2007 LEXUS GS 350

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$9,000
$1,174
below average
158,010 Miles
9,542
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 158010
Color: Black
Body Style: Other
Transmission: 6-speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.5L V6 303hp 274ft. lbs. 3.5L V
Drive Train: AWD
Fuel: Unknown
Location: Fredericksburg, VA

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Backup Camera, Navigation, Sunroof/Moonroof, 2 Keys, Keyless Ignition, Push Button Start, 4D Sedan, 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with ECT-i, 10 Speakers, Four wheel independent suspension, Front dual zone A/C, Fully automatic headlights, Illuminated entry, Lexus Premium Audio System, Low tire pressure warning, Power steering, Power windows, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Speed-Sensitive Wipers, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control. Call us and schedule an appointment to visit Volvo of Fredericksburg, Volvo of Fredericksburg offers an extensive range of superb, low mile, exotic and luxury automobiles. If we don't have the car you are looking for please let us know and we will be happy to help find it. Trade-in proposals are always welcome.


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VIN JTHCE96S170002344 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2008 LEXUS PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 26, 2005 THROUGH AUGUST 4, 2008. MICRO-FOREIGN OBJECTS IN THE MATERIAL OF THE VALVE SPRING MAY DEGRADE THE STRENGTH OF THE VALVE SPRING, POSSIBLY CAUSING THE SPRING TO BREAK.


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would never purchase here again

1
011462 on 07/29/2016

Overall Experience: 1.0

My experience from the time I purchased this car has been terrible. If I could return this vehicle I would. The salesman didn't know what he was doing. Never got my concerns fixed or answered properly. Service is now an issue. Nobody keeps you informed. No one answered calls. I have to drive over to the dealer to get answers. It's one of the worst I have ever owned. Customer service is definitely not high on their list.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 89 reviews

Great performing, asthetically pleasing!

4
EJG on 12/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I purchased this car used with 45K on it for my wife, who has a 20K mile per year commute for work. She had never owned a luxury sedan and was apprehensive. Now I cannot get her out if it and into her new CR-V. The good: It's a strong performer, has lots of nice features and is very sharp looking. Except for it konking out with a bad alternator, it has been dead reliable. We have had very few problems with the car with 65,000 miles of rather hard use. Some issues: I have had to repair the exhaust system for pinhole leaks three times. The car is very hard on tires being AWD and a set of good tires only last about 20-30K miles until they have so much edge wear. They car does consume oil, I have to top it off every 1000 miles. It is also hard to get our toddler in and out of her child seat with a low roofline and the result is that the headliner has worn. Overall though I have been very pleased with the car. Repairs are few and far between and it can be serviced somewhere affordable, like at a Toyota dealer or any good mechanic unlike a BMW, Audi or Mercedes. I would buy another Lexus and a heartbeat.

Awesome GS! my favorite car!

5
Joan Tiearney on 11/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Get one you'll love it, especially you ladies!

Research thoroughly before purchasing

3
DRRob14 on 08/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating:

I enjoyed driving this vehicle and listening to a sound system that was second to none. However, I experienced several costly, nagging issues. I dealt with the squeaky brakes and cracking sound on dashboard as other consumers mentioned, but other issues such as AC Evap Port clogging which leaked water onto the interior floorboards ($1000 to fix clog and dry carpet), ignition switch that caused the car to restart when attempting to turn the car off (Lexus never determined the appropriate repair) and the peeling of the drip mold (quoted as a $1200 repair). I view this as poor craftsmanship. Had I seen a review like this prior to purchasing, I would have purchased another vehicle. I got rid of mine this year after owning it for a year. 2007 with 95K miles. Smh

Lexus Longevity

5
Rocky Huston on 03/29/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

If you put a lot of miles on your car you may like this one. I have over 176,000 miles and I haven't had any major repairs. The ride is smooth but a little noisy because of the low profile tires. The multitude of options make it a pleasure to drive, though some buttons could be in a more visible location. My biggest beef is the difficulty of changing the transmission fluid. I like the calender, mileage and maintenance screen, (26 MPG overall) and more.

Great car

5
Tre every on 03/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Bought this car with 100,000 miles now at 130,000 with no problems .lexus is very reliable. I traded in my 2011 Dodge Charger for the 2007 and couldn't be happier!

Little red speedster

5
Merryfort@aol.com on 02/25/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Bought it for luxury turns she's a racer. Love this car just wish she had fewer miles. Bought her new so I put all the miles on her.

Fantastic fun and reliable car

5
D.W. Luer on 02/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Great car /Amazing ride

4.9
navyvet on 03/24/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought an 350 ES FWD as my first Lexus as I had two Mercedes and so many Subaru's I lost count . After driving the ES for a few months I decided to trade it in as I missed the AWD the Subaru's have The Lexus GS350 AWD filled the bill. It came with every possible option except the rear sun shade. The extra's do add up pretty fast but it was well worth it

07 Lexus GS350

4.9
tac8 on 12/10/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased 07 GS350 in 09, now at 60K. Like the car a lot. Good performance, sleek looking, much quieter and smoother ride with Michelins, dumped the run flats. Added IPOD hookup which works great. Had dashboard rattles, brought back to two different dealers before rattles were entirely eliminated. Pros; I find the car to be very comfortable, solid performance and handling. Cons; Little more wind noise than I expect, especially around sun roof. Cassette deck vs IPOD hookup?. NAV system can not be used while car in motion.

