Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
W-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

besides the normal wear and tear, this car is fantastic. It still looks good after 10 years.
Whilst the running costs are not fantastic, nothing has gone wrong on my car other than the usual requirements of new brake pads, new worn out clutch and front bushes.
The only issue is that the alloys are corroded, which is a known issue.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The best car I've ever owned. I was a SAAB man for years until GM took them over. After two engine failures in 3 years I went over to Lexus and have never regretted it. The dealer and staff are excellent, polite, helpful and very knowledgeable. A courtesy car is always offered and the car is always valeted after service.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

great car,geat make its my 3rd Lexus ,indiffrent German makes dont really compare ,only to the motoring journalists who still insist on looking at Japan as a second to Germany,have they looked at the motorways break down lanes recently ?

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

fantastic car overall, with all the toys you could want. The urban driving however doesn't involve you. In truth its bland to drive around town, but for motorway driving its comes into its own - Its smooth, confortable and quite

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It is as reliable as Lexus are reputed to be and handles and brakes better than expected though the ride quality is not as good as expected. However, it is the best built and most reliable car I have owned.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have not experienced any breakdowns or malfunctions and with the lexus servicing I expect this to continue. The cost of part is on par with other luxury branded car parts. fuel consumption is as expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Love it to bits. Only had 1 fault in 8 years which was a brake vibration. The dealer was unable to correct the problem. I rectified the problem myself. I had been in the Motor Trade 50 years!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has never broken down or failed to perform. They are within expectations, but fuel costs keep rising as we know.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent luxury saloon. The only thing I don't like about it is that the parking brake is foot operated.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

there is more chance of jeremy clarckson NOT releasing a xmas dvd than my car breaking down!

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

OK, but not as special as I'd hoped for the money. Servicing costs are astronomical.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 1/5 Handling: 3/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent dealer service, very reliable car, fast cruising on autobahn effortless

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Brilliant car fron a brilliant manufacture and dealership amazing
sevice

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starts first time every time. Very good as I car share for work.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car, nice styling that hasn't dated, sports kit improves look.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has proved to exceed my expectations from when I bought it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing has gone wrong in 3 years. Not bad for a 2.5 v6.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Disappointed with the diesel performance and handling.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

100% perfect. A little thirsty - otherwise fine.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent. Still looks good (not dated).

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best car for the money I paid for it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

love it to bitts . best buy ever

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

lovely car but very bad in ice

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Bullet proof. Spares costly.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for

sportcross stylish performer

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Understated luxury

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5