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2010 Lexus RX 350 Review:  High Society Meets Mighty Mouse
2010 Lexus RX 350 Review: High Society Meets Mighty Mouse

Lexus RX350:  Meet Mighty Mouse Toyota's upscale Lexus RX is a crossover benchmark.  It's become the upwardly mobile automotive prescription for many families.  Now, nearly every carmaker has an RX-like machine.  Imitation is the sincerest form of affirmation. Therefore, when Lexus revamped...Read More»

2011 Lexus IS
Video: The Making of the 2011 Lexus IS Drum Commercial

I posted a blog a few days ago about how I perceived Lexus was building its brand through an innovative approach, that of using sound, be it musical or engine-created. The 2011 Lexus IS was the subject of the main car ad I reviewed, and I really liked the ad and what it was trying to achieve. I...Read More»

Still from the 2011 Lexus IS 'Music Track' commercial
Video: Behind The Scenes Of The New 'Music Track' Commercial For The Lexus IS

Late last week, Lexus launched an eye-catching new commercial for the 2011 IS sedan. It's also proven to be fairly ear-catching, and now Lexus has uploaded a YouTube clip to show how the ad was made. The commercial is called "Music Track", and it features an Ultrasonic Blue Lexus IS drifting...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 350 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View
How To Build a Brand: 2011 Lexus IS, Music To My Ears

I came across an ad for the 2011 Lexus IS and was intrigued. Not so much about what the ad is, which we will cover momentarily, but more about what the ad means to the brand and how it builds the brand. I’d say the from the lowly Lexus IS all the way up to the spine-tingling LFA...Read More»

2007 Lexus LX 470
Recall Alert: Lexus LX 470

Another Toyota product has been subjected to a recall, although this time it's a make and model that is no longer on sale. It's the 2003-2007 Lexus LX 470. 39,000 LX 470s are being recalled due to a faulty steering shaft. Apparently, if the wheel is turned to full lock after too many shocks to the...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Report: Lexus Knew About Engine Problems In 2007

Last week, Lexus announced a recall of several models due to problems with engine stalling. Today, reports have surfaced that indicate the company may have known about the problem three years ago. A Chicago Tribune article cites a Reuters piece that claims that Toyota received a report from the...Read More»

Leaked 2011 Lexus CT 200h images
Lexus Lures Andy Samberg, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Kennedy To The Dark Side

During the 2010 New York Auto Show, Lexus hosted a debate to hype its new hybrid, the CT 200h. Dubbed "The Darker Side of Green", the face-off featured eco-tech enthusiast Amanda Little, global-warming denier Phelim McAleer, and moderator Sarah Silverman. We were very, very dubious. But by most...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Recall Alert: Lexus LS 460

UPDATE NUMBER 2--Toyota has announced the recall of 138,000 GS, LS, and IS models sold in the U.S. with the 4.6-liter V-8, 5.0-liter V-8, or 3.5-liter V-6. The affected models are model-year 2006, 2007, and 2008. A formal notice will be filed the week of July 5, and Toyota will replace the valve...Read More»

2008 Lexus LS 600h L
Lexus Recalls 138,000 Cars—Including LS 600h—For Engine Defect

Lexus has announced that it will recall about 138,000 of its luxury sedans in the U.S.—including the 2008 model year of its flagship Lexus LS 600h L hybrid—due to a potential engine defect. In some 4.6- or 5.0-liter V-8 engines, along with some 3.5-liter engines, valve springs might be...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
Recall Alert: Lexus Recalls All HS 250h Hybrids

Lexus is voluntarily recalling all 17,000 of the 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrids it has sold, due to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing that showed excessive fuel leakage after a rear-end collision. The company has also halted sales until the problem can be remedied. The test...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires
Car Advice: Shopping For Tires

When you go to the movies you wouldn’t think of going up to the cashier without knowing the title of the show you wanted to see. The same thing goes for buying tires. The first thing you should do is go to the sidewall of your tires and write down the size. The number is going to say something...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
2010 Lexus HS250h And Suzuki Kizashi: Top Safety Fail?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its latest test results—of two sedans, the hybrid 2010 Lexus HS250h and the almost-mid-size 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, for its new roof-crush test. And it's not all good news this time. Both the HS250h and the Kizashi were given the...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna Limited
2011 Toyota Sienna, Avalon Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

Toyota's seen a lot of scrutiny in recent months for its numerous safety-related recalls. But it should also be commended for earning top marks for occupant protection. In the latest round of crash-testing, two new 2011-model-year Toyota vehicles earned the Top Safety Pick designation from the...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Recall Alert: Toyota Stops Sales Of Lexus LS

Thanks to a recall announced last week, Toyota is halting sales of its Lexus LS luxury sedan while it corrects a problem with the steering. The problem is that when turned to the far left or far right, the steering wheel can become momentarily out of alignment with the wheels before quickly...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
Top Five Things to Pack To The Beach

We've already covered what to pack on a road trip, and now, with the weather improving in those parts of the country that spend half of the year under a blanket of snow, this is as good a time as any to cover what should be brought to the beach. Now, you might be saying that certain items, like...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 600h L
Recall Alert: Lexus Vehicles Recalled For Steering Problem

Toyota's recall woes continue, this time with a steering-related issue that affects 4,500 vehicles sold in Japan and 7,000 sold in other parts of the world, including 3,800 vehicles sold here. The problem centers around the computer that controls the speed-sensitive steering system. Some drivers...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Toyota To Recall 11,500 Vehicles From The Lexus LS Line

As if Toyota didn't have enough troubles at the moment, the automaker has announced plans to recall 11,500 Lexus vehicles sold in the U.S., Japan, China, and other parts of the world. The recall centers on the steering system in the Lexus LS line, which offers drivers varying degrees of turning...Read More»

Screencap from the Lexus 'Dark Ride' microsite for the CT200h
The Lexus CT200h And The Dark Side Of Social Media

We love our jobs. Really. Mostly. But every so often, we're obligated to take a metaphorical bullet in the service of keeping you informed. This is one of those times. Seriously, you guys owe us a Coke. The bullet in question comes courtesy of Lexus, which continues to pump the whole "Dark Side of...Read More»

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