I Was Wrong About The Lexus LC500 - The Numbers Don't Matter
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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  • Phú Đẹp Trai
    Phú Đẹp Trai

    Im glad that you were wrong actually !

  • Larry McCown
    Larry McCown

    I have a convertible just like the one shown here. Absolutely love it.

  • B Weber
    B Weber

    I wouldn't mind seeing a comparison between thos and the Roma

  • 2013brzsubaru

    Perfect GT car!

  • RAYfighter

    I have no questions. I just want this car, and you as a friend. And I want to bump up oh the algorithm. 👍🏼

  • ThePedrom666

    drop it off at carmax .... anytime they say "ignore the numbers" it's because it's junk/marketing. Slow, fat, overpriced and uglier than kamala. The 80 year old guy in my building loves his

  • E P
    E P

    The issue I have with this car is that the way it’s styled, the way it sounds, makes getting rolled at a stoplight by an automatic v6 Camaro unacceptable. The douche-factor is strong with this one.

  • CMDR Boom
    CMDR Boom

    Me before discussing mpg and weight in my 5.7-powered Tundra; 1:05 Throttle down, RAWWWWWR! Me after: This needs an exhaust and intake!

  • Monish Tek
    Monish Tek

    Lexus IS the best

  • Jesse Potter
    Jesse Potter

    At 39, I feel like I'm about 20 years too young for this car.

    • 2013brzsubaru

      I would agree with you, but I am 20 years older than you and feel it would be perfect for me at my age :O)

  • Thai Densetsu
    Thai Densetsu

    Like, totally.

  • Matthew Genovese
    Matthew Genovese

    Dump your emotions all over me.

  • PJ Sau
    PJ Sau

    the back seats are just for looks

  • royal001ful

    I have never been to a track...will never go to a track...anything i buy will be a daily driver...i wouldnt buy any car for racing...but i love power...not 600 bhp...thats frightening...not 350hp...thats not fast enough...anything between 400 and 500bhp...thats the sweet spot. I also like leather...beauty...great sound systems and pull up presence...sexy sleek muscular...grown man dangerous gentlemen james bond presence...corvettes are nice...but not luxurious enough,,and too brutish..porsches are just ugly from the front...and arent luxurious at all to me...aston martins are perfect but too damn expensive...the ferrari roma is perfect....but too damn expensive...for 90k used...there is nothing better than this...anything else...and you would have to sacrifice luxury or looks or reliability..,its perfect.

  • Psyberius Black
    Psyberius Black

    Some experiences far outweigh any numbers on a spec sheet. Trust me. I’m an ND2 MX-5 RF GT 6MT owner.

  • BC

    Have the coupe hybrid and riding in it is an experience like no other car I've driven or sat in, I just love it. Definitely the best looking car on the road today, with no exception!

  • James Goodman
    James Goodman

    Long live cross-plane V-8s!

  • Joshua Briggs
    Joshua Briggs

    Beautiful car!

  • ibanezmakki

    If only someone could manual swap this 😢

  • samlepro3

    The only real bad thing about this car are the fake exhaust tips. Otherwise it's a genuinely great car that will be will probably go back up in value after its initial depreciation, just like the 1st gen NSX. An underappreciated driver's car that gives you an experience and feelings instead of big numbers and the latest tech that's gonna be obsolete in 10 years. This is my affordable dream car with the LFA being my "money no object" dream car. I really hope they don't go too far out of reach in the future like the Mk4 Supras/1st gen NSXs/R34 Skylines/FD RX-7s are doing now.

  • John B
    John B

    CD players are for boomers

  • David George
    David George

    0-60 times, for what??? going to Starbucks to get a quick latte. Before anyone can purchase cars with ridiculous 0-60 numbers need to take & pass the drivers test to respect the power. LC500 is a land Lear Jet for cross country cruising

  • 5 Star Reviews
    5 Star Reviews

    when I just want to go for a cruise through the country on the banksian orbital I live on, in an antique human designed ground car, I sometimes take an LC500.

