a bit of gas on an on-ramp) - anyone esle seen this?

The problem, according to the engineer at Lexus Corporate, is that the issue occurs because of the desire to maximize fuel economy and reduce emissions - hence the 8 speed transmission. In short, the AWD version of the car is heavier and has less HP so and the logic for the ECT is shifting too soon in some cases and can't make up its mind on whether to down shift or not. To change the shifting patterns would require Lexus to do some programming and push it out to the dealers but they do not intend to fix it - unless they get more calls on the same issue. SO PLEASE CALL THEM IF YOU HAVE THIS PROBLEM.

He also said that Lexus wants their customer to be happy - especially those that buy LS' and that he would start the buy-back process. In short the "buy-back process" is the execution of the Lemon Law process and it was denied by the regional Lexus office.

I am now forced to use eithe sell the car and take a loss or go through the arbitration process.




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Reviewed by:
Stuart


Review Date
June 28, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Review 2 of 120

Price Paid:  $59000.00 from pembroke lexus

Year / Model Reviewed:
2006 ls 403

Strengths:
Great Value for money

Weaknesses:
Tires wear out every 12 - 15000 miles.... battery died after 3 years free replacement

Summary:
I'm a big guy was basically between BMW 745 and Audi A8l beautiful smooth ride ... Love the cooled seats and oscillating Fan



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Reviewed by:
Brendan Beck


Review Date
October 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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3.00 of 5, 12.00 votes

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Review 3 of 120

Price Paid:  $65000.00 from lexus of stl

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 Ls 430

Strengths:
Everything

Weaknesses:
nothing

Summary:
This is the best car ever made you can't beat it. It is more quiet and smooth then any car I have every driven. It is also very fast, and it handles great. The reliablity is unmatched, along with the safety.

Similar Products Used:
rolls royce Bently Mercedes BMW



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Reviewed by:
Harbir


Review Date
May 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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4.00 of 5, 8.00 votes

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Review 4 of 120

Price Paid:  $0.00

Strengths:
Excellent accelaration, great interior comfort, great electronics (park assist is a great feature)

Weaknesses:
None

Summary:
As a buyer who spent a lot of time comparing the LS430 with BMW, Mercedes, and Audi, my conclusion is that the LS 430 beats them all, hands down. It is a great package of features, fun to drive, and wonderful in styling. I also think the criticism that it is boring is completely unfounded. It has excellent accelaration, corners very well for a car of this size and weight, and has the right road feel for a luxury car. Some influential reviewer opinions about soft handling seem to have taken hold, and are incorrect. I would urge all serious buyers to test drive the car and make their own judgements. This is a car that dominates its competitors on features, performance and styling, and will for a long time.

Similar Products Used:
BMW 5 and 7 series compared, Mercedes compared, Audi 8 compared/



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Reviewed by:
sukkee


Review Date
June 14, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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3.29 of 5, 7.00 votes

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Review 5 of 120

Price Paid:  $58000.00 from Pohanka Lexus

Year / Model Reviewed:
2003 LS430

Strengths:
Quiet & very comfortable riding; Mark-Levinson audio system; No mechanical problem.

Weaknesses:
Style maybe.

Summary:
I bought new car. No problem whatsoever after 26,000 mile & almost 3-year ownership. My son exclaimed: "This is like electric car. How come so quiet?"

Similar Products Used:
None except 3 Honda



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