LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

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Practicality:

82.73%

Reliability:

96.36%

Build Quality:

98.18%

How it Drives:

92.73%

Running cost:

88.18%

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rjb

Excellent alternative to the E Class and 5 Series

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

Large roomy hybrid with sumptuous fittings, great comfort, quiet ride and good economy. Basically virtually diesel mpg in a petrol car with road tax free in the first year and only £20 after that. Hard to fault although sluggish in economy mode and spritely in sport mode. Normal mode in between as you would expect but can't really see full difference between any of them. It's my third Lexus and still hard to fault. Just nothing has gone wrong so far.

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Lexus GS450h

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

Total reliability and comfort. Superb long distance motorway cruiser that ensures that I always arrive feeling fresh. The ability to dial into sport mode gives me all of the acceleration that I need. I regularly return 40 mpg on a weekly basis. The major plus is that I know that my car doesn't let me down - so different from my previous BMW that suffered from regular breakdowns. The Mark Levinson hi fi is well worth the additional expense. The mouse controller is fiddly and takes a lot of getting used to. All in all, this is the best car that I have ever owned. The local dealership is a joy to deal with and nothing is too much trouble for them.

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vic

my lexus gs450h 2013 luxury model

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

This my second GS 450H. Got from new - cost £40k with good discount of up to £6k. Fantastic car, excellent performance. This model is a big improvement on the last series. I like the quietness you get with the car, good economy for a 3.5 litre engine, easily get 40mpg marvelous radio,cd player, blind spot monitoring is a new innovation - cannot do without it now. Would recommend it as a good purchase. Shame model range is now restricted. My dealer has now told me that GS450H model is only available to special order - to 4 months waiting list

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LEXUS

First class motoring

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

Excellent model looks good , drives very nicely with exceptional Power and smooth acceleration,economy and refinement. Has a quiet and smooth ride and leaves you relaxed after drive experience Would like to see more preparation for camera mounting e.g. USB IN OVERHEAD LIGHTING POD. Surprised to see fewer software options than IS model.

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Colin

It growls !

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

As you would expect from a Lexus it is fully loaded and amazingly comfortable. Road noise is a bit higher than you would expect but the pitch from the engine over 5k revs is addictive. Not the fastest in its class but still has enough power to make you smile, fuel economy could be better around 25 mpg in Town, 30 or so on a run. Overall it's a head turner and a pleasure to own.

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Stevebrooks

GS450H 2012

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

I have the Premier. The spec is slightly up on the luxury. There seem to be many Sport models on the market (2nd hand) and I cannot help feeling there must be a reason for that. I would suspect the ride would not be as smooth with the lower profile tyres on the Sport. I decided to go for the 4th generation as inside it looked a totally different car. The comfort level is excellent, very quiet, very smooth. Control for radio/nav etc a bit tricky but I'm getting the hang of it. I am used to having parking sensors on my other car and on the Lexus the rear camera and the parking aids are excellent. Boot space is bigger than I expected I can get my fathers walking frame and/or his wheelchair in , but you must be aware the back seat does not fold down so not as practical as a hatchback for example. This car is very quick with the hybrid system is a totally different way of driving. I have been using the Normal Drive mode so far as I am a bit confused with the paddle shift/sport/sport+/drive ranges and shift ranges available. The owners manual that came with the car is like War & Peace and it is one of three books I have got! Have not had it long but so far cannot find anything I don't like about it.

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Anonymous

GS450H

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

Great comfortable and very swift car, real Q car performance. Handling and road holding improved beyond all recognition c/w previous model. Overall package only let down by dated Sat Nav graphics and poor voice control system (comparing to other systems I've used). Went for Premier rather than F-Sport due to requirement of Mark Levinson ICE, Head Up display and better ride. Miss the slightly better handling of F-Sport though.

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AndyC

GS450H

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

Great understated car. Impressive performance with sensible running costs. Handling and road holding much better than previous generation. Comfort (especially seating on Premier model) exceptional and road noise/ride on 18" not too bad. Only issue is with on board tech. Voice recognition is virtually unusable, Sat Nav graphics dated and crude c/w competition and also rear view camera gets dirty very easily. Overall these are minor issues in what is a reliable and more exclusive alternative to the obvious Teutonic Brands.