Great car, but needs some improvements

4.3
garcia4434 on 07/06/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased my first 2007 lexus november 2010. The back up camera which is large enough to see everything behind at times gliches and it a black screen that I can't see anything. MPG good 17-18 city, 22-25 h.w. Over all nice car, but sideview mirrors and back up cam need to be inspected before. My husband which is 6'5, room is very tight with him in the car. My 2 young children fit very uncomfortable in car with him in it.

Comfortable, but only on non-runflats

3.6
typeamit on 03/27/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The run flats demolish any kind of comfort you may have as a driver. Although you will enjoy the exceptional fuel economy, rattles and rough ride the rock hard tires reverberate will annoy the hell out of you. I replaced all of the times to conventional tires, although 2 mpg less effecient, very quiet and smooth ride. You can now enjoy to cabin free of annoying rattles and such; although I still insulated noise producing areas with felt, I can now enjoy the actual cabin, all thats missing is a TV. Hands down the best car I could have purchased for the price (bought used with 8k miles)

Disappointed

4.4
jby3 on 02/07/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the styling of my car and industry leading dealership experience. No one treats you better. I remain severely disappointed with the iPod interface. It's ugly (when it works at all) and totally unintuitive. I've been in several $20K cars that do it WAY better. The original Yokohama tires fell apart at only 30K with the plies on two of them completely separating requiring all 4 to be replaced way sooner than they should have been.

Dont Buy this Car!!!

3.5
ddscrazy on 01/25/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Have has this car since 2006 whenit first came out.Had the old IS 300 and an M3.Had no problems with either of these cars,Just wanted another Lexus.WOW what a shock.This car is the worst!!4 recalls,broken shock,bad brakes, both headlights went out,front driver seat contols went out and this is only at 30,000 miles.Thats very low miles.Very nice design just very poorly made.Then the camshaft needs work, good thing under warranty!Thats $2000 worth of work,Resale value very bad as well.Please reconsider when you think of buying this car!!!Is a lemon!!

Multiple Problems

3.1
RobKlingler on 11/11/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

First off, I love the look of the car. However, I'm very disappointed in the multiple problems I've had with it. It's been in the dealer three times for the squeaky brakes. The first two they said that was the way they were manufactured because it's a high performance car but the third time they said Lexus came out with a new kit because of all the complaints. I just had the car in for a recall notice yesterday and they told me I needed rear brake pads (they're only 16,000 old) and if I wanted the non-squeaky pads, it would cost $370. The dashboard noises are equally annoying and they fixed them two years ago but the noise just returned so back to the dealer I will go. Very frustrating

Reliability is Artifically High

3.6
John on 08/30/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

While it has great performance, the dealership and the Lexus extended warranty are worthless. Rattles that I say exist are either can't be duplicated or if found, not covered under warranty (have to pay for diagnostics.) Complained about a rattle when starting the car but dealership could not duplicate. This year voila! - the rattle is a recall item which we received no notification but discovered when getting serviced at the dealer. Reliability- if they can't find it its not a problem - until the warranty runs out.

Bad Tires, Bad Rattles, Bad Bad Struts

3.5
jpm007 on 04/28/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I changed the tires to a Bridgestone with a 45 ration rather than a 40 -- with huge improvement in ride and noise. But the build quality isn't there - and rattles are getting bad at 30K miles. Now have learned that rear shocks/struts need replacement. I am very, very angry. Finally, the navigation system Toyota makes is simply no good - maps OK, but the lady inside has no sense of direction. I'm very surprised and disappointed at the reliability factor.

Rattle Trap, Don't Do It

3
AP on 03/17/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Too many unfixable rattles. Go MBenz, it's a better engineered car. Does what its supposed to. I understand there are more electronic issues in German cars, but listening to my car over bumps annoys the hell out of me. I'll give up some electronics for a REAL 40-50k ride

PLEASE No Yokohama Advan A10B

4.4
BKJJ on 08/30/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

No doubt this is the best value car in its class compared to E350, BM530. Trust me, it will carry its resell value. However, there's no such thing as a perfect car since we're only human. Those YOKOHAMA ADVAN stocks tire making way too much noise on the road. LEXUS, please get rid of them, and give us a discount on Michelin PS2. My Yoko still have 60% tread but can't wait to replace them. This is a $47G car, there's no reason for us to just keeping listen to the annoying noise. Nav system should be working 100% of the time. Please give us the code for the Nav, so our passenger could use it at anytime. Overall, this vehicle is still the best buy.

Performance and Reliability

5
stogie on 08/11/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great automobile! Comfort, great mileage at high speeds, and not a single repair at 40,000 miles. My lease is up and I am re-enlisting--first Lexus but not the last!

