The recall began on February 1, 2017. Thanks to the aforementioned lightning-fast transmission, highway acceleration is awesome. While that was expected, what we didn't anticipate the excellent delivered during our highway trip with four passengers and luggage. Ergonomics and switch logic aside, with a press of the start button, the V8 springs to life. Boasting a full complement of performance upgrades, including a 5. Following the European's lead and in keeping with the times, the Japanese automaker replaced the single inline-six with two V6 choices: 2. .
We suffered through traffic on the way to the airport and loaded the sedan with family as we headed down to Disneyland for the day. Lexus gets a lot of efficiency out of this engine by using variable-valve timing, on both intake and exhaust, along with a unique injection system that uses port injection for low engine speeds and direct injection when the revs climb. The handling was near-telepathic, and I have never experienced such immense, instantaneous speed. So a cruise around town will find the transmission on its best behavior as a luxury sport shifter, but head off to the track, and you have a Formula 1 sequential shifter that can match shifts with a Ferrari. The eight-speed automatic sprints through its gears like Ashley Force covers a quarter mile. At Lexus, Yukihiko Yaguchi is that person.
Yaguchi and his friends kept the front double control arm layout, but substituted sheet steel for aluminum and made the lower control arm bushings 20% stiffer. Sadly, the little black rocker is perfectly hidden behind the steering wheel. Remedy Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
The net result is 416 hp at 6600 rpm and 371 ft-lbs of torque at 5200 rpm and a sonorous soundtrack fit for McQueen. The rear-wheel drive sedan sported a silky 3. He has reviewed more than 4,000 new vehicles for the Sun-Times--far more than any newspaper auto writer in the country. With four valves per cylinder, the intake valves are titanium with sodium-filled exhaust valves and hollow camshafts. The layout is simple and elegant: four very supportive and comfortable bucket seats with elegant braided-aluminum composite trim on the doors and center console.
Styling revisions for 2009 include subtle changes to the grille and front bumper, and the rear bumper and taillight clusters. Second, although fade or stopping power wasn't an issue, we would have enjoyed brake pads with a bit more initial bite during the first inch of pedal application. Dropping this writer's six-foot, two-inch frame behind the wheel of the smallest Lexus four-door wasn't a problem. Due to anti-corrosion plating remnants, fuel may leak from where the fuel pressure sensor is attached to the fuel delivery pipe. Shoe-horned under our 2009 model's aluminum hood is the company's 5.
So, the Japanese luxury brand had to create a black sheep, a car that had a completely different personality than the rest of the model line-up. Our opinions and criticism remain our own — we do not accept sponsored editorial. We all have to consider ourselves rather lucky. Then again given that the original '06 Civic was named Motor Trend's Car of the Year, there was no need to overhaul what was already a popular seller. However, the C63 belts out 451 horses and 443 lb-ft, while the is the rocketship of the pack with 556 angry ponies and 551 foot-pounds. But is it still a Lexus underneath all that speed? The cosmetics and nomenclature are nice, but it is the mechanical ingredients that stir our souls.
Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Jedlicka resides with his wife, Suzanne, in the Frank Lloyd Wright historic district of Oak Park. Going into a sharp, downhill turn, a warning lit up on the instrument cluster accompanied by a quick beep beep beep, a sound that clearly means something is wrong. An interim letter was mailed to owners on April 4, 2013. We took the in-laws to dinner one evening, and then purchased plants at Home Depot the next morning. The system produces a surround effect that envelops the cabin in quality audio, with good clarity that doesn't seem to favor any frequencies. But generally conservative Lexus vetoed that idea because it always has had its eye on 200,000-mile durability.
However, I did find myself wishing for the backup camera, which would have made in-city driving much, much easier. The cosmetics and nomenclature are nice, but it is the mechanical ingredients that stir our souls. The recall began March 3, 2015. The back seat is not commodious, with rear legroom at a premium, though there is a car seat anchor for the little ones. The large, nicely shaped trunk has a low, wide opening for quick luggage removal action at airports. It really is the most direct and intuitive style of interface available in a car, with the only drawback being that the dashboard has to be designed so that the screen is within reach of the driver. The firewall strains to contain the beast that thunders from under the hood above 4,000 rpm as the engine spins towards redline.