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Should I buy a Lexus?

By Martin Pratt

Article 12 of 24

Lexus is Japan's premium car brand, but does its cars make a mark in the UK? Read on to find out whether it's worth considering

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What a success story Lexus has been. Toyota created it back in 1989 as a luxury division to rival Mercedes-Benz in America, and it succeeded spectacularly. 

Lexus might have had less impact in the UK, but its range of premium saloons, coupés, convertibles and SUVs has attracted a loyal ownership. 

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Emphasising its strong offering of hybrid petrol/electric models, Lexus has announced that it's planning to become a hybrid-only marque in the UK.

How reliable are Lexus cars?

Every year, we run an annual car survey where tens of thousands of people tell us about their current car and how reliable it is. Based on feedback from current Lexus owners, we have reliability data for new cars aged up to three years old, and also cars aged between three and eight years old.

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Lexus car reliability
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Results from the 2018 Which? Car Survey (results gathered from 43,027 owners, about 51,172 cars, between December 2017 and February 2018).


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