The GS is refined, but it's not the luxury sports sedan Lexus pitches; we didn't find it particularly exciting to drive. The steering lacks feel and the car isn't agile. The ride is comfortable, but no better than its competitors. The GS's well-constructed interior is luxurious and most controls are easy to use. But passenger room is tight and the driving position is flawed.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Drives is excellent specially acceleration and handling"

Juan G., PR (2006 Lexus GS)

"Love the big V8! When you need speed you get it, but the back end can become squirrelly. Handling is fine tuned as this is a sport model. When I feel down about driving a minivan I get into this fine automobile and it makes me feel all better!"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Lexus GS)

"Ease of handling, size of the vehicle. Just the right amount of acceleration when I need it to pass, get onto the freeway and change lanes."

Anonymous, HI (2006 Lexus GS)

"Excellent styling & reliability & 24 MPG mileage on toad trips in a luxury car. (seating not up t par for luxury car, they set too low and don't go high enough."

Terry H., MI (2006 Lexus GS)

"Options for shifting and suspension."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus GS)

"all wheel drive in rain or snow"

Michael S., WA (2006 Lexus GS)

"the design is beautiful, not a fan of their design direction now though, don't like the radical lines of the new Lexus'"

Richard S., NJ (2006 Lexus GS)

"sports car like handling, very tight all around. low maintenance."

Susan B., AZ (2006 Lexus GS)

"Can't beat the power of a V8! Have avoided accidents when stupid people pull out because of handling & great braking"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Lexus GS)

"fantastic acceleration and road handling. Not sloppy to drive."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Lexus GS)

"Satisfactory acceleration with acceptable handling."

Roland A., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Big V-*gives great acceleration and reasonable gas mileage. Handles well and is just the right size."

Richard M., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"responds quickly to lane change movement and until this year had super quick passing acceleration. Now it is struggling."

Anonymous, MI (2006 Lexus GS)

"Holds the road well and is plenty quick"

Paul B., OR (2006 Lexus GS)

"Love the zip and the short turn radius."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus GS)

"very responsive & comfortable"

Milton K., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Lots of power ... great acceleration."

Philip Z., TX (2006 Lexus GS)

"Handles like a dream with adequate acceleration."

MARK H., NH (2006 Lexus GS)

"underpowered. almost too slow to merge with full vcehicle"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Lexus GS)

"Handles superb and accelerations is excellent with the v-8 engine."

BILL C., TX (2006 Lexus GS)

"Easily gets up to speed of traffic"

CHARLES S., TX (2006 Lexus GS)

"Rides great, comfortable, solid"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Lexus GS)

"excellent auto"

J D., NM (2006 Lexus GS)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Always rides great!! Very comfortable on the road and quiet inside too."

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Lexus GS)

"Very comfortable car."

David T., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Great comfort the ride is excellent, noise inside is normal, comfort is above average for a 11 year model"

Juan G., PR (2006 Lexus GS)

"quiet"

Michael S., WA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Super quiet, seats fit multiple size people comfortably- from 6'3" to 5'5". Love the cooled seats and the ride in the sport mode is great"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"After 12 years the car still remains relatively quiet-no squeaks, interior vibration or external noise. Smooth ride and comfortable seats with good leg room even in the rear seat. For an exceptionally tall person leg room in the back could be a potential problem as well as head room."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Lexus GS)

"reliablity"

Paul B., OR (2006 Lexus GS)

"The seat is comfortable for driving. Ride is smooth. I have tried other Lexus models and mine is more comfortable. Don't want to have to change."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus GS)

"very tight feel. sports car like handling. low maintenance ie everything works, always. no rattles, nothing falling off or becoming discolored"

Susan B., AZ (2006 Lexus GS)

"Very comfortable seats, semi-firm ride but comfortable."

Roland A., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"excellent seats and ride"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Lexus GS)

"Very quiet"

Francis R., IL (2006 Lexus GS)

"Nice ride, quiet, I use it as a commute car and its very comfortable."

Glen H., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Comfort, quiet, dependable, easily accelerates in all types of traffic."

CHARLES S., TX (2006 Lexus GS)

"Car side steps on road cracks or minor variations in level. Slow response to heating.Takes several miles of driving before heat reaches comfort level"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Lexus GS)

"Gas mileage is very good, the ride is comfortable, but the Nav. controls are not easy to work and program. So do not even use them."

BILL C., TX (2006 Lexus GS)

"Extremely quiet and refined vehicle. Smooth, comfortable ride. Unbeatable car except for poor interior lighting at night."

ASOKA Y., ON (2006 Lexus GS)

"Seat adjustment seems to be somewhat random. Sometimes seats adjust when approaching the car, sometimes when turning on the ignition, sometimes not until the engine starts"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Lexus GS)

"The car tracks very well even though its 10 years old. The leather seats can be adjusted so you are very comfortable. The dual climate control is very accurate so both passengers are kept comfortable."

MARK H., NH (2006 Lexus GS)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"good value never had any problems, it's very quiet, great acceleration, looks great."

Richard S., NJ (2006 Lexus GS)

"The car has held its value very well on the used car market."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Fortunately we bought directly from Lexus as our son-in-law worked for Toyota and we didn't have to pay a dealer his profit"

B C., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Nice"

Anonymous, NV (2006 Lexus GS)

"For a 12 year old car, excellent record."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"The car id 12 years old and has held up very well. I could have bought 2 or 3 newer cars over the years but i don't need or want to."

Glen H., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"bought in 05 a 06 and it runs great"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Lexus GS)

"This a great used car to purchase; it has all the modern day technology features and a proven record of reliability."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Lexus GS)

"The overall value of this car is far from what I expected it to be. I have put over $8,000 into this car in only a little over one year. It is expensive to repair and it is not any better than any other used car of this age and mileage - in some cases, more work."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Lexus GS)

"Bought as a certified pre-owned vehicle, so the price was significantly lower than new and as a result, the value was tremendous."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Lexus GS)

"This car has 177K miles and has yet to need a repair. At 120K Lexus recalled it and replaced the engine valves rings and various other internal parts as they found a problem. No cost to me!"

PAUL B., OR (2006 Lexus GS)

"We bought this vehicle directly from Toyota as our son-in-law worked for them so we didn't have a dealer involved."

B C., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"181,000 miles with no breakdowns makes me happy"

RODNEY O., SC (2006 Lexus GS)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The design of the vehicle"

B C., CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"The car still looks current and great 10 years later."

PAUL B., OR (2006 Lexus GS)

"It is a very good looking car and does not look outdated at all even though it is 10 years old."

Anonymous, AL (2006 Lexus GS)

"Looks like new-very sporty yet classic design. I like it better than the redesigned Lexus GS."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Lexus GS)

"Sporty"

CHARLES T., TN (2006 Lexus GS)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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