It offers a more compact size and better handling than its American counterparts. On the other hand, it offers world-class quality and comfort. Unequal-length control arms with coil springs continue at each wheel, but the variable-assist rack-and-pinion power steering gets a new low-drain pump with a stouter center shaft to provide improved feel. The car is just very dependable, well balanced. The Lexus system provides a driver with both aural and visual cues.
The Throttle response is not as crisp as I would love, it is great on gas and far trips. Even as when I bought it had a problem with a sensor that was quickly resolved. Powerful engine, iconic styling, super-handling, fun-to-drive? Many road trips with the car and drives so smooth on the highway. Perceived value stands as the ultimate arbiter of who wins and who loses. A new strain of softer leather covers the seats and door panels, suitably set off by greater quantities of walnut trim. A synthesized female voice offers clear, concise instructions supplemented on screen by easily readable graphics that indicate key distances as well as directional arrows, street names, and main intersections. Developed by NavTech, the mapping includes all major national highways in the 48 contiguous states, as well as 35 key metropolitan areas with more main population centers to be added in the months ahead.
Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class. No issues, just made sure to have oil changes and filters replaced and it ran like a charm. They also hold their value to be a import type of car unlike a lot of foreign cars which depreciates greatly only after a few years of ownership. That situation could well reverse itself in '98, as the result of a series of subtle but substantive changes made to the flagship of its fleet. .
Lexus dealer now provides excellent service. It's an accepted fact in the premium luxury sedan field that price is a relative thing. With just all season tires, can be a handful in the winter, but I've never been stuck. A diversity antenna in the rear window glass replaces the conventional power mast. It's the perfect car for people who want to relax and just drive. It is not as silent as they said in the early commercials.
People think is a brand new car, when I tell them is a 98 they cannot believe it. Since buying the vehicle in 2007, the only major things that the car needed to have replaced was the starter in 09' and the alternator in 15'. Still looks good and is very comfortable. Stopping power also was formidable-the '98 needed but 116 feet to halt from 60 mph with good pedal modulation and nary a trace of slue. We did encounter a few small glitches as far as specific routing commands were concerned, primarily when negotiating relatively obscure minor streets. The car runs very good.
Freer-flowing intake and exhaust manifolding also helps the performance cause. Gets about 19 in the city. One needs a practiced eye to spot the specific exterior modifications for '98. I don't want the latest or even the last couple iterations of baubles, gizmos, gee-gaws, etc. And it has a bulletproof reputation for reliability. It had always run well for him and I haven't had any major issues.
I have the navigation which is quite outdated and can't be updated, 6 disc cd changer, moonroof, wood steering wheel and xenon headlights. What more could you want? Which brings us back to the question of perceived value. All you have to do is cranked it on and get it to go anywhere. Full-size spare with alloy wheel. Did the timing belt and water pump at 125,000 miles for the first time. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class.
Coupled with the fact that this top-line Lexus outperforms, out-quiets, and out-comforts its venerable predecessor, it seems likely the '98 model will enjoy even greater sales success in an ever-more-demanding market segment. It has had minimal things needing to be done so far as maintenance is concerned. Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. Sales softened as a result of this de facto market repositioning, and its main competitors-principally of the German variety-began to reclaim lost ground. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.