‘A MORE HIGH-BRED HYBRID’
Added 21st September, 2012
, updated 12th September, 2012
By Andy Enright
The Lexus LS600h is probably the most refined car available this side of a Rolls-Royce Phantom. It's whisper quiet at normal speeds and the suspension system does a brilliant job of filtering out road noise. This is a beautiful and relaxing way to travel. Why don't we see more of them in the used sector then? The answer is badge equity. This is a £90,000+ new car without a top line prestige badge and that's enough to put off most potential customers.
Those who just recognise excellent engineering and don't need their egos propped up will warm to the LS600h and those who did buy one new will be pleased with running costs far lower than German rivals. As a used buy it earns a solid recommendation. The cars are reliable, they tend to have been very well looked after by knowledgeable owners and the post-2010 facelift version in particular feels bang up to date. It's not cheap but buy one and we doubt you'll feel you've got poor value for money.