Posted on 05. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Despite relatively low production, the SC 400 had generated quite a buzz by its third model year. Lexus had successfully infused LS luxury into this attractive coupe. However, questions had arisen about what the SC really was. Was it a luxury car or a high performance coupe? Could it be both? Perhaps it was somewhere [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
In our day and age, the standards of quality and equipment cars are such that it requires character for the enthusiasts of deluxe models to make up their minds and select one of them. To its own recipe for high quality, Lexus added the stroke of the Guigiaro pen, but was [...]
Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by BajaBusta.
In 1988 and in order to break into the luxury car market, especially in the United States, Toyota created a new brand; the new company was called Lexus. The Lexus range was limited but the cars were loaded with almost every conceivable extra. The mainstay of the range was the LS400. [...]
Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Currently the median purchase price for new car purchases is close to 40k. Twenty years ago, that price would almost get you into the elite of automotive classes, the full size V8 powered luxury car. it’s easy to compare then and now, compare technology, and its advancement, compare cost of goods, even easier when you [...]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Toyota has done everything to be taken seriously worldwide when it decided to invest in the field of high caliber cars. even though German-inspired, these models are original enough not to be mistaken for some kind of Japanese Mercedes. Without any possible doubt, Lexus is the Japanese model of distinction (back then!) which has most [...]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by BajaBusta.
In September 1991, for the 1992 model year, Lexus unveiled the second generation Lexus ES (VCV10) almost one year after the introduction of the second generation Acura Legend October 24, 1990, but before Infiniti finally decided to add a similarly classed sedan, the J30. Completely redesigned and now sharing design features with the VCV10-series Toyota [...]
Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by BajaBusta.
While Toyota spent most their yen on the LS creation, and Nissan the same with the Q, when it came to their lesser dealership mates, we simply had rebadged Toyotas and Nissans! The Lexus ES250 being a glittery Camry, and the M30 a North American version of Japans Nissan Leopard. While the Lexus, the obvious [...]