Tires

4.5
Richard on 05/07/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had driven Lincoln cars for several years prior to buying the GS 350 so the difference in handling was a cultural shock to begin with. Driving the Lincoln was a casual experience while driving the GS 350 is 100% consuming. However, with the purchase of a new set of tires, Good Year Assurance Comfortreads, 225/55/17 the GS 350 behaves like a fine automobile should. I went to the dealer and asked for a new set of Good Year tires and they would not put them on for me. The Dunlop tires were shot at 20 k miles and good riddance. I now enjoy driving the GS 350 for a change. Try the Good Year tires, you'll love them.

Solid performance sedan

4.9
Ivan Z on 05/02/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Initially, I felt a bit cramped moving from an SUV to a car, but then I got used to it pretty fast. Overall, the car performs great and handles very well. The touch screen controls are great and give the car a new and modern look compared to the competition (i.e Infiniti has an analog clock, BMW has late 80s LED displays and a confusing controller). The exterior design is awesome, but the rear does need some improvement to look a bit sportier. Overall, was very reliable. Since mine was a demo, it was put through a lot of use and the only problem it has was with a faulty bluetooth module.

Problems that can't be resolved

4
Tracey on 04/09/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had an issue with the lights turning off when the windshield wash motor initially turns on. Lexus can't find the issue after several attempts. I also have a problem with the car decelerating when turning a sharp corner. I mentioned this to them several times but they told me that it was the traction control. Now, there is a recall involving the electric power steering which will solve this problem but Lexus doesn't have the parts necessary to fix the three recall items on this car! I will never buy a Lexus again or any luxury car for that matter. It's all a farce. The quality is not much better but it sure does cost a lot more money.

3RD LEXUS GS

4.6
Crystal84 on 03/31/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had 3 Lexus GS's now and I do say that I love Lexus. Although I do have dash noise as well and I there navigation is unreliable. I have to buy another navigation separate because this one is too hard to function and never takes you in the right place or takes you way out of the way of where you should be going. Also the leather seats seem cheaply painted. I have had the color come off a few times and I wasn't very impressed. But I will say that they drive great and my AWD 350 does get through the snow very well. As far as the Bluetooth I have had no problems I think people are not smart enough to work it... I love mine! Nice looking car as well. But time for something different!

Happy, but not Unimpressed

4.5
Ed on 03/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This was my first Lexus and was happy with the purchase. I purchased the vehicle for about $47,000 (loaded). My first problem was with the brakes (excessive brake dust and shrieking) They gave me the 2 option 1-better quality, but noisy or 2-less quality and less noise. Not much of an option. Next problem was the driver side rear mirror. It would get stuck at times. The dealer replace with no charge. Mostly I have been happy with the purchase of a Lexus, but expected less of the annoyances for the price of the car. Wanted to know, what was people reaction after the recall fix to replace the fuel lines? The car sounds very loud, especially when accelerating.

Not Up To Lexus Standards

3.8
J in Boston on 12/26/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

We've owned five Lexus in my immediate family. Terrific build quality is their primary appeal. The GS 350 awd, in my experience, is a flawed, poorly built car. The front dash was removed and repaired with a "kit" to eliminate creaks and groans. The front breaks howl and produce lots of black dust. A "kit" will be available in Jan., 2009. Handling is no better than the ES 350. I expected a reliable, almost BMW car. I have an unreliable, not quite an ES 350, four door sedan.

Not as bad as people say

4.8
D on 10/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The only bad things I have seen that people say about the Lexus GS 350 has to do with the inabililty to use the GPS and Bluetooth systems while driving. Actually, you can use them while driving if you utilize all the options the GS 350 offers you. You only have limited use of the touch screen while driving, but that is what the voice command is for. You can use both the GPS and the Bluetooth to their full advantages if you understand how to use the voice command. You can enter phone numbers and addresses via voice command while driving. Much easier and safer than pushing buttons while driving. Always read directions for your toys before saying they don't work.

Awesome Lexus GS 350!

5
KeithB on 08/13/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned BMWs, Audis for the past 30 years and my new Lexus blows them both out of the water. Here's a reliable excellent performing sedan with over 300 HP that gets almost 30 MPG on the highway... unbelievable! Great fit and finish and a pleasure to drive.

My two cents on the Lexus GS 350

4.9
bmac on 08/02/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned a Lexus GS350 for almost a year now. Overall it is very high quality, and fun to drive. The car does have some drawbacks however. As some others have reported I had problems with an annoying rattle in the dash when it is cold outside, and two trips to the dealer seem to have solved the problem. The other surprise was when I bought the car I discovered soon that it would not sync with my treo 650. Now had to trade my phone for a Motorola Q which works but is a poor substitute as a phone. I thought bluetooth was bluetooth, but would suggest a prospective buyer check the website for compatible phones before the purchase.

GS 350 AWD Winter driving

5
carbco on 07/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love our car. It beats the heck out of our numerous BMWs and MBs. The only car we've had that handles better were our Porsches. This car gets a consistent 25 mpg in mixed driving and 28-30 on the highway. Love the look of the car too! Took the run-flats off immediately and installed studless ice tires and use them year round. A lot less road noise and during the winter don't have to chain up as they are approved (the same as studded tires) for winter driving in Oregon. Haven't seen abnormal wear with the softer rubber and don't have to spend $60 to change out studs in the summer.

