Used Lexus LS Saloon 2003 - 2006 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: What is it like?

2003 - 2006 review
Lexus LS Saloon (03 - 06)
  • Lexus LS Saloon (03 - 06)
  • Lexus LS Saloon (03 - 06)
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What's the used Lexus LS saloon like?

The LS is an anonymous-looking but very efficient luxury cruiser that wafts along on air springs, which can raise it by an inch to clear rough ground.

That's clever, but the most impressive thing is its refinement. The V8 engine runs in near-silence and, on the move, only a little noise from around the mirrors breaks the hush. Otherwise, you might as well be in a library, albeit one with good grip and little roll from the body. And, if there is a criticism, it's that the LS handles with composure rather than enthusiasm.

The cabin is vast and loaded with gadgets, so many that they risk distracting the driver. Items that are extras on other luxury cars are fitted as standard. It's beautifully fitted out using high-quality materials, and any complaints are nit-picking. Mid you, the wood trim on the dash and wheel is a bit bright for some tastes.

There's more room in the rear than any passenger could need, while the boot is generous, although the suspension layout intrudes, narrowing the available space.