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Toyota Mechanic Reveals the Truth About New and Used Lexus Models

Learn from a Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician the truth about new and used Lexus models concerning whether or not Lexus is really just a glorified Toyota; and, what this means for Lexus shoppers looking to buy a new or used Lexus over a Toyota.

Should you Buy a Lexus? Aren’t They Just Glorified Toyotas?

Rather than depend on the advice of someone you know when it comes to making a new or used car buying decision, you just might find that your best bet is to seek help from someone who specializes in working on a particular make, and many of its models on a regular basis.

Fortunately, that advice is easily available through credible online resources such as “The Car Care Nut”--- a Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician---who hosts a popular YouTube channel and shares what he has learned from years of working on Toyota and related vehicles.

In a recent video, The Car Care Nut discusses whether Lexus--- a make often described as “A Luxury Car with Toyota Maintenance Costs”---is just a glorified Toyota and reveals several truths that car shoppers need to be aware of before seriously considering buying a Lexus over a Toyota.

In video, you will learn:

• How Lexus came to be.

• The possible origin of the name “Lexus.”

• When Lexus separated from Toyota and what this meant.

• What vehicle models carry the same engine and powertrain as the Lexus today.

• Why when it comes to “Reliability,” “Performance,” and “Low Cost” you can only have two out of the three in any vehicle and how this should guide your buying decision.

• How Lexus “Sport” models compare to Mercedes Benz and BMW.

That said, here is another important video from The Car Care Nut YouTube channel that is informative, entertaining, and can help you decide whether a new or used Lexus is really the car for you.

Without further ado, here is the video in its entirety for your elucidation and benefit as a new and used car shopper:

Should you Buy a Lexus? Are they just glorified Toyotas?

For additional Toyota-related topics, be sure to check out the following linked articles “Toyota Care Dealership Service Center Mistakes” and, “Why Toyotas Burn So Much Oil and What You Can Do About It.”

Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily automotive-related news.


B.Rand (not verified)    October 31, 2021 - 1:05AM

This “Toyota Master Diagnostic Technician” obviously has a bone to pick with Toyota.
All his “Insider Information” is consistently aimed at derogating Toyota vehicles. “Why Toyotas Burn Oil…”…Come on! I’ve driven Toyotas for 30 years, usually owning two at a time and have never had one use or burn oil. And now this saying Lexus vehicles are only glorified Toyotas! Of course Lexus and Toyota share common components, as do Infinity and Nissans, as do Acura and Honda….Duh! Whatever your issue is you should resolve it without resorting to this kind of slander.