It's a rocket that handles, does not break and has cheap insurance because it has 4 doors! Positives: Great torque 200+ftlb and fantastic handling with proper tires , magical brakes on-par with Porsche , better than any car in its class. That's because, in our power-hungry U. It's been very reliable for me. If loving this car is wrong, I don't want to be right. I just can't see selling it for something more current but potentially less reliable. Yes Review Date: 25th April, 2002 Faults: An annoying rattle in the dashboard somewhere.
In normal driving, it never wandered offline or required correction to keep it between the stripes. I only got a few mins to response to this list, I am sure others will get you a much better list, will come back to update this when I got a few mins Felix clutch judder is a pain, but then its so common and can be throughout the life of the car, so am not sure if its a walk away thing or not. As for handling, I think it handles better than my late 80' Mustangs. Driving The driving doesn't disappoint. Listen for knocking noises when cornering or driving over a speed hump. At less than full throttle, it will also perform uncalled-for upshifts. A compromise was clearly required to calm the fast-escalating conflict of interests.
But it has proven to be more satisfying to its owners than either. In the shop Toyota quality is generally held up as the benchmark, but the Lexus is even better, with greater attention paid to panel gaps, paint quality, tightness and overall fit and finish. Exterior has great styling, but i wish my taillights and headlights came with the black housing. I have the Grom Audio iPod cable - it's brilliant! Model year 2001 Year of manufacture 2001 First year of ownership 2009 Most recent year of ownership 2009 Engine and transmission 2. There was a time when such a notion -- a Japanese car presuming to compete with a master of the autobahns -- would have provoked snickers. They ride far smoother even with sport suspensions , they handle better, their roomier interiors feel classier and more special, and their available fold-down rear seatbacks will accommodate more garage-sale loot. Perhaps a better-broken-in example ours had only 1750 miles on the dial will do this and attain the performance numbers expected of it.
Swapped out the open differential for a used limited slip differential, which made a huge difference in performance and safety. Sounds fantastic and charges at the same time - can't recommend it enough Oh, and the head unit can also control the iPod e. When you have the best play in town, you will inevitably inspire others to mimic your production, and many of these imitations will seem strangely familiar in plot and dialogue. But it fell behind when it came to applying all of that technology to the road. I love this car and would recommend it to anyone.
It is a joy to drive. Check that the Security Wheel Locknut Key is not damaged and make sure that you know which of the many variations in design of the Security Locknuts is correct for the car in question. Most of the mechanics at one dealership own this model. Ve take a closer look, ja?. Dealer will sort it, when I get around to it. Yes Review Date: 8th November, 2018 Faults: Nothing.
Having established itself as a maker of high quality cars, Lexus than began an expansion of its model range. Little tends to go wrong with them, what does are usually minor items that occur on a one-off basis rather than regularly happening across the Lexus population. If you stay on the gas, it plays along. Year of manufacture 2001 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 2. General Comments: This may be the perfect car. All Kanto engineered Toyotas in the past have been the best Toyotas built. It was also a good value.
It worked a treat, the first model was aimed at the Mercedes-Benz S Class when the big German carmaker had let quality slip and it blitzed 'Benz into submission. It also has great build quality, not a rattle over two years. About £70, plugs straight into the back of the head unit and the connector is routed behind the dash through to the iPod in its cradle to the right of the drivers wheel, so it's all hidden. True the model you would end up with will be one from the lower end of the maker's model range, but even that can be more engaging than a mainstream mass-produced model. Fun to drive, great handling, willing engine and yet maintaining an atmosphere of luxury.
But hit some broken or rough pavement, and the suspension broadcasts the sound into the cabin like a skateboard. Do the headlights work correctly, or has the circuit been modified? Similarly, our quarter-mile time of 15. The Jekyll and Hyde thing is there in the manumatic mode of the transmission, too. A careless prod at the accelerator when leaving a stop sign quickly demonstrates how much torque is on tap, as well as how tight the torque-converter calibrations are. Listen out for a scraping noise from the rear brakes - if had newish rear discs, as the commonised the parts and the inner lip rubs on the inner backing plate - Lexus rectification - grind it back! All four tyres needed replacement at 20,000 miles.