All engines require premium unleaded. The nuts that fasten the wiper arms may be insufficiently torqued such that if the wiper arms are restricted by an external load, such as a buildup of heavy snow, one or both of the wipers may become inoperative. In fact, it's one of the few drop-tops in its class that can hold two adults in back, for short stints. Given its mission, the hardtop convertible — with either available powertrain — is little more than a boulevard cruiser. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Of course, what's under the hood will determine, in large part, where you peg the smile meter. Lexus, however, looks to be on the verge of a product renaissance, in the vein of what happened to the brand mid-decade.
Performance is crisp, styling is attractive and long-term reliability is well ahead of the German competition. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Of course, if you're in a Lexus showroom shopping for the family, the dealer has roughly a dozen better choices from which to choose. The stereo system is great and the dashboard is fun and interactive. Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. Send Kelsey an Hide full review What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty? The available F Sport Package adds sport-tuned steering with greater driver feedback and a sport-tuned suspension with stiffer shocks and springs, designed to decrease body sway.
There is a trunk-pass through in the rear seats, along with an armrest that doubles as a storage box. Most agree that the ride and handling, while not sport-oriented, are acceptable for around-town driving. This number is stamped on the top left of the instrument panel, this number is also Certification Label, the engine number is stamped on the engine block shown, Research octane number 96 higher. The 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class ride decidedly better. In addition, some owners report that wind noise intrudes into the cabin at higher speeds. A Homelink programmable garage door opener is standard, as is Bluetooth connectivity. But the majority of owners say they are satisfied with their vehicles.
Excellent purchase This was an excellent purchase, the car is more than what we expected in a car. Beyond that, the decisions are already made, with little to add to an already well-equipped platform. It does not, however, get there without a penalty. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Thanks to distinct suspension tuning, the convertible rides blessedly softer.
With either drivetrain, power comes from a base 2. Featuring direct injection and dual variable valve timing, the V6 delivers 204 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. That record was recently broken — now standing at 57… What a difference a year makes. However, some testers find the navigation system somewhat complicated to use, and most reviewers find fault with interior headroom and legroom, especially in the rear seat, which can be tight for taller passengers. Lexus quotes a zero-to-60 time of 8. In addition, Smart Stop Technology reduces engine power in emergency situations to assist in braking the vehicle quickly.
What other services could be included in a warranty? And damned it is; legroom is as miserable there as in the 3 Series sedan, and headroom is tenable only because the seat sits low to the floor. What is a Powertrain warranty? After dark times nearly ground the auto industry to a halt, production lines are back up to speed, sending bright, shiny -- and most importantly -- quality vehicles into showrooms. No matter our adjustments, the treble was crashy and distorted, and the bass was a muddled mess. Rear-seat legroom is mediocre, measuring at 30. All-wheel drive is available for the sedan version only.
At the far end of the scale, a few owners express their dislike of the car after having driven it for awhile. The popular F Sport package is also available for rear-wheel drive sedans only, and adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch dark chrome wheels, F Sport upper and lower grille insert and F Sport seats. The V6's limitations are evident not only during acceleration off the mark, but at passing speeds or when climbing steep inclines as well. I check for power and ground and it is good. For all other models, a Luxury Package, and navigation package add extra goodies.
Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and Lexus dealers will install new wiper arm nuts, free of charge. Lexus resale values are historically high, supported by a reputation for both high initial quality and long-term reliability. Park assist and 18-inch wheels are optional. Body styles: Sedan, convertible Engine: 3. Be sure to check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to determine what customers are paying in your market area. He also created the annual Car of the Year and Exotic Car of the Year awards for Robb Report magazine. I'm told by my service writer at Lexus I need to replace all four tires.