2005 Lexus GS 300 User Reviews

2005 Lexus GS 300 Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5

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Heath writes:
2005 Lexus GS 300 Base Review
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3

Pros

Nice looking car, Moderately Comfortable, Easy on Gas, Lexus Name.

Cons

Everything, its a car that was a good idea but engineered by a buch of techno-wacked-laboratory-mice-morons who don't understand cars, just calculus and the theory of relativity

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Lexus Luxury, But No Soul Whatsoever! — This car has been good to us, very few mechanical problems and is pretty easy on the environment - 30mpg motorway 18mpg city. The seats are comfortable, especially for a Japanese car. The motor is decent for around town, and is comfortable on the interstate. BUT, and its a very big BUT; it has no charisma no soul nothing at all that makes it special. It's pretty, economical, comfortable, and reliable but has absolutley no wow factor. My garden tractor is more entertaining to drive - Seriously! I'll explain why; Lexus should never have attemped to build a rear wheel drive car. Toyota has made the majority of their cars front wheel drive, and thus should stay that way because those gearboxes are decent and have no problems. This car, has a gearbox filled with mayonnaise. It completely unresponsive, when you need it to be responsive and then it'll practically whiplash you into next week at low speeds or when you least expect it. The steering wheel is too small; they were going for a sport spoked steering wheel and made it about 2 inches in diametre too small. It's like holding onto a coke bottle cap. Furthermore the suspension is rubbish, as it is in all Lexus' cars. Lexus was going after the 5 series market with this car but didn't want to compromise the ride quality with firm suspension thus making it indecisive, lumpant, and unpredictable. Furthermore, the steering system itself is so isolated, there is no feedback whatsoever coming out of the front end or the steering column! This car actually gets on my nerves when I drive it because it feels like its driving me. But this is coming from an avid Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, and BMW man; but I also drive Buicks and Cadillacs, so I know sport from sofa and this Lexus is a horrible compromise. The lesson: Don't ever buy Japanese! The Americans have already matched their level of build quality and the Germans have long passed the Japs in quality and fun in a vehicle.

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Matthew writes:
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4

Pros

Svelte, smooth, attractive, great stereo.

Cons

Odd suspension sounds were not cured by warranty repairs. Big difference in the way you are treated by different dealerships.

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Nice, But Needs More Oomph. — I like that it's a lexus and I know I should be able to drive it for ever if I take care of it. I also question the funny noises coming from my suspension... they were supposedly "fixed" under warranty, but they persist. Whatever--my lease is up in August and back it goes. This cart is pretty fun to drive, but it definitely needs more hp. Back seat is also less roomy (especially leg room) than I had expected in a $44K car. Also, I have encountered serious incosistency in the way I am treated by different Lexus dealers. Lexus of Thousand Oaks was fantastic... You would have thought I brought in a Bentley for engine work. Conversely, Vista Lexus was no different than bringing in a Ford. I had to chase down my own coffee and and a loaner car was not offered. I had to ask for it, and even then I was told that they had only a Ford loaner available. If I wanted a Ford I would have bought one. i would recommend the car to anyone... but definitely not Vista Lexus in Woodland Hills. Lexus of T.O. is the way to go people.

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1993 Lexus GS 300 Reviews

A Depndable, Comfortable, Well Built Car By mrgdwrench4111

This is the fourth lexus I have owned . and like all the others it is a great car . The quality very good , and after 16 years it shows by the longevity of the materials . The inline six provide excel... Read More

Sikkk By Ben

great performance, not the best brakes standard but the cost and how reliable the 2JZ is makes up for the weight. alot of fun to drive, costs quite a bit to run when your a lead foot like me tho a... Read More

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1994 Lexus GS 300 Reviews

Lxgs300 By Marta

I bought this car totaled for $550, and put $2500 in. For being totaled, it runs well, and the engine is great. 2jz ge twin cam 24 valve straight 6 supra motor. brakes are good, handling is great. I... Read More

Best Four Door Car I've Owned By PJ

Build quality is great! Car is really comfortable, reliable, and looks great. No complaints. Gas mileage is ok...could be better for a 6 cylinder. Wish I had a turbo...but it will come soon. Accelerat... Read More

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1995 Lexus GS 300 Reviews

Gte Swapped Gs300 By Yusef

Original car was great. Amazingly strong car, motor is very strong. Right now its swapped with a 2JZ-GTE from an Aristo. so its even better. I just need a BBK to go along with its performance. Body st... Read More

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1996 Lexus GS 300 Reviews

Excellent Luxury Car For Low Budgets By Paul

superb build quality with a decent engine, subtle yet quick 220,000 miles without any major faults 35 mpg on motorways 15-20 mpg in towns lots of toys included sport or navigator models best to get f... Read More

Funny Little Car By Patrick

This car makes me laugh...I think I love it jsut because it was my first car. Great engine...it is powered by the legendary 2JZ-GE motor. Forged connecting rods, pistons, crankshaft...this engine was ... Read More

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1997 Lexus GS 300 Reviews

Cool By David

The car is cool, it has normal common car issues, but what car doesnt. It is very fun to drive, and i still get lots of compliments on it. its a 97, and many other models were released after it, but t... Read More

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