Used Lexus GS Saloon 1997 - 2005 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

1997 - 2005 review
Used Lexus GS Saloon 1997 - 2005
  • Used Lexus GS Saloon 1997 - 2005
  • Used Lexus GS Saloon 1997 - 2005
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What's the used Lexus GS saloon like?

While the styling may not be to everyone's taste, there's no arguing with the huge amount of space inside the GS. When this model was introduced in 1998, Lexus used a longer wheelbase than on the previous model, and that meant plenty of lounging room for all.

As you'd only expect, getting a good position behind the steering wheel is easy. In fact, every seat is comfortable and the overall feel is of a modern car with plenty of technology at your fingertips. Boot space is generous, too.

Even the mechanical parts are just as impressiev. The V8 engine, for example, idles so smoothly you almost have to rev it to check it's running, and the straight six is impressive, too.

Sadly, the chassis is not so good. The steering is slightly vague and turn-in to corners is not as crisp as it should be. While the chassis rides motorways well enough, things aren't so settled on twistier roads.