Sweet!

4.9
Howard 44 on 04/06/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just an all-around great, comfortable car. Doors close like a 1969 Cadillac (that's a good thing). Performance is terrific, ride is soft but firm (as I like it) I have driven for 10 hours straight (minus bathroom breaks) without having a sore back at the end of the day. FWIW, tested the Cadillac STS, Acura RL and BMW 535i. I have no doubt that I made the right choice with the Lexus.

GS 350 Post Honeymoon

4.3
Rob on 03/25/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned several luxury sedans over the past 20 years. While all offered excellent driving experiences, there was nothing obnoxious about these vehicles. More recently I was in the market for a new luxury sedan. I looked at the Acura RL for several months but could not get past the uninspired exterior styling. About 6 weeks ago I walked into a Lexus dealer for the first time and fell in love with the GS 350. It was love at first sight and I made the purchase. But, the honeymoon was over in a matter of days. I have since learned this beautiful lady has some serious drawbacks that compromise it’s standing as a serious luxury sedan.

My First Lexus

4.5
Rob on 03/10/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our first Lexus. We’ve owned Acuras, BMWs, and Mercedes but the Lexus GS 350 hit the mark for us. The interior styling is absolutely gorgeous, the instrument cluster is one of the best I have seen, the leather trim is smooth and creamy, and the finish on the Red Walnut wood trim is rich and deep. The exterior is also very appealing, especially when you upgrade to chrome wheels. The GS 350 is a real head turner.

Dash Design Flaw

4
michael on 01/22/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I buy a car every two years and this was my first Lexus. I have always bought BMW or Mercedes but I thought I would give Lexus a try. I loved the GS 350 AWD design, features and value for the money but was disappointed in the annoying dash board creaks and rattles. The dealer had the car for two days to take the dashboard apart and install the "felt package". I drove off on a 50 degree day in Boston grateful they had fixed it. As soon as the temperature dropped below 40 degrees the dash creak returned. Rather than waste more time on dealer visits I sold the car. I would not buy another Lexus.

Great vehicle!

4.5
Wife's Lexus on 12/25/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle. A little more road noise than I was expecting even with the performance tires. Trunk opening is too small. Vehicle handles great, above average acceleration. Nav system is the pits, you need a comp science degree to figure everything out. Also very annoying that you can't operate the GPS Nav while driving. I know it's a safety feature but should be my choice. As is, it takes away at least 50% of its usefulness. Vehicle is just a tad too small for my taste on the interior.

Don't buy Lexus

2.6
rojomo on 12/17/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

I'm a former BMW and Mercedes Owner who decided to try a Lexus. I test Drove the GS 350 and realized the ride was "Less firm" than the BMW's but that was to be expected. Unfortunately I only briefly checked out the electronics. I assumed (and you know what that does) that, if anything, the electronics would be better than the BMW. I was Wrong. Not only are the electronics non-intuitive (example, Nav functions are under 3 different top level buttons) but some bureacrat or lawyer in Lexus decided to eliminate most of the functions while the car is moving. This leads to allowing me to "speeddial" someone but disactivates returning a call (and it's the same number of clicks).

Great car

4.9
BMW guy on 11/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's all I expected, and then some. The luxury touches are impressive. I have road noise, but expected it from the 18" wheels/tires. Mileage is great. I run regular gas, and get 26-32 mpg depending (naturally) on driving conditions. I have had BMWs, and would again if it wasn't for their mandated run flat tires. Nothing handles like a BMW, but I knew that when I bought the Lexus. It's a great car (they should offer a bra - even Colgan didn't, and I have stone chips as a result).

Satisfied

5
satisfied on 11/09/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After just selling my Mercedes and having owned a BMW as well, the Lexus is a great find. It may not have the status of the European models but the performance and reliability is far superior. The drive is so smooth and comfortable it is easy to go beyond the speed limit. In the long run, I hope that the resale vaue (which is higher) will make my purchase the smartest one yet.

Great Car but not perfect

4.8
db on 10/30/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car but the seats are not as comfortable as they could be for the price and the performace is a bit sluggish in the curves. Overall I love the car, but it's not perfect.

One Flaw/Tires

5
Sam on 10/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

99% satisfied with the GS 350. Beautiful car and rides like a dream except they made a mistake with the Dunlop Run Flat Tires. They are noisy and cause car to pull to the right. Currently asking dealership to switch to Michelin PS2. Lexus should not equip a car of this luxury with tires that make noise. Otherwise hightly recommend purchase of this car.

new to GS

4.9
sam on 10/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my third Lexus (had ES) and first GS. Looks are great but ES is more quiet with road noise and engine noise but car has excellent ride. Tires should be changed from Run-Flat Dunlops to Michelins. Dash sold me for it is perfect fit. Lexus cars ride better with increased mileage. Overall a really sharp impressive auto but so far the ES has a better ride with less noise.

