Cadillac or competing brand model ? Why ? Discussion, I just test drove a Lexus GS300 in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; My Wife's RX300 is being serviced and she has a 2006 GS300 as a loaner for the weekend.. I quickly ...
My Wife's RX300 is being serviced and she has a 2006 GS300 as a loaner for the weekend.. I quickly took to opportunity to take a test drive a few moments ago.. I never actually drove a GS300 or 400, so I have nothing to compare it to in regards to the last generation...
The ride is not as soft as I had expected. My Wife's RX300 feels softer - though I do know the GS is supposed to be sporty.. It does handle well - but if I remember correctly, not as good as a Cadillac STS V6... The interior is nice - there are a few interesting things about it like a push-button, fold-out console for the mirrors and other things, push-button start, a nice screen on the center stack that let's you know exactly what's going on with the vehicle. I suppose navigation goes there if you choose that option...
The interior is comfortable - but not "warm" like the outgoing GS. In fact, I think the Cadillac STS has a warmer, more comfortable interior... I'm not being biased at all when I say I'd definitely take the Cadillac STS over the Lexus GS300. Exterior, hands-down, goes to the Cadillac.. Interior is kind of a throw-up with the interesting options that the GS has.. I think power goes to the Cadillac as well - but it's been a long time since that test-drive...
I got more of a drive with the car this evening.. One strange thing is when you hit the gas hard and then come off, you stay in the lower gear for awhile. I'm not used to that. So if you hit the gas hard, come off and then touch the gas again, the car leaps forward. Strange... I can't say I like that...
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Re: I just test drove a Lexus GS300
Yeah Sal, I have also noticed that Toyota builds a wierd tranny. The tranny in my mom's brand new Highlander likes to shift up as soon as possible. If you let off the gas for a second, it shifts up. Also, it doesnt shift as smooth as the 4T60-E I'm used to. Her Highlander is a wierd vehicle, I dont mind riding in it, but I hate driving it.
Yeah, very strange.. I think they need to "fix" that.. To me, it's a problem. Maybe to people in Japan, that's normal.. I don't know.. It was REALLY nice having Bluetooth with my phone... For the STS, Bluetooth is an option. It's standard on the GS300.. The GS is also extremely good on gas. I got about 30mpg on the highway.