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2005 lexus gs300 engine reliability

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Hello

I am very interested in buying a 2005 my lexus gs300 hopefully with around 100k miles and se-l as they are bargains and are good comfy cars as far as I can tell. 

However I've read a bit on the Internet about them having engine problems and failures, mainly due to direct injection. 

I was wondering how common this is and if it is really an issue I need to worry about 

I am extra cautios as I have just had to scrap a subaru due to engine failure and it was supposed to be bullet proof. 

Thanks 

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Hi

Engine issues aren't common, but then again the GS300 isn't a common car. The issues with direct injection will cause carbon build up on the inlet valves leading to poor idling and high oil consumption - it won't cause an engine failure.

If possible check for cold startup engine rattle but check out other potential problem areas such as worn suspension and steering.

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Thanks for your response, will keep other areas in mind. I've read about shocks and exhausts but not about steering. How do you know if there is a problem with the steering and what is the repair? 

Thanks 

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I think the problems with the steering were covered via a recall so you should be okay there.

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Thanks for that.

Appreciate the help

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