Lexus GS 350 AWD - like silk!

4.9
wayne on 10/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased and have 6000 miles so far. The car is everything I expected. Test drove MB, Infiniti, and Acura. Silky smooth, quiet, powerful, and comfortable all describe this car. Even the exterior design and look has compelled onlookers to offer favorable compliments. It's not one thing in a Lexus, it's the total package thats makes it a great buy.

Navigation not very good

4.6
JEJ on 09/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car performs and looks great. However, the nav system really stinks. Lexus decided there were functions that I shouldn't use when the car is moving. OK, I can then use the voice recognition system. No, you can't. That system can't recognize simple voice commands unless you are stopped and the fan is turned off. Useless!!

Great - but make it straight !

4.9
Mugukwan on 09/21/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my 2002 GS 300 for this car after considering BMW and M35x. This car had excellent build quality and comfort in all areas. Acceleration is surprisingly fast. Love the manual shifting option.

It is what it is - Simply the Best

5
TIK on 09/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my 3rd Lexus vehicle and looked at Acura RL, Mercedes CLS, Mercedes E, Lexus LS 460, and Lexus ES 350 before purchasing my GS 350. The GS 350 is such a beautiful car unlike anything else on the road within this price range. If you have the money to spend, spend it wisely and get the most car for your money. Black on black with Lexus 18" chrome wheels, navigation, XM radio, and rear spoiler are such a beautiful combination.

One super ride

4.9
scott-g on 09/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned for about a month now and I am supremely happy with my purchase. It is an excellent car that perfectly merges sport, luxury and design. No fuel mileage issues. At worst I get 23 mpg and on long trips have gotten over 31. For a 303 hp car that is just dandy in my opinion!

First time Lexus

4.4
bokmeipai on 08/25/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I test drove the 2008 BMW 535xi & 528xi, Audi A6 3.2 before buying the 2007 GS 350. A real comfortable ride but a little harsh sometimes w/18" wheels. Hit a pothole and tire had a bubble, Lexus replaced for free!

My First Lexus

5
265blkviper on 07/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Lexus, a GS 350. My previous cars were 335 BMW cpe and 330 BMW, and before those an '05 Viper (can't compare that beast). I test drove the RL, MB 350 and the BMW 550. I made my choice based on comfort, ride, looks and price. It was a toss up with the MB but I took the Lexus at 5k cheaper and w/ more equip. My car was hard to find w/ the ML stereo, silver ext and blk int and only two were available in the entire state with that setup. So far it's great! The Nav blows the BMW iDrive away and so easy to use. The seats are so comfortable. Hope this helps!

Smooth as butter

4.9
spinester on 07/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have now had my GS 350 AWD for 3 months. Beautiful ride. Smooth as butter, but when floored, one is thrown delightfully back into the seats. I test drove Acura and Infiniti, and there was no comparison in terms of the ride quality (although both were cheaper). The AWD provides superb handling in wet conditions. I have had no noise or rattling problems that others describe. The default surround sound system is superb (I sampled the ML system and would've gotten it if I truly thought there was a difference).

4000 miles in an 07 GS 350

5
keith hammer on 05/26/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I just returned from a 4000 mile trip to the California coast in our GS 350. The car met all my expectations, except for a couple of minor shortcomings. The info screen is too complex for my tastes, it keeps my attention too long when I should have my eyes on the road. The other small annoyance was the sometimes hesitation from the 6 speed transmission. This occured mostly with cruise control engaged. When I bought it, it had 18" wheels/tires which are not as smooth as 17s, but are tolerable and help the handling, which is excellent.

Best car in its class

5
Car Lover on 05/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drove everything, Audi, MB, BMW, Infiniti, Acura, and can't compare the overall quality and performance. I too have experienced some road noise and changing the tires to different brand (Michelin PS2 18") made a world of difference. Can't say enough about the car. It doesn't do one thing great, but combination of performance and everyday driving is perfect combination. Can't go wrong getting this car.

This car is a "complete package"

4.9
Lexus Driver on 05/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first thing that I notice about the car is its power. Afterwards you really notice the brakes, yes the brakes can bring this thing to a stop without any fuss. Of course the handling is incredible as well: the GS 350 has monstrous grip and will handle most high speed sweepers quite well. In fact the car may be too good. I once found myself heading into a high speed sweeper a LOT faster than I had anticipated, yet the car sorted itself out. Of course I shouldn't forget the interior, it's luxurious, comes equipped with a number of nice amenities: rear camera, gps, mp3, cd player. Superb car.

Powerful, but interior noise distracting

3.6
Jeff on 05/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

The car is powerful, fast, has a great transmission and is normally fun to drive. However, I had a terrible problem with squeaks and rattles in the dashboard and other interior noises that took all the enjoyment out of driving it. Also, I am not a tall person, but the interior headroom is very limited, even with the seat fully lowered. It is very easy to bump your head getting into the car. My dealer could not fix the noise problem and reinstalled the dashboard so that it did not fit properly around the central instrument cluster. I got tired of hearing the noises everytime there was a bump in the road and after only five months and 6000 miles, I replaced it.