  • Eric Bergerud
    Eric Bergerud

    CDs are really neat for audiobooks. And classical music if you have 1200 of them (moi). Very sweet ride.

  • Rory Christel
    Rory Christel

    Look at this interior! Me, looking at those god-awful headrests: Luxury my ass, I'll have to set an appt with a chiropractor every other day.

    • Rory Christel
      Rory Christel

      Also, what cars have a CD player? Any of them if you take it into the average Best Buy or equiv and spend $400. Just *buy* one, idk why this is hard.

  • hornet224

    This car is symbolic of what you can buy if you have access to Federal Reserve's virtual free money. This does not bode well for the rest of us in the near future.

  • Cact I
    Cact I

    My dream car

  • ThePoolboy789

    gonna have to make one of these on your tesla 0-60 as well lol

  • Nawaf Dhubaib
    Nawaf Dhubaib

    I’m a proud owner of an LC 500 with 2 years of daily use, city and multiple long road trips. Almost 60kkm on the ODO. In my opinion, It’s all about the passion of driving, Lexus has done a good mix in this car, with that majestic V8 rumble, while your driving position is where “most of the car is in front of you” 😄 without sacrificing comfort and reliability. IT IS a head-turner :) I didn’t face major maintenance issues :)

  • GK2003

    My only objection to this car is the rear scoops; they kinda make it look like the front and rear of the car exist in two separate geometrical planes. Oh, and I’m having difficulty grasping why it weighs nearly 800 pounds more than, say, a Mustang convertible 4:55: to the same point as the narrator: why spend $120K on this when you can get 95% of the way to the same experience in the aforementioned Mustang convertible - for 40% of the price of the Lexus?

  • Lee Bayliss
    Lee Bayliss

    Why does Jason remind me of a younger Ed China...

  • EYTH

    Samsung owns harman

  • rtbasey

    I love these cars and they look so similar to the car show prototypes. I wonder how the hybrid sounds.

  • chrislox1

    I ache to own this car (for all the right reasons)!

  • bremms1

    Old man/lady car to take to the country club. How many golf bags fit in the back? They don't care if it weighs as much as a small moon.

  • Gerardo Hernandez
    Gerardo Hernandez

    Not bad, a bit ugly, but that’s ok

  • Martinko Pcik
    Martinko Pcik

    From an engineer to a car salesmen ? I like the engineering side of you more.

  • Eugene

    The roof control is very cool, so 007!! What a beautiful looking car overall. It's hard to believe it's built by the same people who build the Lexus SUV's, which, to put it nicely, are not beautiful. What I really wish is that Lexus could make a wagon/estate, and style it like the LC500.

  • Ron Wink
    Ron Wink

    A Beautiful car love the color

  • Diego Martinez
    Diego Martinez

    That laugh at the beginning said it all.

  • Londoriath

    I still think this car needs 600+hp After all, it's using the 2UR engine family

  • Francis Gallozzi
    Francis Gallozzi

    Thank goodness the Lexus LC Coupe is very similar to the LF LC Concept, unlike the recently revealed EQS in contrast to the gorgeous Vision EQS.

  • johnyohboy

    so now would you buy supra or LC500? that's the question

  • Luis G
    Luis G

    Has a cd player? I'm their target demographic

  • Todd

    I pretty much enjoy every EE video, but this one is at or near the very top. Good job Jason!

