The 2020 Lexus GS-F Is a Bad New Car, But a Great Used One

The 2020 Lexus GS-F isn't great -- but it could be, if you buy it in a few years. Today I'm reviewing the GS-F, and I'm going to show you why it's not so great, and why you'll want to wait to buy one. I'm also showing you all the quirks and features of the GS-F, and I'm going to drive the GS-F to show you what the Lexus GS-F is like on the road.
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  1. Deion Chatman

    Deion Chatman13 שעות לפני

    This is a Toyota. This is a car you can give to your children. Don’t play Lexus

  2. Afish040

    Afish040יום לפני

    I’m sorry but what is up with those dam two piece headlights?!

  3. Isaac

    Isaac3 ימים לפני

    7:40 fuck Mercedes and BMW, that sounds amazing!

  4. Mike B

    Mike B4 ימים לפני

    Why dose it have to be the fastest? Its a beast enough for everyday driving and ripping around. Not many people really races all the time. Its built to be a extremely reliable and enjoyable car.

  5. Stoyan Georgiev

    Stoyan Georgiev7 ימים לפני

    Doug got it all wrong this time. And yes, the GS- F is a bit behind on latest Navigation gismos and software but the engine is to admire. Sounds great and I am sure that will be FAR more reliable than today's BMW Plastic Turbo junk motors. I drive a 2004 GS 300 and after owning 7 BMW's and 1 Mercedes I can honestly say that the Lexus Cars are far better build than ALL it's competitors. Doug should buy one and see the reality for himself!

  6. Tommyboi T

    Tommyboi T10 ימים לפני

    There's no doubt you are bias

  7. Tara Brooks

    Tara Brooks12 ימים לפני

    Dear Lexus.... You probably crooked a s the last trick. But.. it does.. have a higher price tag

  8. Tara Brooks

    Tara Brooks12 ימים לפני

    Love, AUDI.

  9. Richard Guzzino

    Richard Guzzino15 ימים לפני

    find out how to get a free lexus call gia perez phone # 516-883-1392-known as gia fazio wiggle but for a free lexus

  10. Su B

    Su B17 ימים לפני

    Because used & new cost same price? Best resale value sedan in the world in this competition

  11. Josh wakawaka

    Josh wakawaka18 ימים לפני

    It doesn't matter if you are quicker by 0.1s or even 1s. I love it, I enjoy it, I admire the quality of built, the attention to details, then it becomes my lo ve, same as my wife. I love her though she is not the perfect woman, but she is my perfect woman, I love her subjectively.

  12. I Y

    I Y21 יום לפני

    Wouldn't mind getting one but rear seats that don't fold is a big no for me. Not sure why Lexus does it this way

  13. Ben M

    Ben M25 ימים לפני

    I like Doug, but he relies too much on comparisons and the competition to form his opinion on a car.

  14. Ben M

    Ben M23 ימים לפני

    @Dragos Pahontu That's pretty subjective

  15. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu23 ימים לפני

    Well that makes sense, this car is not as good as an Audi RS6

  16. Braden Sammy

    Braden Sammy27 ימים לפני

    He obviously just learned the word confounding

  17. Rhishab Dahal

    Rhishab Dahal27 ימים לפני

    It just could be better

  18. Fa 'Le

    Fa 'Le28 ימים לפני

    So if noone buys it new, how you going to get it used? 🤨😂

  19. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu23 ימים לפני

    A few crazy people will like it

  20. KangolwearingMF

    KangolwearingMFחודש לפני

    Do a 1998 gs400 ; versus mercedes and bmw or that era...

  21. KangolwearingMF

    KangolwearingMFחודש לפני

    @2:50 you start talking facts , this guy is a audi and mercedes ower

  22. Mr P

    Mr Pחודש לפני

    It must be a Caucasian thing to want engine rev, loud exhaust on EVERY CAR....boy, BUY A MUSCLE CAR. This car is for us that want a perfect “middle”....some speed, some exhaust, some luxury...but complete relatability. Stop rehung the engine, esp from a cold start WEIRDO!....

