I've filled up more at the pump in recent months than I ever have with any other car I've owned. They were not firmly secured. The Torsen differential distributed a variable torque split when left unlocked, including a 40:60 front:rear ratio under normal driving conditions, a 30:70 ratio during cornering, and a 50:50 ratio when rear wheel slippage was detected. There's good travel at every wheel and a dual-range full-time four-wheel drive system is standard. Variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering adapts to the task. Kelley Blue Book reports that the Downhill Assist feature and the Hill-Start Assist Controls are the company's solution. Downhill Assist Control and Hill-start Assist Control add extra confidence, on-road or off.
Back in the days when people were actually taught how to drive a stick shift, the rule was to descend the hill in the same gear in which you climbed it--in short, shift into low going downhill and allow engine compression to slow the vehicle. A bevy of options are also available. Normally, the engine's 263 horsepower and 323 pound-feet of torque are automatically apportioned by a Torsen limited-slip center differential. Most comments regarding this 2008 Lexus were neutral and descriptive: Cars. A audio system along with a Rear Seat Entertainment System were available as options. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.
Ground clearance measured 211 millimetres 8. Other upgrades included an enhanced navigation system, compatibility, and more voice commands. The replacement water pump was not installed correctly and leaked. A Sport model joined the lineup, including the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System and different styling such as smoked bezel headlamps, added chrome trim, and black birdseye maple wood. The rear wiper was hidden under the rear spoiler, and while the tailgate remained side-opening, a flip-up glass panel was added.
The striker was not painted and rusted within a couple of months from purchase. A side-opening rear tailgate was standard. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Finally, add the smooth, spirited 4. Access to the rear cargo area is through a single-piece rear hatch that swings open from left to right, a design choice that can make loading and unloading in confined areas a bit challenging.
Its large and fairly upright glass area helps optimize driver sightlines in all directions. I found the desired car at Continental Mazda of Naperville. For comparison's sake, here are cargo capacities for a couple of competitors: Mercedes-Benz M-Class, 72. With the software update in place, sales resumed on April 29. Should the buyer opt for the navigation system, a substantial upgrade to the stereo system is included. It's not quick, but there's enough thrust aboard to sustain speed in most situations.
A replaced the transfer case's floor mounted shift lever, and the gauge cluster added a steering wheel angle display for off-road situations. . The signature grille leads the way for the tall body and narrow greenhouse look. Mechanically, it matches V8 power, a five-speed automatic transmission and a dual-range full-time four-wheel drive system with sophisticated vehicle dynamics enhancements that include adjustable shock absorbers and ride height, traction and stability controls, Downhill Assist Control and Hill-start Assist Control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and front, front-side and side-curtain airbags. Furthermore, this source says that the 2008 Lexus requires premium-grade gasoline.
I definitely recommend Continental Mazda of Naperville. Fold down or remove the two rear rows, and you'll find more than 77 cubic feet available. I was given the detailed demo of the car with all its specs, so that it gave me a clear idea of what am buying. Today, almost everyone rides the brake, which is not conducive to long brake life. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. From my first visit until the moment I bought the car, I was served well and the test-drive was very good and the dealership has their own drive track and was given ample time to test-drive the car.
Power came from a 4. However, removing it increases cargo volume from 13. Intended for off-road travel, the Downhill Assist Control, as described by Cars. A rear backup camera is included the optional navigation system. We liked the quiet interior, excellent fit and finish and the smooth, quiet powertrain.