Amazing car!!

5
gunho on 05/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought GS 350 in April 2007. It was so fast and comfortable. Interior and exterior design are so beautiful.

Loving my GS 350

4.9
hts on 04/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have been driving my GS 350 for almost 5 months now. Really love driving it and sometimes do not want to get out! Having driven the previous GS 300, this is a completely different animal. Is it perfect - no, not really. However, no car is perfect. Lexus has their shortcomings, even in a $50k vehicle, however, they do what they can to make things right most of the time. I am very happy with my choice and would purchase it again in a heartbeat.

2007 Lexus GS Great Car

5
Wade on 04/07/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I spent a lot of time comparing the Audi A6 AWD, The BMW 525xi, the Infiniti M35 AWD and the Lexus GS 350. With the new 303 HP engine and the variable all wheel drive, the 5th generation navigation system and Lexus luxury I finally chose the GS 350. It is a wonderful car. It is well designed and an absolute pleasure to drive. I don't want to get out of it. If you haven't driven one and are considering any of the cars I mentioned, you should take it for a spin. I liked the M35, but with the GS 350 also coming in as the lowest "True Cost to Own" it is the right choice.

Outstanding Vehicle GS 350

4.9
Dale on 02/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very quick and stiff like a sports car. This is a fully equipped car with ML, GPS and XM. They do not build very many of them that are fully equipped. I am very happy with the car and Lexus reliability.

George's GS 350

4.9
George on 02/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2007 GS 350 I purchased is truly and outstanding vehicle. It is very quiet, stiff like a sports car and handles the turns with control. It has everything, ML, GPS & XM radio. Lexus has done a great job with fit and quality control.

Power, Reliability and Quality

5
Al on 02/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

During my most recent 2000 mile road trip I was able to test the GS in both snow and ice. The car is a joy to drive with more than ample power - in fact it provides a bit of an unexpected rush when the pushed. Neither snow or ice provided any impediment to the GS 350, and I was in control even in mountain passes. The gas mileage is close to advertised, and there has been nothing needing correction since purchase. What a difference from my experience with german engineering. Love it!

Fun on 4 wheels

5
Buster on 02/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely the most fun vehicle I have ever experienced. From ride handling, power, advanced technology, interior design; Lexus has created a machine where ideals and perfection live in harmony and everything is for the best. Yes! It's is utopia!

2007 GS 350

5
Jim Green on 02/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This the nicest car I have owned in a long time. Lexus makes a great car.

I Finally Got my Lexus

4.6
JWP on 02/04/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After years of wishing and wanting I finally got the car of my dreams. A beautiful red with cashmere interior. Although I didn't need the AWD I still decided it might be worth it for the 5-10 days a year we need it here. It has a very solid feel with a good combination of ride quality and handling. Although a little more noise than I thought from road imperfections I am getting used to it. I didn't get the Nav system but the touch sreeen system is very easy to use except for the fingerprints on the screen. I especially enjoy the feeling in the "cockpit" like interior and the fit and finish of all the parts both inside and out.

Amazing car

5
stevens on 02/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had to give up my '94 SC 400 and needed a sedan. I narrowed my choices to Infiniti G35, BMW 540, Lexus ES 350 and GS 350. The G35 was quick but very stiff. I really liked the ES 350, nice feautres and zippy new motor. Then we drove the GS. I was sold. All the power that my SC had with everything luxury that Lexus us known for. Paid a little more for the GS than the G35 but in my mind, I will be happy for a long time. This car is amazing. Power band from 80-115 is unbelievable. The car shifts at 115 and still has lots of power left. Amazing car performance wise and the ammenities are top-notch. Great value.

Long awaited purchase - 07 GS 350

4.6
gunnyfitz on 02/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Been doing extensive research on this ride for months now. Tossed around idea of the all same class cars - Infiniti, BMW, Audi, Benz, and came back to the GS. Each one had something I liked and disliked but after all chips were in I went with the Lexus. The AWD is the most stable thing ever, even when hammering on the gas in corners! Interior is smaller than previous car for me (5'10" 210lbs) so I will have to get used to it. AWESOME feel to leather, all features within reach, very responsive on gas pedal - almost too much. Gotta love the sound of shutting the door on a Lexus! Only had it 4 days but wanted to put out some feedback. I'm hooked!

Disappointed

4.4
jwp on 01/28/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have wanted a Lexus GS since it came out many years ago. Finally, after retiring from Big 3, I purchased the car of my dreams. It is beautiful both inside and out, red with tan interior. Even though the trunk is not very big it fits my golf clubs, so not an issue. Car feels very solid/rigid.

Great car, (NOW)

4.8
Billybob on 01/18/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

When I bought my GS 350 AWD, I noticed a hard "pull" to the left. I became disappointed in a car that I just spent over 50k on! Well, after 4 trips to the dealership we found out it was the tires! The dealer replaced the Dunlops with Bridgestone tires, and the pull was gone! I LOVE the car again, and look forward to driving it more and more now that I don't have to fight the steering wheel! The only changes I would make are XM radio as standard equipment, and make the steering wheel controls brighter, so that they can be seen at night.