  • JonathanRT

    Jason love this car

  • Travis Swanson
    Travis Swanson

    “Hey, do like me dumping all that emotion on you?” “Yes. Yes I do.” Speaking cars, that’s awesome. If only that was my response to women... 🤣

  • Travis Swanson
    Travis Swanson

    This statement comes from someone who will buy the 2022 Subaru BRZ: I would say the LC500, a probable successor to the SC450, SC400, SC300, Ect, is exactly what it is designed to be, but much better, as a luxury GT. The crafted, artistic design, the materials, the efforts of making the convertible unperceptible to the coupe in driving feel, is an engineering masterpiece. driving experience is comfortable, quick, a stylish statement, and relaxing to drive with a dash of sportiness and quickness. Lexus more than achieved what the purpose of this car’s character represents, for its price point. Actually, other cars at this same price point, I would argue don’t cohesively come together and do so many things well, and beautifully, as the LC500, and offers more value for the money. It may even be a wanted classic in the future. It’s a feel good car to own, drive, live with, and look at. Perfect, maybe not. But these kind of cars are becoming so rare, it’s a wonder Lexus even made it. But I am sure glad they did. If money was no obstacle, one would be in my garage.

  • zzzzzsleeping

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

  • dionisis001

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

  • Stan Curry
    Stan Curry

    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

    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

    Yet more $$ called grand touring car

  • Bryan Senulis
    Bryan Senulis

    Car like a 3000gt turbo

  • Bryan Senulis
    Bryan Senulis

    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

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

  • Mr Self Worth
    Mr Self Worth

    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...

    • Anomaly Detection Algorithm
      Anomaly Detection Algorithm

      @Dan Demilew I blame auto journalists. The numbers don't really matter. The driving experience on the ROAD does. Cause that's where these vehicles will be. Track tests are meaningless. If they focused more on the driving experience rather than numbers, GT cars would be more popular

    • Dan Demilew
      Dan Demilew

      The root reason they aren't selling is GTs aren't selling. it's a dying segment.

  • DannyColdhill

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

  • Donald Lin
    Donald Lin

    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.

    Why are you driving a girly man's car?

  • Spector NS5 RD
    Spector NS5 RD

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Carlos Rodriguez
    Carlos Rodriguez

    It's about the experience.

  • AM Utah
    AM Utah

    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

    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

    gorgeous car

  • Michael Chew
    Michael Chew

    2021 Crosstrek has a CD player lol

  • Kyle Cialella
    Kyle Cialella

    we as americans deserve better vehicles. this toyota is junk

  • Kyle Cialella
    Kyle Cialella

    it subjective to law suite

  • Himanshu Solanki
    Himanshu Solanki

    0:05 car has the logo of nike

  • Gavin Williams
    Gavin Williams

    I like this anti-whiteboard video

  • Big John
    Big John

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

    • Carboy Dorifuto party
      Carboy Dorifuto party

      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

    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

    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

    This is a quick hot mom car

  • Fabio Quadrana
    Fabio Quadrana

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

  • Emad Abulfaraj
    Emad Abulfaraj

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

  • Rick Troutner
    Rick Troutner

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

  • RonJohn63

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

  • RonJohn63

    How much of that cool noise is fabricated?

  • Torstrum

    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

    Thoroughly enjoyed the review. 👍

  • Rev Lexus
    Rev Lexus

    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

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

  • Kevin Niemi
    Kevin Niemi

    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 LK
    Sandy LK

    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.🔥

    • Anomaly Detection Algorithm
      Anomaly Detection Algorithm

      @Sandy LK it has no need to be light. It's not targeted at the track car market. It's a road going cruiser.

    • Simon Kim
      Simon Kim

      @Sandy LK 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 LK
      Sandy LK

      @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

      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"?


    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

    Rather have a coupe with a large sunroof

  • David T. Young
    David T. Young

    You sound like the foodgod

  • David T. Young
    David T. Young

    I love these things

  • Jeremy Specce
    Jeremy Specce

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

  • mikesta

    These cars are beautiful, would love to drive one.

  • Should I Get It Reviews
    Should I Get It Reviews

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

  • DJ BIS
    DJ BIS

    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

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

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    Jay Garrett

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  • Tom P
    Tom P

    6 figures; way out of my price range.

  • cuff cuff
    cuff cuff

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