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H-man

Quiet Luxury

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

I have driven this car for over 20,000 miles now and I have had it for 16 months. Quite simply, this is a beautiful car and I'm surprised that there are not many more on the roads. The good points: 1) Luxurious - there is no denying that when you sit in this car, it is a luxury car. The leather is very soft and comfortable, the layout is nice to look at, and everything is positioned where it should be. The attention to detail is apparent from the stitching in the leather, to the materials used. Everything is luxurious to touch and you can tell the designers have thought about the executive in mind. There is the standard analogue clock in the middle; 2) It is different - The majority of people who are in the market for this type of car will most likely go for a Mercedes E class or a BMW 5 series. Whilst this car tries to compete with these German brands, it has its own uniqueness which shouts "why chase the crowd"? It is designed for the businessman/woman who wants to be different to the other sheep out there. The CVT gearbox also makes this car extremely smooth to drive; 3) A wolf in sheep's clothing - The 450h version goes from 0-60 in 5.9 seconds but you wouldn't think it does from the outside. Whilst the outside body looks nice, it doesn't look particularly sporty and when you put your foot down I am sure people's mouth drop when they realise how fast this vehicle goes. 4) The hybrid technology - Lexus is a brand you associate with hybrids. They are leaders in the field and it is apparent in this vehicle. A V6 backed by a electric battery is novel and now that the rest of the manufacturers are chasing the electric technology, Lexus can lay back and tell them they have it sorted. But in all seriousness, the battery does provide this car with excellent torque to make up for the lack of Diesel engines; 5) Reliability - I have now driven around 21,000 miles in this car. To date, I have changed tyres, and brake pads. Apart from this, I have had no reliability issues whatsoever. I am now on 77,000 miles. No stupid lights coming up on the dash, no breakdowns and touch wood I hope this will last. After all, one of the reasons I got a Lexus was for reliability; 6) Service - One tipping points for me getting a Lexus was the attitude of the dealerships. The dealers don't have official targets to shift their cars. They therefore have an incentive to provide quality service rather than worrying about shifting a car all the time. And it does show in the dealerships - I have always been treated with respect when I enter the showroom and they always are at pains to get you a good deal even after you have purchased a car. The bad points: 1) It's a heavy car. As competitor manufacturers are making lighter chassis cars (aluminium bodies), it is quite apparent that the Lexus GS is a heavy car. I personally prefer a heavy weighty car on the road, but I appreciate that some sportier drivers may see this as a hinderance; 2) The steering - it can be slightly detached compared to more involving drives from even the IS model; 3) Technology - it is apparent that the software interface (Sat nav) is quite basic and isn't quite the same in terms of finesse as other manufacturers. I presume Lexus has deliberately left it oldish to ensure that it is more reliable (tried and tested technology). However, I do sometimes wish the interface was a bit more modern and easy on the eye.

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Anonymous

Love it

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

Love it

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ptr

Service Experience

LEXUS GS SALOON 2012-onwards

Great car to drive, extremely comfortable and given the power and size very good fuel consumption. Having had Jaguars, Mercedes, BMW and a range of other UK and American cars, the Lexus exceeds expectation for speed comfort and fuel consumption. I slightly altered my driving style to accommodate the Hybrid system and have been amazed to get as good as 47.6 mpg on a country/town journey and over 40 mpg on relatively fast motorway trips. Lexus service is legendary. Having had my car, bought second hand from Lexus Exeter 9 months ago I took it to them for my first service, a minor, earlier this week. The whole experience was excellent and I was blown away to receive a video made by the technician of the underside of my car and it's components, reassuring me that there were no problems. The car was cleaned inside and out to a very good standard too and the coffee was great while I waited, having been given a discount voucher for breakfast at a local hotel too. The whole experience with this dealer has been way beyond expectation and experience with previous cars. I am impressed with the car, the dealer service and Lexus as a whole. I wouldn't consider buying anything else in future. Just sorry to see the ES doesn't have this really good 3.5 liter petrol engine. Finally, the car a superb drive, the difference between economy mode and Sport+ with two stages between is incredible. From a soft riding tourer to a tight sports saloon with instant throttle response for safe overtaking. A far cry from the Mercedes 3 liter diesel I had previously. I love this car and after 55 years driving and well over two million miles, it's the best yet.

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