Excellent car, but minor changes needed

4.8
HappyLexusMan on 01/13/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my GS 350 AWD since November and love the car. Top notch quality inside and out plus the security of Lexus' exceptional reliability. Very smooth ride, plush interior with not a whisper of outside noise. Every aspect of the interior is thoughtfully planned and purposeful. Initial gas mileage averages around 16 mpg, but this should improve over time. One downside: XM satellite radio is available, but not Sirius, which is a real shame; I find Sirius to be far superor in terms of both programming and songs played. That said, the car is amazing and built to last. Once you drive it, you'll wonder how you lived without it.

Great Automobile

4.9
Mike Gerber on 01/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving the GS 350 for two months and have no negative comments. The vehicle handles as well, or better that a previously owned Audi A6 and has much quicker response. The weight to horsepower ration must be just right since the acceleration, even when passing from 60 mph is fantastic. I did have a problem with the hood latch. It would not always release. The nicest sedan I have ever owned.

Best of Both

4.9
DJ on 01/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Please your wife and please yourself too. Powerful, smooth and refined. Whether you feel like gliding along, city traffic or otherwise, or if you feel like screeching away, this is the car. Boot space is a joke, rear seats don't fold. For those of us living in big cities, parking assist is for real and it helps. Though I liked M35's rearview camera with markings to show where your car would go better. Lexus audio is awesome (Mark Levinson would be nice to show off!). The middle seat in the rear is a little high and uncomfortable. Hump in the rear leg area can be a pain (accept it when you can't settle for anything without AWD). Otherwise rear legroom is great. Do yourself a favor and go get one!

Grown & Sexy

4.5
2TearsNaBucket on 12/27/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is almost great. The exterior design is gorgeous and powerful while the inside is luxurious and super comfortable. However, I wouldn't have bought the car without the nav - it's just that good. I didn't, however, opt for the ML sound package because the standard system is pretty darn good. BMWs and Audis are probably more fun to drive hard because of their superior steering feedback, but the GS can hold its own - it handles surprising well for a big car. Dallas has few twisty roads or hills but plenty of hard, concrete highways, so the Lexus' suspension has the best combination of comfort and sport I could find. I wish the back seats folded flat (only has a ski pass-thru), though.

I Love this car

4.8
Faisal on 12/20/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a BMW M3 6spd Conv. and many many repairs and visits to the BMW dealership (only about 3000 miles) I’ve decided to go the sedan route. This GS 350 has it all, looks, performance, features, every thing you could ask for. I love the blue tooth feature, the ventilated front seats and how user friendly this GS 350 is.

Save 10K and get an ES

3.6
MFM on 12/18/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Was this car designed for Little People? Looked at the BMW 530xi, Audi A6, MB E350 and Infiniti M35x and must say, I wish I would have gone with the M35x. It was larger, roomier and just as powerful. What happened to all the space? You cant fit anything in the trunk. Nice looking car, but very uncomfortable drive (6'2). Lexus ruined what I thought was one of the greatest cars on the road. The previous GS 98-05 was amazing!

Start & stop your search with the GS 350

5
David B on 12/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All, I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching my next vehicle purchase. I traded in my 03 G35 (a great car) for the GS 350. I wanted a larger, more luxurious car that kept the “go” of the Infiniti. I’ve read all the mags, done Excel comparisons, statistics, test drives, and spoken with dozens of people. When the smoke clears and you’ve tirelessly researched you’ll come back to where you started - if you started with the Lexus GS 350. Five reasons to get this car: value, reliability, fun factor, safety and performance The beauty of this story is that my wife went out and bought the car for my birthday before I could get it!

Just about perfect

5
Larry Hamm on 11/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything is super -- except the 6 speed automatic transmission seems to get confused at times in city traffic (around 40 miles per hour) and drivers seating configuration could fit a little nicer.

Stop wasting time - go get one!

4.6
Jonathan on 11/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Considering the GS 350? Stop right now & get it! It’s amazing! Most luxurious car in its segment. Ride is flawless & the creature comforts are top notch. I don’t care what magfolk say, I’m not driving the autobahn & I’m not racing. It’s a luxury car that’s sporty & fun. Commuting is a dream. Steering is just fine & much nicer than TL I traded. Yes it does not drive like a German auto, but I don’t care. Just finished a 400+ mile trip & never felt better coming out of a car. Comfortable! Did I mention quiet? Oh my gosh! At highway speeds you can have a normal conversation with music playing in the background. Plus reliability Germany can’t touch. Kudos to Lexus on the GS 350.

Excellent vehicle

5
K.R. on 10/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have pushed this vehicle to the limit and it has performed well on all fronts. The design is beautiful and the ride is quiet and stable. Even without the Levinson stereo system, the sound produced by the Lexus premiun sound system is symphonic. I love this car!

