I Was Wrong About The Lexus LC500 - The Numbers Don't Matter

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2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible Review - Subjectively Exceptional
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Nearly four years ago I drove the Lexus LC500, and I was disappointed. For the price tag, the numbers simply didn't add up. I'm happy to have had the opportunity to drive the car again, on public roads, to see what it's really all about. The Lexus LC500 Convertible disappoints only on paper; the driving experience doesn't leave a lot to be desired. In this video we'll discuss it's objective shortcomings, subjective advantages, clever convertible top, and incredible interior.

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  • zzzzzsleeping

    zzzzzsleeping

    Күн мурун

    over 4,000 pounds?
    therefore its 5,000 after said and done

  • dionisis001

    dionisis001

    Күн мурун

    I loved it ever since i say it YouTube! That interior is just amazing! Just as much as the exterior!

  • Stan Curry

    Stan Curry

    2 күн мурун

    People buy this car for the same reason people buy Aston’s and maseratis. Unless youre actually into racing I don’t see what’s the point of most of these new cars. You can’t even use that power while also living in any major area, and I stopped caring about bragging about car trading card statistics and “smoking people off the line at stop lights” after I graduated high school. I’ll take this any day.

  • Caro

    Caro

    3 күн мурун

    The LC500 really is the last true GT after basically everything else has taken a more performance focused angle.
    I can only hope they come to their senses and stop trying to make the LCF.

  • Bryan Senulis

    Bryan Senulis

    3 күн мурун

    Yet more $$ called grand touring car

  • Bryan Senulis

    Bryan Senulis

    3 күн мурун

    Car like a 3000gt turbo

  • Bryan Senulis

    Bryan Senulis

    3 күн мурун

    Iv beat one off line to 60 till they gave up in my 2004 is300 that makes 187hp on dyno jet just full exhaust

  • Woojae Chong

    Woojae Chong

    5 күн мурун

    too expensive to hear 2nd gear.. rest hmm...bring back LFA....

  • Mr Self Worth

    Mr Self Worth

    5 күн мурун

    I love this car inside and out, the craftsmanship is simply mind blowing! Having driven the coupe and cabriolet, the cabriolet is my choice because of the open top experience and the exhaust note experience! But the only reason that they are not selling is because of the Lexus brand, very sad but true...

  • DannyColdhill

    DannyColdhill

    7 күн мурун

    Jason sounds impressed, not,every day that happens 😄
    Make a video about all new cars with cd players plz ✌️

  • Donald Lin

    Donald Lin

    7 күн мурун

    Better acceleration doesn't mean better engines. Better handling doesn't mean better suspensions. That's all about compromise!!! In Lexus no compromise...(almost, of course)

  • Jas B.

    Jas B.

    8 күн мурун

    Why are you driving a girly man's car?

  • Spector NS5 RD

    Spector NS5 RD

    8 күн мурун

    It only took me about 5 minutes into this video before I started dumping like 2 weeks of built up emotions. This old T-shirt has many emotional rides plastered on it.

  • Dave L

    Dave L

    8 күн мурун

    Sub 5 second 0-60 is always going to be slamming acceleration to me. It can't be "not that special" just because cheaper cars can do it. Whatever car you're sitting in, sub 5 seconds is a blast. Its not relative.

  • dfpguitar

    dfpguitar

    9 күн мурун

    your description of this car reminds me of romantic relationship dynamics. Neither partner needs to have extraordinary stats or be perfect at anything. It is the package and the motivated suitability to each other.

  • Keisuke Takahasi

    Keisuke Takahasi

    11 күн мурун

    (gt3 song) its got a... cd PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER PLAYER

  • Carlos Rodriguez

    Carlos Rodriguez

    11 күн мурун

    It's about the experience.

  • American Marxist

    American Marxist

    11 күн мурун

    That car is gorgeous. But I'm a 34 years old dad with three kids. And here in Utah, I would look like a dad in midlife crisis lol. Maybe if I lived in Florida it would be ok.

  • wayne h

    wayne h

    13 күн мурун

    dude, how many people are buying any vehicle to go racing around? I see people with Porsches and their not racing around

  • wayne h

    wayne h

    13 күн мурун

    gorgeous car

  • Michael Chew

    Michael Chew

    14 күн мурун

    2021 Crosstrek has a CD player lol

  • Kyle Cialella

    Kyle Cialella

    15 күн мурун

    we as americans deserve better vehicles. this toyota is junk

  • Kyle Cialella

    Kyle Cialella

    15 күн мурун

    it subjective to law suite

  • Himanshu Solanki

    Himanshu Solanki

    15 күн мурун

    0:05 car has the logo of nike

  • Gavin Williams

    Gavin Williams

    16 күн мурун

    I like this anti-whiteboard video

  • Big John

    Big John

    16 күн мурун

    Who cares if a vehicle has a high power to weight ratio if the reliability is garbage.

