Auto Express's running costs 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.
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Persistant rattle from the facia - has been back to lexus twice and still rattles. aaagghhh!

Headlights are diabolical (worst car ever for main beam - and I include Fiat cinquento, renault 5, Suzuki splash, Mazda 323)

I had the dealer check this out and they say there is nothing wrong - I say that main beam is set too low - and they can't be adjusted anyway. Dangerous at normal night speeds - so I have to drive slow!

(I am a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, and RoSPA (gold) motorcyclist - so I value my opinion LOL)

Cost: 2/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A comfortable car to drive but very little space in the rear and the boot is worst than useless - not helped by the fact that you cannot put the rear seat down flat to increase the space
Fuel economy is dreadful - 35 mpg and the sixth gear is painful to use at anything under 80 mph - anything under 80 and it sounds as if the engine is struggling and it dosn't pull at all

Cost: 1/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Excellent no problems at all - this is the second lexus I have had and although bservicing costs can be expensive overall reliability and customer service is excellent. Fuel is obviously the greatest cost in running the car - reflected by the mileage I do. road tax is also an ever increasing expense!!

Cost: 3/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Fantastic car, even after nine years and over 120k miles. Still looks great and goes really well. The car is still serviced by Lexus but I have noticed that Lexus level of customer service has deteriorated over the years which is a real shame as they used to be so much better than Marcedes or BMW.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Minor problem with the offside door mirror swiftly rectified by main dealer under the dealer warranty. no other issues at all during the 8 months and 8k miles I have owned the car. Hi cost of road tax, quite thirsty (25mpg around town and about 35mpg on the motorway). insurance reasonable.

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great; I drive all year round commuting and leisure and all I have to do is fill it with fuel and keep an eye on the normal consumables . I think 30mpg is just acceptable for a small exec. car. I think the reliability of the car is reflected in the cost of serviceing and spare parts.

Cost: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good bits ~ Looks good and drives well on the motorway.
Bad bits ~ Fuel economy is terrible for a diesel (32mpg) on anything but a motorway and don't even try putting 2 suitcases in the boot!
When will they learn to make a hatchback???

Cost: 2/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

i really enjoy driving my car it has everything i need ie speed reliability and looks
negative it drinks petrol for fun
next car must have sat nav built in and i think i will be look to be more aware of the MPG this time round

Cost: 1/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

apart from 1 rattle and cd jammed no probs ,but as a low mileage car very thirsty 23.4mpg and lack of rear room and luggage space,would have been better if hatch back.
but lovely car all the same

Cost: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Peerless electronics, great engine and gearbox. satnav is easy to use and everything just works.,. Service intervals of 10k are a pain and dealer bills high, but no worst than other premium cars.

Cost: 3/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Love the side view styling contours and the paint really buffs up to a superb shine. Decent standard equipment and love the handling and engine note. Poor fuel economy lets the package down.

Cost: 2/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I still love it. It makes driving a pleasure. Economy is great for the engine size, the performance still gives me a huge thrill, the toys are great. It is absolutely effortless to drive.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Just had an oxygen sensor heater circuit fail. only fault since I bought the car in may 2007. Knew that mpg was poor for this car before buying so had it converted to lpg.much better.

Cost: 1/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Does what it says on the box. Starts first time every time. Has good image and costs much less than you would think. Who wants to follow the crowd and buy a BMW or Audi.

Cost: 5/5
W-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

I love it, servicing is expensive but overall it's been exceptionally cheap motoring for a classy car. Practically isn't great - it would be much better as a hatch.

Cost: 3/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

It's an excellent car for its age and the time it's been on the market, although other cars have proved more economical, better handling, and more modern.

Cost: 2/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Starts first time even in extremely cold weather. Averaging 28mpg around town & 38mpg on a run. last full service cost ł140 including cambelt change.

Cost: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car is a IS200 Sports Cross and suits us fine as the hatchback sallows up all that we need to carry arround and is a very versitile vehicle

Cost: 2/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Expensive main dealer servicing. Superb level of equipment as standard. Very reliable. A bit different from the obvious (3 series) choice.

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Has the reliability of the lexus brand, my car is 6 yrs old so fingers crossed this may continue. Averaging 34 mpg which is pretty poor.

Cost: 3/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had a problem. Service from lexus main dealer was very expensive. service from a local garage was much cheaper other than parts.

Cost: 2/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Just get in and off it goes. Being 2500cc it is a bit thirsty around town but on a run using motorways you can get it upto 38 mpg.

Cost: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems experienced. Slightly poor fuel economy and dear servicing but quality of dealer service probably justifies this.

Cost: 3/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems, and no replacement parts, other than service items. Oem parts are expensive, but plenty of cheaper alternatives.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Usually fine but 2 new car batteries in 3 years is not good. Mpg is not good. servicing via lexus is high.

Cost: 3/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I love the quality feel of the car and I think it looks fantastic to the eye as well as to touch.

Cost: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Everything works perfectly, never had a problem. Slightly high service costs, not the best mpg.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Only had it a short while and it's not broken down yet!! Thought it would be more economical.

Cost: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Extremely comfortable seats, good ride, performance and economy, all round very pleased.

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

It looks good, nothing has gone wrong with it. Just wish the rear seats folded down.

Cost: 3/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Totally reliable in every respect. Could be better in terms of mpg and road tax.

Cost: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice car very comfortable pity about the awful MPG compared to my Mercedes CLK

Cost: 2/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing to add. Parts are fairly pricey, tyres are ł100 a corner.

Cost: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very dependable. For its size it is far too greedy on fuel.

Cost: 2/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Nothing's gone wrong. Fuel economy ok for engine size.

Cost: 4/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Superb! If only Rover could have made them like this.

Cost: 3/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bad no problems. Parts and main dealer expensive.

Cost: 3/5
52-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brilliant but not cheap to run. Worth it though.

Cost: 3/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Lexus - top quality. Petrol consumption is high.

Cost: 3/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

A good car all round, though a small boot

Cost: 3/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never gone wrong just normal servicing

Cost: 3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

excellent best car I have ever owned

Cost: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I always look forward to driving it.

Cost: 3/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great car to drive and looks good.

Cost: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I love it - it's a superb car.

Cost: 2/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

very good car have and own

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It has never let down

Cost: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let me down

Cost: 3/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A great car

Cost: 2/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Great motor

Cost: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

dependable

Cost: 2/5