Fantastic car: the GS 350 AWD

4.9
Wowdi on 10/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is remarkable. The build quality is great. The power-to-weight ratio and electronics smoke. The nav system almost reads your mind. The Mark Levinson audio is a pleasure to listen too as well as the long list of accepted discs. The electric steering is a bit light but not unpleasantly so. I think the car could benefit from the 430's adaptive suspension. The GS 350 AWD is a magnificent piece of engineering!

Happy with new Lexus GS 350 vs BMW 530xi

4.9
K's car on 10/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove quite a few mid-sized luxury, sports /sedans, in the $45k- to $60k range. I have to say, I WANTED a BMW UNTIL I drove the GS 350. This car is fast, beautiful, and hot.Bought one last Saturday. My advice... Lexus has it all. You get much more bang for your buck. As for reliabilty; this is my second Lexus, and if it's as sturdy and dependable as my last one, I won't be disappointed.

2007 GS 350

4.9
Cary on 10/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so happy I waited for the GS 350 - I almost bought the GS 300 last month. This car is awesome. The design is a 10 and the ride, PHENOMENAL. Every Lexus owner I approached has been happy with their GS and would never consider anything but a Lexus. I'm glad I finally came to my senses.

GS 350, The Better Car

5
Ferdi on 10/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wanting to buy the 07 LS 460, but ended buying the GS 350, but no regret this car is super refine, fast and powerful. Researched all competitors. This GS is better hands down if you're looking for power,luxury, comfort and refinement. Has everything that I need in a car from power to comfort and safety features.

Perfection

5
Corn Boy on 10/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is everything you could ever imagine and more. Hit the gas and it will pin you to your seat. Hit the brakes and it stops as quick as a porche. The interior is about as luxurious as you will ever find. The headlights turn with the steering wheel. The cockpit is far superior to the 530. The navigation system is heads and tails better than the one in my Acura. The rear view camera is excellent and the picture is crystal clear. The park assist even tells you which way to turn the wheel in order to avoid hitting an object. From the outside it looks like a 4 door race car. Everyone stares at it when I pull in a parking lot. WHAT A CAR!!!

What the GS 300 should have been!

4.9
lokyro on 10/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Blows away the previous 2006 GS 300. Lexus addressed the things that made the GS 300 weak! Front brakes are awesome, the engine is powerful and refined. Nav is cleaner and more precise, better voice commands and clarity! Flaws are electronic steering, no feel. I changed tires to bridgestone ploe position re5050a, helped steering feel a lot, handles better and softer quieter ride. But steering still is bland, very little feel! Six speed trans is a little weird, takes some getting used to. Overall, car is refined, reliable, performs much, much better than 06 GS 300. I love the car. Performance-wise it is no BMW, but WAY more luxurious and refined.

2007 Lexus GS 350

5
SLK_DDS on 10/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Performance is everything to me, therefore I previously owned BMW M3, MB S500, and Infiniti Q45t, and I35t. They were fun to drive but were all problematic. Finally decided to give luxurious Lexus GS 350 awd a try. To my surprise, GS 350 awd performed just as good if not better than others.

Proud & Delighted

5
Deb Many on 10/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband bought the ES350 Ultimate in Crystal White and Cashmere for my birthday, I could not even breathe when I saw it. This is by far the nicest, most luxurious, sweetest ride I have ever driven or owned! I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who has high expectations. Bravo Lexus! I am even enjoying being stuck in the horrible Atlanta traffic jams.

Fun and Comfort

4.9
Cornelius on 09/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 1992 LS 400 which just won't quit but is comfortable and a Boxster which is fun. With the GS 350 I feel I have the best of both worlds, so next week the Porsche goes on sale and the 92 LS becomes my pick up truck. The handling of the GS with 18" summer tire feels honestly as good as the Boxster without the noise and feeling every single crack on the freeway. If it as reliable as my old LS, I will be delighted.

2007 AWD GS 350

5
TAS on 09/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Lexus listened to the reviews of the 2006 model and addressed the concerns in 07 - a quick 303 hp V6; good brake feel and response; the ability to turn off the stability control. I have not enjoyed driving this much since my 1994 BMW 540! I have owned the 2006 530i, and this Lexus is a much better driving experience than that car was. I would like just a bit more headroom (I am 6 feet tall), but that is my only complaint. I am thoroughly enjoying this car - highly recommended for a test drive.

350 just right

5
Rjb on 09/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove all competitors and also the GS 430 - which showed no appreciable performance difference. It is solid, yet responsive, nimble yet glued to the road, beautiful yet subtle, a truly fine car.

'07 GS 350

4.8
rob316 on 09/10/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Typical Lexus, somewhat isolated driving experience, but plenty of power and grip. Quality of the interior materials very high. Little road noise even with 40 series summer tires.

Power

5
vidagris mica on 09/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is smooth and powerful, doesn't really need 303 hp but good to know it's there. The navigation system is outstanding. The rear sunshade goes down on reverse and goes back up as you move forward. The AC cools down quick.

Convert

4.8
kjegolf on 09/06/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am an MB E-Class owner that has become disappointed in the reliability of the E-class. Driving the GS 350 rear wheel drive conviced me that this is a quality car that is fun to drive. The power of the V6 is excellent. I am now a Lexus convert.


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