    • Carboy Dorifuto party

      Carboy Dorifuto party

      16 күн мурун

      They'll have a whole nother reason for buying it plus at the price range this cars sitting in most aren't even buying the car for reliability anyway.

  • akdomun

    akdomun

    16 күн мурун

    Jason, why do rev limiters exist on many modern european cars? And are there any downsides of revving to redline in neutral?

  • David Crayford

    David Crayford

    16 күн мурун

    It's pretty, but I assume you need a garage or secure parking to stop somebody cutting through the roof to steal it. And as with all cars, the catalytic converter is rich pickings of $2,000 for two minutes work. What engineering solution do car makers have for that?

  • Be H

    Be H

    17 күн мурун

    This is a quick hot mom car

  • Fabio Quadrana

    Fabio Quadrana

    17 күн мурун

    Lovely car in all aspects, and on top, the japanese Toyota quality.

  • Emad Abulfaraj

    Emad Abulfaraj

    17 күн мурун

    Greeting
    I’m looking forward to see you reviewing IS500 2022 soon😜

  • Rick Troutner

    Rick Troutner

    18 күн мурун

    That's funny how our old self is always our younger self.

  • RonJohn63

    RonJohn63

    18 күн мурун

    9:40 It's a "sports" car for rich old people.

  • RonJohn63

    RonJohn63

    18 күн мурун

    How much of that cool noise is fabricated?

  • Torstrum

    Torstrum

    18 күн мурун

    On the weight it rides better but handles poorer- it's a boat. I love cars built like that I like the way they ride and dont mind how they handle... as long as you dont expect to use it as a super sports car handling wise.

  • Roy Dow

    Roy Dow

    19 күн мурун

    Thoroughly enjoyed the review. 👍

  • Rev Lexus

    Rev Lexus

    19 күн мурун

    Great video and the LC 500 is an awesome car!
    I have the SC430 and it is great, almost a grandparent to the LC 500!

  • CarsofGlasgow

    CarsofGlasgow

    19 күн мурун

    Such a nice sounding V8, the LC500 is my dream car!

  • Kevin Niemi

    Kevin Niemi

    19 күн мурун

    nice review - it's beautiful and not an Erector set. If one is not in the mood for beauty, then turn on the radio - my take. Great car.

  • Sandy Leon - Keahe

    Sandy Leon - Keahe

    19 күн мурун

    Great review, as an engineer myself this is such a weird car : soft top, too heavy, not great balance...... but such presence. What an engine, and what a finish. Somehow it works.🔥

    • Simon Kim

      Simon Kim

      17 күн мурун

      @Sandy Leon - Keahe I can tell you even though it is heavy it does not feel like when driving. I know this from first hand experience because I have a 2018 LC 500. And that sound, man oh man it is intoxicating.

    • Sandy Leon - Keahe

      Sandy Leon - Keahe

      18 күн мурун

      @Simon Kim fair enough, that seems to be the trend in cars. Heavy, big complicated and over wrought......not too many like light , simple things these days.

    • Simon Kim

      Simon Kim

      19 күн мурун

      This is a luxury GT car and as an engineer you should know a luxury gt car has to be smooth and stable. The only way to do that is weight. That is why it weighs so much. You think Lexus just woke up one day and said, " lets make the LC 500 heavy"?

  • PHANTOMELEPHANT

    PHANTOMELEPHANT

    19 күн мурун

    I have a question: Did the yakusa visit you at home and made you make this video?
    And another this time serious question. Can you pls make a review video of a Nissan NX2000 ?

  • Dave Anderson

    Dave Anderson

    19 күн мурун

    Rather have a coupe with a large sunroof

  • David T. Young

    David T. Young

    19 күн мурун

    You sound like the foodgod

  • David T. Young

    David T. Young

    19 күн мурун

    I love these things

  • Jeremy Specce

    Jeremy Specce

    19 күн мурун

    No one understands what “SNOW” buttons are for. They should be like “stuck in snow” buttons in most cars.

  • mikesta

    mikesta

    20 күн мурун

    These cars are beautiful, would love to drive one.

  • Should I Get It Reviews

    Should I Get It Reviews

    20 күн мурун

    BRB going to email Lexus! I want to smile like that with the top down!

  • DJ BIS

    DJ BIS

    20 күн мурун

    cool review. Inspiring and different. We need more emotional cars that are well made. And maybe, just maybe, a bit more affordable too? 👌🏼😊

  • M W

    M W

    20 күн мурун

    You use a CD player if you care about higher quality which this car is about, quality.........

