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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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17 reader reviews for Lexus GS Saloon.
  • 300 SE 4dr

    Steven Segal Date: 28/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    There is only one problem with this car - it's so quiet, I sometimes press the ignition, put on my seatbelt and then, not realising the engine is running, press the ignition again and turn it off. And it makes about the same amount of noise at 70mph.

    This car takes all the stress out of driving around London, it is great at cruising, and is also a very good family size car.

    The gear changes are so quiet you forget it has a gearbox and it pulls away effortlessly, whether from a standing start or at 80mph.

    The rear view camera is a reason alone for buying the car, it takes all the hassle out of parking.

    The instrument layout is unfussy and economical, given the number of gadgets. Note to Lexus - the button to fold in the wing mirrors is in the little hidden button compartment. As a townie, I use this most of the time and it would be handy to have this button on the driver's door by the window switches.

    You can also have a five-star family summer holiday for the amount you save over the equivalent BMW or Mercedes.

  • 300 SE-L 4dr

    David Todd , Down . Date: 01/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After four years with two new Jaguar S-Types, it was such a relief to own a car that does not break down! This Lexus does exactly what it says on the tin. It is fast, comfortable, extremely quiet, and fitted with everything you could want as standard.

    I find myself, even after eight months, looking for an excuse to go out and drive it. I idn't find the dealership as good as they are supposed to be, but, so far, I really can't find fault with this car.

  • 430 SE-L 4dr

    saphena hair Date: 21/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was already a GS owner so could not wait for the arrival of the new model, and I was not to be disappointed, of course.

    I very rarely bump into another, which is why it is so cool to be in one!

    Let's face it, how far down the road do you have to travel before you spot a BMW (with Mercs and Audis following close behind)? No one bats an eye but those heads turn at the sight of a GS (and this model is so sexy).

    It's a fantastic car: the reversing camera is priceless, it has a touch-screen monitor. It has complete bluetooth - others take their SIM card out. What's that all about? That lovely lady is on hand for me to bark my commands at for audio selection, temperature etc.

    The others just don't know what they are missing. So the saying goes: not a lot of people own one, that's why those do!

  • 300 SE-L 4dr

    Mike Palmer Date: 22/06/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After a string of BMW's culminating in the worst car I have ever owned I waited in eager anticipation for the launch of the 2006 GS 300.

    I managed to get a test test drive before the launch and was besotted. It is not a BMW 5 series, let us get that straight. This car has its own personallity.

    Performance wise its up there with the 3 litre 5 series regardless of what reviewers might say (I suggest that a BMW = Larger manhood to these guys).

    Comfort is Mercedes-like, refined and of a high standard. Truly this is the best car I have owned but not the most expensive. Go ahead take a test drive but above all make your own mind up.

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