Lexus LC500

Lexus LC500

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mhurley

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788 posts

97 months

Thursday 21st November 2019
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Has to be one of the best looking cars out at the moment
Anyone on here own one?


AndyDefault

93 posts

122 months

Thursday 21st November 2019
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Absolutely love these.

A red one drove past me recently and it looked and sounded fantastic.


BIRMA

3,083 posts

158 months

Thursday 21st November 2019
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mhurley said:
Has to be one of the best looking cars out at the moment
Anyone on here own one?

The lexusownersclub.co.uk has a section for owners to communicate their thoughts about the cars, might be worth checking that out.
As far as I can say the build quality is way beyond most cars, like all Lexus cars servicing and the very excellent customer friendly manufacturers warranty is in relative terms cheap compared to many marques in and above it's price range.
Glorious and bombproof N/A V8 engine, they have dropped in price significantly recently which makes them a bargain.
They are quite big and the hybrid (who would buy one without the V8) has a dreadful (subjective point of view) CVT autobox.

Ecosseven

1,577 posts

181 months

Thursday 21st November 2019
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One of the very few cars on sale today that I find really desirable. High cost but it could be in the realms of affordability within the next 4 years or so. Great presence combined with striking looks, superb engineering and build quality, and last but not least a 5.0 N/A V8. It's even relatively practical.










flatso

1,013 posts

93 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Stunning...will prove to be one of the best looking cars of our generation. Too bad there is no manual option, I would have one in a heartbeat.

Gameface

16,079 posts

41 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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I wouldn't want a manual in this. It's a potent cruiser. A soft-ish GT. A stylish daily driver.

Luke.

9,498 posts

214 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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BIRMA said:
They have dropped in price significantly recently which makes them a bargain.
Love these. And seriously considering one. But just curious, given their relative scarcity, how come the price has dropped significantly recently?

BIRMA

3,083 posts

158 months

Saturday 23rd November 2019
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Luke. said:
BIRMA said:
They have dropped in price significantly recently which makes them a bargain.
Love these. And seriously considering one. But just curious, given their relative scarcity, how come the price has dropped significantly recently?
I have no idea to be perfectly honest. They are, in every respect bombproof and as far as I've checked the owners section of the lexusownersclub.co.uk nobody has posted any bad reports.
The quality of everything is outstanding without any doubt. Full service £596, interim £345 plus the legendary customer friendly manufacturers warranty £1200 per annum.
It is a big car, there are quite a few ex Aston Martin owners who have them too, I don't like the hybrid version, why would you when you can have the V8 and the hybrid has what I consider the bloody horrible CVT transmission which one owner in particular posted his dislike/hatred towards it and I agree 100%

AJCAY

77 posts

124 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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I have recently bought an LC500 V8 and jumped out of my BMW M2 Competition.
The Lexus is clearly a different animal but I think it is just superb.
Mine is just a year old with 4K miles and at the prices these now command secondhand ,a real super buy.I cannot understand why there are so few on the roads as every review says how great they are.I hope the reliability is to the standard expected but the build and quality of materials is on another level.
Having had many BMW M cars ,the only thing I miss is the i drive system for the nav but the Lexus system is far better than reviewers state,it’s just a matter of getting used to it.
So far,with shockingly poor wet,muddy roads I have taken it easy in the main but have averaged 31 mpg.I know,I must try harder.
These cars are stunning and No Turbos.
Try one.
AJ.

jontysafe

2,234 posts

142 months

Saturday 7th December 2019
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Love the way these look. At circa 55k here in Dubai with 10000km on the clock I think a good option. I need to test drive though as love my turbos

cc3

655 posts

80 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Am I right these are fitted with run flats ? How is the ride any difference in the 20 and 21 inch wheels ?

Riversides

87 posts

149 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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They are fitted with runflats. I have 21 inch wheels on mine ( Sports Plus option) , but in comfort or normal mode the car rides absolutely fine. I understand that the 20 inch wheels ride a bit smoother still. I've had the car for a year now and never seen another on the road yet.

cc3

655 posts

80 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Riversides said:
They are fitted with runflats. I have 21 inch wheels on mine ( Sports Plus option) , but in comfort or normal mode the car rides absolutely fine. I understand that the 20 inch wheels ride a bit smoother still. I've had the car for a year now and never seen another on the road yet.
Thank you. I am starting to search for a V8 about 2 years old anything to look out for ? I read some paint finishes can be tricky to touch up? Is it worth getting the Sport version ? How about the HUD and hifi upgrade ? Nav seems a bit of an issue ? Are prices starting to settle now ?

Riversides

87 posts

149 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Just to add, I love the looks of the car, but of course the V8 engine, interior quality and after sales service from Lexus is also fantastic. I had the car serviced by Lexus Edinburgh a couple of weeks ago and it was a great experience. Lexus Milton Keynes ( whom I bought the car from) and also Lexus UK have been superb too. This is my first Lexus, but the service is so good I think I will now really struggle to change brands for my daily driver.

Riversides

87 posts

149 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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cc3 said:
Thank you. I am starting to search for a V8 about 2 years old anything to look out for ? I read some paint finishes can be tricky to touch up? Is it worth getting the Sport version ? How about the HUD and hifi upgrade ? Nav seems a bit of an issue ? Are prices starting to settle now ?
Its a Lexus so they are very well engineered. There are a few 2 year cars out there with pretty low mileage so nothing to worry about. Only issues Ive had is a sticky fuel filler flap that is going to be replaced by a new design and also front geometry which was a bit out and wearing the tyres prematurely. HUD is great, Mark Levinson HiFi okay. Nav can be a bit tricky, but I understand that Apple CarPlay is a retrofit upgrade from April next year, so I will be using that instead for navigation.
As for colour, I went with white as I think it suits it really well. Opinions on the fancy metallic reds and blues vary,. Some say that they should be easy to touch up, others disagree.
Prices have taken a dip ( unfortunately for me) but I think for anyone buying now they will level out somewhat. Not too many out there and at 50k to 60k a bit of a bargain.
For me, sport option was a must have for looks, rear wheel steer, carbon roof and LSD.

Edited by Riversides on Thursday 19th December 19:17

Riversides

87 posts

149 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Riversides

87 posts

149 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Riversides

87 posts

149 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Couple of shots of mine taken by my son. Fitted with Vorsteiner alloys.

cc3

655 posts

80 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Looks really good

Gameface

16,079 posts

41 months

Thursday 19th December 2019
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Riversides said:
For me, sport option was a must have for looks, rear wheel steer, carbon roof and LSD.
Is an option pack from new. How does it improve the looks?

I didn't think these had much leeway spec wise. I thought they were fully loaded as standard.