  • Jay Garrett

    Jay Garrett

    20 күн мурун

    Never depend on your salary alone make that dream of becoming financially stable come through by deciding to be part of the benefactors of forex and cryptocurrency trading

  • Jameson T

    Jameson T

    20 күн мурун

    Looks like a house slipper.

  • Tom P

    Tom P

    20 күн мурун

    6 figures; way out of my price range.

  • cuff cuff

    cuff cuff

    20 күн мурун

    like the over drive gear system.. low rpm at hi speed

  • Karol Bała

    Karol Bała

    20 күн мурун

    Why do you think Savagegeese gets so wet over this car?

  • MrSlash00r

    MrSlash00r

    21 күн мурун

    I'm interested about how all of this subjective mumbo-jumbo would look on a white board .. lol

  • J Bettis

    J Bettis

    21 күн мурун

    Samsung now owns ML, harman, JBL

  • Critical Event

    Critical Event

    21 күн мурун

    This is the Supra that could have been. I hope a stripped down hard top version happens. Get it down around 4000 lbs and it would rip.

    • Carboy Dorifuto party

      Carboy Dorifuto party

      20 күн мурун

      Competition that the mk5 is going against would murder it with it weighting around 4000lbs and no supra weights that much. They wanted the mk5 to be lighter than the mk4 and using anything from this would 180 that whole goal including it having a i6.

  • David Pistek

    David Pistek

    21 күн мурун

    I've considered getting my girlfriend a sc430 for the reasons this is good

  • MyMind

    MyMind

    21 күн мурун

    Can you do a video on the EPA and the RPM ACT? I would love to see you break down what tuning companies actually do, how performance tuning works. And the problems with what the EPA is trying to achieve.

  • SuperFunkmasterj

    SuperFunkmasterj

    21 күн мурун

    It has a CD player because the weak link in most good car audio systems is the bluetooth implementation in the source (phone, etc). The content off of a CD raises the level of the audio for any good system, such as the one in this car. It's really easy to hear the difference in almost any quiet car.

  • andrew anderson

    andrew anderson

    21 күн мурун

    Jason, I am really worried now, a car where the numbers don't matter. Someone get the defibrillator stat he's going to code out... -------M-------------------------- (fake flat line)

  • Brendon Wolfel

    Brendon Wolfel

    22 күн мурун

    Will the new is500 also be epic?

  • Chuck Duck

    Chuck Duck

    22 күн мурун

    Convertible and two doors?

  • J. Marr

    J. Marr

    22 күн мурун

    Call me biased, but nothing beats a Corvette.

  • rudy berkvens

    rudy berkvens

    22 күн мурун

    Seems we’re mising lots of the fun in Europe.

  • Peter B.

    Peter B.

    22 күн мурун

    The L at the front of the car is for luxury.

  • EdgyNumber1

    EdgyNumber1

    22 күн мурун

    So it's a GT car then.

  • Dili Didli

    Dili Didli

    22 күн мурун

    The price still to high and the sells prove it.

  • James Brown

    James Brown

    22 күн мурун

    It does society a favor - provides a choice and keeps prices of competitors down. Aims towards their margins as well.

    • James Brown

      James Brown

      22 күн мурун

      And i can only do so, if i feel well established and capable of providing productioncost leadership because of my entire organisation being so.

  • jeff archibald

    jeff archibald

    22 күн мурун

    No excuse for fish mouth nose.

  • jeff archibald

    jeff archibald

    22 күн мурун

    No excuse for 4600 lbs.

  • Lewis

    Lewis

    22 күн мурун

    I would have ditched the rear seats and saved some weight, maybe slap a supercharger on it

  • Daniel Slagle

    Daniel Slagle

    23 күн мурун

    I have owned faster cars than my RCF but I've never owned better. they are a certified preowned dream!

  • Johannes K.

    Johannes K.

    23 күн мурун

    "They put a Focus on this Fabric." So we talk about modded Minecraft with a Ford mod now in a video about a Lexus? O.o

  • Leo Driscoll

    Leo Driscoll

    23 күн мурун

    This really reminds me of a Japanese version of an XK8.

  • Robert Rank

    Robert Rank

    23 күн мурун

    This is my new favorite car. Almost perfect in every way. Plus it should last forever.

  • Sam Accurso

    Sam Accurso

    23 күн мурун

    This is your best video so far, proves a car is not just about the numbers, it's also about how it makes you feel.

  • Military Man 71

    Military Man 71

    23 күн мурун

    The Japanese ladies love CD Players in cars. If you have one like the LC 500 does, you will become a panty collector.

  • Love Sosa

    Love Sosa

    23 күн мурун

    Any Lexus IS a big waste of money. No performance. Car enthusiasts want PERFORMANCE

  • CanadaCraig

    CanadaCraig

    23 күн мурун

    50,000,000 CD's were sold in the US in 2019. The CD is not dead.