  23. Alfredo Henriquez

    Alfredo Henriquezחודש לפני

    It's a great car that will last a very long time ... so used is smart. Let someone else pay for the depreciation. That engine is the truth.

  24. Richard Recupero

    Richard Recuperoחודש לפני

    It's a beautiful car still.

  25. Ezekiel Morgan

    Ezekiel Morganחודש לפני

    Doug really be talking like 4.5 second 0-60 is slow and 450-ish horsepower is weak lmao

  26. lagunerolakers

    lagunerolakersחודש לפני

    Dude you exaggerate about the turn signal and the infotainment use, I have a IS200t and is the same, no problems with either feature. We are smart humans and learn how to use things. Stop it! if any of you guys are looking for one of this, don't let that stop you, not a deal breaker, believe me. Once i switched to an IPhone from a Android, at first it was weird, but got used to it, when you use something all the time, it becomes not an issue, is the learning curve. I am shopping for a slight bigger sedan than my IS, I might just get this one a year older, in 2021 or the gs350 F sport. Thanks Doug, good information but don't trash the infotainment and the turn signals when you do another Lexus model, they're all similar, if tha'ts all that bothers you, Lexus is doing great.

  27. JDM Virgins Media

    JDM Virgins Mediaחודש לפני

    I disagree. Just because it’s different doesn’t mean you should.

  28. arsh saini

    arsh sainiחודש לפני

    And plus in a M5 or C63 or E63 your back will be in a million pieces at the end of a long journey (personal experience as I have owned them) but the F range models (I own a RCF) are just soo much comfortable. People misunderstand the F range cars by Lexus. The F range cars are Fast and a comfortable mile muncher. And I guarantee you, you won't survive a long drive (like 500-600 miles) in a C63 or E63 but you will in a F range Lexus.

  29. arsh saini

    arsh sainiחודש לפני

    UMMMMMM reviewed the RCF that has TVD with Slalom mode XD. So that statement is false buddy.

  30. Jonathan Tang

    Jonathan Tangחודש לפני

    only $90k in the United States???!!! I know a guy in Singapore paid nearly USD 360k for the Lexus GS F and it's only good for 10 years!

  31. Mo

    Moחודש לפני

    outdated technology=Reliability!

  32. Wolfgang Barrio

    Wolfgang Barrioחודש לפני

    Thats just true.

  33. Pacadezine

    Pacadezineחודש לפני

    Japanese cars always underrated and under appreciated. Upgrade to performance headers and not only will you have a performance beast but longevity.

  34. imafreck123

    imafreck123חודש לפני

    Dammit doug, now everyone's gonna buy this car used, which means no one will buy the car new, so there's going to be less used Lexus now :(



    THHIIISSSSS is the car I'd take as an "adrenaline break" when I used to sell Lexus

  36. Mahdman

    Mahdmanחודש לפני

    Well that Lexus will be on the road longer with less issues than an AMG OR M

  37. Dallas Mellsop

    Dallas Mellsopחודש לפני

    I like how people talk crap about this for its performance but for the GTI it doesn't matter lol. The Mazdaspeed 3 had 260hp, IN 2007, in 2022 when the MK8 GTI is out, it will have 240hp

  38. Auto Spree

    Auto Spreeחודש לפני

    I really like this car it has less electronic gadgets other cool stuff so it will last long asfk compared to some Germans less feature means more to lexus

  39. dima tchat

    dima tchatחודש לפני

    that infotainment system needs an upgrade but its not that bad I got used to it within the first month

  40. Geo H

    Geo Hחודש לפני

    It’s not decent... that is just such a inappropriate use of wording .... for a car like this ...a car doesn’t need to have twin turbo to be super

  41. Кирилл Михалин

    Кирилл Михалинחודש לפני

    The common problem of all Lexuses is well shown by this video as Doug is tall: when youre 190cm or more, youre gonna drive it with your head put in a gate of a sunroof. Very luxorious and comfortable 😆

  42. R. Guardia

    R. Guardiaחודש לפני

    The Lexus actually works. German cars are overpriced and built like shit

  43. Don Don

    Don Donחודש לפני

    "It doesn't have much power"................. but it will last a 100 years....................

