Added: 15th of November 2013
The most comfortable, reliable and adaptable car I've ever owned. A pleasure to drive, as performance and comfort in a near silent driving cabin is perfect. In town or cruising long distance on motorways the experience removes the driver from care and stress entirely. I have the fully kitted model, sat nav, full sound system, moon roof, reversing camera, all bells and whistles. Faultless. One or two minor glitches only have marred the experience, such as flat battery and a computer system of ignition that crashes if one leaves the ignition key in but ignition off. Running costs can be high if driven purposefully. But with attention to economy it returns decently for a powerful engine and weight when loaded. The boot with rear seats lowered is deceptively large. Lexus servicing is absolutely excellent, but concomitantly pricey. The temptation to renew the sat nav CD must be avoided though, as more than a thousand pounds for a replacement is close to a joke. The car has covered over 110.000 miles and still drives wonderfully well. The newer 450h is no enticement to exchange, because weight and appearance have changed for the worse. In addition, the bullying economy set up for the 450h takes away the seamless pleasure of economical and speedy balance for the driver. Sadly there seems no replacement currently on the market that combines everything a keen and reliant driver needs at a similar price.