  • David Mills

    David Mills

    23 күн мурун

    A truly beautiful piece of engineering.

  • Corbin Williams

    Corbin Williams

    23 күн мурун

    What area is this filmed? Those tree lined roads are beautiful😍😍

  • IgorL

    IgorL

    23 күн мурун

    Paying for look and noise? Good luck.

  • Daniel Zajic

    Daniel Zajic

    23 күн мурун

    Great review, beautiful car inside and out. If only Lexus put their remarkable engineering and manufacturing skills into making a BEV. Tesla is leaving the door open; they should walk through it.

  • Big Daddy

    Big Daddy

    23 күн мурун

    That’s one pretty car

  • GreatYue

    GreatYue

    23 күн мурун

    The exterior design is too dull. I wouldn't spend more than $50K. I've owned at least 20 cars up to the Gallardo so I know what I am talking about.

  • Matt Wood

    Matt Wood

    23 күн мурун

    Lexus LC500 is the best car on the road. Go look at "bond channel" its a Japanese auto body shop I believe that have some of the sexiest LC500s on youtube. Only an engineer looks at numbers and bases his thoughts on that yet has no clue how the real world works. Give up over analyzing and get down and dirty with things.

  • Eric S.

    Eric S.

    23 күн мурун

    Everything's not about top speed, 0 to 60 #'s, HP #'s or curb weight. If you want a rocket ship buy one. There's plenty of them out there. I will preface this by saying I truly appreciate this "review". For some reason YouTube'rs make it seem like that if a car has a particular brand or price tag it MUST be faster, lighter or have a higher HP # than last years offerings or anything in it's price or status class. A car is a car. I live in Miami and the fastest I've seen a Ferrari or Lamborghini go is about 60mph. Buy a car that fits your needs not what others convince you should need.

  • mry82

    mry82

    23 күн мурун

    We need to see a whiteboard full of subjective data!

  • Delano

    Delano

    23 күн мурун

    Hey Jason- How was the structural stiffness compared to the coupe? I currently have a 2018 LC Coupe and I love the granite solid feel of the chassis .....half the reviews say the convertible maintains that feel the other half says it doesn’t so would like to hear an engineers perspective 🤔

  • Bad Omen

    Bad Omen

    23 күн мурун

    Some cars are just plain fun. The feel, sound and just overall cool factor. That's why I like the Evo and use to love my 3k vr4( still miss it). Not the fastest but each had personality. Also I loved my slow but raw as hell crx.

  • Benoit Avril

    Benoit Avril

    23 күн мурун

    I don't like that much the design. Somefeatures are beautiful, others are completely ugly.

  • Vivien Staehle

    Vivien Staehle

    23 күн мурун

    this car is just amazing and it sounds so great. The design astonishes me

  • DonTruman

    DonTruman

    23 күн мурун

    Lol. "Yes, yes I do."
    Appreciate the review, even though I'll never buy a six figure car.
    In the old days (I'm an older man) 0-60 times and g-force ratings were a big deal, and part of every car review. They were a part of buying decisions. But that was then, because the level of performance at that time was so much lower than it is today. You really could experience the benefits of the extra acceleration and cornering. But today, so many cars perform at the extent of what is desired on public roads, so it's no longer an issue. What is an issue is what Jason said about the subjective experience of driving it. It's no longer about the numbers, it's about the art, the feeling.

  • 103eaglecrest

    103eaglecrest

    23 күн мурун

    The sound and the lines of this car are fantastic. I don’t understand the want by many to get a ugly, soulless electric vehicle that is nothing more than a major appliance. “What cars have CD players?” CDs are for the demographic who can afford this $113,000 car. Cumbersome, yes. Better sound quality, for the most part, yes.

  • Robert Trisca

    Robert Trisca

    23 күн мурун

    you just got old .

  • Rolf Van Rijn

    Rolf Van Rijn

    23 күн мурун

    What is the reason for the backseats with no legroom?

    • Son White

      Son White

      23 күн мурун

      Because people will complain that it doesn't have rear seats and that it's impractical, then go on to complain about it having rear seats and that they aren't useful, even though it's a coupe`.

  • C Jones

    C Jones

    23 күн мурун

    This is how I feel about the BRZ. Maybe we shouldn't tell the journalists the numbers before they drive it?

  • mky hou

    mky hou

    23 күн мурун

    Very cool. Until Tesla’s have an engine note like this, I’m not buying one :-)

  • Dåligt Förklarat

    Dåligt Förklarat

    24 күн мурун

    Convertibles suck if you look at the numbers... But you really shouldn't.
    Source: I drive an old SLK since a few years back. Fantastic vehicle!