  44. DeathRowRecords

    DeathRowRecordsחודש לפני

    How come lexus/toyota never made a newer model ISF? They stopped at 2014 on the is300's

  45. Anmol Brar

    Anmol Brarחודש לפני

    7:12 I love how it looks

  46. Anmol Brar

    Anmol Brarחודש לפני

    Doug have some serious problems with lexus 🤣🤣

  47. Citrix

    Citrix2 חודשים לפני

    amgs have the best sounding car in my opinion

  48. Oscar Razi

    Oscar Razi2 חודשים לפני

    Doug you need to drive a stock 2008 ISF. Let me know if that feels soft.

  49. Stephen Cannon

    Stephen Cannon2 חודשים לפני

    That’s funny no smoking signs on the ashtrays. Thanks Doug for helping valuable my 2015 Infiniti Q70L purchase only 47K miles, pretty comparably equipped except for the ?8 but trades the V8 for AWD AND I got the long wheelbase version so about six inches more legroom for rear passengers. Same luxury equipment and possibly more and about 1/4 of the price of a GS-F. To be honest I was looking at a regular GS V6 on My way to the Q70L but couldn’t find a comparably equipped GS for anywhere close to the Q70L adjusted for equipment market and condition. Maybe in a few years the 2020 will be selling cheaper as used. Your not the only one saying that the Toyota/Lexus 8 speed automatic transmissions are weak. The 8 Speed automatic in the Kia Stinger gets good reviews though. Wondering if the KIA model is the ZF which can make European competitors expensive but the ZF works pretty good.

  50. Stephen Cannon

    Stephen Cannon2 חודשים לפני

    See how much you like the gauge cluster when the LCD pixels fail.....out of warranty!!

  51. diablo japan

    diablo japan2 חודשים לפני

    Oww i change my mind. Do not make video anymore in this life

  52. diablo japan

    diablo japan2 חודשים לפני

    Jonny you are not the one to do cars review

  53. Edwin

    Edwin2 חודשים לפני

    LMAOOO This guy was shitting on this car in the beginning of the video

  54. Yovanni Flores

    Yovanni Flores2 חודשים לפני

    Love this G$-F! One helluva a ride, comfort and sporty. I wouldn't buy new, never been a new car enthusiast but a proper used one. If you have the funds for depreciation than go for it. 🙃

  55. Doctor Morbid

    Doctor Morbid2 חודשים לפני

    "Not all that good"= runs when you start it and doesn't throw check engine lights or timing chains.

  56. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu22 ימים לפני

    @Doctor Morbid @Doctor Morbid you probably never owned a German car, most people that discard German cars as being reliable have never owned one. If they had problems also other manufacturers regardless of the country. Tell me how much oil did the Toyota 2.4L from 2009-2012 burn? In my country people are not considering these cars, in Germany most people buy German cars.

  57. Doctor Morbid

    Doctor Morbid23 ימים לפני

    @Dragos Pahontu Stop it. You don't have one and if you do, then that reveals you have a personality defect that motivated the posting. These are cars, but you look at them as a reflection of yourself and I suggest you need therapy. And dealer service doesn't prevent the turbos from blowing up and destroying the engine as many have documented- even with dealer services, people were getting pitiful rebates from Audi for a poor design that starves the turbos of oil. And you don't seem to understand why people are now seeing Toyotas and yes, Hondas, as better investments than German cars. German cars are what Italian cars once were- termperamental and unfixable after a few years. At the least with Italian cars, there was enough residual value to say repair and restoration was worth it. German cars, no. They have no value after a few years, particularly after the warranty runs out. They are basically all two-year throwaway cars now. Outside of that, you seriously need to look at your life for being so invested in a car. It's simply a car. A tool, but I am guessing you slick back that hair and cruise for the ladies on Friday nights like it's the 70s. Provided your car starts and doesn't throw a check engine light or the sport differential fails.

