No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Lexus reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
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What used hybrid should I buy?
The world of hybrids is moving very fast, Hannah, and the rule of thumb is that newer is better purely because the technology is improving all the time. You’re obviously concerned with running costs and your carbon-footprint, so the latest hybrid technology with a full factory warranty would seem to be an obvious way to go.
That puts the new Corolla Hybrid firmly in the frame as both a car with the latest planet-saving and life-saving tech as well as Toyota’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty as well as a ten-year warranty on the hybrid’s batteries. For some reason, Lexus hasn’t budged on its four-year warranty, meaning that a 2017 CT200h might only have a few months of factory cover to run if your bought it now. You’ll also potentially pay more for the second-hand Lexus than you will for the brand-new Corolla.
The only real drawback with the Corolla Hybrid is that its luggage space – because of the battery-packs – is quite shallow. But beyond that it’s a great car with the hybrid driveline thrown in for just a couple of grand extra. That’s a bargain and it’s one of the reasons the new Corolla will be a lot of Australian families’ first hybrid.
Lexus IS200 2002: Is it worth keeping my car is issues are starting to arise?
That’s a difficult call to make. The car has done quite a few kilometres and is in the twilight of its life. If it’s been properly serviced all its life to date and you continue to service it well you should be able to keep on top of any issues that crop up. But at the same you should anticipate that problems might occur more often now, and that will involve more expense. Looking forward you need to decide if you want to gamble on it giving little or no trouble, or get out of it. If you are not sure about it get out of it now.
Where is Lexus made?
Lexus vehicles are mostly produced in Japan, where the brand started out in the early '80s.
Lexus reliability - are Lexus cars reliable?
If there are any common problems and complaints about reliability or faults in Lexus vehicles, they'll likely show up on our Lexus problems page. You can also calculate a car's projected resale value via our price and specs page.
What does Lexus stand for?
According to the advertising agency that works for Lexus, the name never had any particular meaning. However it's still speculated the name is an amalgamation of the words "luxury" and "elegance", or that it stands for "Luxury Exports to the US".