Reviews: 2018 Lexus LC 500

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  1. krew
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    Based on feedback from the survey, readers are looking for more reviews about more cars -- in that spirit, I'm going to start collecting reviews into single threads.

    This EVO one is great, though it's weird to read about NVH being an issue. This was the same criticisms about the LS, is this a British thing? :D
     
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    Yay!
     
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    I get so tired of reviewers wanting to redesign every little detail. Just comment on what it is, not what it isn’t and take the time to learn how things work before pushing buttons. Other than that, it was a good read none the less.
     
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    Absolutely!!! I thought I was the only one who realised the nitpicking in reviews of every Lexus model. Reviewers always look for a downfall in Lexus vehicles to blame their reason for not liking it. Have you seen the brief Consumer Report review of the LS? When Lexus builds a full sized sedan that is fast, beautiful, luxurious with GT driving dynamics they go on a rampage about the infotainment calling it a "deal breaker" and saying the LSs' tech is "half baked." I guarantee half the review is gonna be on the touch pad- not explaining how to use it but complaining how much they don't like it.
     
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    I would really like to see some more in-depth review of the 500h. Ok nobody really wants it, but Lexus China has just launched the LC and the only option is the V6 hybrid. Of course I want the V8, but it's not like it's practical in China. The media praises the 500 all the time, and didn't really bothered discussing more about the hybrid.

    Oh, and the 500h starts at RMB 1.3M (USD 200k, okay I know it sucks), which is a steal considering for the same price one can only get a BMW 640/E400 Coupe. The price is a no-brainer for somebody shopping for a luxury GT.
     
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    I have to agree. It seems like a requirement for every review to go on ad naseum about the Lexus controllers.
     
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    The Belgian press at the European dynamic press launch event was more positive on the hybrid version than on the V8. They critisized the V8 of trying to be too sporty for a GT, being a bit too heavy and having too much understeer in fast and short corners. They felt that the V6 hybrid was more adapted to the mission of the LC as being a luxury GT. On top of that, they very much appreciated the fact that the hybrid has more torque at low revs than the V8.

    But I'm afraid that it has no real added value if I would post a copy of a press article in Flemish here in this topic ;)
     
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    I know. Frustrating sometimes.
    But this specific Top Gear article is very honest on that specific item, to my surprise: "This is one of those things you have to take time to get used to. I’m not saying it’ll ever be brilliant, but after a few days you do get used to it." Ollie Marriage is one of the only journalists who aknowledges that the system itself is not really bad, it just takes time to get used to. Most of these journalists just drive the car for a few days not taking enough time getting used to the system. Apart from encoding a destination address while driving (which, by the way, is dangerous) the system works rather well... if you know how to use it.
     
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    I have been using the mouse pad in my RCF for over a month (until the car went into hibernation) and I have no issue with it. It takes some getting used to, but the haptic feedback really helps. Also, I never use the MMI while driving so it is not an issue as to whether you can drive simultaneously with the mouse pad.
     
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    Lexus LC: 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year Finalist

    For being nominated for Car of the Year, doesn't seem like the Motor Trend crew really care for the LC. Seems like a backhanded compliment.
     
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    This is the second review that's complaining about 500h fuel efficiency. Are they crazy or they just stomp it all the time? My guess they didn't even drive it. My only contact with 500h got one of the very first deliveries in Germany and he gets 8-9l/100km in city normal driving conditions. There is no way in hell V8 gets anything less than 15l/100km in city driving. There could be some different gearing between EU and US hybrid specs but still.
     
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    The LC is really doing a great job in reviews. And I agree, one hell of a good looking car inside and out. I also do agree the infotainment had me scratching my head
     
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    so basically Lexus is better, but Aston wins because.

    cool.
     
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    I was kinda pissed, because they called the Lexus "a mess" design wise without putting much thought into it as their Ignition video. No attention to the quality of the cabin, nor the fact that they were hooning the car around the track with two big guys in it. It's been a total of six months seen Jason Cammisa left Motor Trend, which explains the lack of chemistry between Jethro and Jonny, and the confusion on these reviews. They even said explicitly that these cars aren't built for the track. So why decide the answer alone on brand perception and the fact that it has more power than the Lexus? Then again there's the infotainment....
     
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    Because its cheaper? Its still 90-95% of what the Aston is, for $100k less. I can go buy some other wonderful things with the difference there, unless the MT audience is some rich sheikhs in the UAE trying to one-up each other (The comments seem clearly not).