  58. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu23 ימים לפני

    @Doctor Morbid my car runs when i start it but i do my maintanance at my local Audi dealer. Maybe if you are buying used and don't care that much for performance but reliability a Honda or Lexus is a good choice.

  59. Doctor Morbid

    Doctor Morbid23 ימים לפני

    @Dragos Pahontu Which blows turbos chronically due to those clogging filters which takes the engine out with it, and is horribly unreliable. Let's not get into transmission issues, rear ends, and on and on. Thanks for being a typically fragile male gearhead and ending up proving an opposing point due to it. Not to mention, German cars approach "unrepairable" points within a few years of being sold, as proven by the many channels devoted to trying to save these cars.

  60. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu23 ימים לפני

    But it's not as good as an Audi RS6

  61. muaythai193

    muaythai1932 חודשים לפני

    7:39 it's all in the exhaust, that goes for any V8. While there are certainly differences in sound regarding valves, under-/overquare engines, engine mapping, can get a fucking hell of a sound out of any big naturally aspirated V8, doesn't matter which brand. Just found these, easily the best sounding exhausts for Lexus F cars imo: Exhibit I: And those are deep bass true dual no crossover exhausts with mufflers, not that raspy x-pipe straight pipe bullshit.

  62. Ace

    Ace2 חודשים לפני

    Doug.. that exhaust sounds great.. it growls without being obnoxious.

  63. Ace

    Ace2 חודשים לפני

    This is a car I would absolutely buy new if I was in market for it.

  64. X3RUBIM

    X3RUBIM2 חודשים לפני

    How can you even design something so ugly without (I assume) not actively trying...

  65. darkestfugue

    darkestfugue2 חודשים לפני

    depends how you look at it, it wouldnt bother me that its slower than the rivals because its not exactly slow is it, lexus build engines to last so they dont over tune them and look how beautifully its built, lexus still build a car that lasts and to me that says more to me than zero to 60 times

  66. Black Ice

    Black Ice2 חודשים לפני

    I literally thought all turn signals worked like this 😂

  67. LegendofVII

    LegendofVII2 חודשים לפני

    My mercedes has never has problems or broke down, Mercedes is 10x better

  68. LegendofVII

    LegendofVIIחודש לפני

    @Wolfgang Barrio c300

  69. Wolfgang Barrio

    Wolfgang Barrioחודש לפני

    Which model do you have?

  70. V.C.

    V.C.2 חודשים לפני

    the eco mode rev dials remind me of the rollsroyce % available power indicator.

  71. Jacob Adkins

    Jacob Adkins2 חודשים לפני

    Careful, Doug. Your German bias is showing.

  72. Patrick Kennedy

    Patrick Kennedy2 חודשים לפני

    I'll bet the 2020 GS will still be alive and kicking 15 years from now with fewer problems

  73. Leroy Brown

    Leroy Brown2 חודשים לפני

    Doug, this is not a good used car. Yes, it's a reliable Lexus, however, the whole point of owning a Lexus is to keep it, not lease it. A high-mileage used car is a high-mileage used car, meaning there will still be some maintenance. Therefore, you can't buy it used with less than say, 30k miles on it. That means you have to spend alotta money on brakes, toe-rods, and other assorted suspension parts to maintain this freeway hotrod, which will likely have been abused by the previous owners. 😕 Also, a good luxury used car is about $35k, meaning the high-mileage vehicles you showcased are overpriced. Just saying. 😁

  74. Sly

    Sly2 חודשים לפני

    Toyota, while a great manufacturer, always seems to be the last one to bring in updates.

