December 29, 1999 |
Toyota Motor Corp., the fourth-largest auto maker in the U.S., plans to raise prices on its 2000 model Toyota and Lexus luxury cars and trucks to take advantage of record demand. The Japan-based auto maker said it will boost average retail prices on Toyota vehicles by 0.8%, or $175, starting Feb. 1. Lexus prices will rise 1.2%, or $454. The move follows a 1.9% increase on Toyotas announced in August.
July 8, 2010
2010 Lexus GX 460 Base price: $51,970 Price, as tested: $56,744 Powertrain: 4.6-liter, 32-valve DOHC V-8 engine with dual VVT-i; six-speed automatic transmission; full-time four-wheel drive with Torsen limited-slip center differential Horsepower: 301 at 5,500 rpm Torque: 329 pound-feet at 3,500 rpm 0-60 mph: 7.8 seconds Curb weight: 5,305 pounds Wheelbase: 109.8 inches Overall length: 189.2 inches ...
September 18, 1997 |
Advertiser: Lexus Agency: Team One Advertising, El Segundo Challenge: Establish an identity for the LS 400. The Ads: A series of print and TV spots shows a male model painted so as to blend into the car. In a TV commercial inspired by the futuristic movie "Running Man," the model runs across a desolate urban landscape to a Lexus. Once seated inside, the model's painted torso blends into the upholstery. In another commercial, the model is painted to blend into the grill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1993
A carjacker armed with a handgun stole a 1993 red Lexus Sunday from a Chino teen-ager in the parking lot of the MainPlace/Santa Ana shopping mall, police said. The victim, Bradley Scott Dobson, 16, told police he was sitting in the car waiting for his mother to finish shopping when a man in his 30s approached, showed the gun, and demanded the car and Dobson's class ring, said Santa Ana Police Lt. Robert Helton. "He gave the man the car and gave him the ring," Helton said. Dobson was unhurt.
August 8, 2008 |
Lexus once again stands alone atop a closely watched ranking of vehicle dependability after Buick slipped from the No. 1 spot it shared with the Japanese luxury brand last year, J.D. Power & Associates said Thursday. It's the 14th straight year Toyota Motor Corp.'s high-end brand has held the top position in the annual study, which measures problems experienced by the original owners of vehicles after three years. Lexus had 120 problems per 100 vehicles, down from 145 last year. Ford Motor Co.'
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March 23, 2012 |
The Trinity Broadcasting Network, which bills itself as the world's largest Christian network, is embroiled in a legal battle involving allegations of massive financial fraud and lavish spending, including the purchase of a $100,000 motor home for family dogs. Brittany Koper, a former high-ranking TBN official and the granddaughter of its co-founder, Paul Crouch Sr., was fired by the network in September after discovering "illegal financial schemes" amounting to tens of millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court.
HOME & GARDEN
December 10, 2011 |
I was putting up the outdoor lights the other day when my wife, Posh, came along and pushed me off the ladder. I thought she was just being playful in that cute, physically intimidating way she has. But no, she really needed the ladder. Her plan: to jump off the roof and spare herself the agony of another holiday season. I thought about it a bit — 20 minutes max — then picked up a bullhorn. To leave me alone with our kids during the holidays, I pleaded, would go against the spirit that the season represents.
October 28, 2013 |
The dominance of Japanese automakers in Consumer Reports' annual auto reliability ratings is starting to fade, with two European automakers and one U.S. brand securing places in the top 10 of the 2013 rankings. Lexus - the luxury division of Toyota - scored the top spot this year, followed by Toyota and Acura. Audi - the luxury division of Volkswagen - came in fourth, followed by Mazda, Infiniti, Volvo, Honda and then the sole U.S. brand, the GMC division of General Motors. Subaru was 10th. But Consumer Reports didn't have all good news for Toyota.
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September 18, 2013 |
Authorities have confirmed that human bones and clothing were discovered next to the Lexus of a missing Burbank man found in Angeles National Forest, but haven't determined if they are connected to his disappearance. Gevork Boyadzhyan's white Lexus sedan was located by authorities Sunday 400 feet off a cliff near the Angeles Crest Highway, Lt. Brian Fitch of the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station told the Burbank Leader. Boyadzhyan was reported missing nearly two months ago. Investigators have not identified the remains or determined their sex or age, according Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter.
October 28, 2009 |
Federal safety regulators have closed an inquiry into sudden-acceleration incidents involving certain Lexus ES models after concluding that a vehicle defect was unlikely. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's inquiry into the 2007 Lexus ES 350 and the 2002-03 Lexus ES 300 was triggered by a petition from Jeffrey A. Pepski of Plymouth, Minn. Pepski said his 2007 Lexus ES 350 suddenly accelerated from 60 to 80 mph while he was driving home from work Feb. 3. Pepski said his accelerator pedal became stuck and he could not lift it up with his right foot, while the car continued to accelerate.