It does this very well. Lexus has been the highest-ranking brand in the J. It whisks occupants along in supreme comfort. I replaced all 4, keeping the other 3 And thats about it. Its canted windshield and elegant A-pillars are set off by the slant of the backlight rear windscreen , and by thick, curvaceous C-pillars that blend seamlessly into the rear flanks.
The engine is barely audible. Whenever Reverse is selected, the system automatically projects a color image onto the navigation screen of whatever the camera lens can detect behind the car. Temperature sensors around the cabin detect hot spots where the sun is bearing down and direct cool air specifically to them. I replaced all 4, keeping the other 3 And thats about it. An optional Pre-Collision Safety System actually anticipates accidents, preemptively tightening the front seat belts and pre-arming the Brake Assist. A small display above the optional navigation screen shows driver's and passenger's temperature setting, outside ambient temperature, and the time. Vivid electroluminescent gauges with white needles rank among the best available.
Some color combinations come with an Antique Walnut trim with fired edges that's quite interesting. The seats are roomy and can be quickly adjusted to a comfortable driving position. . Still, the Lexus V8 and six-speed automatic are a powerful team, delivering strong acceleration performance for quick passing and freeway merging. Comfortable, well made, extremely reliable. Its headlights swivel to help drivers see around corners. The system on our car was set up so it only unlocked the driver's door, leaving the passenger doors and the trunk locked; it can probably be programmed to unlock all the doors.
I hope I didn't paint too gloomy a picture for you. Its construction quality is the best in the industry. The driver faces an adjustable steering wheel trimmed in wood and leather with easy-to-use controls for the audio system. Engineers used a supercomputer to digitize all body surfaces, then worked out new fit tolerances 10 times more precise than even Lexus could achieve just six years ago. Mechanical and road vibration is damped out. It looks like I can afford a 2005 with almost 100k miles. And way, way, way too much went wrong with my Mercedes purchased new in 1979 between 150,000 and when I sold it at 210,000 miles in 1990 - it was a rusted through hulk at the end.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-872-5398 -. Its powerful V8 delivers strong performance and is paired with a smooth six-speed automatic. Inside is a beautiful driving environment with rich wood accents and buttery soft leather trim, seats so comfortable that you never think about them, and controls that are a paragon of ergonomic excellence. At one point, I could not figure out how to get the system to forget one destination and accept a new one. Handling is very good around turns for such a large vehicle. I have read all of the glowing reviews about this car.
This improves handling feel while maintaining a smooth, comfortable ride. The steering system was improved at the same time, providing more road feel, more feedback, and more precision. That contributes to exceptionally low wind noise and improved fuel economy. It is a superior car. A backup camera packaged with the navigation system can help the driver spot objects and children behind the car.
Its ride is silky smooth. It handles well, with effortless steering and excellent grip. Our Daughter now drives the car and will take it to college next year. This is one smooth, quiet car, and riding in it is very pleasant. Its monotube shock absorbers were made larger and more technologically advanced for the 2004 model year, and this has resulted in flatter cornering response and a smoother ride.
The short, horizontal deck leads to a vertical back panel with oversized lamps at the corners, camouflaging the mass of the trunk. Its powerful V8 and six-speed automatic are a smooth, silent team. A similar set of buttons to the right allows quick access to key navigation and audio functions. It is a superior car. I expect that she will still be driving it until she graduates from college. Dual tailpipes protruding from the lower edge of the bumper project a look of power and performance. This works well for the most part, but we sometimes found ourselves fighting locked doors.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The grille is rimmed in bright trim. The brakes are responsive and easy to modulate for smooth stopping power. Passive safety features include seat-mounted side-impact airbags for torso protection , rear side curtain airbags for head protection , and knee airbags, in addition to the federally mandated dual frontal airbags. An optional Pre-Collision Safety System actually anticipates accidents, preemptively tightening the front seat belts and pre-arming the Brake Assist. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.