  75. Sly

    Sly2 חודשים לפני

    Oh my god, this car starts at 85k? When I saw him compare this to the E63 and M5 I couldn't believe it.

  76. Niel Barnes

    Niel Barnes2 חודשים לפני

    Lease it

  77. Niel Barnes

    Niel Barnes2 חודשים לפני

    Our 2015 has a power truck with a button to close it

  78. Niel Barnes

    Niel Barnes2 חודשים לפני

    He Didnt point out how it has no digital clock

  79. Bartek Basinski

    Bartek Basinski2 חודשים לפני

    You are so negative about the Lexus. Simply, don't do the reviews if you don't like those cars. New IS 350 F-sport is bad as well. Hell, no. It is just for petrolheads loving great technology. Not some BMWs and Audi's breaking all the time.

  80. fdjw88

    fdjw882 חודשים לפני

    new BMW M5, 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds. 80,000 miles later, same BMW M5, 0 to engine explosion in 3.5 seconds.

  81. Bee Kaye

    Bee Kaye2 חודשים לפני

    I just bought a brand new one for $69347 with 13 miles on it yesterday. The sticker was $89049. No dealing at all. I love it

  82. Tony Pullella

    Tony Pullella2 חודשים לפני

    Wow. Sorry man. This was hard to watch. Couldn't make it past 8.5mins.

  83. Jeff Brisson

    Jeff Brisson2 חודשים לפני

    This schmuck really hates Lexus.

  84. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu23 ימים לפני

    He doesn't hate them, but Audi is better

  85. Terence S

    Terence S2 חודשים לפני

    Majority of the comments seem opposite to your review Doug, that is a beautiful car hands down, tons of power and that exhaust note is awesome 😎 I would own this now as opposed to the equivalent bmw or Mercedes as i have owned 3 bmw’s as they spent as much time at the mechanics as they did at home ! Frustrating and expensive, Japanese = reliability , that is a cool car 👍

  86. scorpiomaj27

    scorpiomaj272 חודשים לפני

    It seems like this car is going to suffer from the same performance 'issues' as my GS350. Yeah, 306HP is great, but at over 6,000 RPM?! The lower end and mid range just stink. What good is power if it's not wide enough in the RPM range?

  87. Stan Curry

    Stan Curry2 חודשים לפני

    Weird, why is the redline higher in normal sport than in sport +??

  88. YR

    YR2 חודשים לפני

    I hope everyone has same car problems as Doug. Multimedia is not precise and there is no usb in the back. :D

  89. Roberto RP

    Roberto RP2 חודשים לפני

    movie trailers

  90. Tony Antonio

    Tony Antonio2 חודשים לפני

    I think buying any car new isn’t worth it!

  91. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu23 ימים לפני

    It is, you have peace in mind

  92. hoangnamcuc honguyentrung offline

    hoangnamcuc honguyentrung offline2 חודשים לפני

    bitch lasagna

  93. JDM Virgins Media

    JDM Virgins Mediaחודש לפני

    T series ain’t nothing but a bitch lasagna

  94. Jake Joiner

    Jake Joiner2 חודשים לפני

    So sad they are discontinuing the gs F. The last reliable sedan with a V8 in it. If it had updated technology like the ES finally getting car play, I'd get one pretty fast.

  95. John Hancock

    John Hancock3 חודשים לפני

    Doug sounds like a hater full of shit

  96. Dragos Pahontu

    Dragos Pahontu23 ימים לפני

    Look it's not as good as an Audi or Mercedes

  97. v van

    v van3 חודשים לפני

    This Guy contradicts himself so much! Its crazy!

  98. G

    G3 חודשים לפני

    This man knows nothing about what he is talking about. Apparently if it doesn't fit Doug's driving preferences its a shitty car! SMH!

  99. Vijayanand Aski

    Vijayanand Aski3 חודשים לפני

    When doug drives most noticeable are his uncombed hairs

  100. Dean M

    Dean M3 חודשים לפני

    Not as fast as the German brands, but will last longer.

