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82UPDATED: What's really going on with Toyota's faulty valve springs [w/ video]

Failed Lexus IS350 valve spring – Click above for high-res image gallery

65BREAKING: Toyota admits 270,000 cars have faulty engines worldwide

2010 Lexus LS460 Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

12Lexus brand isn't flying in Toyota's home market

In trying to establish a Japanese-market foothold for Lexus, Toyota has seemingly fallen prey to the same tactic that made the Cadillac Cimmaron such a maroon. When trying to launch a brand, especially an upscale brand, it's not advisable to rebadge existing models and crank up the price. It doesn't seem to matter how good the car is, or how swanky the new $10-million-a-pop showroom is, once an Altezza, always an Altezza, and paying 20 percent more for the same car with a different logo is right

40Lexus returns the favor to Audi in new ads

Oh, what fun, a luxury sport sedan advertising smackdown. Lexus has returned a volley after Audi made a shot across their bow with a TV spot swiping at Lexus and implying that a self-parking car is for non-driving drivers. Like that kid in class who never knew quite how to shoot back a response, Lexus has produced a couple of spots that are almost, almost badass. The spots, titled "Etiquette" and "Doughnut" juxtapose imagery of the GS 460 partaking in power oversteer antics to a soundtrack of op

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