Consumer Reports says Don’t Buy Lexus GX460

2010 Lexus GX460 Rear ViewThe folks at Consumer Reports finally confirmed what I’ve been saying for years: The Lexus GX460 is way too friggin tall for it’s width. I’d be afraid to take normal turns in that thing, let alone any sort of emergency maneuver.

It seems that I’m not alone in my concerns anymore, as CR gave the GX460 it’s worst rating. That rating is simply this: “Don’t Buy.” That’s about as bad as it gets, folks. Consumer Reports has a ton of credibility, and a huge reader base. These folks live and die by what CR says, and you can be sure none of them will be picking up the Lexus version of the 4Runner anytime soon.

Just what Toyota needed, what with the gas pedals of death, and the Prius brake recall. So much for that bulletproof reputation, eh? How quickly the mighty can fall…. just a few short months ago Toyota was constantly lauded for their extremely safe, reliable (and boring) cars. Nowadays, safety is a huge question mark, and they’re (still) boring.

Toyota piled on the incentives in March to move some metal – I wonder if this will become the norm for them… Time will tell. In the meantime, don’t buy a friggin Lexus GX460 if you want to stay upright when in your vehicle.

Published on April 14, 2010 in Lexus

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