Initially, power flowed to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. Where can you store long-weekend baggage? Although the experts at TheCarConnection. I travel by road a lot for my work so I wanted something I would enjoy driving anywhere and everywhere. Bluetooth and a navigation system are standard, but the fabulous sound system does not incorporate satellite radio or an iPod jack. And it's attached to a car that looks cool, top up or down.
And the trunk is useless if you want to travel top down and also carry luggage. However, unimpressive performance and poor fuel economy keep it from ranking better. One engine the aforementioned 4. Styling is great, It's a head turner. I got the Tigereye Mica and people stop to tell me how elegant it looks. So why does the Lexus languish in the runner-up spot? Although the experts at TheCarConnection.
I love this car and still drive it cross country for my job. However, I have had the 08 Pebble Beach Edition for about 3 months, and am absolutely loving it!! The ride is smooth, the handling is crisp enough. Other options include V-rated all-season run-flat tires, a rear decklid spoiler and dealer-installed Lexus Link, a 24-hour live support system that provides real-time emergency help, information, directions and concierge services. Steering is precise, though there is a bit more understeer than we'd like. According to ForbesAutos, standard safety equipment includes knee-height airbags for the driver and front passenger. I had intentions on getting rid of it when it hit 200k but when I found out Lexus discontinued it, i just held onto this one because I was just going to buy another one. Also, car bottoms out over bumps.
But why, you may ask, are we limiting ourselves to a mere pas de deux? And even though both cars were very close in every measurable category, when we dropped them off at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport, we were unanimous on the top choice. We judged it to be the stiffest platform in that four-way shootout back in 1998, and it won rigidity honors this time around, too. It is a quiet cabin, though, and a lush place to sit. For 2005, Lexus retuned the suspension for a smoother ride. Space is an issue in the interior as well; the backseat is only a substitute for the lack of trunk space, not a place to seat humans. The car also has a few loose pieces of plastics, one of them found under the seat. It's likely the new car will have hybrid power, sharper-edged styling as well as some serious sporting potential.
Moroso gave us a chance to see what both cars would do at their limits, and the rest of the schlepping left us thoroughly familiar with their cruising credentials. Back seat is only for the times when you must legally seatbelts! To make it even more like work, our trek took place a few weeks ahead of the annual hormone festival known as Spring Break, a Florida beach tradition that would have lent much more entertaining elements to a convertible test. Problems I've had are as follows: Clunking sound metal to metal in rear of car over rough bumps. When pushed to the limits, it transitions to oversteer rather quickly. Yes, if you're not too concerned about money. The answer is yes—and no. × Estimated monthly payments based on 3.
Up front, the driver and passenger are treated to the full complement of Lexus luxury. Truly a 'luxury sport' vehicle. The distinctions were paper-thin, but still, the Lexus prevailed in almost all the acceleration categories, was quicker in the emergency lane change, turned in the better skidpad number, and repeatedly stopped slightly better than its opponent from Stuttgart—especially if you factor in on-track performance, as the Benz was a bit more prone to fade on Moroso's road course. When not in use, electronically operated wooden doors hide away the navigation screen and radio, probably for good reason. We also preferred the Benz's Touch Shift five-speed manumatic transmission, which provided at least some measure of manual control, although not much. No matter where I'm going, my day improves the minute I get behind the wheel of this beautiful car. Augustine, the oldest European city in the U.
No matter where I'm going, my day improves the minute I get behind the wheel of this beautiful car. I had intentions on getting rid of it when it hit 200k but when I found out Lexus discontinued it, i just held onto this one because I was just going to buy another one. . Continuously variable valve timing helps this high-tech motivator optimize performance across the entire rev range, although it does require a diet of premium unleaded gas. We do have one major reservation about the interior: the rear seats, which are snug to the point of uselessness. With the top down, there's virtually no trunk space, especially if you have the mini-spare, which is deleted with the run-flats.
Originally purchased for 3 reasons: hard-top convertible, 300hp, and Levinson Stereo system. The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment. This recall expands recall 15V-286. Rich leather enfolds comfortable but supportive contoured bucket seats. The V8's rated output also dropped slightly, to 288 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque, though actual acceleration was unaffected. Another new-yet-old safety feature actually dating back 60 years is the Adaptive Front Lighting System, according to Jalopnik. It's stable at high speeds and offers excellent control on winding roads and freeway on-ramps.