  101. Alexandru Dumitrache

    Alexandru Dumitrache3 חודשים לפני

    "if you leave a window open, it will let you know when you leave! OMG QUIRK QUIRK!" i drive a 20 years old Renault that raises back the windows on it's own when you leave the car

  102. Omar Carnegie

    Omar Carnegie3 חודשים לפני

    We need to see the road when you or driving. Sir up gread you video

  103. MiDnItE SnAcK

    MiDnItE SnAcK3 חודשים לפני

    His full of shit that guy he moans like my ex wife😂

  104. NickoHD

    NickoHD3 חודשים לפני

    This man criticizes every reliable car

  105. Mark Romero

    Mark Romero3 חודשים לפני

    The joke’s on you, Doug. Over the course of my warranty, I’ve eaten at least $20k worth of snacks, cappuccinos, Italian sodas, and fruit at my Lexus dealer.

  106. Mark Romero

    Mark Romero3 חודשים לפני

    I have a 16 GS-F that I bought new. I love it and get lots of compliments from strangers. It’s quick enough for me and the interior is beautiful. I bought it mainly because of Toyota’s reliability. I also have a 2002 Sequoia with 116k miles on it and it’s running strong. I traded my 2006 BMW 530i in for my GS-F. Started having issues with that thing.

  107. Brad Choi

    Brad Choi3 חודשים לפני

    Yes, 0-60 is slower and power is less than the comparable Mercedes or BMW, but how much power do you need to slow down and laugh at the Mercedes or BMW broken down on the side of the road? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  108. Кр Се

    Кр Се3 חודשים לפני

    Quality doug quality is the reason why this car costs so much. Because while your mersedes or bmw or audi are going to be in the diller because they are broken the Lexus will be fine for many years.

  109. Paul Son

    Paul Son3 חודשים לפני

    God I want one so bad

  110. Brian

    Brian3 חודשים לפני


  111. Dallas Mellsop

    Dallas Mellsop3 חודשים לפני

    I mean you don't really know what your talking about if your comparing specs not how it actually drives, at the limit, not just poodling around town

  112. Dallas Mellsop

    Dallas Mellsop3 חודשים לפני

    Uhhhhh if you don't think this is good, you haven't properly driven it

  113. filmfreek35

    filmfreek353 חודשים לפני

    Errrm, correction at 0:40 onwards ... LEXUS VEHICLES ARE NEVER MADE TO COMPETE AGAINST THE GERMAN COUNTERPARTS. The cars may be of similar specs and physical sizes but competition does not what drives Lexus’s design philosophy. QUALITY, RELIABILITY, GOOD OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE (that’s LEXUS). I have just replaced my 2007 GS450h with a new GS450h. The previous car covered 229,000 miles on the original engine and transmission. THATS SOLID

  114. 「poppybridget573」ブリジットです!

    「poppybridget573」ブリジットです!3 חודשים לפני

    i'm so sad the gs f will get axed :(

  115. 「poppybridget573」ブリジットです!

    「poppybridget573」ブリジットです!3 חודשים לפני

    @Justin Simmons ;(

  116. Justin Simmons

    Justin Simmons3 חודשים לפני

    The entire GS line has been axed unfortunately

  117. Raj Nibhani

    Raj Nibhani3 חודשים לפני

    Why it’s so expensive??

  118. JerCal playz

    JerCal playz3 חודשים לפני

    Its reliability


    SNORKYMEDIA3 חודשים לפני

    it's called "quality" and "reliability"

  120. peter wasswa

    peter wasswa3 חודשים לפני

    Lexus is like wine ....gets better when aging..

  121. Jose Blanco

    Jose Blanco3 חודשים לפני

    Got a 2016 GSF with 25k miles for 48.5k . Car is awesome!!!! Just spent $500 for a beat sonic apple car play integration and there, car is perfect.. Also take it to a winding road in manual and it eats corners and I owned a BMW 1M.